I’ve decided that it’s time for me to track down a part-time job. Which is a big deal when you’ve been out of the workforce for a gazillion years. The workaday world seems very very far from my life as a stay-at-home mum.
I’m easing the strain by applying for jobs in congenial environments like the Wellington Library. I love the library system and work it hard, and I can think of many worse things to do than hang out for a few hours several times a week issuing books to people.
It’s not all beer and skittles and chats about books of course. I’ve heard people complaining bitterly about fines and overdue books and fees. But I could deal with that in exchange for a bit of independence and money.
Cross fingers that they’re willing to take a chance on someone who has been out of paid employment for so long. I shall bombard them with applications until I wear them down.