Canadian Lyndsay

WestJet Musings

by on Jan.27, 2007, under z-Old Posts

So, WestJet hasn’t called yet… but I’m thinking that’s okay.  While I was in Ontario, and even after, I really started to think about what would be required for me to live in Calgary during the week, and in Winnipeg on the weekend.

I mean, first there’s the added expense.  The job itself is quite a nice pay hike and would be FABULOUS if the job was in Winnipeg.  But it’s not.  If I was REALLY careful, I could probably still save some money even with having to pay rent in two places.  But who wants that stress?

The building where the department is located is on a bus route, but in a rather remote location. I don’t think I’d be comfortable busing around, so I’d need a car.  Nothing more than a beater, but that’s still a few grand, plus insurance.  And the issue of if I would have to surrender my Manitoba license for an Alberta one.

There’s the issue of stress of travelling.  I love to fly, but after all the flying I’ve done over the past six months, the novelty is wearing off fast.  Not that I don’t enjoy it still, I just don’t get butterflies of excitement anymore.

And of course, the stress on having a long distance relationship.  Dave and I are close to getting engaged, and hopefully we’ll start trying for kids right after we get married.  What happens when I’m pregnant?  How will I commute in my third trimester?  What about after mat leave?  How do I leave my child for 5 days at a time, every week?

So, with all those factors and even a few more little ones, it would have to be one helluva great offer for me to take it.  Given that it’s been more than two weeks since my interview, I’m thinking no offer is even coming.  Although that’s disappointing, it certainly makes the decision easier.

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