Wednesday, March 22, 2006

I got a job

An job inquiry/offer came casually into my mailbox, on a Mac users group. After looking at the potential employer's website, I responded and said if someone younger and more enthusiastic didn't show up, I'd like to be considered.

So... it seems someone younger and more enthusiastic did show up, but thought it would be insufficiently stimulating.

I HAVE intellectual and artistic stimulation in my normal unschooling life. I wouldn't mind some monotony. But so far (seven hours over two days), no monotony. It's about a mile away, and involves mostly clerical stuff, for a lawyer, performed as contract labor. It's not in a walk-in office, so I don't need to dress up. I'll end up doing most stuff from home anyway, after a while.

But that's not the good part. The work involves something very commendable, which is mediated divorce. The emphasis is on what's best for the kids, with a first pass of trying to avoid the divorce in the first place, and a bottom line of not going to court. Pretty cool.

"[Collaborative Law] encourages the parties to resolve present and future disputes in a manner that will contribute to the future well being of their children."

Marty and Kirby go to work every morning, and Holly sleeps until 1:00 or 2:00, and now I can be support personnel for some right livelihood. Whether the work lasts just a while or for a long time, it's fine with me.


Vicki said...

That sounds like a wonderful opportunity, not only for you, but for all the families you come in contact with there. So many people forget about their kids and I couldn't think of anyone better to help them see what's truly important. Congratulations to them for hiring you and to you for accepting. :)

Anonymous said...

You should hear what some of the judges say to some of these folks in the Family Court, when they're busy trying to get at each other at the expense of the kids!

Sandra Dodd said...

I don't come into contact with many people, just a few by phone. That doesn't hurt my feelings any at all, though. If I can do the easy grunt stuff so Kim can have more time with real people, that's good for everyone!

Carolyn, I know you've done that kind of work for a long time, and I think about you as I'm learning it!