Monday, April 09, 2007

Definitely not worth it

The trip to visit the folks was very nice - that's not what I'm referring to, never fear.

No, it's the job that's killing me. I haven't written anything except this blog (other than grading comments) since January. Sunday nights, I get so upset at the thought of going to work the next day that I feel like screaming. (Sometimes I do scream.) I'm having trouble sleeping. I'm gaining back weight that I lost.

I spent hours this last weekend looking at job listings in the area. I am either over qualified (cashier/deli worker/etc) or underqualified (surgeon/dean/sales exec/etc) for every single one of them.

Something needs to change.

In the meantime, I need to survive the last 4 weeks of the term. Not as easy as one might suppose.


sue said...

Living with someone whining about the end of semester coming and how much WORK she has to do... I forget that the teachers are a tad bit stressed, too. Hope it works out that you find the perfect job for the perfect salary...

Glad you're back!

kate said...

Just the tip of the iceberg:

Must read and give comments on 30 5-page cause-effect essays.

Must grade 30 10-page research essays.

Must grade 30 5-page cause-effect essays.

Must read and comment on 60 journal entries.

That's only for 2 of my three sections, and doesn't include any class prep time, conferences, or in-class time.

devan said...

Your work sounds overwhelming. It's maddening, but I wish you well.

Sounds like a rest or a change is best, unless it's just a matter of pre-marathon stresses. I know I always think about stressful things differently after they're past.

sue said...