Live-in Position Did Not Work Out
Have you ever felt so sad about a job that you felt was your 'dream job' and you did not get the job? Do you know why? Did something better come out of it? I was informed Thursday that someone else was given the dream job I wanted so badly. I had been in touch with this family since March as they contacted me through a nanny site and felt I was a good fit for their family. Meeting the mother about a month later after a few phone calls, we clicked and the position of caring for her wonderful little boy seemed like a great blessing. She wanted a live-in, and never having done this myself (I live at home) I was a bit hesitant, because I do have a dog and she is my responsibility.
After much consideration and speaking with my mother, trying a live-in position, seemed like a great opportunity. My mother would watch my dog, until weekends when I would see her, as they preferred I didn't bring her. She's tiny and cute. I felt like it would be worth it in the long run. Plus my sister and her doggy lived with my mother too and that little doggie and my dog were inseparable! I HAVE lived on my own before, circumstances brought me back home.
The MB, made it clear that I was her top pick BUT due to another candidate wanting to be a live-in from the beginning, she stood out too. Long story short, after visiting the little guy and bonding and keeping in touch until they moved into the area from another state, the current nanny and myself did a trial run with them. The MB called me later that day and told me I was amazing---(this was my 2nd time with the little guy-we bonded instantly) BUT due to my hesitation at being a live-in AT FIRST and the other nanny yearning to move-in from the beginning, they went with her. She said if they need back up, (due to crazy schedules, and limited time off, they probably will). She asked me if I was interested in being a back up. I told her, it was a possibility.
I am so sad I did not get the position. I know my heart was in it and I would NOT have continued with the interview, had I decided a while ago live-in was not something I was interested in. It still feels surreal. The little guy and I bonded so much, I couldn't wait to get started on our outings. I'm still upset and get kind of teary when I think about the outcome. I'm trying to keep positive. **I knew it was not a guarantee, so I did interview in the meantime, got two offers but due to pay, declined** I am trying to keep my chin up and believe the right family is out there. I do have my chin up, or try to when thinking about the fact a few families have contacted me in interest to interview me, so crossing my fingers :)....not lying though, it does still hurt. Please advice.
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