Friday, May 27, 2016

The week in review

I got back from my Girls Weekend on Monday, and was exhausted.  I didn't go to bed before 2am the whole time I was there.  Lots of fun.  We went to the casino....her favorite activity and I won!  After taking out what I spent there....I cleared $136.  I was happy with that.

Bossy earned his First Class Rank in Boy Scouts Monday night.  He is now working toward his Star and will be working on two merit badges over the summer.

The kids finished out the school year on Wednesday with the 8th grade recognition ceremony.  Bye middle school....hello high school!

I was offered the job I had the second interview for on Tuesday.  This will at least help with the income issues, but by no means is a permanent solution.  I start on Tuesday, but my first week will have screwy hours.  In general, I will work 3pm-7pm (eventually 8pm), and every other Saturday from 10am-12pm.  There may be some Friday hours down the road.  It is a new business, so they need to ramp up the hours as they get busier.

The SAT thing is not a guarantee of hours (like I put down availability for 3 shifts and didn't get any, plus there is nothing for July-Sept).  I got paid for my training last week....my first paycheck since March.  Bringing my year net income to a whopping  $625.

I know several of you have commented that I have a Masters Degree.....yep, I do.  Still paying $229 a month for it.  I am finding that my advanced degree doesn't amount to much.  I do not want to go into the classroom....in the 14 years since I got my degree, things have changed so much.  I have applied for several education related jobs in multiple counties and private schools and not one panned out.

I am ready to finally come up with a plan for the near and far future.  A little more money coming in.....cars almost paid off (G-man's car is officially below $1000, and mine is around  $1300).  We are considering waiting to buy a house  (not that we are even close to that) until after the kids are out of high school in 4 years....then we will have no geographic restrictions.  I will let you know the plan....which will probably change anyway!!

Happy Memorial day weekend!


7 comments:

  1. Good news all around! Glad you had a nice Girls Weekend and you got the job! (Yay!!!) As for the Master's Degree, when my husband was searching for a job (recently got one after being laid off for six months!) he found that there were many instances where the higher degree was a detriment and excluded him from being considered for a position...Go figure!

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    1. Thank you, and congrats to your hubby. I tend to agree about the advanced degree....I have a feeling that hurt my chances in many cases. I will keep looking for the right job for me, but at least it is something.

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  2. So happy you had a good time. I hope this part time job gets your foot into the door. You deserve something great.

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    1. Thank you. This is a brand new business, so there really isn't any growth room right now. Until the business moves to the next level...this is about as good as it will get.

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  3. since you do have your masters degree, apply for the University of Phoenix. it was the only thing that saved me when we were in the south (job wise). Also, ask the community colleges about their developmental studies programs...these are always looking for teachers, and if you apply to a direct department, they don't ever send you to the developmental department. you'll teach lower level courses, but it is a foot in the door with all of the south's weird teaching rules...

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  4. Once you get those cars paid off you are going to make so much progress so fast! Just keep pushing forward, good things are coming your way.

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