Thursday, June 29, 2006

Declined the Job

Thanks to everyone who sent me the congratulations on my recent job offer...but I finally made up my mind and decided to decline. As much as I would have loved the position, it was too far and not enough compensation to make it worthwhile. By the time I paid for gas and the money for aftercare for the kids, I might just break even!
I'm still interested in the job at AVDA (Youth Intervention Specialist) and may also consider a position at the school my daughter will attend in order to get her tuition free. (This would save me over eleven grand, which is my price AFTER financial aid!) Even though that may not be my ideal career, it may just be the thing I need for now. I would have the same schedule as the kids and would be going to the same place as at least one of them.
Since I've almost always worked for schools, I am very spoiled by their vacation schedules. When they told me at the ARC that I would earn one week's vacation after working there for a year, I practically flipped out of my chair. They also said they observed banker's holidays. What? No Casmir Pulaski Day? No random day off in October called "Fall Holiday"? They combine Washington's Birthday and President's Day? How unpatriotic!

7 Comments:

At 1:44 AM, Blogger Liadra said...

Hope the job searching pans out. I live in fear of having to do the same thing (currently on disability).

 
At 9:44 AM, Blogger lorguru said...

Thanks, Lisa.

 
At 10:53 AM, Blogger SarahJane said...

Under those conditions, I would have declined too. good luck in looking further.

 
At 4:46 AM, Blogger Arlene said...

hope you get the school job, lauren. it sounds like dream! free tuition is wow.

a.

 
At 8:33 AM, Blogger michi said...

lauren, i am sure you did the right thing. it's not only the job, you also have to consider circumstances. good luck with other applications!!

 
At 8:38 PM, Blogger Pamela V said...

How far away was the job? I just want to know how reasonable you are, and how reasonable I am that I expect my husband to drive 35 miles one way to work everyday.

 
At 2:32 PM, Blogger lorguru said...

Pam,
I'm not sure in miles, but it would take me about 45-50 minutes one way.
I think the distance that is reasonable really depends on your circumstances, too. I need to be closer for my kids, who will all (3) be in different schools next year!

 

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