A few have asked how my first day(s) at work went and I wanted to be able to write about my new job, but haven't wanted to think about it - thus, I haven't. But here I am on a Sunday night thinking about my week ahead and know I have to face reality... I have a job.... and a job I'm not enjoying.
I know there's always an adjustment period when you start something new. And I also realize that I've been out of the work force for quite some time. So I'm thinking that part of my feelings come from these two points and I can accept that, thinking that after a certain amount of time, I will be adjusted and use to the job.
But there are a few other aspects that have me questioning whether I can, or want to, continue. One is the scheduling. I won't bore you with all the details but will just say that they've made a nearly impossible schedule with me having to be in a classroom of a second school before the end of the previous class at a different school. That, and they want me to work five hours straight without any kind of break, not even time to eat something. The only time I have time to eat is the 10 minutes it takes me to get from the first school to the second. I physically cannot go five hours (during lunchtime) without eating.
The other things have to do with the logistics of the tutor groups that I'm facilitating and the classroom environments. Again, I won't go into all the details. It doesn't really matter to anyone but me. And I don't want this to sound like all I'm doing is complaining. I'm usually a pretty positive person. I decided to write this out as a record of what was happening in my life and with this job. After all, that's one reason why I blog.
On another note, I saw the movie The Secret Life of Bees last Friday and loved it. The book, by the same name, by Sue Monk Kidd is one of my all time favorite books. I was anxious to see this movie but also a little worried that it wouldn't measure up to the book - movies rarely do. But it was well done and was identical to the book. Here's another movie that I would recommend, but I recommend the book even more.