Monday, 30 September 2013
About a month ago I was at the lowest point in my life and didn't know what to do about anything - job, marriage, money... It was one of those months when after sending out tens of job applications, I once again didn't hear from any of the employers. I hate such arrogance! Is it so hard to hit "reply" (or even "reply all") and write a single line: "We are sorry to inform you that a more suitable candidate was chosen for the position."? Or something along that line.
As a consequence a little thought crept into my mind - what if I could get a job abroad? And I started looking in UK, Germany and Austria. I'm too old to find a job through Eures, so I just browsed ads on the internet. Then my dear Polish penpal told me about her friend who got a job at the nursing home in UK through a phone interview. So I asked my husband how he feels about the possibility of me leaving the country and of course him as well. Not really leave him, just not live with him anymore. He said he's OK with it and I should give it a try. So I wrote my CV, put together a cover letter and send it to the nursing home my penpal mentioned. To tell the truth, I didn't expect a reply at all because they didn't advertise any openings at that time. However I got a reply email rather quickly and it all went in warp speed from then on. A week later a phone interview was arranged and carried out on Wednesday (25 Sept.) At the end of it I was offered a job. Just like that - without knowing anyone, without any intimidation during the interview... just by being myself. So I'll be moving to England in November.
I start working on 15 November but travelling to England a few days earlier. There are tons of papers I need to get and (after loosing 30 kilos in the last months) a lot of shopping to do because I can't wear most of the things I wore last winter. Not cheap!
I also have to find accommodation for myself and that is neither cheap nor easy over the internet because I'm a bit frightened of getting scammed.
Wish me luck!!!