Ever leaped before you looked?
That's what I'm starting to think I did by accepting this new position. While I'm grateful that I am working and have an income again, I'm starting to wonder if the stress, high pace and increasing travel expenses are worth it.
For starters, the job is in Hoffman Estates, IL, which is about 40 miles northwest of where I live. It takes one hour to get to work (driving) and just under an hour to get home (again, driving). There's no train or bus in the area. Once there I'm on the phone talking to students for about 7 hours a day or more (literally). Some students are just missing one or two forms, while others want to completely withdraw because this particular university is very expensive. It is very stressful; even tonight I left with my neck, shoulders and back stiff. I'm totally drained and very exhausted.
I came home tonight and started firing off my resume again.
You Can't Escape Time
2 years ago