I have a new job! Just today I accepted a new position with different a law firm. I feel so overwhelmed and strange.
I was not looking for a new job, I had resigned myself to the thought that I would just work at my current law firm until the firm shut its doors. I was unhappy, but comfortable. Then, last Thursday, I was contacted by a former co-worker. She sent me a text just asking if I was available and I was. She called and strongly advised that I meet (virtually) with her and the managing attorney. To be honest, I was somewhat resistant to the idea of an interview or changing firms. Then suddenly, my mind changed and I said..."why not?" I agreed to set up a virtual interview for today.
I was pretty nervous about the interview. I don't know why. I have a job and I am comfortable, if I did not get the job it just didn't matter. I make $90,000 a year and closer to $95,000 when I receive a bonus. Sooooo....I decided that I wanted a $125,000 offer if I went with the firm. That was a $35,000 increase over my current salary. However, I knew I would take anything over $110,000.
I attended the virtual interview and it went well. I felt very comfortable. When asked I told them I was looking for a salary in the $120,000s. About 20 minutes later my former co-worker called me and told me they would offer me a shareholder position for $128,000 a year. That does not include year end or quarterly bonuses.
I still feel stunned and shocked. I still am.
My bosses will be angry when I let them know I am leaving and they will be angry to know I was head hunted by a former employee. (The former co-worker also head hunted a staff person from the South/Central Florida office). I hate that I will hurt their feelings, but I cannot turn down a $38,000 a year salary increase.
I am equal parts excited and worried. Keep your fingers crossed for me!