I sit here simultaneously cheering and breathing a HUGE sigh of relief. See, my position isn't "permanent", and I was only guaranteed funding until the end of June. My boss, her boss and her boss' boss have all been working to get me on permanent, but with the current budget situation it was still up in the air. While I do not have a permanent position yet, I am going to have a job for at least another year. I'm cleared through the end of June NEXT year, which gives them plenty of time to work on getting my position fully funded.
I hadn't talked about it too much. No point in stressing about it, it wouldn't do any good. The only thing I could do was pray and continue to give my job my 100%. It sucks having your fate in someone else's hands, but there wasn't much I could do. I was SO relieved when my boss and her boss brought me into the office to give me the good news. It's such a relief...and the wonderful things they said...it's so nice to feel appreciated, to feel like what I do is noticed. I can breathe a big sigh of relief now.