Looks like my days of getting up at a reasonable hour during the work-week are about to come to an end. Dr. Darling was offered a short-term assignment with Post Danmark (the Danish postal service) today and starts on May 17.
The Swede is the third person from her old CityMail office to land a temporary delivery gig with their former competitor. A union rep arranged for them all to meet with a Post Danmark HR person shortly after their mail center was shut down in January. Dr. D was offered a three-month position on the north side of Copenhagen almost immediately but turned it down because A) she was still drawing severance pay from CityMail, 2) it would have been a 90-minute commute one-way, and lastly (and most importantly), have I mentioned what a terrible winter we had here?
Earlier this month, they called a second time with a position that's only an hour away, and she accepted without hesitation. I, on the other hand, have plenty of reservations associated with the unavoidable Alarm Clock War that will commence a week from Monday. Once again, she'll need to be on the train at 6:02, and unless I can convince her that a considerate partner would sleep in the guestroom, I'll be getting up at 5:15, too.
At least it's only for three months…though there is a good possibility of extension. (Both of her former colleagues have already had their contracts extended.) We'll cross that bridge…and evaluate its potential impact on our mid-August summer holiday plans…when we come to it. In the meantime, I'm plotting to get as much mileage out of my Ph.D housewife as possible this coming week.