Thursday, 4 February 2010
Once more unto the Breach
Another year, another interview. And it hasn't come any too soon let me tell you. I had a good feeling about the job when I first saw it advertised, and so far so good, though I will find out on Monday whether it gets any better. Between now and then I will be preparing some responses and wondering about the 'impromptu scenario' they've told me to expect before the interview itself starts. The location (oddly) was one of the reasons I felt optimistic about it, being as it is in the same area I've worked for the last three or four years. I don't know why that in itself made me feel more confident, but it did. Genius loci, or whatever.
Although the salary is a little less than I have been used to, the associated benefits more than make up for any disparity, so I will be happy enough with getting there and with my pay cheque at the end of each month. As for the organisation, well, I have always wanted to feel that I could offer a little back through my labour, and there will be an element of that. I won't say any more for fear of jinxing things, but it is at least a positive step.
And, as is often the case, the bus law seems to have come into force again, as I received a call immediately after hearing about the interview with an offer of - potentially - another job. This would be a contract (six month) position, but compensation for that would be received in the higher salary. Currently, needless to say, both irons are in the fire and I am going to do my best to keep the bellows going.
Luck be a lady on Monday morning, please.