Daughter informed me today she turned down offer by famed NYC restaurant group. I’m not surprised because I could tell from our conversations that she was leaning that way.
I think it came down to her sense that it wasn’t the right fit for her. NOT that she couldn’t handle the work or the hours, even the low pay starting out.
When I asked, now what, there was a slight pause, then an outline of what she hopes to do next.
She knew she had our support no matter what she decided. That’s the best part of being a parent to fully functioning, capable, independent, and talented kids. We leave it up to THEM to make their own choices.
The good news is that being unemployed she will be able to participate in family Thanksgiving and Gram’s 99th birthday. Had she taken the job, holidays for the foreseeable future would have been work days.