Sunday, May 11, 2008

Well, That's Different

Something new happened - something that has never, ever happened to us before. Not in sixteen years of marriage and five jobs.

Rob got promoted.

For the first time in our lives so far, he's got a new job and a pay raise without us having to move cross-country, rack up new debt, and otherwise upend our lives. He not only doesn't have to move to a new city, he doesn't even have to move offices - though they did try to make him.

Of course until he can get a replacement controls engineer hired and up to speed he'll be doing both jobs, but since his new position is a new one he can ease into it somewhat. Which is good, because shut-down (the annual closing of the plant, where most of the people go home and Rob lives at the plant for two weeks installing new systems) is the beginning of July, and there's no way he could get someone going fast enough to take that over.

His new title is (I believe) North American Controls Development Manager. It's a heck of a lot more responsibility, but it also looks to be right up his alley, with more real engineering than administrative work, and likely a good deal of troubleshooting.

And we didn't have to move!!!


Kathryn said...

Congratulations, Rob. That's great news.

Becky said...