I have a few days left of my current job as a medical lab tech at a wonderful independent laboratory with a great boss who completely understood my needs for having my children come first (and who has been unbelievably patient in this illness ridden winter!)
When we got told we were being closed down, I didn't think I would find any place that would want to hire someone who only wants to work when they want to work - I even had my doubts about finding a job at a grocery store or fast food place that would put up with me.
But a small comment that I made while volunteering at my church while the kids are in faith formation changed all that. This is my 2nd year volunteering in the faith formation office while the kids are in class. After I asked the coordinator how one of her coworkers was feeling and finding out they are still having some medical issues. I made the comment jokingly "I'm looking for a part-time job while the kids are in school" And that changed everything.
The coordinator said "Really?! What kind of hours are you looking for?" I said that I would love something that is 3 - 4 days a week while the kids are in school, so from basically 9 -3. She was excited and said that she would love to hire me, she just had to check with Sister and Father. She called me a couple days later and offered me the position! I can tell her the week before how many days the following week I can come in and she will have enough work prepared for me!
She said they totally understand that since it is not in my field that if I should find another job that would be fine. (My husband is afraid that I'm not going to look anywhere else though - he thinks I will love the job - and only afraid because it is quite a bit less that what my 'potential' pay could be)
So while I have been completely sad at my current job, watching the other techs leave for jobs at the hospital one by one, I am nervously excited as I embark on a new job next week!
Wish me luck! (And say a prayer for me!)