I work as a massage therapist. I’m set to start a job on Friday in which I would be working 4 days per week, 9-5 with a one hour lunch break. Many times I’m bored and lonely on my day off, but I also get appointments done like talking to my counselor (once a month) and talking to my psychiatrist (once a month). I talk to them on phone. I’ll also put other appointments in my calendar, like taking care of the pets and dentist appointments.
Even though I’m set to start a new job, I’m interviewing for a 40 hour per week job, in which I’ll be working 5 days per week. I have some downtime in that 40 hours I’m paid for. I’ll make more money overall, which is nice although we’re comfortable now. I wouldn’t be bored or lonely anymore, but now my appointments are going to be on the evenings and weekends.
Thanks. At the full-time job I’d be getting off kind of late some of those days. It’s better when I can go get off at 5pm and go home and make dinner. It’s also better for me to be a little lonely and bored in my day off than stressed because I’m working 40 hours per week and trying to fit in my appointments.