I am so excited to be co-hosting Working Mom Wednesday with Julia from Work Wife Mom Life! We have changed things up a little...you now have the option of doing an open blog on any working mom topic you would like to talk about, or you can answer one of the weekly questions. The questions for this week are:
1. If you could change one thing about your job, what would it be? (the pay, the hours, the work you do...)
2. A time when you felt you deserved more (recognition, pay, whatever)
For me, question #1 is an easy one! I love my job, and I can truly say that when I start my new career after college, I will miss my job and the many friends I have made there. If I could make more money where I am now, I wouldn't leave. I definately don't get paid enough, because it can be a stressful, busy job and the hours are not great, either. I work four nights a week, plus two mornings, and I never get home before 7:30 p.m. on the evenings I work. (In case you're wondering, I work as a manager and trainer at a women's gym.)
But the trade-off is that I love what I do. I love helping women meet their goals. I see so many who come in feeling defeated and thinking they'll never be able to lose weight or get in shape. I love seeing their confidence grow as they realize they can do this. I love seeing them blossom as they lose weight, gain strength, and feel better about themselves. It's not a perfect job, but I do love it.