Thursday, May 31, 2012
Towards the end of the school year I was feeling really down. I had not ran or lifted for months, gained 10 pounds, and couldn't get a job for the life of me. Heck in one week I was denied by two jobs, lost my biology department job (because of "budget problems"), and was pooped on by a bird. ALL IN ONE WEEK!!! (plus I had my picture on the front page of my colleges website after I asked them NOT to post it where people could see)
Well the school year ended and I had all this free time, so I started to run again. That was nice and all, but I still had money problems. Within a week a faculty member was able to find and receive a grant that would fund work for me. So I said "Heck, I'll do it. It’s only 4 weeks of work, but it's better than nothing." So I had/have $1500 to earn from that job.
Then I found a little 12 hours a week job on campus (at the bakery). It doesn't pay too well, but hey, it’s another 72 hours of pay that I will get. This job ends in July.
So that equaled ~$1778 (with tax taken out) for a summer pay check with both of those jobs. I need at the very minimum ~$1300 to pay rent and bills, not including food and pet emergencies.
That meant I had to apply for at least one more job that would last at least till the end of summer otherwise money would be very very tight and the summer would not be fun at all.
On Friday I received a routine email from our biology department saying there was a job opening at a local vet for a kennel assistant (aka walking dogs and feeding cats). So Saturday I applied. Wednesday I called to “check on the status of my application”, and I received an interview for today (Thursday). I went to the interview at 3pm. The interview ended at 4pm with the interviewer informing me she had to talk to her supervisor to make sure I was right for the position. At 4:30pm she calls me saying I got the job and my first day would be Monday at 3:30pm to start my training!
So now I currently have 3 jobs for the summer.
This means a busy busy busy summer. I will have to follow a strict schedule in order to continue my half marathon training, but fortunately things are looking up.