Monday, January 15, 2007

Glutton For Punishment vs. Workaholic

Neither title sounds very complimentary, but I've decided that one or the other of them probably applies to me. I have a full time job that I really enjoy. It comes with a regular daytime, no weekends or evenings schedule, it's challenging and I have great guys to work with. But you know, there's always that drive to make a little more $$ and hopefully afford a house, a trip to Europe, and a trip to Hawaii this year. So, enter the Second Job. I am a pro at this lifestyle. For the space of about 5 years I was dually employed (yes, I'll admit that it's hard for me to sit still for any length of time). For part of those years I was still only working about 40 hours a week and the other part of that time I was working an insane 55-65 hours a week. This time around I decided that I would like to work in a retail pharmacy so that I could experience that side of the business. I also decided that I could only handle an additional 12 hours a week. So far the new boss has had a bit of a problem understanding the 12 hour limit, but I think we're finally talking the same language. And a nice thing about the whole deal is that I really like the job. I had missed working with the public (although I didn't realize it until I was behind a cash register again). So far a lot of what I do is count pills, unpack shipments, and a little customer service. I think the worst part is going to be learning all the in's and out's of insurance. Yuck.
We'll see how it goes!


Alicia said...

Wow, sounds like you don't have much time for a guy in your life right now! Better not try the pants idea just yet . . .

I bet you are a very friendly pharmacist lady! Think you could hook me up with a refill of orthotrycyclen (I probably spelled that wrong)? JUST KIDDING.

Trip to Europe and Hawaii?!? You must be rolling in the bucks girl! Are you going to visit friends or just sight-seeing?

Mary Ann said...

Alicia -

Nope, I'm not rolling in the dough yet, but when and if I ever am - I'll let you know and I'll gift you!
I do have friends in Hawaii and Vienna. My lovely friend Cody, from my church moved to Hawaii a few years ago. I've been to visit her twice and it's fabulous. My friend Missy (the one whose wedding pic is posted on my blog) just moved to Vienna with her new hubby. I'm going to go visit sometime later this year. My passport is all ready!