November 7, 2010 5 Comments
For the first time in my adult life I’m considering getting a seasonal job. I’ve thought about a few places I’d like to work – mainly ones where I could also get a discount on presents for people and are close to where I live.
I’m still unsure. I don’t want a second job to take away from too much time with the boy and I also don’t want a second job to take away from my primary job of being a professor. That said, our semester is done on December 15th, so after I get grades in I won’t have any work aside from preparing for next semester between then and when the Spring semester starts. So really a holiday job seems pretty ideal for me since the days I have off are also huge shopping days.
I’m still skeptical. I get paid good money right now for the work I do. I think it might kill me to work really hard days for just a little bit of money in an unskilled job. I’m also not sure how much money people make in the seasonal retail positions. $10/hr? $12/hr? Maybe more? Less? I have no clue!
I don’t know. That money would be nice to pay for the holidays, put on my debt, build up my savings with. I’m just not sure if it is worth the energy that I’ll put in to it. And I certainly don’t want to do it if it will pull be away from my primary responsibility of educating my students.
What are your experiences? Have you worked a holiday job? What sort of pay did you get and how much would you say you made over the season? Was it worth it? Would you do it again?
Sorry… I have SO MANY QUESTIONS!