Post # 1
My boyfriend and I are fairly serious and soon to be engaged. I feel very inferior because he has a full time job and I do not.
I am a teacher with a Masters degree. Where I live, there is a surplus of teachers and not enough retirements, and the teaching list (occassional teaching to start) is very overfilled with little movement. Right now, I am marking part time for a university, and tutoring children, but the marking is only 96 hours total, and the tutoring, 2 hours per week. I live at home, but it is very frustrating to not have a job. My boyfriend works permanent full time in teaching (he is six years older). I do have some money, but I would like to get ahead for the wedding. Working physical jobs (where there is standing involved) is very difficult for me due to Cerebral Palsy. I am working with an employment agency, but I don’t feel that’s getting me anywhere either. My days are spent learning to cook and bake, exercising, reading, and other things. I feel like my education has gone to waste, and I have such little work experience because I spent so long in university, so that makes it difficult for recruiters as well. I believe our engagement will be happening very soon, and I really wish I could contribute more to the wedding!
Post # 3
Why not get a minimum wage job… better than no job at all.
Post # 4
@weightwatchers152: Could you try working for a tutoring company? Like a Sylvan Learning Centre? I know they only hire certified teachers (here in Canada). That might get you more hours in any case, and you’d be doing something you already know how to do!
Post # 5
As long as you guys are in open communication about your finances and goals, staying home shouldn’t be something shameful! Enjoy this time before your engagment and marriage.
If you feel like you need to be doing something for yourself, then go out and work anywhere, even if its part time to give yourself some freedom and esteem.
Also volunteering is a great idea to get out of the house 😉
Post # 6
I just went through your frustration as Fi was unemployed for about a year. easier said than done but enjoy your leisure time, your education will not go to waste. Really no teaching jobs within traveling distance? wow! Our district has such high turnover it’s sad. What about looking into working with kids in another capacity, like being a director of an after school program? I worked many part time jobs with kids before I realized I wanted to be a teacher. Having your credentials and M.A. would make you a desried candidate. I understand it is SO much easier said than done though.