Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Anyone need a pool boy?

I am contemplating whether or not I will want to work while I am in school. I guess I am pretty lucky in that I have the option to WANT to work, rather than to NEED to work. While in nursing school, before we were married, Becky went to school full time, worked 32 hours a week and still found time to spend with me. I really don't know how she did it. She is amazing.

I think I will wait and see how the first couple weeks shape up in the way of homework and study time needed, and if I find I have a lot of spare time on my hands I think I really should get a job, at least a very part time job. I just wish I could find something that would allow me to pick my hours, so I could still have the weekends off so I can see Becky. But probably any parttime job I have would want me to work on the weekends.

Also, having a job and contributing some income to our little family would make me feel better. I do feel guilty about quitting work and giving Becky all the pressure of being the sole bread winner. She has been very understanding though and knows that I am doing this so when I do finish school I can find a good, well-paying job.

There should be plenty of options for part time work in Phoenix and its suburbs, which together total a population of about 1.5 million. Yikes! Maybe I could hang fliers and pimp myself out as a Spanish tutor like I used to do during graduate school. However, I would usually just end up with freshman who wanted me to do their homework for them, rather than help them learn. That's not only annoying but unethical, too. But at least it's an idea. Lots of people own pools in Phoenix, maybe I could be a pool boy. :-) If anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them!

1 comment:

Kristen said...

Hey there! I'm in the process of applying to our Radiology program. It sure is scary thinking about not working! I too would probably find a part-time job to help with expenses etc. Although, I live in a small town and won't have as many choices as you living in Phoenix!
Hey, you mentioned you went to grad school? What was your major in college? I have a bachelor's in business but there really aren't any good job opportunities out there for me unless I get my MBA. Besides, I don't think the business world is for me (too bad I didn't realize that while I was still in college!) I'd rather be helping people.
Anyway, I added a link to your blog on my blog.
Good luck!