Been with employer for nearly 10 years - p-t and for past few years, f-t. Not particularly happy - immediate colleagues don't have a great opinion of me though others, outside the team, are OK or even very nice. But I plod on (and do an additional p-t job) because the money is sorely needed. DH's work wavers and we rarely get to the end of the month without a big o/d. DCs grown though supporting one of them through uni.
I'm almost permanently exhausted. F-T is unfulling though P-T job is better by far. I'm rarely not thinking about and planning work. Been applying for better paid posts so that I can work in one place only. So far, no success. Until today when I was invited to an interview for a 3 day a week job (& until next Summer only), very far from home, but far more up my street. It's fanciful to think I could afford to live there and commute home for half the week. But I'm chuffed to be asked to interview. Tempted to give it a go - to throw caution to the wind and see if I could make a success of it, building up hours, going past the Summer. We wouldn't move home. Kids grew up here and it's home. But I am so tired, demoralised in my f-t job and so, so wanting a real change, not just to tinker at the edges of my present life.
Has taking a punt worked for anyone? Any advice would be very gratefully received just now.