Things are changing at work, my boss of the last few years is leaving and I am now at the point where I am thinking 'do I want her job?' I easily know the answer to that - yes I do. I have never made a secret of the fact that this was the job I fancied, it is one I have done before in other industries and call me big-headed but I think I would be pretty good at it.
(Now if you are reading this and you work at the same place as me, do not assume that I know any more than you, I am purely surmising about her job being up for grabs).
I started with my current employer just over 7 years ago and I have always been upfront and told my manager that the job I wanted was hers but for me it comes with a cost. I am pretty sure that my Director of HR will not consider anything except full-time in that role. Yes I could put forward for a job-share as I work now but I would need someone to share with me that I could really trust. Who knows if I would find them at that level.
So the question I am left with is 'do I want to work full-time?' No, is my instant reaction, I am loving my balance of part-time working now the kids are at school. Two school days to myself to get all the jobs done and some time to myself to exercise, blog, get my hair cut or even just visit the doctor without 3 parrots accompanying me.