Things are going well. I negotiated almost everything I wanted - the pay is better than what I had before, they made me a manager, not getting a few extra days of vacation isn't the end of the world. They are very pleased with the work I've done in the last week and a half, as I've already managed to dig halfway out of the big hole they started me off with. Plus I've come up with several new policies and procedures which are going to be implemented. They are going to hire the person I really need for me. There is huge potential for me there. It's challenging and they are letting me have free rein to do the things that need to be doing, and have given me 2 business units to work with. They really seem to like the big ideas I've come up with so far - we will be meeting later in the week to discuss their implementation. They've already started the process for one of one of my ideas from last week and seem very enthusiastic about backing me on it. The mental stimulation is great, and it's so nice to be tired enough to put me to sleep at night. I'm going to be working my ass off for the next 90 days, but things will be done right. I see the potential to double what I made last year, perhaps more.