I got a letter from a friend recently, in which she talked about the three part time jobs she has. It was in a positive vein, as they are all things she enjoys. I have been thinking about this though, as a person who has several part time jobs herself. Is this the way life is now? I’m too old/lazy to keep up on all the happenings in job seeking and whatnot, but I fear that the days of one job, at least at the start of your career, are over.
This is a problem, right? Though myself and the friend are ok with cobbling together a sort of living, it can be super stressful. Benefits? Not with part time work. Paid time off? Not likely. First to be fired? Yep. And for me, if I stop teaching at the college then I would also lose my job writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Double whammy.
This is what I’m thinking about today. Change. Stability. Life being hard for most everyone.