Did I mention?
I have three jobs now (along with school. no life for me. yay.)
I've been thinking a lot about these various occupations. They're all quite unique in their own ways, they all have their ups and downs,
Job #1: Library worker
pay rate: $7.80
Start Date: January 2003
Job Description: shelving books, collecting books left around the library, scanning them, organizing them, shelving them again. also going through and making sure books are in call number order. occasional dusting. Complete all of the above. Repeat. You'll get the rare odd-job project every now and then, and these must be done as slowly and carefully as possible in order to prolong the moment when you will have to go back to dealing with books. I once spent half a year creating power point shows of the complete job handbook and overly complicated tasks involved in the job.
Job #2: Assistant to a Professor
pay rate: $10
Start date: october 2005
Job Description: make large amounts of coffee, prepare/set out food and wine for the class, clean up coffee, tables and dishes at the end of the night. The cool part is I can use the class time to do homework. It's been IMMENSELY helpful.
Job #3: Dog wrangler
pay rate: $9.50
start date: September 2004
Job description: BEST JOB EVER! extremely stressful at times, but fantastically rewarding. even when I get "a real job", I still want to work at least one day a week here, just to see the pups.
...... I'm also working on editing a manuscript at the moment, but it's kinda on and off, no set hours, and I don't know yet what I'll be getting paid for it. (Does this even count as a job then? I don't know. )
anyhoo. there's the skinny. Or the fat, I guess; it was a long entry, after all.