June 26, 2012

I got a job - Part Time



I'm very excited as I got a part time job at our local public library. By part time, I mean part time. I will be working as a fill in when people are on vacation or sick or where there are gaps in scheduling. It is a foot in the door type of job and I am hoping that it will lead to 15 hours a week which would be perfect for me.


So, why did I apply for a part time job? Because it is the library!!!! I am going to absolutely love working there. There are very few opportunities to work at our public library because everyone that works there has been there for a long time. No one wants to move on because they like it there. My other reasons were to build savings and lastly I feel that I need to do something to take me out of the house - something to call my own. After my bout with volunteering, I decided that I would prefer to work part time and get paid than volunteer at another organization. 

The library is 4 blocks from my home and it is across the street from where my husband works. I can walk there year round. Also I will still help my friend in her Merle Norman store when she needs the help. Her store is two blocks north of the library. I love living in a small town and being able to walk to the places I need to go. 

All of my earnings will go into savings to build an emergency fund. By working part time I will still be able to live frugally and still be able to do everything I need to do around the house. I am not going to get rich working at the library, but I will be bringing in extra money to go into savings. Best of all I will not sacrifice the time that I value being home. 

I wasn't really looking for a job but when I saw the opening at the library, I knew I just had to apply. I'm really excited and am grateful that this has dropped into my lap. I know that I am very fortunate. 

6 comments:

Tracy said...

I love libraries! How wonderful this opportunity presented itself to you. Best of luck!

Debby said...

Congrats on your new adventure, so many of our libraries are closing due to budget cuts :( sounds like you found the perfect fit for yourself

Juhli said...

It sounds like a prefect opportunity for you along with helping your friend at her store. Congrats.

Phoebe said...

Oh that is so great for you. Truly the Lord works in mysterious ways. I would dearly love to work in a library, even full time with all of their wonky hours!! LOL

HDNelson said...

Wonderful news! A library would be an awesome place to work!

Maureen said...

Well done, it's amazing what can fall into your lap when you least expect it.
You are going to end up busier than before and better off financially....