Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Grown-Up Things

I'm caught in the middle of a flurry of unfamiliar grown-up things; as I switch over from a student to a temporary post-doc (staff) position for the next few months I am faced with a strange new mix of paperwork and decisions that are associated with a real full-time job - something I've never had before. I have to make health insurance decisions (I choose a plan? what?) and figure out my retirement benefits, keep track of my vacation and sick leave, which was nonexistant before, I will have to pay out to various things like Medicare and Social Security now, and I no longer get student discounts at movie theaters or other perks associated with being a student. I may kind of miss that good old "student status!".... but maybe not.

6 comments:

Peggy said...

I found that when I entered grown-up land I would buy insulation and insurance before things like great shoes AND be perfectly happy about it. You don't have to start worrying until you keep hard candies in little cut glass dishes in the front room (sign of being retired and possibly a bit dull).

Uncle KT said...

The comment about cut glass dishes was really funny! That's so true.

J-Funk said...

Ack! I have a cut glass dish in my living room but we fill it with dark chocolate (Dove). Is that ok?

Peggy said...

It's borderline. :-)

Derek said...

Oh Dove chocolates...How I love you.

Uncle KT said...

Oh no!!! You have a cut glass dish with candy!!! But I have to confess that my boyfriend bought a cut glass dish (little christmas trees) that we put candy in at christmas.