Thursday, 9 October 2014

decisions decisions

Hello.

When you have a career break as long as mine for whatever reason you realise beggars can't be choosers. So imagine my astonishment when I got offered a half decent job this week. The wage isn't that good tbh but the prospects could be. All fine then I went for an interview yesterday morning that had been arranged before the job offer. I really liked the job. The hours are more workable, the wage not known yet and the environment a bit more familiar. I really liked it. I will know on Friday if I'm to be offered it.

Now the dilemmas start. I am meant to start the other job on Monday so a bit rotten of me to back out. The hours are less on the prospective job so it gives me more freedom for all the other things I would hope to try out and make money with. The other job the hours aren't enormous but they are everyday and will involve careful planning and a lot of rushing around. It's an argument raging in my head of money vs time (and my contentedness to some degree). Goodness knows we could do we some extra money.
Less hours appeals not out of laziness but out of wanting the flexibility to be able to be on hand when needed by my son and also to keep just a little of the routine I have had over these long years. In fact it would spur me on to look for supplementary work such as I have been offered in the past and I know is available.
It's very hard to be free range hen and then be a battery hen.

Of course this is all subjective as not even had a job offer on the other one yet.
Then another problem arises in my head to turn down a job without the other signed sealed etc could be risky.
And so it goes on....

x

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the job offer I am really pleased for you.

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  2. Good luck. It is a dilemma when your CV may reflect unreliability if the other company feel bad about it, but it is your life and I am guessing you are old enough to have a say in it.

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    1. thanks and it is the unreliability that bugs me or being perceived as unreliable when in actual fact I take any responsibility very seriously. Also feel some degree of loyalty even though I have not even signed on the dotted line

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  3. When I can't decide between two things, I write both down on a piece of paper, put them in a hat. And yes, you've guessed, pick one out. if i feel disappointed at the one that is picked, i know I prefer the other one really. See? Congratulations on being offered two jobs though.

    Jean
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    1. Thanks. I see just what you mean and like that idea a lot. x

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  4. Goodness decisions decisions. I think wait until after the second interview as you may not find out on the day or you may not be successful. Either way I think you need to attend on Monday. May find you love it or hate it which may in turn help make the decision.. Following on from your previous post how did you get on with boob issue at the GP's.

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    1. I have had the other interview just waiting for a yes or no now. Also am off to the doctors today, thanks x

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  5. Gosh, difficult one! I'm self employed so I can fit in with hubbys work, kids and dogs. I always say that I work to live not live to work! I think I would go on Monday too and see how things go, things have a way of working out. Best of luck anyway x

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  6. Congratulations! It is a dilemma though, there is the saying A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush........but then again if you prefer the other job.... Oh dear, I'm glad I don't have to make the decision x

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  7. Congratulations, start the job on Monday, you can always leave if the other one comes off, its a bit like buses you wait around for ages then several come along at once.

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  8. Congratulations on both jobs. What I've done in the past is write down the pros and cons of each decision I have to make and see which is more favourable.
    Carolx

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  9. I guess job offers are like buses! None for ages, then two come along at once ... Trouble is you have to pick the destination! Either way, you will be working.

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  10. Hello Hazard, I have just been catching up on your blog. I hope you come to a happy decision about your job today. It is always difficult, take the first one and then cross the next bridge if and when it comes.

    Rachel the Tory bastardxxxxxxxxxx

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