On July 26th, my position changes, well at least, for an interim basis. We can't be promoted outright, but can be promoted to interim positions, that later get officially posted. I have not heard of a time when the person in the interim position, unless they intentionally took it as a temporary assignment, is not given the position permanently, but it is possible. My current program will still be under my management, but I'll have an additional area of oversight, plus supervisory duties, different from my current team leadership role. There was additional juggling in the division, so the "To Be Determined" parts of my new job will stay as such, evolving as needs are figured out. I'm excited and overwhelmed at the same time. A significant project now will fall in my lap, with an aggressive timeline. It's a good thing I'm not taking any vacation in the short term other than a day here and there, because the learning curve will be steep and fast.
I received the official letter yesterday, confirming my salary and was pleasantly surprised. Rather than be put lower to mid of the range, my now direct boss advocated to take into account my experience at my previous job. The result was about 6% more than I expected. I'm still figuring out how my schedule will work, mostly having continued flex days where I have a few days off a month, and few telecommuting days, but they may vary. The salary bump couldn't have come at a better time. While June wasn't horrible, July for DH has been very low, on par with last summers drop. Oh, the savings goals will still be laughable, but my increase will ease the gap a smidge.
Thank you all for enduring my later than mid career crisis I've moaned about. I know I will not be bored on the job, and indeed will be challenged. I'll still have multiple levels of decision makers above me, and I'm good with that. I'll be at the place where I can frame and shape what the decision options are, and that is what I was hoping for.