Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Last day on the job!

I don't think I've mentioned it yet, but I found a new job back in July!  And today was my last day at my old job!  I'm starting the new one tomorrow morning!

Now don't get too excited.  I know I've complained a bit about my old job here on this blog and in general about being an English teacher in Paris, so it would make sense for my new job to be outside of the world of teaching.  But it isn't.  In fact, I will be doing exactly the same thing: traveling around Paris giving English lessons to business professionals at their companies.  However, I am working for a different language school.  And I'm getting paid about 35% more than I was at my old job.  And I've been guaranteed a very decent number of hours.  And I get to make my own schedule instead of having it planned for me.  So, while in theory the job is basically the same, it has a few benefits that make it much more interesting and hopefully I will be happy enough to be able to stay for a while.  Besides, making more money never hurt anyone before, right?

I'm pretty excited for this change and I'm hoping that it will improve my life a bit and that I'll be happier than I was this past spring when I was pretty down.  It also helps that my new boss seems to be extremely nice and is definitely more organized that my old boss. 

My biggest regret is that my old boss is mad at me because, even though she has known that I was leaving at the end of August since mid-July, she is mad at me for leaving and for making her rentrée des vacances complicated because she has to organized new teachers for all my lessons.  Seems to me she could have started working on that back in July but instead she wants to be angry with me.  Unfortunately, it made for a very tension-filled meeting this morning when I turned in my books and took care of last minute paperwork!

But oh well, I couldn't miss the opportunity to make more money and have a better schedule just because she didn't want to have to work when she got back from vacation!

And now I'm off to bed so I can head off to my first lessons with my new company tomorrow morning.  Wish me luck!!!


  1. Excellent! And as for your old boss.. too bad for her. It was like that with the last job I quit too. As I was walking out the door, the responsable pedagogique said "you'll never find a better job than this one!" (truth be told i already had) and the boss herself gave me a very sarcastic "good luck". It's like the idea of succeeding elsewhere makes them angry and bitter. Oh well!
    Enjoy all the extra money! that'll be nice!

  2. Yeah, I agree. It's so's like they think they've done you a favor by giving you a job and you should be forever loyal to them, though the conditions may not be ideal, or even good for that matter! But oh well, I started the new job this week and so far it's going very well and while teaching english isn't what i want to be doing for the rest of my life, I think I will at least be happier at this job. Happier with more money! I'm seeing a shopping spree in my future!!!