At the beginning of the week I asked for feedback on the options of taking a job or going back to school. I appreciate all the feedback I got. I was helpful as I thought it out.
On Tuesday I had my phone interview with the recruiter. He told me at the beginning it would be a 15 to 20 min conversation to get some basic information. We ended up talking for 30 min. I think that's a good sign. He also told me he thought they could get me very close to the salary I was making at my old job because of my considerable experience, even though it was a lesser position. He also told me they would be in touch towards the end of next week if they wanted to schedule an in-person interview.
That was Tuesday.
He called on Thursday morning (at 8:20am) and asked me to come in on Tuesday next week. That was fast, I thought. Must also be a good sign.
I have a good feeling about this job, and if it pays well, I don't think I can turn it down to go to school full time. On the other hand, if they make me an offer, I don't think I have to abandon the school idea either. I think if they make me an offer I will drop 2 of the 4 classes I'm signed up for now, and take the other 2. They are all online so it should be no problem.
I'm trying hard not to get to worked up about this. I have had good feelings before. I have not even had the interview yet and I may not get an offer. I do, however, interview pretty well so I am hopeful things will work out.
I am gay man in his 40's who was married for 18 years to a straight woman, who is still my very best friend. We have 4 children together. She is now remarried and we still want to be supportive of each other and make a stable family for our kids.
Cast of Characters
Jim: That's me
K: The wonderful woman I married in 1993. We divorced in November 2011, and she is still my best friend.
T: My ex-boyfriend. We were together from 2008 to 2013. He is still an important person in my life.
AJ: K's new husband. They got married December 2011.
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