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Took the next step in the job transition!

June 26th, 2017 at 06:45 pm

I gave notice at my practice last week. I'm going to stay on through September 30th. Beginning October 1st, I'll be working one job only at Urgent Care. I'm going to remain part time there (20 hours/week) and pick up per diem shifts on a regular basis. My goal will be a total of 32 hours/week (20 regular and 12 per diem).

Right now, my 20 hours is 8 hours on Tuesday, 4 hours on Thursday evening, and 8 hours on Saturday or Sunday depending on the week. Once I leave my office, I'll have Monday, Wednesday, Thursday day, and Friday available to grab per diem shifts. So that's 44 possible hours and I only want 12 of them. That should be no problem at all. And there are always weekend shifts to consider, too, on the weekends I'm not already working.

I have some preferences as to where and when I'd like to work but I realize that once I'm depending on the per diem shifts for my income, I'll need to be flexible and sometimes take what I can get. I'm okay with that.

I'm looking forward to not juggling two jobs anymore. I'm also looking forward to working 32 hours/week instead of now when I work a minimum of 43 and often more. This week I'm doing 47, for example. So that will be nice.

Got a pseudo-bonus this week

June 7th, 2017 at 05:41 am

My new job gives me a continuing education stipend. In April, I went to a conference and submitted the receipts for the conference itself and the hotel bill. I knew I would get it back eventually but didn't know when. So it was a nice surprise to get my check yesterday and have it contain an extra $1,400.

It really is "found" money to me. Whether I had this job or not, I still would have gone to the conference but I would have had to pay for it out of pocket.

What will we do with the money? I wish I had an interesting or exciting answer but it will just go toward college costs for the coming year. I'm trying to minimize the amount of the Parent PLUS loan that we need to take out and this will help.