When Yasmin and myself embarked on this endeavour nearly 4 years ago, we didn’t really know what we were getting ourselves into. As if leaving perfectly safe, well-paying careers isn’t crazy enough, leaving perfectly safe well-paying careers to open a greenfield venture in an industry that was relatively foreign to us was even crazier.
And yet here we are 4 years later still giving it all we’ve got. As with many start-up businesses, the pay is not as good, the hours are longer and it’s arguably the most mentally-challenging journey we’ve been on, but neither of us would trade it for anything in the world. Why you ask? Because we’re making a difference. Check out this recent message from our Facebook page:
I didn’t think to say it sooner – but thanks! I saw a job posted on your Facebook page a couple of months ago. Applied. Got it! The ‘hen’s tooth’ of jobs – that rare school hours job with a workplace that actually caters for parents with kids that go to school. So thanks – your Facebook page has really changed my life.
Wow! “So thanks – your Facebook page has really changed my life”. Statements like this are reason that we started, the reason we’re still here today and the reason we push forward every day, to uncover and advertise more and more flexible family friendly employment opportunities and to provide interesting, informative and entertaining resources for Australian parents.
If you’ve got a “family friendly employment” story to tell, please post it in the comments below or post it to our Facebook page; we’d genuinely love to hear from you. Even if the story doesn’t involve School Hours, we’d still love to hear from you; after all, any family friendly employment story is a good story right!
So what’s next for School Hours? There’ll be loads more flexible, family friendly employment opportunities and more useful resources (of course), but we’re going to make the delivery of those items better for both jobseekers and employers. Furthering our goal of making it easier for parents to connect with genuine family friendly employers, we’re aiming to make finding a prospective family friendly employer much easier than ever before and on the flip-side, we’ll make it easier for a genuine family friendly employer to tell their story. Stay tuned 🙂