Is your guess that I found a temporary, seasonal job in order to pay for tuition and presents? Your guess would be…CORRECT! I’m incredibly relieved, not just because I didn’t want to have to be such a penny-pincher, but also because job searching is exhausting. I started back in July to find the job I have now, and spent September-November applying for seasonal jobs, literally at over 30 companies, and heard back from 3. Target was a no-go, but then I had interviews at Sephora and Macy’s. Macy’s gave me a big no the next day, so I was hoping that Sephora would be the one. It has the appeal of not only being a fancy place to work ;), but it’s also very near my primary job and is as a cashier, which I have experience with doing! Plus everyone seems incredibly nice.
So while filling out the required paperwork, I had to pick how I would be paid. I decided that, while adding 50% to my savings account would be great, I really had no legitimate reason to not just go ahead, bite the bullet, and deposit the full amount into my savings account to accrue interest and sit there looking fancy until tuition is due. I’ve already had orientation, and I have training in a week, so I’m not sure when actual work begins, but I know it will be less than 24 hours a week…which is good since I already work 4o a week and am taking two 4000-lvl courses at my university. They’re starting me at $9 an hour, so I’m pretty happy about that, because I know the average starting salary for this sort of thing is much lower than that (since minimum wage is $7.25/hr). My goal is a total of $1000 in extra income from this job, with an additional $100 from side-hustle (aka knitting and crocheting), so we’ll see how that pans out.