Have you ever been hired sight unseen, resume unseen? That's how I fell into my newly acquired job. I've never met the person who hired me three months ago--so far they are only a shadowy figure on the other end of an email address where I post my hours worked.
Somebody asked me the other day, "So how do you like your other job?"
As it's been one of the things cutting into my blogging time, and jobs have been on my mind lately, I thought I'd talk a bit about it.
My new job, as once mentioned before, is at a dentist office in the evening. Two or three times a week. I clean all the sharp little instruments a dentist is likely to wiggle around in your mouth. I scrape out disgusting strawberry-flavoured mouth moulds--its like bubble-gum in appearance and consistency. I polish the great HUGE stainless steel needles and rinse blood out of the syringes. As I've long suspected about myself, I'm not grossed out by much. Lucky for that, huh?
Some of the thingies I clean I can't even imagine how they are used in the context of sticking it in someone's mouth...although I can envision their usefulness as a weapon in a self-defense situation.
Things I LIKE About This Job
* It's quiet.
*I work by myself.
* I can actually see that work is getting accomplished.
*I like fiddling around with all the funky medical equipment. The models of actual mouths and teeth are really interesting to look at too.
Things I DISLIKE
* Thanks for ruining my appreciation of strawberry flavoured bubble-gum, like, forever , Dentist Job!
But, all in all, I actually rather like this job.....it's gotten me thinking about doing other work in general.
Things at my day job, at the preschool I've worked at ten years, are a little up in the air right now.
Government cuts. Possible wage roll-backs. Low staff morale. "Reconfiguration": a vague word I'm growing to swiftly dislike. It's doubtful I'll actually lose my job, but some brutally un-fun staff meetings have made me wonder about other lines of work. Seriously.
They say that the average person changes careers eight times in their lifetime. I think I may be overdue for one.
Any ideas for me, people?
Er, something lucrative, entertaining, and with travel perks preferably.