OMG - I have received a job offer ...
How exciting is that?!
And it's a "proper" job too - with regular hours and everything. They even throw in a salary!
Final details, start dates and the small print will follow in the next day or two - but an interview that I did last week (and which I thought was actually pretty tough) seems to have paid off, and they must have liked me. I had, of course, spent the whole evening thinking of all the answers I should have given to the questions, but I guess I maybe said something right afterall. Hurrah! (I really do dislike interviews and I think most people find it difficult to big-up themselves when put on the spot).
I can't tell you how pleased I am. I may have hinted at despondency over the past few months - you know, just mentioned it in passing kind of thing. I doubt you've picked up on it!! It's a tough old climate out there right now - so today, this just seems really sweet.
The job is an administration position within a college, and I may be about to embark on a fairly steep learning curve about Canadian education. It appears to offer everything I have been looking for - an interesting subject matter, lots of people contact, lots of different aspects to learn and apply - and most importantly of course, a desk! The location is fairly easy for me to get to, the campus seems very nice and staff I have met have all been lovely so far, with a positive, can-do attitude. Long may these first impressions continue.
This will be the first time juggling a full time "regular hours" type job with children - so that too may produce some interesting morning and afternoon routines. But I need this - we need this - and I hope we can all pull together and pull it off without too much hassle.
My hearty good wishes to anyone else still looking for work. Your time will come, I promise.