Today I walked in and had a bigillion emails dealing with everything, and I'm having to make mad calls this afternoon. So I guess that means HR Lady REALLY wants to get me in here...I'm down with that.
So I'm curious, what in the world sort of salary should I ask for?
I only say this because, well, I've never had to ask for one. And to be honest, I don't know how to do it. If I take this job, sure as hell I don't want to be some hourly wage monkey making $12 an hour, but at the same time, this isn't a billion dollar company. I have to be reasonable. And I have to consider that I'm stepping into a position with a new degree and no experience in HR outside of the last four months, but with over 12 years of work experience, nearly eight of which is with this exact company, learning the ins and outs of it.
So there is that to consider.
I will discreetly ask about, to see what is reasonable and fair, and what will make me happy. Hopefully it is something I can negotiate, actually. We shall see.
Anyway, I've been happily posting on FF.net, and so far no evil spammers. This is a plus. Frankly, I don't care if people hate it, I'm just thrilled that I am writing again, and getting the juices flowing. Perhaps this will lead to more creative efforts, more of my own work rather than ripping off others. I've been reading the woes of everyone's writing, Wedschilde, Goth_Huntress, and even my friend Kari who is writing a great fantasy novel that I'm dying to read, (hopefully over the summer), and I'm quite envious. I love all their concepts, and so far all I can manage is that I'm kick ass at history and can make it simple and much better than the History Channel ever could. Sadly, that's not very fufilling as a writer, I don't think.
One of my favorite historical cheesy romances, Diana Gabeldon's series, had the ability to both enchant you with the cheesy romance and adventure, but teach you the gritty, raw history of the time period in such a fluid way. I learned more about the Jacobite Revolution that way, and developed a real interest for it. My roomie just read the Jack Whyte series which did a similar thing, (though with less nekkid scenes) with the Athurian legend and the late Roman Empire. It was great. I just can't think of a good way to do it myself.
Anyway, off to call these people...have to hunt down their resumes.