(If you know me in real life, please keep this news under wraps for the time being. Thanks.)
I received a call this afternoon from the managing partner of the firm with which I interviewed last week and also back in July, and he made me an offer! The salary is a little bit less than my demand, but with (potential) bonus has the possibility to be equal, or more than, my requested salary.
I had already considered the relative pros and cons, and MM and I had already discussed the possibility of my getting an offer there, so I went ahead and accepted. My start date is uncertain, as it is in part dependent upon when I can wrap things up at my current job. I haven't given notice yet--plan to do so today, or more likely tomorrow--so I will have to see what they want me to do. I am thinking it will be at least 30 days notice.
I'm excited to take on a new challenge, relieved that I found another (good) job before getting laid off at my current firm, and happy that I will be making more money! At the same time, I really like the people I work with at my current job and will miss many of them. There is always that bittersweet feeling leaving any job, unless you really hated it.
So that's my news.