Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Working full time would suck...

I'm really hoping that my sister, Monica, does not show her husband, Brian, this post. He already thinks I'm a slacker and doesn't seem to understand that being unemployed isn't really that great. Yes, with Chris' stable job we have the luxury that I don't have to work. However, since I always worked before we were married the fact that I haven't been able to get a job in my field in the last 6 years can be a real morale/confidence buster. I have gotten seasonal jobs in environmental education and that unexpected turn in my career has allowed me to discover how much I love teaching. So, now I'm working about 25 hours/week at the Youth Center and I'm still liking it, but I can't imagine working 40 or more hours each week! How do people get things done? This schedule is just about perfect - I can wake up, workout, get errands done, go out to lunch with friends once a week, teach English one day a week, walk the dog, eat lunch at home, go to work, come home, walk the dog, eat dinner, watch an hour or so of bad AFN TV, and go to bed. If I were to work 40 hours/week, the house would be filthy, the fridge would be empty, I'd have no friends, and I'd have no time to blog! So, a big salute out to all the full timers, especially those who add parenting into the mix. I'm glad to be in the ranks of the slackers!

5 comments:

Charity said...

I hear you! And I heart being a slacker, myself. I've never done it before and am surprised by how much I like it! :-)

Mandy said...

I would be a slacker tomorrow if I could. I envy those that can.

Heather Hansen said...

I LOVE being a slacker!!!

Liza said...

Fellow slacker club member here!

Kristina Patten said...

The luxury of having a job as a firefighter is that I work one day and then have two days off. It's like every day I work is a Friday!! It gives me plenty of time on my days off to get all the things done that those 40 hour people have to do between 6 and 10 at night. I love it!