One of the many things occupying my time this past month or so is the search for a new job for me. I like my current job (job #4) well enough but it’s sporadic on the work available. Some weeks I have lots to do and some weeks there is no point in my coming in. I’d like something a little more steady & maybe full time.
A couple of weeks ago, for no real reason, I checked out the website of my previous job (Job#3), and they had an opening for my EXACT old job. Same duties, same freaking software even!
So naturally I applied.
It’s MY JOB after all.
Let me explain the strange series of events that are my job history. It is intertwined with DH’s.
Back in 1996 DH got a job with a company that was owned by Bossman and Partner #1 and we moved here. I ended up working for Partner #1 at another company he owned (job #1). Bossman & Partner #1 split up and Bossman sold #1’s share in the company to Partner #2 & they rebranded themselves. DH remained with the rebranded company. Bossman started a Second Company (while working mostly at the rebranded on) and hired me to work at Second Company (job #2). Eventually, in 1999, I left it to work at job #3, which has nothing to do with Bossman or any of his partners. Havoc was born in Oct 2002 & I remained at job #3 until my childcare arrangements collapsed shortly after I returned from maternity leave in Feb 2003. In 2004 Bossman, who DH was still working for, formed yet another company (Third Company) with all new partners (partners #3-5) and sold off his part of rebranded company, closed Second Company (my job #2) and focused full time on this new company. One of his first hires was DH. After a few years Bossman left Third Company after a falling out with Partners #3-5 & went to work for some other people for awhile. Then a couple years ago Partners #3-5 fell out and Bossman was brought back. DH remained at Third Company through all this. Shortly after he came back Bossman offered me the part time work I have been doing ever since
Now, back to my job #3. My replacement, while I was on maternity leave from it, was a woman I worked with at job #1, who had recently started at job #3 after job #1 went out of business. She would later leave my job #3 to go to work with DH at Third Company. My job at job #3 covered an 18 hour span some days so there were a couple part timers who sort of answered to me, the full time job holder. One of those new hires, right before Havoc arrived, was a young gentleman who was quiet but picked things up quickly. When the woman from job #1, left to work for Third Company (I had already quit job #3) he was given that position. Over the next 11 years he would hold different positions with the company and last week he was the one that interviewed me.
(there are 4 jobs and 10 people who can do them in the area it seems at times)
MY JOB had been filled internally, but they had a different position in mind for me. Only part time for now (as opposed to the full time MY JOB is) but that is mostly due to my availability right now. When football season is over my availability increases a good deal and I’m hoping to get more hours then and work myself into a full time regular position instead of the current part time seasonal one.
I’ve done it before, it’s how I got MY JOB. I started out part time on the phones and proved myself worthy, as it were.
So here is hoping I can do it again.
And that I like this new job as much as I liked job #3.