Well, no unemployment for me. No lapse in benefits. No stressful days looking at the checkbook. My last day in my current position will be July 15. My new position, still working for the state and in the same Division, will start on July 16. All of my insurance, vacation, sick days, seniority, same pay, etc. just transfer over. I will be much closer to home; instead of an 1+ hour commute to Lacey, I now will be commuting about 20 minutes to Tacoma. My job will me much different. Instead of a Management Analyst, I will be a Case Manager. It's not something I ever imagined myself doing, but it should be an interesting experience. I think I will learn a lot and grow a lot as a person. I'm not sure if I'll stick with it for a long time, but it's nice to know that I won't have to worry about unemployment right now. We'll see how I like it and go from there.
It just feels very nice to be so well-liked by the people I work with, that they did everything in their power to find me another position so I would stay with the Division. I think they want me for the long-term. So even though my current position was eliminated in this tough economic climate, they recognize that I'm talented in many ways and can take on new challenges. It's great to feel like an asset.