So...the job. The job itself sounds good. The benefits aren't all that stellar which, when I was young, clueless and childless would have been fine but now? Now benefits take on a whole new meaning.
The pay is low but seems on par for a lot of office job here. It's hard because with so many people looking for work, employers really don't need to offer a great salary to attract people. I crunched the numbers and it would be tighter than I'd like but (hopefully) doable. The fact of the matter is, I need an income and once I have some recent job experience under my belt, if a job isn't the right fit for whatever reason, it will make finding another job that much easier. It's always easier to find a job when you have a job, and all that.
There are no medical/dental benefits right now. That is something that they are looking at as the business grows but for now, it's not offered. That is something Dakota and I will be able to work out though so it's not the end all of everything. There is no paid sick time. I can take all the unpaid time off I need but with kids who are sure to get sick, this is a concern. One week paid vacation after one year as well as a 401k after one year.
Not that I've been called back for a second interview or anything but I think it's good to look at everything and know what I can and cannot do in order to make things come together. There is always the possibility of looking into cheaper car insurance to save money as well as reconfiguring other things. My grocery bill has gone down from the time the spreadsheet was put together so that would be some savings. But childcare? That is a cost that isn't set in stone since I don't have any arranged at this time based on the simple fact it isn't yet needed. And the cost of child care is concerning...and alarming.
So many things to think about and consider but overall, I think I could really enjoy working at the place. And do you know how thrilled I would be to be offered the position? My self-esteem has really taken a hit in the job hunt area. I've never not been interviewed and offered a position for which I submitted an application. Times are different. Clearly.