- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011
Heard the saying “When it rains, it pours?” I guess it applies to me. I’ve been trying to land a job overseas for a while now. I interviewed over a month ago with a bank and the original position was filled but they offered me just a few days ago, a contract job until the end of the year with a possible extension of another year.
In the last month, I started going to exercise classes 3-4 times a week and started doing volunteer work. I finally feel “balanced” where I’m at…meeting new people, giving back to the community, and I have tons of energy. I had given up on getting a job over here.
The group I volunteer with just told me last night that they need an accountant since the original one is getting a promotion to management. It’s only a PT job but I like the people and it seems to be more willing to accomodate our traveling.
Job #1: Bank. There are no benefits (we are overseas) but the pay is decent and I get about 2 weeks vacation since it’s pro-rated. I get all local holidays but no American holidays so Darling Husband and I won’t have the same days off. It’s also FT which has led to us considering how we’ll divide chores and such now since I always do them.
Job #2: Volunteer organization. I’d get to use my acct. degree for that position. It’s a 1 year guaranteed job. The pay isn’t as much but I did hear they pay bonuses based on performance. It’s PT and during the middle of the week so we can still travel for long weekends. I also wouldn’t have a hard time taking off if I needed b/c the manager said she could to the accounting stuff while I’m gone.
There are some big factors that play into this.
1) Fertility treatments. I’m 36. We found out DH’s insurance covers it 90% so we were gonna start them this summer. I wouldn’t be able to with the bank job since the doctor’s office is only open during bank hours.
2) My parents are coming to visit this fall for 2 weeks. They were excited about me getting a job but also don’t want to sit around the house if I can’t get off for the 2 weeks. I could get 2 weeks with the bank but that leaves Darling Husband and I no trip for ourselves and we’ve yet to have a honeymoon. Darling Husband is really upset that all my time off will be for my parents and not for us.
3) I like that I have developed a routine…gym, volunteering, etc. and I do way more around the house now. Getting a FT job means trying to balance all that stuff and Darling Husband thinks it’s too much for me…I don’t want to quit the gym or the volunteering either. We also don’t need the money since Darling Husband makes more than enough for us and we do get housing paid. Getting a job was just so I could get out of the house and meet new people….which I’ve accomplished w/o a job.
I can’t talk to anyone over here b/c everyone I know knows someone at both places and I’m trying to keep quiet about it. Any words of advice? I’m having a really hard time with this and keep thinking I’m forgetting something.