My last "gamechanger" post was in regards to G-man's part time job. Well, that seems to have settled down. His hours will be a little less in the coming month (typical for this time of year) and then back to normal. Mini crisis seems to be averted.
But.....we had some big news around my office yesterday, and this could lead to some fairly major changes.
We won a 5 year contract that we applied for in December! That isn't really a big surprise in itself. The surprise is some of the terms are larger than initially anticipated!
Without going into all the details that only I would really understand...the bottom line is that the company is slated to grow almost 2.5 TIMES its current size over the next 2 years! This will mean more staff, more paperwork...LOTS more paperwork.
While the nuts and bolts of my job probably won't change, the VOLUME will. Where I might process 20 reports a month now...it could go to 50! And that is only one piece of my job.
Bossman and I haven't talked about ANYTHING yet. Obviously, my hours are going to have to change....possibly going to full time. That would also mean child care for the kids, so that will have to factor in. At my current rate...I would have to work 6 more hours a week just to pay for child care for EITHER before or after school. If it is both (before and after), we are now up to 12 hrs.
What I am hoping for is earlier hours (and put the kids in before school care), a rate increase of at least 5% (ok...I really want 10%...but that probably won't happen), and about 35 hrs a week.
More income is good. Couple that with a few other things....and we may have some potential to REALLY knock this debt out of the park!!!!!
No putting the cart before the horse.....until this is a done deal, it is just speculation and fun Excel spread sheets. But knowing my boss....his wheels are turning, and a discussion isn't too far off. Yesterday I just let him enjoy the news....all I said was "we are going to need a bigger copier."
(Our copier is almost dead, and is way too small for the volume we do, so this isn't a surprise, and it has already been discussed. :) )