Current mood: accomplished
Ok, as some of you know, I went back to work about 5 weeks ago. Through a temp agency I was placed at the local county courthouse in the Probate Court. I have really enjoyed working there and although it took me a few weeks to get over putting Lola in daycare, I have recovered. Lola loves it so much that I wouldn’t even think of taking her out now. It really has been to her benefit — she is happier now that she has playmates and plenty of interaction outside our little nuclear family; she is learning even more, her facile little mind is just soaking things in; her potty-training has actually leapt forward and she is almost there; she has much more structure in her day and is willingly eating all 3 meals a day (this was something she resisted at home). She is going without the beloved binkies from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. every day so that’s an improvement.
I have enjoyed getting out of the house, doing something productive, and making a bit of money. My moods have really improved and I am beginning to realize how helpful it is to be out of the house with regard to my emotional/mental wellbeing.
Anyway — let’s get down to the news…last week, I interviewed for the position in Probate Court that I have been doing. My interview went great and I was told by my supervisor that they had submitted their opinion and that it was that I was the one they wanted to hire. Unfortunately, on Tuesday she came to me and told me that they were not able to offer me the position. She was not able to tell me why, because she could lose her job, but that it had nothing to do with me. I know why now, but I can’t really say because I wouldn’t want to get in one of those “public blog” scandally things. But I do know it’s not about me. My supervisor and the head of the department were very upset and disappointed. They wanted me to know about another position in a different department, and they were going to help me any way they could to keep me in the courthouse.
So anyway — my supervisor took me down to meet the supervisor of that department. I already knew him and he let me know that he was interested in me applying for the position. It is in the trial court, and what I would be doing is working with 2 or 3 specific judges, doing all their courtroom scheduling (hearings, trials, etc.). There’s more to it but that’s the main function.
Yesterday I interviewed for the position, and an hour later…I was given the job!
So as of next Wednesday I will be the Trial Court Assignment Coordinator! And what is really funny about the whole thing is that this job pays MUCH better than the Probate position I tried to get; and it’s a union position which means much more job security. And I’ve got all those delicious county government benefits. They even pay most of the cost of your parking (I only have to pay $20 a month).
So, anyway — I got a great Christmas present. I am making a bit more than I ever have in any previous position–and that’s just the starting pay! My hubby is happy happy happy. And life is going to get a bit better, and it will be a bit easier to breathe (and pay our bills). And I guess I’m still viable in the work force! I was beginning to worry when I was looking for a job. But since I have 2 department heads arguing over keeping me in their departments, I must still have SOMETHING to offer. (*end of brag*)
Tonight we’re going to a 15-year reunion for my hubby’s high school. I need to go and get a few things in preparation for that. So, I am going to get off here. Just wanted to share the good news.