Hello! I’ve been away far too long. I’ve been working, doing family things, fixing up around the house, and getting the kids ready for back to school. Coach has been wonderful this summer and we’ve been able to go to an even deeper level. We’ve worked our butts off and have supported each other the whole way. You would think I would have more time to write and to take care of me in the summer, but it’s when the kids are in school that I get my quiet times. It’s all about to change.
I have an interview today for a position at a big company. The pay is OK and the benefits are excellent. I got to bypass the entire online process because a friend works there as a hiring manager. She hand delivered my resume after consulting the Head of HR about the position best suited for me. I quickly had a phone interview and he immediately asked me to come in for the in person interview. I’ve got butterflies. I have doubts as to whether or not I’ll fit back into Corporate life. I need this experience and I need all the options I can get.
The guy (let’s call him R) I’ve been going admin/personal assisting work for on and off has me coming in a lot lately. R has given me more hours and he mentioned that he wants me to be an employee because he has a ton of work for me. I will have to go through a security process and be registered with the state. I know he doesn’t just have people go through that process unless he knows he wants them there all the time. He trusts me, which is evidenced by him giving me the keys to his house and cars, pins to all his cards, and especially by the confidentiality of the work I’m given. He pays more than the other job. What I don’t get in benefits I’d get in pay, so it’s pretty much six of one, half a dozen of the other. The hours are very flexible. I’m allowed to work from home on many assignments. Last summer and this past spring I worked almost exclusively from home on some big projects. I would never be able to work from home with the job I interview for today.
As long as I can be guaranteed the full time hours I need I would much prefer working for R. Drop off and pick from school would be easy and I woudn’t have to pay for before/after school care. Also, Coach has been R’s trainer for years. Coach said he always feels good when I work there because he knows I will be treated well. R is as calm as a cucumber and a complete gentleman. I am comfortable around him. Plus, he is total chill and everyone who works for him dresses as casually as they like. I won’t be quite as casual, purposely, but I won’t need a full-on Corporate wardrobe. I can dress creatively and that makes me all kinds of happy.
I haven’t told R about the interview. I won’t need to unless I’m offered the job. I think getting an offer will make for good negotiations. I know R is expanding and has a big investor. The money is there and he’ll need me. I need to play my cards right so I can get what I need. R used to be a professional poker player so I know he’ll understand. I work for him tomorrow.
Here’s the kicker…During all of this I’ve been doing my business of investigations and compliance audits. I received an assignment yesterday that pays well. I go to call to schedule the inspection and was stunned when I saw the name – R’s other partner! He’s the one I haven’t met, but have talked to a few times. I do the inspection at his business on Thursday. Coincidence? I don’t think so. He gets to see me in a professional capacity and that can only be a good thing. R had a good laugh about it yesterday.
Can you tell all of this work stuff has been taking up a ton of my time? Coach and I are making sure we have plenty of time together and we’re planning some adventure. We connect as much as possible. We take nothing for granted. Life can suck up your time and energy so you have to be purposeful about carving out time for what you need. I’m proud of us. Yeah, we’ve weathered some storms and too many times crashed at the end of the day, but our foundation is strong. We don’t question our marriage, D/s, or our family. We’re solid and in it all for the long haul. No doubts, no fear. Life is good.