May 27 2012

Baby’s First Job

Published by at 9:46 pm under Animals,Education,Mothers & Daughters,Teaching

On Tuesday, May 23, 2012, Lulu started a new job. She has had some important jobs before now, but this is her first post-graduate Big Girl job, and she found it all by herself. She is editor and producer for care2.com, “the largest online community for healthy and green living, human rights and animal welfare.” It is a dangerous place to visit, a sea of time-sucking vortexes. I found, for example, a collection of videos of Bad Dogs.

I, too, started a new job, and on the same day as Molly. However, it is not my first Big Girl job. I’m still at the English Language Institute but I have different responsibilities. I’ll still be teaching, but only half-time. The other half will  be administrative. It’s “a 12-month temporary Classified Management position.” Wait. Let me look that up. Okay, “classified” refers to  non-teaching roles. Also, it’s “100% exempt.” Hang on a second. Here we go: “Exempt employees are salaried employees who supervise or manage other employees as a regular part of their job. Non-exempt employees do not supervise or manage other employees. Exempt employees generally do not receive overtime pay.” Ooooh, see how much I’m learning already! My “starting salary is [$****], which is Step 1 of Range B17 on the Management salary schedule.” I wonder if you can say the same.

Enough about bureaucracy and on to substance. My official title is Assistant Program Manager/Instructor. The scope of my role is still somewhat amorphous, but it’ll relate to enrollment, outreach and curriculum. All of it will be illuminating, and I expect a lot of it to be downright fun. I don’t mean to sound Pollyanna or anything, but I’ve been fortunate to have landed at Ohlone.

2 responses so far

2 Responses to “Baby’s First Job”

  1. Molly says:

    I’m SO big and so big. And so are you. Isn’t it nice?

    I like those dogs. They express my true inner feelings. I’m glad you find my work edumacational.

  2. Ryan says:

    Reminds me of that Animal Planet show “My Cat/Dog From Hell.” Lotsa luck with that one.

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