I have been a stay at home Mum for nearly 11 years since I had my son. Since then I've had several jobs on and off that have fitted in with the children. I've worked in Sainsburys on the deli counter (evenings), data entry from home, internet researcher etc and currently work once a week on a Monday doing a market research type job in a large supermarket. I have to say though, I detest retail as I find it mind-numbingly boring and felt very much taken for granted.
I haven't worked "properly" since my daughter was born 8 years ago as she was born with a heart condition and went through a very tough time during her first two years. I never felt I could leave her with anyone, so always worked when my husband was at home, but knew none of these jobs would suit me long term.
Recently a job was advertised at my children's school, for a playworker in the after school club which will be set up next term. I let the deadline pass as my confidence is about zero after being at home for so long. I was then told by one of the management committee that if I changed my mind they would welcome a late application from me as no-one suitable had applied. Luckily my friend is a playworker in the breakfast club so she helped me with the interview questions, which my daughter (age nearly 8) tested me on!
And I got the job!
You wont envy the hours though, 3.15pm to 6.15pm Monday to Friday!
Next stop, classroom assistant!
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