Last night I quit one of my jobs.
I have been working part-time at a local health club as an assistant coach for the swim team. I grew up with the neighborhood pool literally in the backyard, and spent years coaching, teaching lessons, and about 13 years as a competitive swimmer, so this was a good fit for me. It was fun being back around the pool again.
I really enjoyed the break from family life, getting to know the swimmers, the health club, and the perks (free gym membership for me). Due to a change in the schedule for summertime it became difficult for me to work during the times I would need to be available. Mainly it’s due to a camp my daughter is attending, and my hubby’s job. Of course his job comes first when it comes down to it.
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I was completely shocked this morning when I ran the numbers on how much I had actually earned. Below is a breakdown. All numbers are rounded to the nearest dollar.
Earnings so far: $1,020
Anticipated Approx Earnings: $400
Total Earnings: $1,420
Eating Out/Convenience Foods: $500 (this is an estimate based on actual eating out + approx. amount from grocery purchases)
Total Expenditures: $684
Earnings-Expenditures= $736 ($400 future earnings)
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It seems like such a small amount when I add it all up! I’m honestly surprised how much we spent on eating out and things that were easier to make with only one parent at home in the evening.
Though it did (and will) boost our savings, I am not sure the time and effort was worth the small amount of money. It certainly gave me more than just money. I had fun, and also was able to use the gym a handful of times (it would have been more often had I not been so sick this winter).
I’m definitely not looking at replacing the job right now, since I think I can save more just by being more frugal and cooking all our meals at home again.
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Of course this will give me more time to be with the kids which has its’ own rewards, and blogging.
I still have another small part-time job on Sunday mornings, and I will likely work on growing my own business.