So I interviewed with a family yesterday who is having a baby next month, who wants me to start in August. The pay is great, but the hours are long-ish (8-6ish). I could still go to school at night, and they live very close to El Centro (where I would go). They are very flexible with vacations, and even when they go on the 3 day weekend (which apparently is often) I would get the same weekly pay. The job is pretty straight forward: take care of newborn child during the day, take her on play dates, to the park, etc. Make sure the house doesn't look like a diaster zone. You guys all know what life with a newborn is like. I would pretty much just do that, but get paid for it, and get to leave by 6pm every night. I wouldn't cook, they have a housekeepr, and basically it would be all baby all day. They told me I was their #1 canidate, and they just wanted to check out my refrences.
I am interviewing with another family on Friday who has 3 year old twins. The hours are shorter, and the pay is less, but still as good as the other job per hour, but less hours=less money. I could still go to school in the evening/night, but the campus near them doesn't offer all the classes I really need for the nursing program, so I would probably go to the one near me. I would get to help this family cook meals and teach the kids music. I would hang out with them from about 8am until they go to pre-school on tues-thrus, then do all the household shopping and preparing of dinner, then pick them up and hang out for a bit until the parentals get home. I have gotten the idea from the many many emails we have sent that I am their #1 canidate, although it hasn't been said outright.
Both families are really nice, really caring, really funny and really great. I would get along with both of them equally well.
What should I do? I mean, ovbiously, I still have to be offered eaither job, but what do I do if I am offered both? How do you pick between kids? They both certianly have pros and cons, but they are both awesome in their own right. I almost with I wasn't so awesome, so only one family would pick me.
Please please give me some advice.
P.S. The people who are doing my refrences for me are AWESOME. Pretty sure half the reason the second fam loves me as much as they do is due to some awesomeness on their part.