Emily arrived in June of 2000 and Brad in January 2003. Since then I have been a stay at home mom and have loved it. As I watch them grow and become more independent I started wondering if it was time for me to find a job. Scott and I talked about it and we were in no rush. The time frame we were looking at was two years from now, when Brad started middle school. A phone call last Friday changed our entire plan.
Friday morning, I received a call from a family friend. Her daughters and Brad are in the same class (her husband is the teacher). We were busy planning the end of the year events and before hanging up, she said I want to tell you something totally random.
Chris had a dream. She is a department head at our community college and they were losing their Program Assistant. The dream was about me accepting this position. She talked to her husband about it that morning and he encouraged her to call me and tell me about it.
We talked about the job position, hours and wages. It intrigued me…10-15 hours a week, a very flexible schedule, a decent salary, 10 minutes from my house and it was very similar to the jobs I have held in the past. She encouraged me to drop off my resume to her and also asked if I was available to interview on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.
I brought my resume by on Sunday morning (she lives in our neighborhood) and we chatted a little more about the job details. Today was my interview with the Early Childhood Department heads (there were 4 of them). When I left, I felt good. Chris walked me to the door, said I did great and wished she could hire me on the spot. I knew there were 5 other applicants so I told her…you might find someone better and to keep a clear and open mind.
Right before dinner, the phone rang and it was Chris. I could hear the excitement in her voice before she even asked me if I wanted the job. Of course I accepted and am now the new Program Assistant for the Early Childhood Education Department at SPSCC. I am a little nervous but very excited!!
I will be training with the assistant who is leaving, for the next couple weeks and on the 27th I start my summer vacation! I will be working a school schedule with summers and holidays off.
A complete DREAM job for me!