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Emotional (and employment) Rollercoaster

When I had my interview for Early Head Start, I discussed the fact that I don’t drive and don’t have a driver’s license with the ladies who interviewed me (including the center director). They thought it was slightly odd (it is, I know that), but it wouldn’t be a problem since the job doesn’t require any driving. Unfortunately it wasn’t their call to make. Due to bureaucracy, I’ve been passed up for the job.

That pretty well ruined my Tuesday. This was also the week we’d set as our deadline for determining if we’re relocating back to the Ames area–or possibly even back overseas. With the loss of this job, and the fact that Sam seems to be in employment limbo, we decided it was time to start turning our focus back toward central Iowa. Sam still had a potential job here, but he hadn’t heard anything in well over a week. I applied for a couple more jobs in Ames, and tried not to tear my hair out from stress.

Wednesday I got a call from a center here in Davenport, they want me to come in for an interview next week. Thursday morning Sam got an email from the job he’s been waiting to hear from, “We’re sorry, but…” Thursday afternoon Sam got a phone call from the other person at the job he’s been waiting to hear from, “We’d like you to come in to start getting ready to take the position.” Right now we’re not sure if he has the job or not. Even if he does, it’s extremely part-time–10 hours or less a week. Friday I got an email from Bright Horizons in Ames (who I used to work for and I love), they want to do a phone interview early next week.

For the moment we’re leaning toward going wherever I get the job, but the way things have been going I’ll be offered both and we’ll be no closer to making a decision. There are pros and cons to both options, but at this point I’m struggling to step back and look at the whole thing objectively. I don’t know what to do: laugh or cry, go or stay. Whatever we do, the decision will be made in the next couple of weeks.

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  1. Barbie | March 7, 2010 at 6:13 am | Permalink

    Personally I’m hoping for the Bright Horizons one for you – it’s always nice to work for a company you love.

    This sounds very frustrating and emotionally draining to go through, so hopefully next week will bring you a clearer idea of what’s going on.

    I’m wishing you both the very best of luck, hopefully soon it’ll all be sorted.

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