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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The call

Maggie May was right, I did know the answer to my dilemma. The reason I'd been so worried about ringing my prospective employer, was because they may have negotiated on finishing times and if they had, then I would have had to have taken the job. In my heart of hearts I did not want it. I wanted to be sure of keeping my children. I wanted to savour the last year of Small Sprog; taking him to school in the morning, being there in the afternoon to hear his chatter, buy him an ice cream or cajole him to his extra maths lesson, depending on the day of the week.

I put off the call until Monday morning and was told that they would not negotiate. Was I still interested? No, I knew the answer straight away, I was not.

Back to the drawing board then. Time or money, which is more important to you?


nick said...

Definitely time. We need enough money to buy life's essentials, but beyond that, time to enjoy ourselves, our children, our friends and the world around us is the most important thing.

A shame they insisted on being so inflexible.

BS5 Blogger said...

Decisive, confident and very attractive.....


Maggie May said...

I am so pleased that you have followed your heart and I just know that you will find a way......
You are right...... your children's happiness is much more important and your peace of mind, than money. Anyway, it is good to know that you were chosen for the job even though you didn't take it.Good for your ego.
I also have some decisions to make soon concerning work. I think I know what I need to do.
Hope everything works out well for you.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Barbara said...

Time! You have made the right choice, your children are only young once. In your heart you would not want to miss that last year of Small Sprog, you would always regret it.

I am sure a suitable job will come along soon.

Rob-bear said...

Enough money to live without fear of hunger or homelessness.

Beyond that, time. Time and relationship.

Good for you; you went with what you knew instinctively was right for you.

Hope your excursion to York was good.

Steve said...

Follow your heart - you won't ever go too wrong if you do that. Good for you.

Carol said... doubt about it! It's precious and it's something that you can never get back.

You absolutley made the right decision and you go forward knowing that your skills are wanted, you are good in an interview and that you can and will get the job that's right for you :-)

C x

Akelamalu said...

Heart should always rule head - this is the only true way to happiness.

Time is the only thing money can't buy, so therefore is more valuable x

Brett said...

Time, always time.

Working Mum said...

Maggie is a wise woman. You made a good choice.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Life is too short.

Always choose having time over having money.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore