Saturday, April 14, 2007

Up in the air

Our family is going through a really unsettled time at the moment. I'm not sure why this has happened, but I often think that times of change creep up on you and that sometimes it seems as if all hell is let loose.

Jase is still looking for a job and has been applying week on week for jobs. Still nothing has come from it yet and he is being forced to look further from home (such as Brighton and Watford). I'm still hopeful that something will eventually come up. However, in the meantime we are having to be extremely cafeful with money as we've been on a single income for 4 months now.

He's going on a project management course next week in Bournemouth, which will result in a professional qualification. As well as looking for jobs all week, he has studying hard for this.

Lauren has moved into the next room in her nursery which is for the children from 18 months to 2 years. She's now the smallest person in her room, which is quite large and is a group of 25. At first, we were told that she was a bit intimidated and shy. There were tears when we dropped her off, which was really quite upsetting. However, yesterday she seemed a bit better and when Jase went to pick her up, she was playing happily with the friends she'd made from her old room who had moved up with her.

I've been finding out that my job is also not secure. I've been appointed into a temporary post, which is a fixed contract until July 2nd. However, the management currrently are refusing to advertise the permanent post unless we make concessions to work unsociable hours. We are resisting this as we all feel that it is not sustainable with our current numbers.

If things cannot be resolved, I guess that I will also need to look for a new job soon.

Stressful times for all of us.


Kim said...

Come to Virginia! Very child friendly. There are also tons of hospitals, some brand new. There would also be opportunities for Jase. Or just come for a break when you can manage.We're keeping fingers,toes and paws crossed for you.
Kim & Balint

Rena said...

Hehe! Well, see what happens. I wish I knew how things were going to pan out...


Kim said...

I think we all wish this.