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Glad you did well, Xmas. Now you just need to decide. It can be scary but exciting at the same time. Here's hoping you feel peace about your decision.


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Good afternoon,

I nailed the interview!

He wanted to offer me the job right there, but had to go through protocol first. I have to talk it over with my boss (wife) first to make sure this is what we can do at this time. The hours are not what I thought they were going to be, but the money could be double what I make now. I will talk to my wife and he should be calling around 5. I don't know if this is feasible right now though.

I will let you know my decision when I make it.

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Well, I still have my Christmas decorations up! I'm just not ready to take them down… I am surprised how many neighbors still have their trees up.! I love it!
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Good evening! Hope all is well with you all! I was hoping to get caught up this evening, but remembered that our Internet is out, so I only have my 3G on my cell to use, to check in on here, so I can only do that briefly.

Verizon can't come until Thursday, which makes us a little unhappy. Hopefully it is something that is a quick fix. It is probably good anyway I am not spending too much time on here - I have certification that I have to study for, for work and the test is next week. I already have the certification, but any test still makes me nervous!

Hopefully tomorrow I can briefly through the posts, as tomorrow is my day off - I just don't like to be using too much without wifi. Talk to you guys then!


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Good evening! Hope all is well with you all! I was hoping to get caught up this evening, but remembered that our Internet is out, so I only have my 3G on my cell to use, to check in on here, so I can only do that briefly.

Verizon can't come until Thursday, which makes us a little unhappy. Hopefully it is something that is a quick fix. It is probably good anyway I am not spending too much time on here - I have certification that I have to study for, for work and the test is next week. I already have the certification, but any test still makes me nervous!

Hopefully tomorrow I can briefly through the posts, as tomorrow is my day off - I just don't like to be using too much without wifi. Talk to you guys then!


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Well that's a bummer. I hope they can get it fixed on thursday!! Good Luck on your test!!!
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My tree is still up AND ON !!!!! xo
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I got my phone call around 6pm.

I got the job!!!


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...I turned it down, if I took it I would have been working 12-9 Mon.-Fri. and 8-1 Saturday mornings. I would have missed my boys growing up, my father wasn't there for me after my parents divorced, and I wasn't going to let that happen to my kids. I want to watch them play baseball games, Cub Scouts, and whatever endeavor they decide to do. I was teary after I hung up with my interviewer, I really wanted this job. I want to maybe even need to change careers, the money would have made us comfortable, maybe even very comfortable, but time with my family is more important. He understood, and told me if I change my mind to call him.

Everything happens for a reason.
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I got my phone call around 6pm.

I got the job!!!


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...I turned it down, if I took it I would have been working 12-9 Mon.-Fri. and 8-1 Saturday mornings. I would have missed my boys growing up, my father wasn't there for me after my parents divorced, and I wasn't going to let that happen to my kids. I want to watch them play baseball games, Cub Scouts, and whatever endeavor they decide to do. I was teary after I hung up with my interviewer, I really wanted this job. I want to maybe even need to change careers, the money would have made us comfortable, maybe even very comfortable, but time with my family is more important. He understood, and told me if I change my mind to call him.

Everything happens for a reason.
I admire your decision!!! What a fantastic dad you are!

I have been having this same conversation with my daughter who is a college teacher. She has the hours she desires with 4 weeks paid vacation a year. She has been offered 3 different promotions that would be a LOT more money but would be a lot more stress and take up a lot of her time away from her family, which worried her. I told her money is not everything and to carefully think it over before doing so. She graduated college, set in a career of teaching with decent pay. I told her I am very proud of what she is doing and that I am here to support her in whatever she decides.

Good for you on your decision!
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Originally Posted by xmas365 View Post
I got my phone call around 6pm.

I got the job!!! But...

...I turned it down, if I took it I would have been working 12-9 Mon.-Fri. and 8-1 Saturday mornings. I would have missed my boys growing up, my father wasn't there for me after my parents divorced, and I wasn't going to let that happen to my kids. I want to watch them play baseball games, Cub Scouts, and whatever endeavor they decide to do. I was teary after I hung up with my interviewer, I really wanted this job. I want to maybe even need to change careers, the money would have made us comfortable, maybe even very comfortable, but time with my family is more important. He understood, and told me if I change my mind to call him.

Everything happens for a reason.

Good for you that you got the job but i can see why you turned it down
Awful long hours everyday, and can see what you mean about the kids. your wife wood have been doing a lot of stuff on her own as well
Think you made a good decision xmas
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I got my phone call around 6pm.

I got the job!!!


But...



...I turned it down, if I took it I would have been working 12-9 Mon.-Fri. and 8-1 Saturday mornings. I would have missed my boys growing up, my father wasn't there for me after my parents divorced, and I wasn't going to let that happen to my kids. I want to watch them play baseball games, Cub Scouts, and whatever endeavor they decide to do. I was teary after I hung up with my interviewer, I really wanted this job. I want to maybe even need to change careers, the money would have made us comfortable, maybe even very comfortable, but time with my family is more important. He understood, and told me if I change my mind to call him.

Everything happens for a reason.


I agree with CAH and Shellie. Good for you!! Money isn't everything and you can never get that time back.
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That photo cracked me up, too. I'll bet CAH loved it! Yes, the infusion helped tremendously. Without it, I could not even have made it through the weekend. I just wish insurance covered it. Oh, well, it is worth it to me. So glad you have someone to help you unpack, especially family. I can hear the excitement in your voice. Don't forget to take more pictures! Give Harlowe a cat kiss from my baby!
I'm so glad the infusion is helping. Hope today went well! I will take more pictures!! Harlowe thanks you guys for the cat kiss, and is sending one back!! 💗 What is your baby's name? Xo


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