Monday, July 7, 2008

4 day work-week? No thanks!

I saw an ad this past week for a "Evening Librarian" position. The salary was good ($48,528), plus it was at a community college! (ah, to return to the thrilling days of academic librarianship!)

HOWEVER -- the hours were "Full-Time Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m".

I don't know about the rest of you, but "The Director" is exhausted after a standard 8:30-5:30 shift. Sure the three-day weekend sounds attractive, but look at all you miss:

dinner with the family (AND you have to eat just before you go to bed! Not good!)
School open house
Parent Teacher meetings
Scout meetings
recitals and band concerts
regular exercise time
NCIS (ok, that's not a biggie -- they show up on DVD eventually!)
etc.

Nope, in my balance book, the cons outweigh the pros. (Although some of the young, single, just starting out in the profession folk might like it.)

As for me, I'll stick to the five day workweek, thank you very much!

"The Director"

2 comments:

Kewl Librarian 2 said...

Actually, I'd work those hours. Course, I'm single, so I just have the cat to worry about. But, going in at 10:30 would still allow me enough sleep plus the ability to exercise in the morning.

It's not ideal and might get old after awhile, but the prime go-out nights to speak are free.

DirectorWho said...

Ah, to be young, and wild(er) and footloose and fancy-free again.

"The Director"