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April 12th, 2017 at 02:16 pm

I had an interview today with a small company specializing in IVF treatments in need of a copywriter.

I'm positioned fairly well to get the job even though I don't have a healthcare background because the recruiter is someone who knows me very well; we were both writers at a former job 8 years ago and worked side by side. The director of marketing at this new company is also someone who worked in the same former company with me, although I didn't really have a work relationship with him.

The job sounds interesting, the pay is decent, but the commute is longish, 50 minutes without traffic. The HR person told me during the interview they will be moving soon to larger quarters, and it could be to Greenwich, which would be even further away from my location and which was a hellish commute in winter when I once did it for 4 years.

I was looking for something no more than 40 minutes, but after 8 months of underemployment and expensive health insurance, I've been reluctantly broadening my search.

Recruiter agreed I could pitch the idea of working at home 1 or 2 days a week after working there 6 mths to a year. I remember so well how drained and fatigued I felt with that Greenwich commute, and how I didn't want to go anywhere on the weekends. So a partial work at home arrangement would really be essential in the long term, as far as I'm concerned.

I guess I'll take it step by step and see what happens, keeping my options open but having mixed feelings about it.

5 Responses to “Interview”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    I hope y ou get an offer!

  2. Laura S. Says:

    I hope it works out in your favor. Keep us posted!

  3. Kiki Says:

    Fingers crossed!

  4. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Do you really want or need it? If so then I'll cross my fingers. Sounds like it isn't what you are hoping for.

  5. PatientSaver Says:

    Well, I need to get back to a f/t job making at least $40K. Right now I'm not making ends meet; while I have a nice financial cushion, I don't want to start spending that down.

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