Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Mornings and nights.

It's hard to believe but I made it.

Last week marked six months since I started working at my university job.

I'm no longer on a probationary period which means I'm free to apply to full-time positions within the college.

Also, one of my coworkers there found another job and I asked if I could take on his shifts permanently....and I got them.

I'll now be working a true part-time shift of 20 hours per week instead of the ten I normally had.

The problem is it's still the night shift so I'll be at the crafts store in the early mornings and the unversity four nights a week.

It WILL be hard and leave less time for art, I know, but something inside me said not to turn down the extra hours and make the additional income while I can.

I'm very blessed to have that position. It pays well, is relatively easy and relaxed, and my student workers have been great to work with and make the nights fly by.

So very different from the arts-and-crafts store I work at where they run me ragged practically every day.

Now I just have to hold out until a full-time position opens up at the university.

Wish me luck!


Hollie said...

Good luck dean! :)

naturgesetz said...

Good luck, Dean. This is a great development: both to be out of probationary status and to have the additional hours. Of course it's more ours than you were working for a while, but the city job must have been 10 hours per week or more, so you've got at least as much free time as you had when you were working three jobs.

But what I think is most hopeful is the possibility of a full time job. Here's hoping you'll find one you'd really enjoy which pays well.

Mike said...

Best of luck!!!

Moving with Mitchell said...

Great news!

Phoenixkidd said...

You will find your passion will follow you wherever you go or whatever time, I heard that most artists painted in night, even when they were employed to just do their art.

Dean Grey said...





This is true.

When I was working all three part-time jobs late last year, I put in about 50 hours a week. Now it'll be 40.









I hope you're right about my passion following me whichever road I choose.

And yes, I often will draw/paint at night!


I appreciate everyone's encouraging comments!


Unknown said...

Félicitations! The university job sounds great! It's even better now that you can look for something more permanent too!

jason said...

wishing you much luck indeed! :)

Ken Riches said...

Well done.

Dean Grey said...


Yes and yes!



Thank you!



I'm taking a bow, Ken!


Thanks to the three of you gentlemen!


JuJu said...

Very good news!!

Dean Grey said...


Yes it is!