Wednesday, June 06, 2007

A job

So, I've been frantically searching for work in Idaho Falls. Actually, I've been looking for quite a while. It's harder than you'd think. Not finding a job...there are plenty of $6/hour jobs. But finding a teaching job (not that it's that much more...ok, so it is quite a bit more...)
For some reason, most the jobs are taken. I have experience teaching biology; science teachers should be in high demand (they are everywhere else); I've gotten numerous calls from principals in Utah wondering if I'm still looking for work ("Yes," I tell them, "but not in Utah...")
It's tough. I'll have a family to support! And rent, health insurance (for a family), car insurance, groceries, utilities, gas...
I'm just worried that I won't be able to provide like I should.
There are a couple of jobs available...we'll see if I can get one of them. I haven't had any luck so far, and there are only two jobs left in the entire Idaho Falls area...
Fortunately, we only have to be in Idaho Falls for six months. So if I can't find a decent job, it's only six months before I can get work in another city, or another state, or...hey, maybe I'll be able to find work in Europe.

3 comments:

Cougarg said...

From the sudden outburst of posts I assume you are feeling better. If so, I'm glad. And don't worry too much about the job. I know I can't convince you to not worry about it at all! Anyways, I think however the two of you deal with the job uncertainty will set a strong tone for the next couple of years. Tackle it together with faith and no matter what happens you will be stronger for it.

the masked mallard said...

I think you are more prepared to support a family than almost any of my other friends have been when they got married ... and you didn't even have to join the Navy to get there! Seriously, I've really respected your careful preparation for your future life, even long before that fateful Institute class that has since "rocked your world." I'm sure it's really stressful right now, but I know you've been making good choices and working hard. Things will work out for you guys.

JorgenMan said...

I've found that a good rule of thumb is to budget about as much for diapers as for your mortgage payment. ;)