New Job

I got a call today offering me the job that I interviewed for. I decided to take the job because I feel like Yahweh (God) must want me to have it.  Here are the pros and cons of taking this job.

Cons-40+ hours a week of work.  Boring, boring work.  Possibly bad people that I have to see everyday for hours at a time.  Being tired all the time.  I always get really, really tired when I work these types of jobs.  Being busy all the time.  Having to squeeze in errands at night when I’m exhausted or on the weekend.  Oh gosh, I’d better talk about the pros right now before I change my mind!

Pros-I’ll make a few hundred dollars a month more than I’m making now with a good bit of room for advancement.  I will have paid vacation/sick time.  (For years, I’ve had a hard time getting away for vacations such as visiting my mom because I haven’t had paid vacations and couldn’t afford to take time off).  Career advancement.  It’s a field that is interesting to me.  Not at the current “clerk” level but in the advanced areas.  If I’m going to do this, I might as well take classes and advance.  Why not.  Americans need to thrive and I’m an American.  Why flounder?  I will meet new people.  One of two of them could become my best friends ever!  I love making new friends!

I’m starting in a couple of weeks.  I’m going to go in with a reasonable attitude.  What I mean is, I’m going in with my eyes wide open.  I know it MAY be a dead end job.  I have to go in knowing that. BUT if it is, I can always use the job as a stepping stone to something better.  There’s a reason Yahweh had me receive this job out of the blue.  I didn’t seek it out, so there’s got to be a meaningful reason.

Also, if nothing else, I will have more money.  My current plan is to continue fixing the van and get my teeth fixed.  Oh, did I forget to mention?  I’m going to keep free-sleeping in my van.  You didn’t think I’d blow all my newfound, hard earned money on rent and utilities did you?  After my van and teeth are in decent shape, I will start saving.  As I mentioned in the past, I want to buy a property somewhere.  Somewhere cheap.  Then I’ll park my van there and live happily ever after.  Hahaha, just kidding….maybe I’ll set up a pup tent.  🙂

About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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6 Responses to New Job

  1. Ryu says:

    Congratulations. I figured you’d get it.

  2. Michelle Phillips says:

    Yeah good for you! May not be the job made in heaven but at least you’ll have some security. You can always change your mind later but you can’t change your mind if your not there.

  3. Charlotte says:

    I am so happy for you, Maureen. So happy. A full time job, full time cash coming in. You’ll have your van up and running like brand new with a few months of paychecks saved back.

    • Maureen says:

      Thank you so much Charlotte. I hope you see this note. I haven’t been able to post on your blog. I’m so sorry your mother is in such poor health!

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