Thursday, April 15

Another door opens…

Within a few hours of yesterday’s disappointment I received a call from the agency about a job that had just come in.  They felt I was ideally suited to the role and asked me to come in (again) for a chat about it.  I agreed and I’m going in this afternoon.

The only thing is this position is a full time, permanent one.  It’s a good job, again writing curriculum and coordinating learning and development within an organisation.  I should be happy and I am…sort of.  I’m just not sure I want something quite so…committed.   I’d really like something similar to that, interesting company, challenging work, utilising my skills, experience and my degree, but part time, maybe 2 or 3 days a week.  I’m sure a job like that, with my name on it, exists.  Just not sure where. 

Working full time is a bit of a nightmare the way it impacts on family life, leave early, home late, always rushing.  Also not being able to get to things at school and always being busy and tired. It’s no fun.  It also leaves me no time to work on the business (which is my ultimate goal).

So, I don’t know what will happen today – it may not be suitable once we talk about it so I’ll be back to square one.  I still feel like I’m in some strange, unsettled place with the future uncertain.  I’m not enjoying this at all. Which seems a bit ungrateful, I know I’m lucky to be in a position where I can be offered good, well paid jobs, but is it really too much to ask to have something a bit more suited to family life (not to mention my sanity)?

4 comments:

Dave said...

If you're not desperate whether you get the job or not you could try negotiating with the firm, offering to work just 3 days.

Dave said...

I could probably find you a couple of days work here, cleaning up after my dog and me. The commute might be a bit much though, until you fix that teleport.

Caitlin said...

Funny you should say that Dave, I spoke to the State Manager of the agency and she said more women were doing just that with some success. There's always the risk that they then doubt your commitment but as you say...if I'm not desperate for the job....

Alternatively I'll take you up on the offer of cleaning up after you and Lara. Sounds fabulous.

Caitlin said...

Oh and I say 'women' because lots of women with children don't want to work full time although I'm aware that quite a few men don't want to either.