Obviously, it’s been a while since I have taken the time to write. My head is so full of what I want to say that it’s hard to sort it all out.
So here goes…graduation day came and went. Then, it took 10 weeks for the university to get my diploma to me. Way too long, as far as I am concerned, but here it is:
Now, the real work begins.
With the full support of my dear husband, I resigned from the Gulfport Public Library on March 1st. My internal ethics required me to give at least two weeks notice, even thought the job was only part-time and had no benefits. I still felt the need to do the right thing and give at least 14 days notice. I have no regrets that I did the right thing.
You may wonder why, after just having graduated and gotten that MIS, I should risk leaving my job, before I have another, especially in this horrific economy. The truth is that I had to quit my little part-time job at the library because I didn’t make enough to pay my student loans and could not get a deferment if I was working. I did ask for a raise after graduation but received another very lame excuse why I would get no raise in response. So many promises broken on this path. Once again, the universe gave me another “get it in writing” lesson. Se la vie.
So, I need to find a full-time job that is personally satisfying and pays enough to make working worthwhile. I want responsibility and authority at a job that challenges and supports me, both financially and with my desire for continuing education. In the meantime, I have my deferment and think positively that the right job will arrive, when the time is right, if I persist and have faith. Wish me luck or say a little prayer for me!