I got a part-time job! Honestly, I was starting to get extremely stressed out and on the cusp of depressed thinking about not being able to afford moving out and my freelance jobs weren't as steady as I wanted them to be. Moving out should be exciting, and it was (still is) but I was just stressed out wondering if my work would pick up and what I would do when the eventual ups and downs of hours and money occurred with extra expenses. So I began doing some job searching and interestingly enough, I only had two call backs and interviews with Chiropractor offices.
The first one was a disaster. Think a (surprise) group interview (I thought it was individual) with about 40 people and the job and workplace just didn't really seem like a good fit for me. I was discouraged. I somewhat gave up on applying. Then I got a call back from another Chiropractor. The office is very close to my house and had interesting hours (open about 20-30 hours a week and on long days there is a few hour break in between the day) so I headed to the interview. I figured it couldn't hurt. Because of my extreme nervousness, I try to go into nerve-racking situations such as interviews with a good attitude but reminding myself that if it goes horribly or I don't get the job, it wasn't meant to be.
Long story short, the interview went well and I got an email then call later in the week that I got the job! I started last week as a Chiropractor Assistant. It is a very small office but busy. I love that it is only a few days a week and on long days I have a break so I can keep on top of my freelance work. I love that I can wear comfy scrubs and how it saves time getting ready in the morning. I've been working with patients mostly, helping them with heating pads on their back, assisting the doctor when she adjust them, etc. It is definitely different from any job I've had but I like that I can stay on my feet since I am on my computer so much at home. I like it so far and enjoy the change of pace. Of course there are upsides and downsides that hopefully I can share here. But think upsides: amazingly kind and sweet patients. Downsides: amazingly cranky patients and gross tasks... a lady came in and we realized she had lice. I'm still itching thinking about it.
|Pink Scrubs! Did I mention my favorite show is "Scrubs"? Also that is not my bedroom...|
Thanks for listening,