I started a new job - outside the home - on Friday. Yes, Friday which may seem as an odd day to start a job, but not only was it the first of the month but it's also the best for how the pay periods fall. Thank youuuu to my new place of employment for thinking of that annoyance in terms of a start date.
Initially, I was only looking for part-time accounting work even though my background runs about half and half with accounting and construction project coordination. My choice is being more involved on a project level, but that's not really a job you can do part time. My brain was really trying to ease myself back out into the job arena so part time seemed the way to go.
It's never easy to leave our little ones but when you have a little one with autism, it compounds the guilt of not being there for every moment you possibly could - and let's discuss finding a capable and willing childcare provider, in a minute.
I was sending a ton of resumes but as you could probably guess, employers weren't beating down my door once they took a gander at that three and a half year gap in employment.
Until one day, I saw a listing for a project manager assistant position with a general contractor that was a great client for a project manager I worked with at my last job. I emailed him right away and asked if he still worked with them but he said he hadn't in quite some time. Bummer! But I applied anyway. Did I mention the office was a mere 5 minutes from my home? Why have a commute with a 30 hour work week when I could work FT and have no commute to speak of?
*Note: When I'm really super serious about a position I'm applying for, I go to Kinko's or the library and check everything over before sending it. I don't know if your home computer is anything like mine, but software has a tendency to go out of date quickly and I didn't want a silly reason like NOT BEING ABLE TO OPEN MY RESUME discount me outright. I highly recommend doing this - not to mention a quiet place to work on something so important, where the smallest detail could get your email tossed in the trash, is worth the extra effort.
I sent my email on October 12th. And waited. And waited. And got major depressed when a week went by and I heard nothing. I figured it would be another email sent with no reply, as much as I really felt this position was MINE.
Until, Friday afternoon, almost a week later, I got an email requesting a phone interview...
I know this isn't the most riveting post ever but it's really amazing how everything worked out like it did, so I'll continue later. Police Academy is on Streampix and wine is calling my name. Later, y'all.