It looks like I am actually about to land a job! Celebrations all round, right? Well, yes and no.
I have (almost) got temporary employment for the election. Yes, I am in the running for a poll bunny job.
For those readers who are perplexed by the term ‘poll bunny’, this is the role which checks off each voter against the roll when they arrive to make sure they are 1. who they say they are and 2. to ensure that the voter before the poll bunny is an upstanding citizen and votes only once, rather than trillions of times.
It looks like I might be counting the votes too.
And I may be a team leader on the day.
Oh, the power!
All those years of wrangling staff has certainly paid off.
Now these jobs are mine as long as I pass a small test tomorrow. I have been told I will fly through it. Blind faith from the woman who interviewed me?
Note to self: remember to take specs so I can read questions and tick the right boxes!
I also am in the running for an administration role for the aforementioned elections. This will mean training and working before the election and maybe some work after too. I am not sure of the hours, but being without a regular job means I have plenty of free time.
At the back of my mind, short term contracts which replenish the coffers have immense appeal. I want the flexibility they offer. Either this or a part time three day per week role will work well for my lifestyle.
Ditto, the man.
I did sell out on this last week and went for a full time role. Again.
Over a nine month period, I have almost lost my way twice now.
Reminder to self: No full time permanent roles!
Luckily, I am pretty sure I won’t get offered it anyway. I answered the change question far too honestly!
Note to self: if you truly want the job, Heather, learn to lie. Well.
Ultimately, however, the man and I still hope to run a small home based business. We know what we want to do, but just have to finalise the product line*and how best to sell it. Internet? Markets? Retail shops?
Each has its pluses and minuses.
Decisions. So frightening!
Meanwhile we are talking to everyone we know who has financed the lifestyle we crave through a similar business model.
From talking to them, we know that by getting both the product and marketing right, it is 100% doable.
We will be sweet. We just need to back ourselves!
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
*I, unfortunately, have a tendency to overanalyze things. I need to stop doing this and just do it.