Monday, January 05, 2009

squeak squeak

i am now officially a mouse, chained to the wheel of full time employment. thats the sound i make as a run around and around. this is the wheel to which i am chained:

of course, its not actually as bad as that. in fact its kind of good. i still have my two day a week history association job but will be quitting it soon because i have been offered a full time job (i think i may have talked about this before!) for which i cant be interviewed and hence officially appointed until late january. in the meantime, i am on a short term 3 day a week contract. which means i am here (uow) three days and there (unsw) two days. i have had many dilemmas about the travelling issue (it is a nearly 2 hour drive from home to uow, and there are no trains that get me here in reasonable time in the morning, so i must waste 4 hours a day driving when i could be knitting!) but if i have a day at in sydney in between each wollongong day it wont be too bad, and i can work up to flexible arrangements as i settle into the job more.

so far it seems like an interesting job, a lot to take care of, many things to manage at once, and some of it dead boring, but the opportunities it presents are worthwhile, and to be honest, i am sick to death of being the poor one. its time i earnt some good money, to put back at least some of what i have taken out over the last 10 years, and because i am grown up enough now to do that!

so while im sure the novelty will pass soon enough, for today at least, i am happy to be squeaking away.

k xx

7 comments:

Caffeine Faerie said...

Ah employment. I miss it already. But I hear you on all that wasted knitting time... tragic, really.

Not long till you don't have to commute all that way though... and the office looks cozy. :)

Michelle said...

It's the big dilemma isn't it? Doing what you adore for little pay vs doing what isn't as interesting for much more. I hope you enjoy your new job, even if the commute will suck somewhat.

Rose Red said...

glad they are happy squeaks you are having there!

Bells said...

ok, you sound positive for a first day. This is good. Better than a gut wrenching sense of doom!

Fernicle said...

A new job is always exciting! That drive sounds like torture though, we must find a way to knit and drive at the same time - it could be tricky but we are innovative academic types! xxx

knitting sprouts said...

Oh to be independently wealthy. I am glad it is looking like it could be a good place to spend your time. The non knitting commute is a bitch though. I have been there - and it is very very frustrating. Car pool?

Georgie said...

I hope so much this turns out to be the great oppourtunity it promises! Bummer about the commute though, and here's hoping it doesnt take long to sort out those flexible arrangements. squeak!