We’ve known since Susan returned to work after her bed-rest stint that she’d eventually be quitting for at least a year. What we hadn’t discussed was when this would occur – it was just “one day.”
With her energy stores beginning to dwindle (poor sleep at night), her office environment beginning to get unpredictable (people leaving / being asked to leave), and other various factors, we figured it was time to decide on a date.
That date is November 2nd. Susan now has one month of employment remaining, as she officially turned in her notice yesterday. She now has a date to focus on for taking a break from her daily grind.
However, she also has a date to obsess over – never in her adult life has she been unemployed. On November 2nd she will be completely relying on someone else to provide the income necessary to survive.
We talked, briefly, about the possibilities after Olivia has arrived. I figure, if she’s interested, that I might be able to work one day a week from home, allowing Susan to go to work that one day. This, of course, wouldn’t be until 6 months or so down the line, and only if I can get the details worked out on my side. Plus, she’ll need to find a place that is okay with her working one day a week, but my understanding of the nursing industry is that this likely won’t be a big deal.