Saturday, 1 September 2007

Back to work

I have been a SAHM for six years now - virtually since O was born. For me there was no other choice - particularly as in Germany (where O was born)childcare was non-existant! F starts full time school next week and I knew that once that happened I would want to return to work. I just didn't expect it to happen quite so quickly!

Through a series of coincidences I have found myself gainfully employed as a English language trainer (which is what I did before the children were born (well since moving abroad that is!!). I will only be working three days a week which is just what I wanted. I will always have Wednesdays off (half day at school here) and one other day which will change. I DO still need to talk money with them (J thinks I should have already - I hate that bit though!!) but an ex-colleague of mine who works there said they paid more than where we both worked before - so hopefully it will be within my expectations!

I am nervous - it is a big step and to be honest it probably would have been better had it happened a month later so I could settle the children in school but it is a great opportunity to get back to work doing something I enjoy with a company that seems to be very flexible.

Wish me luck!

5 comments:

Robin said...

You're going to be great Mel, and the kids are going to be in school settling themselves while you're at work. All the before and after stuff won't change, you'll still be right there for them.

Go get 'em!

Jo said...

I am so pleased for you. I'm sure you'll love it. It is great that it is so flexible.

Pieces of Me said...

Wow, and English Language Trainer... That's the kind of job I'm looking for...

I found you through Robin's blog. I'm an ESL teacher. I'd like to be teacher trainer too.

Anyhow, I agree with Robin: you'll find yourself settling in no time. It'll be great for both sides.

Good Luck!
Dorit

Mel said...

Hi Dorit!

Over here all the companies posh up the title of what is effectively an ESL teacher LOL I have trained teachers before but this job is more hands on teaching business English to small groups of one to eight adults.

Good luck in NY!

Mel

Poppy Fields said...

Good luck, I bet your routine will fall into place nicely.