I mentioned last week that I would be looking for a new job due to the impending danger of my job being cut. Last week we had a staff meeting, and though it doesn't look like our jobs will be cut anytime soon, there is still not an option to get full-time hours. Right now, that is what my family needs. My husband is an entreprenuer in the field of capital consulting and real estate, so his income has basically dwindled to maybe 15-20% of where it was two years ago, and he was the main breadwinner.
In the field of work I am in, I am blessed there are still a few folks hiring. Here is my delimma: I got a call last week from a company that has a newly created position doing exactly what I want to do. The HUGH drawback- anywhere from 50-70% travel. The recruiter was very cool about it- he actually told me to think about it over the weekend, chat with my husband, and then call him today and let him know if I was still interested.
Pre-pregnancy me immediately got excited (new projects!! just my thing), but new mommy me just felt sick (not literally, but you now what I mean...). This could potentially be a really great opportunity for me, it would allow me to move up in my field, working more in a mgt position instead of a worker bee. But the travel thing makes my heart hurt. I'm only 6 weeks pregnant, but I'm worried about travel during the icky parts of pregnancy, will the travel hurt the baby, after I have the baby, being away from him/her.
So my question is: Do you think I should even take the time to interview? The job is a newly created position, so I'm sure there is flexibility in how it actually works. But I don't want to get my hopes up, or my husband's, but it sounds like a great opportunity, and having some $$ for change would be nice.