I have been laying off applying for jobs, although the money would be fantastic with about 7 birthdays this month and Christmas, the logistics of daycare over the holidays, well it is nightmarish. Especially for 2 children.
So opted out of seriously hunting for a position. Last night while sitting here in the quiet, I went and checked a couple of places, just to see what had been posted since I last looked. I found 2 real possibilities.
I went ahead and emailed a cover letter and resume, guessing it might take 2 weeks to hear back from them.
It seems to take about 2 weeks to hear from folks, and then another 2 weeks after an interview, if you manage to get one. So I went ahead and applied thinking, well heck they probably are not hiring over the Christmas Season, so I will hear back from them Jan 2.
I got an e-mail very early this morning, and then had an impromptu phone interview. They wanted to see me today! TODAY. Holy Moses, I was not prepared for this. At all. DH is gone, and finding a sitter with like 3 hours notice, well it will not going to happen for me. So I asked them if they could wait until Monday, they agreed. I was also pretty honest about needing M-F and needing to earn enough money to make working worth my time, they threw a number out, and I can manage on that number. I was down right honest about M-F and being available to my family. The HR director seemed to understand. I pretty much gave them room to wiggle out of things if they wanted.
Becoming a working Mom, is full of logistical nightmares, for those of you who do it I applaud you. the amount of phone calls and jumping through hoops is ridiculous. Finding someone you trust with your sweet children, is a lot of pressure. School drop off and pick up times. It is some serious planning. I have NO FLEXIBILITY. None. DH's schedule changes from one moment to the next some days...
So it would appear I have a job interview Monday.