I have lost track of how many people have asked me this since announcing our move.
Um, yes. I didn't know NOT finding a job was an option!!! We have $58k in debt, adding to it because of the move. Taking a pay cut due to losing locality pay and night differential. How does any of this equate to me NOT working?
Even in a scenario where we were doubling our salary and could pay everything off in a matter of months....I don't think I would be happy at home full time. I was a full time stay at home mom when the kids were born until Kindergarten. At that age, I was always busy, and honestly I don't think I did a great job with the non-kid stuff. Not the way I thought I should have at least. Now the kids are bigger, and in school all day. I could have the day to myself....but eventually I think I be unhappy.
Oh, I do fantasize about having an impeccably clean house, clearing everything off of the DVR, being able to do craft projects all day. But eventually....I think I would miss working. I could volunteer....and I know how much WORK volunteering is!
But the bottom line is that we NEED my salary. I am really hoping that I can find something that will give me the mental stimulation along with the financial compensation that I deserve. I can't really apply yet....I don't know when we are moving. As soon as I do....then the resumes will be out in full force.
I am still struggling with what to apply for. Super fantastic Jill of all Trades doesn't yield many results on Career Builder!