Wednesday, June 18, 2014

My 9 to 5 Total Social

Helene in Between
Since I am considered an anonymous blogger, I've never really went into detail about what my career is.






Notice how I said career instead of job? The reason I say career is because I have a "big girl job" meaning I work full-time and it is a job that requires the type of degree I worked 4 years to earn. If you've kept up with me (i love you) then you know how important it is for me to find a guy who has a career and pays his own bills. Why should I bust my butt for a career only to support some lazy bum who won't go into a profession that means something to him?







Any way..off my soapbox ;)

My schedule is 8-4 Monday-Friday. I work at an agency that investigates severe physical, and sexual child abuse cases. No, I do not work for the Dept. of Children's Services. We also offer counseling to our clients.. for free. All of our services are free. Which means, we are a non-profit agency. If you're familiar with the salary scales, non-profit agencies don't make the best money. Hence the reason I am heading back to school this fall to further my career.

While at work I do a plethora of tasks. My job involves education the community (kids and adults) about what we do. I guess you could call me Miss Marketeer. I do a lot of marketing, make brochures, phone calls to other agencies, and just build relationships with the community to hopefully help inform them about what we do and the proper ways to report child abuse.

I take pride in my career. I have a passion to help these children. Although, I will be leaving this current position in August, I will be helping children after I graduate. This is the age group I am most comfortable working with and helping. These children don't have a voice, and I want to be their voice.

After grad school, I want to work in the Anti-Human Trafficking Field. I've mentioned Nina before, but she and I both share this passion for Human Trafficked Victims (women, men, boys, and girls).

Check out her posts on Human Trafficking >Here<

Back to my 9 to 5:
During the school year I am SUPER busy. Traveling to schools and other facilities that work with children, answering a lot of phone calls and making appointments. During the summer I am busy with publications. I do have some down time, but usually I just try to help others out around the office because there's ALWAYS something going on. Also, since we are non profit, there are fundraisers that seem to always be going on, and I help with those as well.

I have been doing this job for almost 3 years now... My body has developed the routines of my "big girl job" and now I'm leaving. In mid-August, I will begin grad school kill me now and my ENTIRE schedule will be changing.

16 hours of my week will include class, on campus...ugh.
17 hours will be given to my unpaid internship.
8 hours will be given to my Grad Assistant position.

  • Which BY THE WAY! I found out TODAY that I was accepted for a position that is locked in for BOTH YEARS and will pay my FULL TUITION!!! 
  • I am truly blessed <3
So there is 41 hours dedicated to school..unpaid hours might I add..

I will unfortunately have to have a weekend job. Since I've developed this "big girl job" I've also accumulated some "big girl bills" So there's that. I'll probably end up at a stupid restaurant ...I was hoping that would neverrrrr happen. But here we are, back to square 1. 

Basically, I will not have a life starting this fall.. Wish me luck!!

21 comments:

  1. It is so awesome that you are starting over to further your career. Making the decision to follow your dreams is a tough one but so worth it in the end! Good luck on following your "Big Girl" Dreams :)

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  2. Congratulations! What an exciting journey.

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  3. Oh, I know how the restaurant game is. Everytime you swear to yourself that you're never going back and then there you are when you need the money! Lol. I'm doing that this summer because I need extra money. I hope you find one that has good management and tips and you actually enjoy! And good luck with school!! I'm going to start looking for grad programs for next year and I'm dreading it. Do I even remember how to work full time and go to school anymore?


    p.s. I love that you work with children in that field. It is SO important.

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  4. Your job is the job I've always wanted but never thought I could handle. I seriously pray for people like you who see and go through stuff like that daily. Thankful for people like you! Glad I found your blog form the link up too and I'm excited to be following you! https://www.bloglovin.com/blog/10705881/after-eleven-blog

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  5. I have worked with a lot of those types of jobs with my internship. And you guys work your butts off. But also yes I want someone too in my life who has put as much effort in having that same level job I do. Which guys think is stuck up but I beg to differ.

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  6. Congratulations! and your job sounds very rewarding although it sounds like a lot of hard work!

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  7. I am very excited!! Nervous, but excited! I won't quit til I am where I want to be career-wise. Thank you!! :)

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  8. Thank you!! I am very excited..and nervous haha :)

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  9. Shew yeah, I worked in restaurants for about 5 years, a little in high school, and mostly through college. I thought after I graduated I wouldn't have to go back..but ahh gotta do what I gotta do. Restaurant might be the only option that would be flexible for my schedule. & Thank you :) I really enjoy my job. I'm sad I have to leave :(

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  10. It's definitely a job that has tough times, but the positive over powers the negative. The work environment here is AMAZING. I hate to be leaving :( & Great!! I'll be checking out your blog very soon :)

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  11. Yeah we stay pretty busy...unfortunately :( & Right?! Why can't guys accept that I have ambition and I want them to have ambition, too?!?!

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  12. Thank you!!! And it really is! These kids make my day for sure. & It stays busy.. unfortunately :(

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  13. Krista KetterhagenJune 18, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    You have just impressed me more so! It must be such a taxing, but beyond rewarding job to help children.

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  14. Good for you girl! Go after your heart's desire and although you're sacrificing your social life and probably your sanity, it will all be worth it in the end! :)

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  15. Awh thanks boo <3 It is a VERY rewarding job for sure.

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  16. =) Thanks love! Definitely gonna lose my sanity for sure, but most definitely worth it!!

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  17. Congratulations!!!!! That's awesome!!! What program are you getting your degree in? MSW? I've been looking into it - but haven't made the jump yet... Paying your full tuition is AMAZING!!!!!! Again Congrats!!!!

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  18. better things to come!!!! And yeah, just find a great restaurant with great management

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  19. Yup, MSW! I would have a much harder time going if I didn't get that scholarship :) Thank you so much!! :)

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  20. Congratulations again!!! Will you be blogging about your life as a student? Would love to hear your thoughts since I will be going down that road myself at some point!! Where are you going??

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  21. I most likely will be blogging at every procrastination chance I get lol, Most of my blogging will deal with how hard (as I'm sure it'll be tough) it is to date while in grad school. I'll be going to ETSU.

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