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New Job Update

August 20th, 2022 at 11:45 am


Started the new job last week and it’s been wild. I’ve been so busy that I can’t even come up for air. 


The first week I really struggled. It was crazy busy, a bit unorganized and my manager kept bugging me. S/he wants to make sure I’m “happy” and yet I find him/her a little over bearing. I also dreaded heading back to the office. 


Week two, still crazy but I’m starting to get the gist of things. 


Though it’s crazy, I’m happy. Everyone is nice, not saying there aren’t problem children but for the most part it’s good. 


The salary is a tad bit lower than I wanted, $105k a year, however it’s still doable. Take home I’m estimating $2500-2700 bi-weekly. Benefits, medical I’m paying less $90 a month, there’s a 50% 401(k) match up to 6%, and the company contributes annually to your HSA. Benefits kicks in day one. I also have my own parking space, and lunch is provided daily. 


I’m looking forward to getting back on a budget.


lastly my kitchen is still a mess 

4 Responses to “New Job Update”

  1. Lots of ideas Says:

    Glad to see you.
    Every week will get easier as you put your processes in place.

    The HSA Benefit is a wonderful benefit.
    After you meet the 401k match, I’d max out the HSA. Those dollars are never taxed as long as you spend them on medical, have no time limit, become fully available to you after a certain age…I am able to use mine for OTC stuff - I think this was a covid era benefit that is staying. There is often an investment option once you get a certain amount in your account, although I would be very conservative with this money. You gain 10/12/22 % just by depositing depending on your tax bracket.
    And most of us spend some money on medical every year even with amazing insurance, so you are giving yourself a discount on every dollar you run through the HSA.

    Lunch is a very nice benefit, and depending on what they serve, can become your main meal some days and lower your food costs..

    I know people like working at home, but it’s good to see people every day too.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Me, too! I never earned even half of that salary! And the benefits are great.

    Hope your kitchen gets finished soon. It will be nice when you don't have a mess to come home to! But it will happen.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Wow, Amber! Those benefits are something else! I never dreamed of having anything like that when I worked for the public schools. And the salary...I know you wanted more, but even that is a lot more than I would be making if I were still teaching. Glad it is going well and you are happy albeit busy.

  4. terri77 Says:

    Lunch provided daily is my favorite part! πŸ˜ƒ

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