Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Silver lining?

I got a call out of the blue at noon today from one of my clients. Actually it is the very first client I ever had. He gave me a chance when I was just starting out and I have been forever grateful. To make a long story short, they offered me a job. In their office. I have been sitting here for the last 5 hours trying to think of reasons why I should turn them down and I really can't think of reasons other than it would seriously cut into my blogging time, I won't be able to watch Las V*gas re-runs on TNT during the day if I feel like it, the house won't get cleaned (ok, who am I kidding, that doesn't happen anyway). Right now, I work wonky hours and make my own schedule. I am usually at the computer from 6:30 am till 9 pm but not continuously, (I guess a more accurate description is that my computer is ON but I am certainly not working that whole time. As some of you have noticed I am able to comment on most of your blogs within seconds of you hitting post. I am attentive~that should be an asset don't you think ;) ? With BIG OFFICE probably going to phase me out with technology, the timing of this is amazing. I can still take care of my other clients on my days off (I would be working every Mon and Wed and 1/2 day every other Friday), I would be working with a doctor that I really like and respect, the office ladies are my age and fun, not catty at all, I can take days off whenever I need to, the office is less than 2 miles from my house, so, someone please tell my any reason I should turn them down because I can't think of any. I will need to do some shopping though, I don't think I should show up for work in my 10 year old sweats with the hole in the crotch (its not a big hole but rather a small air conditioning type portlet). I will have to buy some office appropriate pants, sweaters etc. I am not much of a shopper but I can give it a shot. Hell, I might even be able to swing shoes other than my croc*s. I will have to get back to you on that one. Well, weigh in and let me know what you think. They said want me to think it over but before they left at 5, they sent me a fax and asked if I could start Monday-and added that they are "very excited". If nothing else I am puffing my feathers right now. cockadoodledoo.


Plant Girl said...

Personally, I say give it a shot. The timing is good. Especially given what's going on with BIG OFFICE.

I think a change is good once in a while too. Heaven knows that I get in a rut by working at home every day.


Linlee said...

Go for it. Sounds like a great environment to work in.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely give it a shot! The worst that can happen is that it doesn't work out, right?

I found that getting out of the house to work was the best thing that I could have ever done (as long as it was the right job).

Go for it and have fun!

beagle said...

I say go for it . . . it sounds great!

I don't work from home, I go to an office, but 80% of the time I am alone there. That kind of sucks after a while. The loneliness of working from home without the freedom.

The social work setting you describe here sounds perfect. Plus three days is a nice balance leaving you enough freedom to keep from feeling trapped at the office.

Can't wait to hear what you decide!