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What do I want to get out of full-time employment?

I have been encouraged to reflect on what I want to get out of full-time employment.  My search for a full-time job has not been going well, and hopefully this will help me focus some more.

Current Job Status

Right now, I have accepted teaching positions at two colleges.  I have bills to pay like any other person, and I want to try to save up some money.   Lately, I have made little mistakes at work.   I can’t help but think that I would not have made them if I had worked at only one place full-time instead of stretching myself between two part-time jobs.

In one of my colleges, I used to feel good after teaching a math course.  Recently, that enjoyment has turned to frustration.  I feel overworked and unappreciated.  I used to think that working there as an adjunct professor might be a step towards eventually working there full-time.   I know now I was wrong.

What do I want to get out of full-time employment?

  1. math & science – I have liked science ever since I was little and don’t believe that will ever change.  I would want a full-time job where this can be an advantage.
  2. financial stability – I am working from semester to semester.  Sometimes I don’t get the number of classes that I would like leaving me financially at a disadvantage.  I need to stop this trend and find a job with more financial stability.
  3. Introvert – As I have mentioned in earlier posts, I am an introvert and tend to find being in large groups for an extended period an exhausting experience.  I would prefer a job where I can take a few minutes to myself to recharge.

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