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I went to a job fair last week and ended up with an interview the next day and getting a job!! It is working as a project manager for a remodelling company whose primary focus is on roofing. With the huge storms we had her this spring, there is no shortage of work from insurance claims! The job involves, sales (which I am NOT looking forward to), supervising the crew while the repairs are being done then dealing with the homeowners for payment. I have never done any sort of sales, and personally I am not too fond of people who come knocking at my door trying to sell something, but unfortunately I have a family to help provide for and it is what came up. The first month is a training period and they give a small salary + commissions, but after training it is all commission based. Fortunately there is a fair bit of money to be made with it and even just 1 sale a week would over quadripule what I was making with my maternity benefits.

It was very sad and a bit tough to leave Emma with a sitter this morning. I have not been away from her for more than about 4-5hrs since she was born, but I take comfort in the fact that the socialization will be good for her. Si is working a weekend night shift, so he will be a stay at home dad for Tues, Wed and Thurs, so that means that we only need Mon, Wed and Sat care, and once I am done training that may change to just 2 days as I will be able to set my schedule.

I am glad to be interacting with adults again, it has been almost 2 years since I left Canada, so I think this opportunity will be very good for me.

Wish me luck!!

Oh, and if you happen to live in the Knoxville, Tn area and know someone who needs roof repair from the storms, please holler...lol

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Aww - it will be great for you guys all the way around. You get to talk to adults!!! Your daughter gets out and about and socializes without you and your hubster has alone time with her while you're at work!

sounds really great - try not to speed home from work too fast!


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Aww - it will be great for you guys all the way around. You get to talk to adults!!! Your daughter gets out and about and socializes without you and your hubster has alone time with her while you're at work!

sounds really great - try not to speed home from work too fast!

I try not too, but I live about 1/2 a mile from where I work, so it is hard to not get home too quickly...lol

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Congrats on the job! Glad your DH can be around to help out with your little girl's care. Hard to believe how fast time flies. I haven't been on in ages and was going looking for the baby thread.

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I am liking my new job for the most part, but the sales part of it is not going so well for me. We have to do some door to door stuff and I really really hate doing that, and I didn't get one appointment set from doing it. So I talked to my boss today and since I was able to pick up the paperwork side of it, he is going to talk to one of the sales guys in the office that is super busy and doesn't have enough time to get all his paperwork done. So hopefully I can pick up doing that for him a few days a week for a cut of his commission. And then if I get any referals for jobs, I can still do those....but no door to door stuff!!

Most of the stuff I can also do from home if I want so I can potentially be making full-time wages while working part-time from home!!

Wish me luck...we could really use something going our way for a change!!

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Good Luck :dance:


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