Quick hello..resume to touch up!
Last night was difficult at home. We crunched some numbers and D is really concerned about the pay cut I’ll have to take if I go work for this surgeon who’s offered me his academic/admin/research office. It’s pretty deep cutting and D says we will have to cut off our phones to be able to afford it. We have nothing else to cut…I can’t figure out how people manage to have houses and cars and cottages…we have no cable…our only service is internet. It’s the heat and hydro, water, gas, insurance, rent and food that takes up everything somehow. I mean the bills are pretty huge but how can we both be working full-time and not be able to afford a freaking cell phone??? I cried. He got mad at me for crying and making everything harder. I took some meds, he apologized and I went to sleep.
This morning, however, he woke me up early to tell me to take the job. He decided that my mental stability and happiness was worth more than the pay cut. I’m freaking out a little…we’ll never get a house now…I mean, maybe when we’re in our 50’s. I live in fear that the landlords will kick us out at some point…(stop worrying about the future Grainne – there’s no point in stressing over things that haven’t even happened).
So…now I’m going to send my resume in after fixing it up some, and will see what happens. I asked my HR consultant if there was any negotiating room in salary. Will see what she says but I’m pretty sure not. The good part of this is that the job is under review and may end up being a higher level when the university kicks in its share. I’d LOVE to be an employee of the Uni. I’d get tuition discounts. *yaaaay! Might actually be able to go back to school part-time!!*
She’s up she’s down…this is such a rollercoaster. I put make up on today…feeling better than yesterday. Trying to show it.
Okay. Resume. Off I go.