Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Day 3 - Keepin' my Options Open

This week I signed up for job # 3. Not sure what possessed me, so I have to do a little analysis. First job is Merchandise Rep. I have been doing this for 3 years and I like the flexibility of it. I really don't have a boss, I check in online and email if I have any issues. I can pretty much make up my own schedule. But lately, I am getting tired of driving around the city. I also can't get enough hours in one area of the city to justify the drive. Now that gas is creeping back to the $3 mark, I have scaled back on my territory to just include the accounts that are close by.

Job # 2. I recently started this job in November. This was a rebound job, now that I look at it. I had finished with my physical therapy on my wrist which I broke in August and was feeling a little more independent. I was also starting to feel better from my Pneumonia that knocked me down for a good month. I applied through the Mesa Public Schools and interviewed for a Clerk position in the Spec. Ed. department. I work with the Psychologist, Counselor and Speech Pathologist mostly. I was wanting to get an idea of how it is to work in the schools. It is only 19 hours so I can keep my flexible schedule and work my other job as well.

Job # 3. Substitute Teacher. I talked with the Principal of my kids school (a Charter School) and told her what I was doing with the Mesa Public Schools. We kind of got in a discussion about substituting and she wanted me to fill out an application. I told her I can only commit to Thursday's since that was my day off. She said Great! I will put you on the list for Thursday!

So..Here I am, working three jobs wondering what the heck? I assume I don't want to commit to a full time job, because I need the flexibility still with my kids. With job number #2, I like the people I work with and the environment, but I am bored. I am interested in how I do as a Sub. Hopefully by the end of the school year, I can make up my mind what direction I want to pursue. For now, I am keeping my options open!!


cadi said...

Substituting! Awesome- I'm anxious to see how you like it. I love options!

Kelli Brown said...

You're gonna be a crazy workin' girl, Miss Barney! But enjoy your options and keep it flexible. Ball season is upon us and we all know what insanity that brings. You and I are going to have to work harder to squeeze in our visits now that you are working on my days off :) JK, we'll make it happen. Hope you are well - we need to chat soon and catch up. LMK if you need anything.

Jared said...

Your amazing Nicole

Jared said...

You are going to be super busy! Hopefully you find some time to relax and spoil yourself! :)