Tomorrow (I guess, technically, later today) I have a job interview for a high school south of town. I'm kind of nervous about the whole thing, for more than the normal reasons. I mean, of course it's an interview and a big deal.
But, I interview well. I have a lot of natural energy and I interact freely with groups of people. I usually use good, thoughtful answers and come off well. I'm fairly sure that, all things being equal, I can knock off an interview well.
It's a tough thing because of the size of the job. I did this job earlier in my career, and it's a 60-70 hour per week thing. I really enjoy my sons, and I don't want to put them behind or neglect them. I want to see them grow up and to be a part of their every day life. I'm afraid that, if I'm accepted to the job, I'll lose track of their lives.
I know that it's a trade-off. It'd be a really rewarding job in a rich program, with a chance to make a big difference in many students' lives. It would just mean that I need to be more careful about scheduling time with them and keeping that time sacred.
It's traditional, in Western society, for the man to be the breadwinner and only partially involved in their kids' lives. I understand that, just as I get that I'm a different person, in a unique situation with two unique children. I know that our parents would be more comfortable with that arrangement. And, the stipends from all of the extracurricular activities would give us enough money for a house and an iPad. (That would be my end-of-year present for myself.)
What do you think? After perusing the district's website, I'm 95% sure that I want that job. I want to wait until I meet the administration, see the facilities, and meet the staff.