Ever have one of those days when nothing seems to be going right? Today was one of those days for me. I went to work - I work part-time two mornings a week at a rec centre looking after kids. Well today I went into work there and there were no kids. My boss comes in and says that I am no longer needed there because I am a teacher and might not be able to work there everyday. They wanted someone to be consistent, I expected this, but was still disappointed. that job provided about $60 a week. Not a ton, but still every bit helps! I will still be working there full-time over holidays and on PA days.
I was feeling bummed about this when I got home, and decided to re-vamp my resume and cover letter and re-apply to the other school board in my area. After I had it all sorted out and posted to applytoeducation online I called HR who proceeded to tell me that they were not hiring any supply teachers. They have no need for any additional teachers. Darn! She told me that volunteering in one of the schools will help me if the principal gets to know me, so I think that is what I will be doing tomorrow, getting a new police check and asking the schools if I can volunteer a few days each week. Hopefully something comes of it!
Maybe I'll start advertising tutoring services to make up for that lost income. I have seen some other people talk about paper routes, surveys, babysitting, as a means of receiving that extra income. What do you do for extra income?