Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Working mother

Technically I need to change the title of my blog. That's right, I'm officially not a "non-working mother" anymore. I have several reasons getting a job. First, I have been feeling lazy, and like I'm wasting my brain, abilities, and education. All the kids are at school, and I honestly don't have much to do during the day (sure I could clean more, but who wants to do that?) Joe's school costs a fortune, and any contribution I can make, might make a difference in the end. And my resume has a big 9 year gaping hole in it, and this will make it easier to get jobs in the future.

The job is for 27.5 hours a week, working 5 days a week. My working hours mostly overlap school hours, with the exception of Wednesday afternoons, when the kids have half days at school. I'm excited, a little bit nervous, but mostly glad to be able to contribute in a financial way. The title is "balimedewerkster", which just means front desk person. I'll greet visitors, direct them to different departments and answer simple questions. This is a new function, and is only guaranteed for 6 months, so I'll have to prove that I'm indispensable. I'll have to work independently, and find myself extra work. Which is great, because there's nothing worse than twiddling your thumbs for 5.5 hour stretches.

My first day is Monday, so until then I'm trying to enjoy the free time I have left.

I start Monday!


Anonymous said...

Wow, that is so exciting! And what a change. I hope you really like it. Enjoy!

Mom said...

Good for you. What kind of a business is it?

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