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Monica53 Tue 14-Mar-17 08:41:12

HI there
Well I'm hoping to get some guidance and reassurance, at the moment I am the main breadwinnder(So to speak) in our home as husband is retired and on state pension, I work P/T 20hrs per week, and my boss is so lovely and we get on well, however I have been looking for F/T hours and have asked my employer if they can offer be additional hours so I could stay, unfortunately at present that is not feasible:-(, I have attended numerous interviews and have been offered a job OMG!, however I am in a quandary and feeling nervous, also as we have a teenage daughter who is due to start her GCSE exams in May, and not sure if it is wise to start a new job at the same time, although thinking it will show her that anything is possible. Thank you for taking time to read this and hoping for some advice. Thank youxx

unfortunateevents Tue 14-Mar-17 08:58:40

I'm really not sure what the dilemma is. You need a new job, you got one. Why do you need to be around for your DD's exams? Your DH is at home full-time and presumably able to be present/supportive for your DD during the times that you will not be there. Many teens don't have the luxury (although they might see it otherwise!) of having a SAHP.

flowery Tue 14-Mar-17 19:01:12

What is the quandary? Not sure what you want guidance on?

Monica53 Tue 14-Mar-17 23:11:22

Thank you for replying - yes teen has a parent at home, though we as a family have had a tough few years with various things,so confidence is low, and I'm conscious of this as any mum would be,however I want to be a positive role for our teen and working, though just very nervous moving to a new F/t job and new organisation. I'm very lucky to have been offered a job and feel chuffed also being 50+ makes me feel great that anything is possible. Just nervousx

daisychain01 Wed 15-Mar-17 02:56:58

You'll be fine. Try to get some support during your first few weeks in role. Someone to have lunch with and show you the ropes can really ease the "newby" nerves. You'll soon get into the swing.

Think of all that extra money smile Don't forget to buy yourself a treat!

Monica53 Wed 15-Mar-17 10:19:54

Thank you daisychain01
I've been reading the many documents I've had emailed, including induction for week 1 - meeting lots of new people and new starters , so I don't reckon I'll be on my own!, just nervous as usual, but hey as you say the additional £s will be helpful without a doubt!. Ready to learn new skills and also jump out of the comfort zone, which I do think is a good thing and a positive in showing our DD that you can do anything if you put yourself out there, and I'm hoping she'll see this and will help build her confidence. Thank you

daisychain01 Wed 15-Mar-17 12:36:01

Good luck and enjoy getting into your role. I hope they treat you well, being happy at work is life-enhancing.

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