Sunday, August 9, 2009

It's Official

Training starts August 28th. Not sure how but we'll scrape by until then I guess. I'm thinking I might be kind of screwed though for Skyler's appointments on the first and second of September if I have to take training those days. I'm going to see if I can get them off.. but I won't push my luck. Anyways I get free medical and dental, and a free family membership to the YMCA which I think will be pretty awesome. Oh and they match my pension plan thing. The only crappy part is they put me basically across town or 3 buses away. BUT it's only a couple blocks away from Chuck's work, and they hired me for split shifts 7-9am and then 3:30-6pm. The good thing is Chuck starts work at 4pm. So I'll be able to hitch a ride with him to work for the 3:30 shift. The rest I'm probably bussing it. Oh well..

So technically I'm hired for part time because it's only 27.5 hours a week even though it's mon-fri. BUT the woman who hired me said that she might have a full-timer leaving soon and if that's the case she will be offering me the full time position. She said she'd know closer to the start date if the person is going to stay or go. She's waiting for them to make up their mind. I'm okay with either, if I work the split shifts I'll have time during the day to spend with Skyler (though the back and forth thing will suck), and if I work full time I won't have to go back and forth and I'll be making a bit more than part time.

And by next year I figure I'm going to do the workplace/school program they offer for ECE. Which means I would work 3 days a week and go to school for the other two to get my ECE II certification. Which would mean a pay increase and better job title. Instead of just working there I'd be in charge of planning the activities and whatnot. She told me during the interview that they support and encourage their employees to join the program so I'm excited for that. Oh and having a real job means being able to go on mat leave with the next baby! Woohoo! (Whenever that may be mind you.. I want to wait until he's 2 or 3 before the next one, but who knows what will happen. I may end up accidentally getting pregnant or it may end up taking a lot longer than we think it will.)

Oh and thank you everyone for the suggestions/comments on the last post! I appreciate them. Oh and if you're bored or need a laugh I suggest going by Niobe's blog to check out the (Somewhat) True Confessions for the month.


Stacie said...

Congrats on the job! Split shift sounds difficult, but I'm sure you will figure it out just fine. It may take some getting used to.

Hopefully you can get the full-time position soon. That would be even better :)

Azaera said...

Yeah I used to do split shifts when I first started with N, so I remember what it's like. Honestly I liked it a bit better because it broke up the day nicely. Like having a huge lunch break. Haha.

Ya Chun said...

congrats on the new job, although it sucks having to ride the bus 3 or 4 times a day!