Megan, at 39 weeks, is apparently on bedrest. I have no idea why she is on bedrest, you'd think they'd either induce or section at this point. Of course, I said she'd have the baby by induction leading to section by tomorrow. So we'll see what happens.
My bosses have asked me to go to fulltime work through at least February. I told them I needed a raise. So they offered about $114 more per month (which would be prorated to fit my shorter hours). This doesn't fully cover childcare costs. The extra money I would make by working more hours would result in about $300 extra per month. Mr. Gaia is pissed that I would even consider it for less than an extra $300 per month. I didn't get a raise last year at all and the one the previous year was pretty small. I don't want to work full time and I explained that to them. I told them that I was willing to help out but that I needed to talk it all over with Mr. Gaia.
I think it's a foregone conclusion that I will work fulltime until Megan and my other coworker are back from their medical leaves (other coworker is having a hysterectomy January 10). The only question is will they pay me enough to make Mr. Gaia get off my back.
I'm in a better position than they are right now. I don't *need* this job. It enables us to do more fun things and to actually have some retirement and college savings, but we live off of Mr. Gaia's salary now. But I have that socialized female guilt. Sigh.
I did not get the Parks job. I finally got my letter yesterday. However, the park I really want to work at has reopened their job posting (same position), so I made sure they still have my application.