- Everyday is different.
- I get out and see people.
- I don't sit still.
- I can help people.
- I get to see all sorts of old friends, former students etc.
- I've made lots of new friends.
- I get compliments, even by total strangers.
- It's pretty easy.
- I don't take it home with me. It's a sign-in and sign-out, not like teaching.
- There's a great variety of things I can do at work.
- It's pretty easy to get to and back.
- I can sometimes be creative.
- It's rarely boring.
- The salary is automatic; I don't have to hustle for clients or free lance jobs.
- The salary, minimum wage.
- It's cold and rainy in the winter, since we're not in an enclosed building.
- The upper echelons of the business don't respect the opinions of the sales staff.
- There's no real challenge left for me.
Years ago, I taught women's exercise classes, both in Jerusalem, when we lived there and in Shiloh. Nobody at this stage, considering my age and how I look would pay me now for such a thing.
I have recently edited a book and an internet site. And I've also sold a few photos. In theory, and I have thought about it a lot, I could open a business of writing and editing, but there are three big disadvantages to it.
- I'd have to constantly hustle for work and clients.
- I'd be home without the fun and stimulation of other people.
- There would be constant clerical tasks, bookkeeping taxes etc to deal with.
At my age it's very hard to find work, especially work that deals with the public. I'm old; I'm retirement age, but I do not have a proper pension.
I've been working in Yafiz, Sha'ar Binyamin for close to four and a half years. It's the longest I've ever had as a non-teaching job ever, and as much as I'd like a change, I'll probably staying as long as I can.
I just needed to vent; thanks for listening.