Job Hunt Update – I Got a Job! May 31, 2012Posted by lisawifemom in The Job Hunt.
Tags: Employment, Full-time, Job hunting
Since I started this blog originally to talk about my job hunt, and maybe find a job in the process, I thought it appropriate to update that portion of the blog.
After years and literally hundreds of resume submittals, a friend called me in November and asked if I’d be interested in coming into her office and helping out while an employee was out for a week. Of course I was interested, money!! So I stared by answering phones, and wiggled my way into helping out with some other stuff, to show my worth.
Miraculously while I was there, another employee quit. It was a part-time clerk position, but I was desperate, and I had already worked at the company 4 days and was starting to like the company, the management, etc. I asked if they were going to replace the employee and was first told no, not until they got busy again. However, by Friday they were asking me if I wanted the position and promising that it might grow into a full-time gig eventually. Whoo Hoo!!! They were willing to work around the kids’ school schedule, so the part-time pay was a well-needed addition to our household without having to drain it all back into childcare.
Funnily enough, during that temp week, I continued my job hunt, and of course, was offered two other positions that same week! When it rains it pours, seriously.
That was November 2011; by the end of January, another employee had to leave the company and I was offered her full-time Project Management position. Honestly, it was not as easy a decision as I thought, considering I had looked for full-time work for years. I had gotten quite comfortable working almost full time with a flexible schedule!
However, my current boss pointed out that I was going to get bored very quickly working a monotonous clerk job. Also, we needed the more money and the benefits. So I took the position, was able to get paid enough to make child care work, and after 3 months I just was able to start saving money on the health insurance that we’ve been paying out-of-pocket till now.
At the end of the day, the saying is true, it’s who you know. I am grateful to my friend Kara for thinking of me, and my family is adjusting pretty well to our new schedule.