Now while job offers are no small thing even in the most mundane of professions, this job offer constituted a pretty big deal. In my life. In my current employment. In my husband's elected position. In our church. Pretty much in our whole town.
I won't go into all the gorey details but I will put it in bullet point format for ease of understanding (mainly because bullet points make it easier for ME):
- I currently work in our church office
- I do not make much $$ and there are no health insurance or retirement benefits
- I really love my job and the servant's posture it has allowed me to transition into
- I do not make hardly any $$
- New job pays A LOT
- New job pays for mine and the Bear's health insurance
- New job offers retirement fund
- New job also employs someone who had an affair with a married person
- That someone was also married at the time
- Both couples are members of our church
- Our town is very very very (did I mention) very small
- Ergo there are the "teams" who have picked sides of the affair to be on
- My husband is an ELECTED official
- Certain people on the "teams" might perceive my acceptance of the new job as support for the affairees
- New job is answer to prayer inasmuch as it pertains to income and benefits for my family
- New job is something that my strengths would allow me to be really really good at
- Did I mention how small our town is? If you don't already know someone it's because you're related to them.
So there you go. I am, of course, going to take the new job. It all feels "right" and maybe I am putting too much concern about the soap opera that has been front and center in our town for the past nine months into my deliberations. But my husband and I have tried very hard to walk the neutral line in our community. If we said it once, we said it one hundred times: "It is not our business and we are not going to speculate about ANYONE'S private lives."
See what I get for mentioning my life was uneventful?
I'm gonna try keeping my big yap shut for a while.