I left a job that required me to work on average 70 hours per week - sometimes up to 90. When I signed my contract, there was a part that stated that I needed something like "untiring enthusiasm and energy." Sometimes a 40 hour week is not physically possible to do everything that has to get done, especially when it is as structured as a boarding school environment. I loved my coworkers and plan to go back into teaching, but I do not plan on living on dorm at a boarding school ever again. My health couldn't take it. While working there, I gained close to 25 pounds in the first year.
Since I left, my stress level has gone down, I am happier, I have more time to spend with family, and I do better at what I am working on. Now, my newest project (and oldest at the same time) is ME.
- 11/12/2011 4:07:47 PM