New Year – New Job – Old Company

Pre-interview:  December 31, 2012.

Job interview – offer review:  January 07, 2013.

Two-weeks notice given:  January 08, 2013.

Start new job:  January 21, 2013.

Yep, the company I previously worked for about five years ago, Specialized Builders Hardware, is bringing me back as purchasing / inside sales and providing compensation that makes it an easy choice to change employers.

I’m going from working nights (9:00pm – 5:00am) with Sundays and Mondays off to a more “normal” schedule of daylight hours (7:30am – 4:30pm) with Saturdays and Sundays off.  Of course, one drawback is I’m going from no commute – I work at the same apartment complex  where I live – to a drive of 27 miles one way.  So part of the compensation needed to be sufficient to cover the added wear-and-tear on the car plus fuel (at today’s fluctuating gas prices).

The ‘industry’ is commercial hardware, and I have been out of it for about three-plus years.  But part of their decision was it was going to be easier and quicker to re-train and bring me up to speed on their unique computer system and parts coding than to train someone from scratch, even if they have industry experience.

I am truly looking forward to making this change and the next 11 days can’t go by fast enough.