Friday, May 25, 2007

Get a Job?

Not much to say, but thought I'd check in and say hello. We're going to Utah to spend some time with both of our families over Memorial Day - yay for automatic vacation days and families!

I've been thinking about getting a part-time job this summer, for a lot of reasons. I'm only taking one class, so I have lots of free time I didn't have before, and Josh is gone a lot now, working up in Utah. And we recently discovered that when I'm bored, I spend money. Money we don't want me to spend. I did the first half of May's budget, and I had already spent the entire monthly allowance for entertainment, and we're still in the hole from April's gifts (but Josh lets that one slide because of my New Year's Resolution not to miss a single family member's birthday - so far so good!).

Anyway, any money I overspend comes directly out of our 'House Fund' which always makes us cringe because we
both desperately want to own a house and we haven't saved enough for a down payment yet. Housing is a bit cheaper in Utah, but not drastically, so we've still got a ways to go. Throw in that we now pay state tax in Utah where we weren't paying it in Nevada and suddenly we can't save as much as we used to. With gasoline going up, milk at $2.50 a gallon, and Nevada Power increasing rates by 11% effective June 1, it's gonna be another financially miserable summer in Vegas, baby. Blech.

Which brings me back to the part-time job thing. It would only be for June-September, so what kind of job should I look for? I'll feel really bad about finding a job, getting trained for it, then taking off after only a few months, so I don't want it to be a critical job that will screw the company when I quit, but I do feel like I need to get employed and do it quickly. Any suggestions?


Joycelyn said...

You could find a temp job through any of those temp agencies. Usually they have jobs that are only for a few weeks or a few months. Just one idea.

I don't suppose telemarketing is in your ideas of a PT summer job. Those wouldn't mind if you fell by the way side come September.

Could you find a job on campus somewhere? You said you were attending one class. There a many PT or FT jobs on campus that usually get replaced every semester.

Hope this helps. Love the blog...adding it to my blog country!

Aloha, Joycelyn

chartie said...

I agree with the temp job idea - especially since I work for Kelly Services (a temp agency). You could probably find a good temp job through them. I know they have Kelly Services branches in Vegas.

Sherpa said...

Is there anything that you want to do but have never tried as far as jobs go? Fast food, retail etc?

As far as temp goes--its a good idea, but personally, temping in an office was my most hated job I've ever had.