I need to find a part time job. We just aren't cutting it financially right now, and I really don't want to have to dip into our meager savings, which are supposed to be going towards college for the boys. Ideally, I'll find a job that I can do during the hours the twins are in preschool. The job I interviewed for seemed very promising - flexible hours, 9-12 hours a week total, and I'd be providing mental health support to one person and helping her/him to make positive changes in life. It would be fulfilling to me to put my degrees to use again. Plus, I really liked the person who would be my boss, and the company as well. There are some companies out there that provide this service and seem more concerned about making money than about the people they are supposed to be helping. I want to make sure I stay away from places like that.
As part of the job application process, there is a lot of paperwork, including extensive background searching. I had to go down to the jail for fingerprinting by the sheriff's office. Pierce was out of school, so I brought him with me. He charmed the sheriff's deputy that was fingerprinting me with all of his questions about jail. She was so amused that she carried him to the back and lifted him up to the double paned glass window so that he could peek into the jail. Now Pierce wants to be a sheriff's deputy when he grows up.
Jobs that are just 10-12 hours a week with flexible work hours aren't too common, so I'm hopeful this one will pan out. If not, there is another out there right now that could be another interesting prospect. I might apply for that as well. Wish me luck. It seems like a lifetime since I was working, even though it's only been about a year and a half since I was teaching psychology classes part time. It'll be nice to contribute to the community again, and to contribute to our finances as well!