03-02-2013, 03:45 PM
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Well, I may soon be making a job change. Last year, my cousin went to Montana to work at a lodge just outside Yellowstone National Park. She went late in the season (she started in June and the season begins in May and runs to September) but she thoroughly enjoyed working there and is going again this year. I would be doing laundry for the lodge and she said it's normally 40 hours a week sometimes with overtime. They provide boarding, which is taken out of your paycheck. The main reason I am considering this is because the amount of time I'm putting in at the hospital is barely enough for me to cover all my expenses. I still live with my parents so I don't have to pay rent, but I do have to pay a cell phone bill, car insurance and pay for gas. I have very little left at the end of all this to put toward savings. At first I thought I was going to be making more, and I was to begin with, but I'm getting less and less hours and I need to find either a second job or just a different one entirely.
If I do get a job out there, and if I apply it's pretty much a guaranteed thing, I would be making a great amount more and be able to come back with enough to get the barn finished and buy all my supplies at once. Of course this also means I wouldn't be able to get that done until September because I wouldn't even be here in June or July, but I'm willing to do this.
I'm just not sure about it because it means having to leave my family and everyone behind for a whole summer, which I've never done before. I would have my cousin with me but I know myself well enough to know I would struggle with homesickness a great deal. I'm still deciding so I will let everyone know what I decide when I do. This all depends on wheather or not I can find a good job here.