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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Worked it out Wednesday

OK, here's the scoop. I have been thinking about going back to work for a while now. This is, clearly, a huge decision and transition for our family. Having been a SAHM for almost 5 years now, I was concerned as well about my ability to find a decent job. Or even to get an interview with someone, for that matter. And I don't want to go back to work in something I'm not going to enjoy. If I'm going to give up that much time with my children, it's going to be doing something I love. Obviously the buyout proposal from Nissan put a new spin on the whole situation. What went from being a someday conversation turned into a now conversation. Soooo. . . I submitted my resume to probably 10 positions. I was marginally interested in about 8 of them, pretty interested in 1, and wanted 1 of the jobs.

I am a total believer in everything happening for a reason and at the right time. Chris and I went to tour the school on Saturday and he was SO excited about the program and really interested in going to school. We were at my in-laws' house for Chris' birthday party and I got a phone call on my cell phone from the job I was really interested in. When I saw the ad for it, I even had said to Chris, "I want this job. I would do really well at this." I interviewed yesterday for it, and had a really, really good feeling coming out of the interview. I thoroughly enjoyed B&K, the owners of the business, and I felt the feeling was mutual. They said I would hear something either way from them this evening.

At 10:30 this morning the phone rang, and it was the owner, B asking if I could come to his office today to discuss things further. It was TOTALLY inconvenient -- Jack's sick and Chris was gone with David, I hadn't showered yet, etc. -- but how could I say no? So they are hiring for two positions, one full-time employee to run a current location and one part-time employee to learn the business in the current location (approximately 40 minutes away from our house) and then transition to a full-time position in a new location 15 minutes from our house that will be opening in August of next year. B. offered me the part-time position. I told him that I hadn't really considered part-time and that it would obviously change the times I'm available to work, as we wouldn't hire a childcare provider for our children on a part-time salary. He said that they know I'm the right person for the new location, and he's willing to have me work whatever schedule I want to. How do I possibly say no to that??

I really think this is going to be great for us. It will allow us plenty of transition time, and when I do go full-time David will be in all day kindergarten, Henry will (hopefully) be in all day preschool, and Jack will be the main childcare concern. I'll be in a market I'm very familiar with, close to our house, and Chris and I are very excited!

7 comments:

Nicole said...

Kim, great news! Congrats.

*amy* said...

omg! sounds thrilling and exciting! i can't wait to find out exactly what it is you'll be doing! :)

Christina said...

Congrats! Tell us what the job is already....LOL!

Susan said...

Soooo....what will you be doing? Somehow things always work out as they were meant to be......

Kim said...

I don't want to post on here what the company is . . .

Briana said...

Congrats! Sounds great!

Ang said...

Wow girl!!! Hope all works out.....I had the same mixed feelings before I took this job but it has all worked out

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