The future of my current job is officially bleak. While I am saddened by this I am also forced to think about what I can potentially do come January 1 to keep me busy and put money into my bank account.
Option 1: The unbelievable happens and my job gets an extension & life resumes as per the norm.
Option 2: I get my dream job out in Jackson, WY (I applied for a position out there last week on a whim. Its 6-month temporary but involves necropsies of ungulates and seems to suggest that I would also be working from horseback. Can you say "Liz's dream job"?! Even if I would be working in the snow and cold...)
Option 3: I become a pro-patroller at Canaan and get paid to do what I've been training to do these past six months. This would involve either car-pooling or finding a friend w/ a spare room [and dog friendly] so I wouldn't have to drive back and forth all the time since my car is a flop on gas in the winter.
Option 4: I explore options as a vet-tech.
Option 5: I volunteer and help out the local equine vet on her rounds as something to do to get me out of the house. I'd learn lots, too. And, no, I don't want to go to vet school. The stress would kill me - both in-school and work-world. Being on-call constantly and working 50-80 hours/week wouldn't suit this chick.
Option 6: Go back to assisting a dog groomer/bather.
Option 7: Tutor.
Option 8: House-sit, baby-sit, pet-sit to rake in any and all potential cash.
Option 9: Exercise folks horses. Though the economy is so pooey that folks probably don't have the cash to pay for this. If my car were a little better on gas monetary reimbursement wouldn't be such an issue, but alas, my MPG sucks.
Options are good - very good. And obviously I have multiple ways and places to volunteer to keep me busy. Busy shouldn't be a problem. But I need some cash-flow to continue to pay for my OSU courses && put away into savings. Silly economy, can you fix yourself already? Or, rather, silly politicians, can you quit blaming one another and just work on helping people - that is why you were elected, right?
Anyone have any other ideas for me? I refuse to work in fast-food, Wal-Mart, etc. If I'm going to work, I'm going to do something I love and enjoy.