Sunday, October 24, 2010

Most of you already know this, but for historical purposes we're putting this here:

The winds of change are blowing around the C&E Gronemans. We've got some big changes coming up: I'll be changing my job, and we'll be moving.

After trying to work things out with my current company (they are severely under-paying me -- I found out directly from HR that brand new people out of school are hired for more than what they were paying me), I've been looking around for a new employer. I've had several successful interviews. I got an offer from a company in downtown SLC. It wasn't quite as much as we were hoping for, and it would have been a bit of a drive, so we turned it down. Then they offered more $$$. The money was right, and everything with the company seemed right - but we didn't feel good about it, and felt that the Lord didn't want us to take it. Then, on Thursday, I got another interview with a different company, based in Orem at the mouth of Provo Canyon. It was fantastic -- like they were trying to convince me to come work for them. And everything sounded great. They offered me a job on Friday, and we felt good about it, so I accepted. The job offer was for the high amount of the range that I was asking, and as a new employee, they're giving me six more days off per year than I am currently getting.

We've also put our home up for sale. We need a place that will accommodate a growing family (no, we're not pregnant -- but we would like to be), and we want to be a bit closer to family. We've moved out quite a few of our belongings so our home looks less cluttered. We're also doing some things daily in case people want to come look. We're hoping it will sell before the end of the year.

The winds of change could turn into a tornado for a short time, but it will be well worth it.

In other news, Emmy is getting so big. She's fun to play with. Below is a video (warning: 5 minutes) of her playing and singing.


Gramps said...

She's a busy little lady. I thought it was cute when she gave you your drink and you finished she told you "Goodnight!". I do think the big baby "Bigun"? squshed the little baby in the stroller seat. The last second where she yelled "Bye!" was cute. I sure hope this new job works out great for you....and the move!

Brett said...

Congrats on the new job. What's the company, what do they do, and what will you be doing?