Yes, a new job!
After all that nonsense over his last raise, Jordan entertained an interview request from a connection he had made on LinkedIn. Several weeks later and some negotiations - he's accepted their offer! They are going to match his vacation, he'll have a more comprehensive benefits package and salary will be a combination of base salary as well as commission. He'll rotate working some Saturdays, but when he does - the following weekend will be a three day one.
His base salary will now be $30K, but the potential is as high as $63K. This is a huuuge variance with Jordan's current salary being just under $55K. They are going to guarantee his salary at $4,500/month for the first three months as they don't want him to earn less by making the switch; they want to give him enough time to establish himself and to learn the job.
He starts on January 6th and his pay will be bi-monthly - I've never budgeted for an income that was bi-monthly - especially one that has commissions and end of the month and quarter bonuses - so it'll take some work to match that against all of our weekly payment/savings cycles - anyone have any suggestions for that??
His last day will be December 20th, so we'll have a nice long holiday off together - it will be the the first two week holiday we have ever taken together during the Christmas holidays...I'm so excited!