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A job????

June 6th, 2008 at 06:16 pm

My cousin (not the one I live with) offered me a job today. Well, she didn't really offer it to me, but she recommended me to her boss when asked if she knew someone who would be good in the position.

I'm mulling it over. Truthfully, I would rather not work. I'm retired, and I've gotten used to the leisurely pace. And I moved here to be of aid to my cousin who has NCS -- if I worked, I would be leaving her alone all day, which might not be a good thing.

But I sure would have more money! Less freedom -- more money. I can't decide, so I'll sleep on it.

Today I shopped on the internet -- bought some undies (why am I always, always, buying underwear and still don't have enough?) and I bought a a gift certificate for my DIL's birthday. $102 all together.

I've decided I will probably switch my insurance to Allstate. They weren't the lowest offer, but they were the lowest one with a AA rating.

6 Responses to “A job????”

  1. Amber Says:

    Good luck on what ever you decide. I was thinking maybe work part-time if that is an option

  2. baselle Says:

    Undie negative, eh? Big Grin

  3. fern Says:

    Is it a full-time job or part-time? If it's full-time, i fully understand your reluctance, but if it's part-time, you might want to consider it; perhaps committing in your head to just 1 year, then reassess how you feel about it.

    I don't know how you're doing financially in retirement, but I know that if i were retired right now, all the inflation and rising prices we're seeing would be very unsettling to me. This might be a good time to sock away some extra money now, while you can still count on your good health. If you waited for another 10 years, say, and only then realized your money wasn't going as far as you thought it would, you would be 10 years older and perhaps not as capable of handling the grind of a regular job. Just a thought.I know it's a little bit of a downer, but just trying to be realistic.

    I definitely wouldn't be working full time if i didn't have to, even at a "good" job that i enjoy. But part-time i see as much more doable. Good luck, whatever you decide. Perhaps, if it is a f/t job, you could negotiate p/t hours.

    What is NCS?

  4. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    Yes I was going to suggest PT too. If it were me and I was negotiating for such a thing I'd ask to work T-W-Th, then you'd still have nice long weekends to travel to visit w/your sons and other little jaunts.

  5. Carolina Bound Says:

    Unfortunately, part time is not an option. If it were, I would consider it more seriously, but I think full-time would just be too much right now. My cousin and I talked about it a lot last night and came to the conclusion that the cons outweighed the pros.

    NCS is a nerve disease -- short for neurocardiogenic syncope. It's also called Shay-Draper Syndrome. Basically, her brain and her heart do not communicate as they should and her blood pressure can suddenly drop dramatically. She is often groggy and tired, and she is liable to faint at any time, even when she is doing nothing!

  6. Amber Says:

    I think it's great you are helping her out

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