I am currently working in a job where I pretty much just put text on acrylic awards, edit a few graphics here and there, and run a laser engraver. It's insanely monotonous and I really do dislike it. Greatly. I have also come to dislike the company it's with, even though it technically IS a charity/non profit organization. While I think the basis behind it is great, the people running it . . . not so much. It's also full of crazy, pointless, and strict rules, plagued by low pay, and will only give an annual MAXIMUM raise of 3%. And, according to our baselines, we also do more work in one 8 hour day that most people would do in ten to seventeen hours because our department is so horribly understaffed.
The only good point is that it's an 8-5, M-F job, just like Avery's, so we get lots of time together.
Now, I have a passion for working with animals and have been going to this one local dog training school for around six months now with both of my dogs. They are expanding rapidly and just posted on the 1st of August an opening for a dog trainer who they would train thoroughly and get certified. This would be a part time job that would include evenings and weekends, greatly cutting into my time with Avery (not to mention our finances), but at the same time I would have more flexibility in my day schedule and could possibly pick up a second part time job at a vet clinic, and even possibly have more time to work on art! It really is a difficult thing to try and work out, but this job has the potential to be MUCH more fulfilling than my current one.
Should I even apply just to see what happens? There are probably people out there who are more qualified than me, so who knows, it might not even go anywhere.