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Just Peace - full time work

I started full-time work as a Sessional Instructor and writing tutor at a local international college. As with any new situation, there has been a lot to learn in the past couple weeks, so it can feel stressful. This particular job is particularly complicated with a lot of information and procedures to adopt.

To begin with, the work is kind of administrative heavy, using all the electronic communications technology it can. That means that there are countless files is disparate places filed in variously named folders. Also, the teaching staff must handle a lot of administrative tasks ourselves because we lack administrative support personnel\ One has to learn lots of procedures and rules. There are many numerical access codes and many systems to log into with different passwords. The institution is using two of my email addresses, so I am receiving messages in different mailboxes daily. Moreover, we lack space. The downtown location is overcrowded. Expansion is underway but the construction is behind schedule, so we have an agreement to use space in a neighboring college about two blocks away. After learning the ropes at that place, we'll soon have to adapt to a new space. I will have classroom space and a tutoring desk over there. I hope there will be proper staff room and eating area; there is not at this time. There is no adequate location for sitting down to have lunch. I have to eat on campus since my class starts at noon. After traveling to work then preparing for the day, I need to eat something before a class period of three hours. The way it is now, I carry a lot of stuff around with me all day and I have to eat quickly in the hallway. The food has to be cold and simple to do that. Fortunately, I can say that I can use a small locker. That is my base, as ridiculous as it is. Not to mention the various errands required to get started: buying teaching supplies, having a hair cut, food management and so on. To add, I have been going to a business support center to get copies printed because the teaching staff's main photocopier was in such high demand that I could not access it, and was broken down from overwork whenever it was free. I spent $35 last week on copies! 

This chaos adds to the stress of starting a new job at a new place of employment with new co-workers.  I feel scattered because space and work materials are scattered, which makes me feel stressed. I like to be well centered. I am used to having my own office area.

As my last job was slow and only part-time, I have to admit that I am not used to the pace. It has dawned on me that I have not had full-time much in my life.  True, I had full-time teaching contracts on salary for 10 years in Korea, but teaching hours were scheduled for 15 to 22 class periods a week, and preparation time generally took 5 to 15 hours a week, varying from week to week. I think the last time I worked in a full time job in Canada was in 2005 when I was a research assistant. I could work on my own and arrange my own timetable, mind you. though. Hours were cut after six months, though, due to a lack of project funding. Prior to that, I think I had full-time work for another six-month stint some five years earlier, in 1999. I was on a contract at a federal public service office. Before then, I remember a full-time, federal service employment for two years into 1990.

Yeah, I'd rather work less as long as I had a full-time salary. Who wouldn't?

I'll have to pick up my socks and get organized to keep up with the new scenario.

4 Comments to Just Peace - full time work:

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ref4wer on September-12-18 6:36 PM
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assignment writing help on September-12-18 8:59 PM
Just peace and spread the love to other people because this is the aim of life. I hope we understand this thing and try to become good for others.
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Jorge Anderson on September-18-18 3:41 PM
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