I also get a bump in my salary that’s certainly not big by Bill Gates standards, but still makes this the most per hour I’ve yet earned. And, unlike the allegedly 40-hour weeks I had at the Hermiston Herald (because small-town newspaper work is almost by definition more-than-full-time), this actually will be 40 hours a week. Like my classified-job brother, I can leave the work, y’know, at work.
It’s been a lot of work and patience, getting to this point. I‘ve earned this.