Wednesday, June 05, 2013

There's a part-time position open at the Central Library for a YA librarian.

Pros: It's more money. 30 hours a week instead of 40 might allow me to take an additional class per semester and finish my degree sooner. It's a YA position, something I'm good at and I know a lot about; I love teens and their media.

Cons: 30 hours a week knocks me from full-time to part-time, resulting in higher insurance and higher costs for gym membership. They might not consider me for the position since I don't have an MLIS yet, though I'm working toward the bachelors' in library science.

I'm torn about applying for a few reasons. I'm tired of being rejected and this feels like a rejection waiting to happen. And, even if they did offer me the job, I don't know if I can afford to switch to part-time. But I want that job. I want to work with YA and I crave the activities I'd be involved in with teens. I love working with teens and YA is where I want to eventually end up working.

I just don't know what to do.
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    "But I want that job."

    Go for it!
    1780 days ago
    It sounds like you're really passionate about this opportunity. Will it "hurt" anything if you apply? Meaning, will it cause problems with your current job, or work against you if you apply for another position at the Central Library in the future? In general I figure if it won't "hurt" anything and it only costs me my time - I should go for it!
    1780 days ago
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