Job interview!

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Job interview!
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Fri, 09-14-2012 - 7:38am

DD tells me that she has an interview next week at a nursing home about 20 miles from us - in the opposite direction from where DSIL works.  The facility has a good reputation and pays well with very good benefits for a nursing home. I don't know much more about it, but she really needs to find a position that comes with health insurance benefits. Working PRN has worked well for her, and she's getting 20-25 hours a week but she's not elegible for health insurance there because she's only PRN.

On another front - baby Wyatt had his first day of day care yesterday.  Until now he's been cared for by family or by friends that DD has known since she was in elementary school.  I dropped him off in the morning and he wasn't so sure he wanted to stay there, but when DD picked him up yesterday afternoon he was having a good time and didn't want to leave.  It's a small family day care, just a few other kids there being cared for by a retired woman who used to be a first grade teacher.  What's nice is, she will do drop in care on short notice without charging an arm and a leg.

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Registered: 06-16-1998
In reply to: elc11
Tue, 10-09-2012 - 8:40pm

Rose, what did Nicki decide to do?

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Sat, 09-22-2012 - 10:41pm
Trust me sabr, I'm having a rough time with it. I agree with you. Take the part time one but s about for the full time one. She really really needs the health insurance. She and Tim have already been booted from Badger care their income is too high and if she gets many more hours than she currently has Wyatt will be off too. In a way it's a good position to be in, but they really need a job with benefits soon.
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Registered: 12-03-1999
Sat, 09-22-2012 - 6:06pm

<<<And mom is keeping her mouth shut!>>> Don't know 'bout you, but that would be IMPOSSIBLE for me! FWIW, I'd take the part-time position, and apply for the FT one. If she gets it, just tell the first place "I had lots of apps out when I applied to you--this offer just came back." In this economy, they'll understand.  Plus, "bird in the hand" and all that...

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Sat, 09-22-2012 - 3:49pm
Well, Nicki has been offered a part time position where she interviewed but now finds out that there is a full time position open where she has been working relief. Shed much rather stay in the facility she's been at but doesn't know if she can get that job. They usually give the full time slots to nurses with more experience than she has. And mom is keeping her mouth shut! Lol
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Registered: 12-16-2003
Fri, 09-21-2012 - 9:20pm
Glad things are working out so well!!!

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Tue, 09-18-2012 - 2:28pm

37 is a lot of students.  That's how it was back when I was in elementary school--a Catholic one with generally well-behaved kids.  And Rae doesn't even have desk space for all of them?  That is bad.  I hope she is soon back at work, and that they can agree to give test results minimal, if any, weight in teacher evaluations. (Eugene Robinson had a good oped in the Washington  Post today.)

I was shocked to see about 12 portable classrooms outside a high school I passed yesterday.  I've seen 1-5 outside elementary schools, but I didn't ever notice them at the HSs. 

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Rose, I hope Nicki gets the job with benes.  Sounds like Wyatt will do just fine at day care if he was happy at the end of his 2nd day. And it's a nice size--not as overwhelming as the 12-15 children in the non-home daycares.

(My sister was telling me about a home daycare around here that was licensed for up to 7 children, but the two women were caring for over 20--all age 4 and under.  Ouch!  We think it must have been one operated by immigrants, caring for children of other immigrants from that same country.  Otherwise the parents surely would have reported the violation sooner.)

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Mon, 09-17-2012 - 8:26pm
Hi rose, Have you heard any news on the job front? So hard to find jobs these days with benefits. Please keep us all updated!
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Registered: 12-03-1999
Fri, 09-14-2012 - 10:37am

I'll bet YOU shed a few tears when you dropped Wyatt off, never mind the baby!  But at least that "first day" is out of the way now, and hopefully all the other 'firsts" will be easier. 

Good for Nikki on even GETTING the interview.  There are SOOO many respondants to every ad, that the chances of even getting an interview are quite small.  She must have impressed them.  Here's hoping she's not up against any really big guns, altho many places seem to be favoring less experienced hires, knowing they can pay them less, and that the "new kids" are often willing to bend over backwards.

I'm hoping here that Rae's strike is over by this weekend, for the sake of EVERYONE involved.  She had to "call off" picketing yesterday.  Three days in the sun both picketing and rallying --from 6:30am till at least 5pm-- left her with, I think, a touch of heat exhaustion.  She did get burned, and when she got up yesterday, she was dizzy, felt confused, had a splitting migrane and vomiting.  When she didn't feel better after an hour, she called off and when back to bed--and slept another 6 hours! 

Stress is part of it also, I'm sure.  One of the issues the union is working on, which is close to her, is class size.  Right now, the contract says class size is limited to 32.  HOWEVER, schools have gotten around that by "averaging" class size.  So, she has 37 or 38 kids in 6 of her classes, but her AP class has only 22.  Ergo, the AVERAGE is 32.5.  Never mind that she only has table space for 32.  Or that this is ART, not lecture.  Or that kids are sitting on the radiators, and on the floor, trying to work on projects.  NOW, factor in the new demands about judging teachers on the performance of their students, and tell me just how this is fair to the teachers???

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Fri, 09-14-2012 - 9:49am
Good luck to your daughter. I hope they love her in the interview, and recognize all that she can offer.
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