Number of days I’ve been partially employed: 62 days
Number of hours I work, on average: 3.5 x 3 = 10.5 hours
How much I got paid last week: $336.36 (tax deducted)
So, therefore 336.36 - $40 (gas) - $15 (lunch, per week) - $100 (credit card, it’s the beginning of the month) - $185 (student loan) = -$3.64
Okay, I have a confession to make. I have a part-time job. I know, I know. It totally defeats the purpose of this blog, because technically (TECHNICALLY), I’m employed. Taxed paychecks and everything.
But the way I see it, being employed means working a full-time job with benefits—> insurance, paid leaves and holidays, 401K, savings bond, company car, and all that good stuff, except the car and savings bonds, which I don’t think any employed person really gets. What I have is a part-time job where I work three days a week.
Don’t get me wrong. I work for an awesome organization called Girl Scouts of Hawaii. I’m a teacher for one of their after-school programs at a low-income neighborhood. To sum up, I get paid for playing with kids. At least, that’s the somewhat unfair summary someone came up with. But yes, that’s basically what I do.
Is it the ideal job I had in mind? No. Was it the job I thought I would be getting after I graduated? No, but it’s slightly close. But I guess it doesn’t matter right now. I appreciate it even though it isn’t what I expected. It could be worse. I could be shoveling dead bodies for a living (no offense to anyone who actually do do this). But it also doesn’t mean I’m settling either. I’m still hoping and searching for that dream job, or a full-time one. It’s just…how do we expect to be optimistic when we can’t be happy about what we have right now? I know it’s depressing to be unemployed. To feel a little worthless sometimes, but being slightly optimistic is the one thing keeping me from going insane. That and Netflix.