I'm officially employed on a permanent, full time basis. Unfortunately I'm not super excited about the job, but it's a job and it pays pretty well. Gonna see how it goes and if I don't like it, stay for a bit over a year then go get my Master's and if I like it, stay longer to save up, maybe long enough to get into the pension (thanks government work). I've already been working here in various roles for almost a year, but the starting pay was non-negotiable and because I'm starting after October 1st, I'm not eligible for the annual raise in the springtime, so I already feel like they're kind of tossing me aside which definitely isn't a good way to start. For that reason, I might keep looking for jobs even though I really only need one more year of experience before I can apply to the master's programs I want to. Trying to start this job with an open mind but it's going poorly.