Hospital Job Update

A pair of good interviews followed by some disappointing news, and a quick baby update.

I recently posted  about a job I applied for a few weeks ago.  The job is mostly supporting and possibly implementing hospital applications in their I.T. department.  I had a phone interview on Thursday last week and a follow up on site interview yesterday.

The phone interview went really well.  I always get nerves when I have to interview, but I felt like I answered pretty much every question well.  I usually have a question here or there that I fumble, but I didn’t really have that with the phone interview.  The on site interview was yesterday, and I did well on that one also.  I liked the I.T. director, she seemed like a cool person to work for.  The hiring manager for my position however came in late, didn’t introduce herself, and wouldn’t make eye contact with me.  I’m not sure how I felt about her.

One thing that came up in the interview is the overtime expectation.  There’s a lot more overtime expectation than my recruiter told me when I originally applied.  With my first baby on the way, I’m not very interested in working a job with overtime expectation.  Another thing, right now my current job gives me 6 weeks of paternity leave.  This new job said they could try and give me 2 weeks, but no guarantee.  I’m struggling with this a lot.  I want to be a family man, I want that to be my priority over my job. I want my job to be in service of my family life, not the other way around.  I haven’t made a decision yet, but I’m leaning towards not accepting this position.  I have another interview with the CIO for the hospital in a couple weeks, so I have time to think about it.  <Christianity warning> I have been praying about it and will continue to do so, I need to trust God more with these things.  I know everything will work out in the end and that He’ll take care of us </Christianity warning>.

I’ve been on the job hunt for months now, and I’m getting used to the excitement of a new prospect and the eventual disappointment of it not working out.  I’m not happy with my current boss, but I have a decent paying job with a lot of flexibility for my family.  I’m not satisfied with my current job, but I can afford to be choosy on what position I accept.  I have an interview in a few weeks with a community college in my area doing support, so we’ll see how that goes.

Quick Baby Update

Another baby appointment tomorrow, hopefully we get to see the ultrasound again.  We’re about to go public with the baby news on Facebook.  Christmas was great, we got to be around our nieces.  Playing with those babies made us so excited for our own.  My one niece is the exact age our baby will be next Christmas, so it was great to get to see how she did with Christmas this year.

 

Author: Ben Jones

Blogger. Husband. Doofus.

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