I was home with my son for two years before I started thinking about going back to work. Let's face it we are all going through tough times and I need to help provide for my family. Last April I was referred by a friend and landed a job at an accessories company; I was there for about six months. It just wasn't a right fit, my supervisor used to talk to herself - ALL the time! We shared an office and as you can imagine it was so hard to concentrate and focus; it just didn't work out.
I found myself at home for a month before I was able to get referred to another job, this time I was working for a small financial firm. After being there for about two months, two key players left the company and their needs changed. They decided that someone with a financial background would be a better fit and they had to let me go. They were nice enough to give me a month to try and find something while on their payroll. They ended up finding someone to fill my spot before months end.
I know it's been a tough year but I'm happy to say that I am will be starting a new job after the holiday! It's for a major bank and must I say that their pre-screening process is over the top! Four interviews, an extensive background check AND fingerprinting!! Just crazy, but I'm so happy it all worked out!
I am looking forward to being a working mom again, don't get me wrong I LOVE being home with my kids. For me it's about balance, spending time away from home makes me appreciate it more. My kids are 3 and 7, I'm content and ready to head back into the work force.