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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.