Posts Tagged ‘Ajax’

He got it!

As a follow up to my post from last week, my honey got the job he really wanted!  The one he fought for.  Yay!

He starts Feb 4th at the higher salary, with his 100% paid benefits kicking in immediately.

He had initially offered to work out his probational period at $10K less, with the idea that he would prove himself for 3 months and then they would raise him to where he wants to be.  Which is still higher than what they generally pay there.  Seems they’re giving him the benefit of the doubt by paying him the higher salary straight off the bat.

I just hope this doesn’t mean they want his soul too.  I know that IT requires long, irregular hours (I’m in the industry too), but I just don’t want them to be worse than they already are.

This is THE MOST AWESOME NEWS for us, and for him in particular.

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Abundance, she comes…

So, two pieces of very good news from the ‘ol household….

Tax Returns and Refund

I finally mailed off my 2004 tax returns yesterday! Yes, I know they are really, really late, but you know what they say, better late than never. Why my tax returns were so late is a very long, boring story involving my laziness and major life changes during that time, making my affairs particularly complicated. Now I am all caught up, from the US perspective anyway. Yay!

The UK is another story completely. I keep accumulating fines from them even though I have not lived there since 2003. I once attempted to speak to Her Majesty’s office about it, explaining that it is absurd that I am required to complete tax returns when I no longer reside there and even more absurd that they keep piling on the fines. The very polite gentleman said they would review my case and probably waiver the fines. This has not happened and so I guess the next thing is for me to get back on the phone with them and get these fines squashed.

Oh! But wait! I didn’t tell you the really exciting bit. My refund is going to be $9,000! Yeehaaaa! Now I can pay off my credit card.

New Job

My honey had a job offer from the Mayor’s Office in Baltimore City as a web developer! At a whopping 50% pay hike! Granted he will now be working 5 days a week and not 4. So it is a 50% pay rise for a 20% increase in work. Not a bad deal, me thinks.

Meanwhile he was turned down for another job, one he really, really wanted, because he was missing Ajax from his web developer repetore. Well, one thing my honey has, is a lot of confidence in both his learning ability and his technical ability. So he shot off an email to them saying he would prove both of these to them by the next morning. And then spent the next 3 hours looking up information on Ajax and coding a web page in it. Something I would never have done. I love his gutzpah! So now they’re impressed and are negotiating with him regarding salary.

Did I mention how much respect and admiration I have for my man?

So we’ll see which one he ends up with. And in the meantime he resigned from his current job today, with his boss saying “You know you’re going to be a legend around here, don’t you?”. I’m glad others see what an absolute gem he is.

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