Saturday, January 30, 2010

What have I gotten myself into?

Okay people, my unemployment woes are lost. That's right. I am starting a new job on Monday. The very first job in my life that pays me a salary and not an hourly wage. Well, BYU paid me a salary...but it was under $20,000 a year so that doesn't count.

Say hello to the lead instructor of the Personal Fitness Trainer program at Eagle Gate College. I will be teaching two combined Anatomy/Physiology classes as well as two Exercise Physiology Classes. Please don't let me sound ungrateful but let me just make a few lists of things I am pondering.

Things I will miss about unemployment...
1. Working out, (yoga, step aerobics, etc.) in conjunction with BYU broadcasting from 8-9am.
2. Running a few errands in the morning but making it home in time for TLC's What Not to Wear at 1pm.
3. Having the option of wasting my day doing house work as an excuse to listening to Harry Potter when I'm depressed about the job market.

Things I will not miss about unemployment...
1. Trying to buy groceries on $10/week and making my husband share my deodorant when his runs out.
2. Coming up with justifications for the way I wasted a day or two.
3. Watching my husband run himself into the ground trying to pick up extra shifts at work.
4. Eating beans four out of five nights of the week because that's what's in our pantry.

Pro's about my job...
1. I get Friday's off so it's always a three day weekend!
2. It's money...and although it's not a ton it's more than I've ever made before, it will be nice to start paying off some student loans.
3. It uses my degree! I had little hope of actually using my degree post graduation.
4. I can go out to dinner and a movie with my husband...maybe not in the same weekend but we haven't done either in the past five months we've been married. (Well, Chris's parents took us out a few times when they visited...but we personally haven't been out the two of us alone on our own wallets).
5. Basically I get PAID to do homework now.

Con's about the job...
1. Basically I have to continue doing homework!
2. It's in SLC so I will be commuting
3. My schedule is pretty spaced out...8am-10am then 6pm- 10pm Monday's and Wednesday's. Yes, I will be staying the night in SLC two nights a week and missing Chris a lot.
4. Right now I'm sharing an office with my boss, a dude, a nice dude but still...weird. If I'm going to be at school for 11 hrs a day I need a little personal space please. For clarification I have my own desk and computer but it's not a separate cubicle or anything. How can I waste a little time on facebook if my boss is watching over my shoulder! That should be my right as a working professional, two fifteen minute blog/facebook/email breaks every couple hours. (Everyone pray I will be moved to my own office space!!)
5. I have to wear professional clothes, do my hair, and make up, four days a week! Kill me now.

Okay, really the Pros were supposed to out weigh the Cons...and in reality they do. The financial stress has been lifted and we are so grateful in these economic times.


Bo and Sarah said...

Congrats on the job! We'll be praying for your own cubicle! We are loving the house up here and we got the DVD - Thanks!

Stephanie said...

Haha! I remember when you ONLY went around after doing your hair and makeup. Those were the days, huh? Congrats on the new job, I know you're going to do great at it! Miss you guys SO much!

Jason and Jackie said...

Yay! Congratulations on getting a job. I am so glad you are teaching--and my favorite classes too! It must be such a relief. We'll have to get together again soon.

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Jennifer said...

I feel your pain, sister. Going from unemployed to employed can be a real doozy (and the other way around, too), but in the end if feels oh-so-good to be a contributing member of society again. You'll be a great teacher! Congrats!

The Benches said...

I am so happy for you! Seriously, if you eat beans one more time I will kick you! Come over for dinner. Both of you. Anytime. Anyday. I'd love it, JEff would love it, Kyle wouldn't care, and Kara would joyfully talk about it for a week. :)

Angela Moonbaby said...

Woot! You're a teacher again! Keep up the good work! If you ever need a training tip, you know who to call! ....uh, Steph! haha. love you!