Beth starts her new job tomorrow. She has been excited about this position for a while, and worked very hard to get this job. This is the hardest that I have ever seen her work towards something. I am very proud of her.
Her former employer had mentioned making a competitive offer, but backed off once they realized that it was out of their price range. With the savings in commuting expenses and travel time, additional (and superior) benefits and the increase in salary it amounts to over a 150% increase in compensation.
This change will be very good for us as a family. We will have nearly an extra hour together daily, along with more flexibility overall.
Wish Beth luck on her first day!