I presently have 5 jobs:
Learning Support Teacher - supporting a boy with Asperger's Syndrome
Metro – handing out free newspapers to passers-by
Gardening – for 4 households just now
Business Matters – doing some admin work for a networking/resourcing organisation
RMPS Teacher – teaching two seventeen-year-olds their Highers
As you may or may not remember, this is a far cry from Oct2006-April2007, wherein I literally couldn't get any work of any description, no matter what I applied for. That was horrible & left me feeling helpless & pretty hopeless (Job Seeker's Allowance + CVs + regular rejection will do that, especially if you're attempting to look like a prospective son-in-law), but now, with things kind of the other way around, I guess I need to make sure I don't go after 'being successful' as a means to justify my validity as a human being. Plus, as my bank balance FINALLY strays into the black, the temptation to call it 'mine!' will continually increase. For as the poet says:
The man with nothing blames society or the devil.
The man with much pats himself on the back and calls it his reward.
[D Rowe, 2008]
And now, having successfully quoted a line I spontaneously made up, I will conclude this message by pointing out the two other jobs which I may have added to my list by the time you read this:
Hibernian FC – selling programmes outside the stadium
Cards from Africa – promoting this Rwandan fairtrade business in Scotland (with Tom)