Re: Another profession
Posted by NLABD on 7/19/2022, 11:20 am, in reply to "Another profession "
I now work for a Fortune 500 company that is the largest of its kind in the US and third globally. I work from home and I am paid hourly. My yearly haul is about what it was in education. Overall, I work fewer hours and WAY less stress. |
I am appreciated. I go to the bathroom when I want. I can flex my hours so that I am not losing a half day here or a whole day there to go do a doctor or dental appointment. I can flex my lunch time to go when it works for me. My 401K now comes with a 10% match.
I go from a one-year contact to permanent staffing at the end of next month (I've already been told) and I'll negotiate a raise for myself. My paid PTO has tripled since I started, and it hasn't even been a year.
My weekends are free. And I don't think about the job after I close the laptop at the end of the day.
I work in the staffing industry and I help coordinate getting people settled into their new jobs.
And I got the job based on a reference from a childhood classmate who remembered that I was smart and capable - something that the politicians have forgotten.
Man, I miss teaching kids, but I don't miss any of the rest of it.