I have an interview today for a Senior Financial Analyst position. This in no way has anything to do with my Masters in Tax so I'm a little bummed that the extra year of school might go to waste. But it is similar to what I did at Harbert. If you had told me when I was in the MTA program that in 5 years I would no longer be in tax but I would be working with asset backed security bonds, interest rate swaps and credit default obligations I probably would have cried. When I was at KPMG and one of my managers told me I should develop my niche in Hedge Funds, I wouldn't even consider it. Yet here I am, a few short years later, and I am actually excited about this interview today. I began to really enjoy the work at Harbert. There was always something new and exciting to learn. Then when the Goldman Sachs debacle happened a few weeks back, I read the story and understood exactly what happened. Three years ago my eyes would have glazed over and I would have stopped reading after the second sentence. I find it fascinating now how these giant companies are skirting the law with new and complex transactions. Don't get me wrong, I do not approve of what GS did, but it's still quite fascinating. I know - I am such a nerd! I just never thought I would be interested in this stuff! God sure does like to put all kinds of twists and turns in the road... keeps it interesting.
I have so many different directions I could go right now: A part-time job (3-4 days/wk), an easy full time job (low stress), or a career building, high stress, work my tail off position with great pay. If I knew I was for sure, never going to have a child I would most certainly choose a career building position. However, my life is again in limbo due to infertility! Therefore, I told John if I get (and accept) this high stress position, I have a list of demands to lower my stress level at home...
1. We will hire a maid to come in twice/mo
2. I can get a pedicure at least once/mo
3. I can get a massage once/mo
4. We can go out to eat once/week instead of once/mo
5. Upon acceptance of the job I can spend $500 on new work clothes (mine are pretty worn)
6. I also demand that he buy at least $250 in new work clothes (he's always complaining about his sparse wardrobe!)
These are my demands! I don't think they're too absurd....right?