If you follow me on Twitter (and if you don’t, you should! I’m @AshleyD) you probably saw that I got a job offer yesterday. It’s true. I had an interview last Monday which went very well. I call yesterday afternoon to check in and was told that the position was mine, if I wanted it.
But here’s the thing. The job is in a new community agency. The lady, theowner/manager/head therapist, is the only person working there. She is super nice and I think I could learn a lot from her. She wants the practice to grow, obviously, and hopes to hire other therapists and interns within the next few months. But for now I would be responsible for my own clients. Meaning that I would have to go market myself, find the clients in schools/colleges/around town. I would be able to charge whatever I want, but then I have to pay my boss $10 an hour for using her office space and for her supervision services each week. So say I only see 5 clients in a week and charge them $50 an hour, I would owe my boss $50, and I would get to keep $200. Hopefully I would be able to see more than 5 clients, but in the beginning I’m not sure how busy the business would be. So that’s a little scary.
The good part about this job is that I would be able to make it whatever I want. I could create my own groups, I could target certain client populations, and I would be able to focus on whatever areas interest me most. Which is awesome. It would also be great experience for (hopefully) opening my own private practice one day.
It’s just so scary not knowing how many clients I would be able to pull in- which means not knowing my income each week. I’m thinking about trying it out part-time and working another side job at the same time, just to see how it goes. But I’m not sure. It might be better to wait a bit and keep searching for a job with, you know, a SALARY! Really, is that too much to ask? I mean I have two Bachelors degrees and a Masters degree, it shouldn’t be this difficult!
Anyway, I’m supposed to go in Thursday and talk to the lady. I guess I’ll make a final decision by then.
Whew. Okay. So that’s that. Now you’re all caught up on my current lack of a job.
And now for the good stuff! The giveaway for a voucher for Gap jeans ended last night at midnight. I hope you got your entry in! To pick the winners I wrote all the entry names in order in a word document (since some comments asked specifically to not be counted as an entry). Then I used Random.org to pick two numbers. Here are the results.
Based on my numbered list, that means Steph and An Apple A Day are the winners. Congratulations! Email me at Ashleyasaurora@gmail.com to send me your addresses and I’ll mail you a voucher for a free pair of Gap jeans along with a cute “Born To Fit” bag. Thanks to everyone else for entering my giveaway! I wish I could give you all a free jeans voucher!