[Wisdom’s] benefits are worth more than a big salary, even a very big salary;
the returns on me exceed any imaginable bonus.
I got a job.
At least, I got a job for a while.
Details! I’ll be working as an executive assistant to Veronica Smith at data 2 insight, her company. We’re starting with a 90-day trial period, which begins on May 8 and goes through the end of July. That’ll let us get to know each other and see how it goes before I have The Boy. By then it should be clear whether I want to continue trying to work, and if so, we can figure out what that might look like.
I’ll be working Monday through Wednesday, 9 am to 4 pm, commuting to Veronica’s home office on Capitol Hill. I can catch an express commuter bus there and bike home. It’s about an hour each way, biking or busing. If I stay on with her after The Boy comes along, we’d probably figure out a way to migrate more of my work home so I can work remotely.
To start with, I’m going to take on three major projects and a variety of other minor responsibilities.
I’m looking forward to this. It’ll be good for me to get back into having a regular work schedule, doing something interesting (the three projects are stuff I’ve never thought about before), and earning a bit of money. The pay’s nothing to write home about, but it’s reasonable enough for the work and my minimal experience as an assistant. I also appreciate that Veronica is willing to take on somebody who’s going to have a baby in just a few months, after which who knows what might happen. And she has a very sweet 11-year-old black lab named Bella who is clearly the supervisor in the office.
So that’s the exciting news.