I am very excited to say I’ve just started a new job. I’m working as a medical receptionist at a chiropractor and allied health practice (I’m mostly at their smaller, second clinic which is just chiro, but will occasionally be at the bigger allied health rooms). This is the first time in my life I have a job where I walk in, do the job, walk out, taking nothing home with me. I’m very pleased about that aspect of the job.
I’m doing a 16 hour week for the moment, because I still want to be around when the Barbarians are home from school. Even though they are old enough to not need an adult at home, the Hub and I feel it’s important for me to still be there. The high school years can be quite tumultuous.
I’m still running my Query Tuner business as well, plus I do other editing work here and there, but as that work is from home and I can fit it in around everything else.
I feel like I’m being paid to do work I’ve been doing as a volunteer for a very long time. It is a little strange to not be using any of my professional qualifications – but that’s why I am able to leave work at work which is a really nice change.
The practice is a family business and the people are lovely, plus there is flexibility to increase my hours if I want to.
Have you ever taken a job that is very different to anything you’ve done before?