I quit. My last day at Occupation is Friday. This mainly has to do with school, as the 3 tests I've taken so far this semester were all Cs. I'm going to be applying to graduate school in Oregon at the beginning of next semester (probably), so this semester's grades are really important--and I've got a few pretty intense courses right now. So I quit! Now for the real feat: actually studying with the extra time I have.
It was a tough decision, as we will now have almost no income. My wife works on call and when she's working it will be about 10 bucks an hour and from home, so that'll be nice. But I've always wanted to provide at least a little bit for my family--I will be giving nothing. Beautiful JellaMama pointed out that by not working now, the theory is that I will get better grades--better grades means graduate school, graduate school means meeting future goals and providing better then.
So student loans here we come! And for coworkers who might be reading this and are aware of a developing situation at work that has been irritating me, that situation has very little to do with my departure. It really is grades--and happiness, I guess. Every day I leave work I do so in the worst of moods. I was hired to be an editor of English, not an editor of computer code. Although this does make me unhappy, quitting for academic reasons is a more valid excuse. So I'll stick with that one.
This shouldn't affect my blogging, except that I won't have work stories to post anymore. Oh well. I should still have a few minutes on campus now and then to post.
If anyone has spare moneys, I would like them.