“Looking for a job in the city
Working for the man every night and day”
Well, this is to let you all know the great news. The big wheels have indeed kept on turning – they’ve floated across the river to the West End from the city, and working for the woman more than for the man, but Kate has a new job!
She had an interview on Monday, got the call Tuesday, and she’s the new full-time social worker advocate at a domestic violence service! But the news gets better than that – on telling her she had the job, it was also mentioned that they had been talking for several months about getting a solicitor to work at the service as well.
So the doubly great news is that they want Kate to be that solicitor, although she’ll be working at the job she applied for, as a social worker, until they get funding for a solicitor’s position. The amazing thing is that this specific agency is exactly where Kate has wanted to work since studying law. She went back to university to do a social work degree after working for a year in property and planning law, and has at times felt like the social work was a waste of two years – not only in time but in earnings. There’s a big gulf between a lawyer’s and a student’s earnings, and someone who has made the step down is more keenly aware of what has been given up. Naturally, you question if you’ve made the right choices.
But now, amazingly, her social work degree and her application for a social worker position are the exact things that have given her the opportunity to be a lawyer in the field she wants. Simply the job as a social worker in domestic violence is an answer to sometimes impatient and frustrated prayer over the last eight months. The opportunity to practice law in the same field is, in church-speak, an overabundance of blessing.
She doesn’t know exactly when she’ll start yet, but this is better news than we could have imagined.
The title of the post and first lines are from the Nutbush.