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September 11th, 2006, 10:39 PM
Jessesgirl04's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Well I started a new job last week. For the past few years I've been working part-time as a nurse's aide for the developmentally disabled and the elderly. I decided that I wanted a change so I applied to be a teacher's aide and work with special needs children. I was hoping to stick with part-time hours because DH and I own a photography business and that keeps us pretty busy. Today was the first time I worked at a particular elementary school and the staff really liked me and is trying to convince me to apply for the position permanently (currently I'm a substitute aide but the position I subbed for is open). I haven't worked a full work day in FOREVER and when I got home today I was so tired that I fell asleep and took a 2 hour nap! LOL! I am still debating about whether or not to apply for the position. The pay and benefits are awfully tempting, but I like the flexibility of being a sub and being able to take the day off if I want too. My biggest concern is that I'm going to get pregnant and then be too tired to work fulll-time. My other pregnancies were really difficult and I had a hard time walking once I got to be about 4 months pregnant. I had early labor contractions with my last pregnancy and couldn't be on my feet for very long. I do really like the job though. I love working with children, especially special needs children since I have had lots of training with developmentally disabled people. The only thing I don't like about working with kids is I think i'm already getting sick. I feel sort of queasy and my throat feels funny. Both of my kids have really bad coughs and they've only been in school for a week. They are NEVER sick so I know they probably picked something up last week at school. Anyway, thanks for listening to me babble on. Hopefully I will come to a decision quickly because if I'm going to apply for the job then I need to do it this week.
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September 12th, 2006, 10:22 AM
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It sound like you might really enjoy it...I would say go for it! You will get used to it and wont be so tired after a while! But I know what ya mean about the kids and getting sick...both of my little ones have colds right now...I hate it...they go all summer without anything and bam..they go to school with all the germs and they get sick! It's life though...you will get immune after a while of working there.

Good luck with it all Kristen!
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