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A New Job

After weeks of considering it, I've decided that the best thing for our family is for me to find a job outside of the home. I'm closing up the home daycare and have already alerted the parents that I was actively looking. I had my initial interview for tomorrow morning, but I had a call this morning from another place and they wanted to interview me today. It was my first interview in 9 years since I've been a stay at home mom for awhile. I ended up landing the job, much to my surprise. I'm thrilled.

It's close by and not an hour away like other typical positions I've applied for, it also seems to be a very comfortable place to work. Not a place that would make one feel very awkward. I think it will be a good fit for me in the end.

Financially and mentally, I think this will be the best decision for us. I've given my daycare parents a 2 week notice and I start my new job on the 29th. Best part is, are that the hours are consistent, day time hours. I'll be done by 5pm every single night, and I'll have my Saturday's off. I'm still accepting 2 of my daycare kids on Saturday's during the summer, but once Fall comes around, I have no intentions of sticking with the Saturday care. Life will be way too busy then.

I'm looking forward to this new chapter in our lives though!

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cmoneyspinner wrote on June 15, 2015, 9:23 PM

Good for you! Congratulations on your new job. Hope everything works out for you and your family. XOXOXO :)

Nar2Reviews wrote on June 15, 2015, 9:42 PM

Congratulations and best of luck. I look forward to return to teaching when I get the love for it, again.

inertia4 wrote on June 15, 2015, 9:44 PM

MaeLou Well one must do what one must do. It all come down to personal preference. Good luck on your new job. Hope it all works out well.

wolfgirl569 wrote on June 15, 2015, 9:49 PM

Congratulations. It will be a new experience after that many years

SoundNFury wrote on June 15, 2015, 9:57 PM

Awesome! Hope everything goes well with adjusting to the new schedule and routine!

bestwriter wrote on June 15, 2015, 9:58 PM

A break always does one good. As they say 'change of work is rest'

FourWalls wrote on June 15, 2015, 10:48 PM

Mazel tov! Congratulations on the job! I hope you enjoy it and it's everything you want!

paigea wrote on June 15, 2015, 11:08 PM

I hope you enjoy the new job. You sound ready for a change.

valmnz wrote on June 15, 2015, 11:31 PM

That sounds like a good move for you and your family. Every best wish for success in your new job.

msiduri wrote on June 15, 2015, 11:35 PM

Congratulations! I hope the new job works well for you and you enjoy it!

CalmGemini wrote on June 15, 2015, 11:36 PM

Congratulations, MaeLou !Saturdays off is also a good bonus.I hope you enjoy the new work and friends.

MegL wrote on June 16, 2015, 12:00 AM

Congratulations on finding a good job, close by. Childcare is VERY hard work, IMHO, and I don't think many people appreciate just how much effort it takes.

Strgzr66 wrote on June 16, 2015, 12:10 AM

Sometimes, it's good to hang out with one's peers(grownups, that is). Being responsible for other people's children can be a lot of pressure. Work the shift, get home and your time is your own. Best of luck with the new job emoticon :smile:

CoralLevang wrote on June 16, 2015, 12:44 AM

Congratulations, MaeLou ! It's a new chapter, a new adventure, and sounds like something you are looking forward to doing! Best wishes on the next leg of your journey!

LadyDuck wrote on June 16, 2015, 2:11 AM

Congratulations, I am glad you found a job close to you. I hope you are going to like your new job, this is important, we spend a lot of hours in our working place.

peachpurple wrote on June 16, 2015, 2:53 AM

Glad to hear you had found a full time job

Paulie wrote on June 16, 2015, 4:08 AM

Good luck with your new job. I really admire you for all the energy you have to wear many hats in your family!

Telynor wrote on June 16, 2015, 4:52 AM

That's terrific about getting the job! May you enjoy much success with it.

jiangliu1949 wrote on June 16, 2015, 5:27 AM

Luck was with you and you got the job at the first interview in 9 years .Hope it won't take long before you ease yourself back into work !

HappyLady wrote on June 16, 2015, 5:59 AM

I think daycare very demanding. I hope this new venture work wise works out really well for you.

WordChazer wrote on June 16, 2015, 2:33 PM

Wow. Congratulations! What line of work will you be in? Do you still have all your study work to fit in as well or is that done now? I've been out of the loop with my own job being a bit frazzled, so apologies if you mentioned it and I haven't seen it.

MaeLou wrote on June 16, 2015, 2:36 PM

I will still be doing my college courses once Fall rolls around, and am still going after Early Childhood Education as a degree, but while I do that, I'll just be doing Administrative work with a mortgage company

suzzy3 wrote on June 16, 2015, 4:16 PM

Good for you I hope you will be happy in your new job. Looking after other peoples kids is really hard work and getting out of the home will do you good.

WordChazer wrote on June 16, 2015, 4:44 PM

That's a pretty interesting role - I was Branch Admin for an estate agents' (realtor) here in the UK for a couple of years. God luck! Hope it goes well. Do keep us up to date too emoticon :smile:

FreyaYuki wrote on June 17, 2015, 3:15 AM

Congrats on the new job emoticon :smile: . Good luck with everything.

BarbRad wrote on June 18, 2015, 3:04 PM

I wish the best for you. Does this job involve children, too? Weren't you homeschooling? What will happen to that?

MaeLou wrote on June 18, 2015, 3:15 PM

No, this is an Administrative position. I probably wont attempt teaching preschool until I'm closer to getting my degree and need it for my portfolio.

Nope, I wasn't homeschooling. I don't think I could ever teach my own kids anyway. They are in the public school system.

Shellyann36 wrote on July 5, 2015, 12:31 AM

Congratulations to you. It sounds as if it is the best move for your family. Let us know how it turns out.

cheri wrote on July 5, 2015, 8:35 PM

I am happy for you. SOmetimes we really need to make a choice.