I applied for a job at the Humane Society!! I emailed them, and I think I'm getting an interview, and-- ugh, that in itself is stressful! I'm worried I won't get the job... but not as much as I'm worried I *will* get the job! I mean, I love my current job! My coworkers are all great, my boss is great-- just this weekend we had a Dogsmanship workshop and my boss brought us candy, and we're starting Puppy Socials-- and you know how important a supportive work environment is. I have no idea if the people at the Humane Society will be nice, or... catty and grumpy and jaded. You know what kind of people work with animals? People who don't want to work with people! Not to mention, the work I'll be doing is going to be more dangerous-- some of the dogs I'll be working with may be reactive, unstable... of uncertain background. And I'm going to have to do phone work and talk to prospective adopters, and do like... paperwork and stuff. I've never done anything like that!
But the Humane Society is more of an opportunity. People have long-term careers there. My current job is a dead-end. Nobody works at a daycare for life. I'm already the third oldest employee-- counting the owner. I have to take it if I get it. But what if I don't get it?? I'm freaking oooouuut!!!!