Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Throwing my hat into the ring...ring of the the alarm clock that is!

  • Cool job - not many people can say they hand deliver a report to the Prime Minister of Canada every day!
  • Nifty work - I get paid to watch the news! Oh, and write an overview
  • Do not need childcare
  • Allows me to be home during the day
  • Full time pay
  • Permanent federal government position with all the benefits
  • Will allow us to save more, faster - you know, to pay off mortgages, van payments and even take a fun vacation or do home renovations
  • New ability to do some of the work from home


  • I will basically be working a full day, BEFORE some people even get up!
  • I will have to adjust my bed time - getting to work for 3am sucks!
  • Saturday hours - YUK!
  • Not having human interaction since most of my team are not in yet, or work form home

So, after much thought and discussion with hubby - WE decided that applying for the new position at work was the right thing to do. Yes, the hours are STUUUUUUPID crazy, and I have to work 6 days a week - but with David's job being so unstable, the economy so rocky, and the possibility this job will open new doors - the right thing to do was to apply.

Here is the lovely scoop: I use to work 4am-8am- then our project started to get a higher profile and we had quality issues - so, to solve the issue they decided to "go to competition". So, I was "invited" to apply for the new full time position. Instead of contract and part time - the new position is full time and permanent - a huge deciding point for us. I know I am going to be tired (who is NOT tired when they have young kids??) and I know the weekend hours will make for a long week. But David and I will work together to make it work.

So, I have entered the competition for my own-old-new job. Wish me luck...with getting it, and with staying awake AFTER I get it! Who knows? There are currently 3 of us on contract and only 2 permanent positions will be staffed...I may not even win the competition...and that would be ok too!


The Veg Next Door said...

Best wishes.

Kat said...

It will all turn out just as it should.

Good luck!

Barrie said...

I want whatever is best for you.

Pregnantly Plump said...

Good luck! I used to do the morning show in Tulsa and worked 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. It's hard, but very doable. My co-workers with kids actually preferred it.