This week, I saw a job online that looked like a really good match for me at a great company. At the urging of my family, I sent my resume to the recruiter. I didn’t really expect to hear back – after 9 months of unemployment, I am a little sour on recruiters.
However, on Thursday I got a request to come in on Friday for an interview. After asking my career counselor friend and my online BC support group for advice, I went ahead. The interview went well, and when the hiring manager talked about next steps and timelines, I just jumped in and said that I needed to discuss my availability. I said that I had a commitment and wouldn’t be available for 3-6 months, possibly part time in 3 months. The reply was a simple, “That’s good to know” and we moved on to other topics. He did mention that one of the next steps was likely to be an all day interview with a lot of different people. All I could think of was trying to do this with the mastectomy tubes hanging out of me, or when my hair is gone. I had to swiftly shut down those images and agree that that would be fine.
Whether or not I go further with this job, it was a positive thing for me to go and interview. I don’t want to work post-mastectomy and through the first round of chemo, as the AC dense dose is supposed to be pretty difficult and I’ll be getting it every 2 weeks. The Taxol is weekly, but seems to be a little easier to tolerate. I think that when I do go back to work, I want to be able to give it 100%, and I don’t know that I’d be able to during treatment.
We shall see. At this point, I can only believe that what is meant to happen, will.