Tuesday, June 28, 2005

I can barely stand to be at work today. I am so sick of this job. I do the same stuff everyday to keep this lab running and get paid the same per hour as the high school students working in the lab for the summer. I can't even make $1000 a month if I work 40 hours a week, which is all I am allowed to work. I thought I would learn a lot working in a lab like this, but I haven't really learned anything that will help me in my future career. I have probably made a few good contacts, but I don't want to work in a lab so I am not sure how much good they are going to do me. I am seriously thinking about looking for another job. One that pays better for sure. The one thing I really like about this job is the flexibility of my schedule, but I know I am spoiled and should get used to the idea that being able to set your own schedule is not the norm. I have no money in my savings account and about that much in my checking account and my rent and bills are due soon. I am so sick of having this same problem every month. I found a job where I can work 20 hours a week and make about 2/3 what I can make working 40 hours a week here. After I graduate I don't even know if they will offer me a full-time position here as an RA. I don't know that I would be any happier at another job right now, but I am frustrated with this place.


Amanda said...

There's nothing wrong with looking for something else, especially if you're bored and don't feel like you're getting paid what you're worth.

When's the last time they gave you a raise?

Chelsea said...

I can get a $.25 raise once a year. they forgot to give it to me one year so they gave me a $.50 raise once. I think I can get the raise in October or Novemer. then I will be making $7.75/hour!!!! Oh wait, that's not really that much. Should I feel bad leaving this lab earlier than I said I would? I think I may have been freaking out the other day. Actually I was. Just ask Josh.