On Friday I snuck off for a job interview. One scary hour long interrogation later, in which I had to explain the history of a nature reserve to a 'child' (i.e. adult interviewer) using a woolly mammoth, I was called up on Saturday morning and offered the job.
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The job is not in Smiling Dogs 4U inc., you'd be forgiven to thinking. I am going to be a community and education officer for the Wildlife Trust, so I will be working mainly with volunteers and children around the beautiful reserve. I have previously worked and volunteered here, so when the job came up I thought 'ideal'. But I was really nervous going for it as I had been turned down for a similar-ish position a few years back. I am enjoying my TA job, but it is pants money, so I figured I had nothing to lose by trying.
I got it though, and I feel chuffed they were impressed by me. I am excited and a bit apprehensive about the new job, as it holds more responsibility than my current job, but I'm just going to go for it and enjoy. My main worry is it's only six months, so I could well be unemployed at the end of it, but I'm hoping there will be work for me now I have my foot in the door of that sector. And in the long run I want to head down the more self-employed route so I can do more English tuition (once I am brave and get going).
Obviously I am really sad to be leaving the school I am in, I love the kids there and I feel settled, but I can't be a TA forever, and I need to move on to a better paid job so I can get a better salary in the future.
So that's my news! I am a bit off on the blog post front this week as I am covering illness in the school's care club after school, so I don't get home until much later.
Think happy thoughts for me, as I am going to start my new job in the half term week. I am so excited about leading groups of school children on their trips around the reserve! And getting to wear wellies for a job!
Happy Wednesday :)