Well, I'm technically on my way to being employed. I accepted the job with the law school today, but with the background checks and things still to be done... I sort of hope that I never actually start the job.
The tentative start date is September 8th, and even then I'd have two days of university orientation before I'd ever hit the office... but we'll see.
I talked to the lady from the neighborhood center and they desperately want to hire me, but can't until some things within their office get settled in the next week or two... so we'll see how that works out. I go on Friday for a committee interview with them - it's a cultural interview to see if you'd fit within the organization. I've never been through anything like that, but hopefully I can dazzle their panel enough to get them to offer me a job at the salary I was making at the hospital - or more!
I also talked to the guy from the economic council today and he's sending my resume and information to the organization's board members for review. His salary offer would be higher than the law school too, but he doesn't offer ANY benefits... so we'll have to see how it works out. The good thing is that his office is spitting distance to John's office and he works 7:30 - 4:30... so things would be nice and easy in terms of transition into carpooling with John.
The schools again hopefully will notify me next week on the opportunity there... so we'll just have to see what happens. The possibilities are still out there for something else to work out - but it comes along with guilt.
I feel horrible that I might have to pull this on someone that I respect and like... but business is business, right? I've got to do what's financially best for my family, and right now - the law school is better than nothing... but not the best offer pending - by FAR. So we'll just wait and see what God has in store for us.
Good for you! A job is a job and hopefully a better one will pan out before you have to start this one, but if not, start it and keep looking. And you're right; it is business and you need to do what is best for you and John.ReplyDelete
What you're doing is wise... nothing to feel guilty about! Exactly... this is how business works. You're making the best decision with the information you have available at this time. When the information changes and you have other offers, you'll be able to make a determination then too. Congrats on being employed!ReplyDelete