I have now officially worked for one month at the new gig. I’ve also been paid and my earnings this month boost my total earnings for the year over my earnings for all of last year. Assuming I work through the end of the year, my earnings for 2014 will exceed my earnings for 2013 by several multiples. Money is not a primary motivation for me but having some does take the pressure off.
I had a chat with the guy who hired me on Friday. He told me he was delighted with what I was doing which is always reassuring.
As it turns out the pretext for retaining my services and the reason they hired me while not inconsistent were not identical. That is not surprising to me. The justifications for doing things and the reasons for doing them are frequently not the same. In this particular case I am routinely being asked to set policy for the company, something with which under the circumstances I’m not completely comfortable. Somebody needs to do it.