To work or not to work, that is the question.
We have been thinking that my getting a job could be a help to our situation. So on Friday, I had an “interview” for a temp-perm bookkeeping job that is part-time. I am slated to start on Tuesday.
18 hours a week, home when the kids are home from school
Only 4 miles from our house.
Still able to fit in at-home part-time job
More juggling when emergencies arise (ie, picking up a sick kid at school).
Child care issues when school is out for the day (you know, those staff in-services days)
Harder to keep up with things at home.
To complicate things further, after accepting this job, I received a call to interview for a full-time job that I think I would really enjoy. Plus, though it is full-time, I might be able to negotiate some time flexibility because the company is not offering any benefits with the job.
Right now, I am planning to start the part-time job and interview for the other one on Wednesday. But I am praying for wisdom. There are lots of good reasons for me to be more available to my kids, so I might be leaning toward forgetting the full-time option. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could see the future so we could know which choices are the best ones?