Thursday, March 03, 2011

Yet another reason to increase my job search efforts

Remember the old H&R Block TV commercials? Long before the electronic filing era,  Henry Block (or some actor pretending to be him) appeared on the screen and gave another in an alleged series of reasons why you should have your taxes done at H&R Block.

Well tonight I learned REASON #8 (or thereabouts) why I need to find another job.

There's little secret that my job is relocating to Maryland in September, and while my much-better-half and I have kept our youngest son out of the discussions, he (an 8 year old) has heard enough to know something is coming down late in the summer.  He asked me if I was moving away because of my job.

I told him the truth:  the drive is too long (upwards of 3 hours, each way), and even though I do a 2 hour drive each way today, 3 hours back-and-forth 5 days a week would be too much.  So if I have to, I will leave Sunday night, and come home either late Thursday or first-thing Friday morning.  That would last for at least a few months, maybe more.  In the meantime, I hope to find another job, closer to home.

He understood, and then asked you like pets, right?  Well, the vet-rin-arian near the supermarket has a help-wanted sign!  You could work there!

I told him I would consider it, and that I would do my best to find a job closer to home.

And damn it, I will make it so.

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