About 6 weeks ago I found out about a position opening up in another department at my company. The cool thing about this position is that it's for a copy editor, which would be a really excellent addition to my resume and work experience. For most of my adult life, I have been leaning towards having an editing career, so you can imagine how excited I was to find out about it. I have been sitting on this ever since then, waiting for HR to post a job description. Today they emailed me one personally, and it fit me exactly. So I finally went to talk to my supervisor to get his blessing to try to switch departments.
I wasn't expecting it to be so easy, but right away he told me to go for it. He even talked to the manager and director of my department on my behalf and got their blessing as well. I don't think this is a surprise for anyone, considering that my supervisor and I had a frank discussion soon after I began working here, and he knew that working in a legal office as a proofreader and assistant isn't really the perfect job for me, especially considering the fact that I'm working towards an advanced degree that is not law-related. So today I'm submitting my resume to HR (after I clean it up a bit, of course). I'm pretty excited about the possibility of a new and more challenging position, but at the same time, I'm trying not to get my hopes up.
Wish me luck! I really could use a change. Maybe I could handle being in an office for 8 hours if I actually enjoyed what I was doing. Also, the substantial increase in pay would be nice. All in all, this would be a really good move for me, so let's hope that things work out in my favor.
I also had a decent night in class. I didn't have much to say (still), but I was more prepared. I'm going to try to actually do my homework/reading at home instead of at work from now on. And after I'm done with the book I'm currently reading, I'm going to start rereading the books I'm writing my thesis on. It's time to get moving on finishing up this degree. The sooner I'm done, the sooner we can get the hell out of Smogland.
All in all, I had a great Monday.