Working In Daycare Is The Best Birth Control Ever

Working In Daycare Is The Best Birth Control Ever

Please consider this line of work if you're considering having kids very young!!


At the age of 19 or 20, many girls from the past are making bold moves for their lives. While scrolling through my Instagram feed I may see dozens of girls my age from high school either getting married or having a child. While most the time I may look at this as "Why so soon?" other times I may feel a case of baby fever coming on...

I absolutely adore children and I really like my part-time seasonal daycare job. It is very entertaining at work, to say the least. When I walk into work I will not be observing the same thing every day.

One child will go from sick to healthy, while another will do the complete opposite. Some will say things they shouldn't and you will be surprised that they even know the word that they just said. They appeal to me every single day, lol!

Some will untie their shoes for fun, multiple times in order to ask a teacher to tie them back. Then you will have parents who act psycho and seem to ignore that a teacher is watching 12, 5 year old's at once.

Contrary to my previous job before my daycare job, I would be so angry just to go into work because I hated it so much. However, with this job, it is a totally different dynamic. I am currently on my winter break for school so I am trying to grab as many hours as possible to replenish my bank account. With this being said, this allows me to revisit these scenarios and suppress my baby fever once again!

Childcare is the best birth control ever because it allows you to realize all that there is behind a cute little face. There is a lot more to keeping a little one than holding it. While children do need to be nurtured they need essentials to be provided for them. I have realized that in the past if I was married and financially stable by 25, I would be ready to have a child.

With this job, I have realized all of the many more factors that parents have to deal with, with a little one.

With all of this being said, I am ready to go into work for today, but I will use this as another lesson that the time is not now, nor is it anytime soon!

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Becoming A Police Officer Is More Work Than Anyone Thinks

It's not all speeding cop cars and locking up the bad guys.

In the society we reside in, it is assumed that people who pursue a career in law enforcement are of a "certain breed."

With there being so many opinions so publicly announced, one would also assume that there is probably some research is done or that the people with such negative opinions may have met a cop or two. Is this the case? Probably not even half of the time. So just to fill you in, there is a lengthy process which a person must go through in order to become an officer.

First? Obviously, you submit an application. The application can be anywhere from three to ten pages long, and will usually ask you for your educational experiences, all of the places you have lived, as well as your driver's license information. The background check agencies perform is very thorough, and even if you think you have hidden something or gotten rid of any legal matter, it is sure to show up in their investigation. After the background check is performed, it can go a few ways: there can be a phone or in-person interview, the physical fitness test, or a meeting to get copies of your legal documents. (I.E. birth certificate, driver's license, social, etc) Each agency will have their own standards you have to meet in order to move along with their process. The hardest thing, usually, is to pass the physical fitness test. Those also vary depending on the department you are trying to join. After the test was when I turned in my documentation, and then went in for a panel interview. A panel interview is about 3-6 people from the department, depending on the size of the department, who can ask you questions about your application as well as scenarios and circumstances that you may have to be exposed to during your job; you can find similar interviews and questions online to prepare, but the interview itself was a little nerve-wracking in itself due to the fact that it is usually officers from all levels of the chain of command.

After the panel interview, there will be more tests; these, however, are to determine if you are fit for the job you are applying for. Again, depending on the department will depend on the test(s). There will be a psychological exam, to make sure you have nothing mentally that could hinder you or affect others negatively in this line of work; I have also heard of them doing a polygraph test in order to make sure that you are trustworthy and are not lying about anything in your application. You also have to pass a physical exam from a physician, and the department has to make sure there are no hinderances for you physically, this way you can perform the duties required of you. This process in total can take a month or two if rushed, but will usually take about six months. And even then, there is still more to the process.

If you are not a mandated officer already, you will have to pass the police academy in order to become mandated. The department you are with will sign you up, but the classes only start every month or so, and you may end up waiting another few months before actually attending the academy. Once in the academy, you take a variety of classes and tests in which you much pass in order to become mandated; here is where you will learn to fire your weapon and drive the vehicles, as well as learn the laws/codes pertaining to your jurisdiction and state. The length of the academy also varies depending on the academy, but I've usually seen it be around eleven or twelve weeks. Even after passing the academy, you still have to pass your field training with the officers from your department, and then you are on probation within your department.

There is a very long process a person must go through to become an officer; yes, there are the chances that someone can get through that has a biased way of looking at things, but let me throw some statistics at you. There is over one million law enforcement personnel, both sworn and unsworn, according to the 2012 UCR. It is 2018 now, and the numbers have steadily increased over the previous twenty years, so we can only assume that there are even more now.

If we assume that there are 100 corrupt cops in a year, or corrupt interactions, then those numbers are pretty good comparing to the amount of law enforcement we have; of course, there is room for improvement and in a perfect world we would have no corruption, however, they should be only held to the same standard as the others of which are government employees. So the next time you see someone giving their opinion on how "slack" the agencies are when choosing their officers, send 'em my way so I can educate them on how the process works.

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To The College Student Graduating Without A Job Offer, Rejection Is Part Of The Process

Keep your head up. Stay optimistic. Everything happens for a reason.


To the Graduating College Student Who Doesn't Have a Post-Grad Job Yet,

I know exactly how you're feeling right now. All your friends are securing their first post-graduation job and you have nothing yet. If you're like me, you probably feel a little bit worthless and unwanted. You keep applying to jobs, re-touching up your resume and Curriculum Vitae, and writing cover letter after cover letter in the hopes that someone, anyone will take you and your talents.

(And you ARE talented... you're graduating with a degree. Don't forget that.)

It's something that you can't avoid either. Almost every day, there's a new post on Facebook that's starting with, "I'm so excited to announce that I got hired at *insert boujee company here.*" You want to be excited for your friends and you are genuinely happy for them but to be honest, it's frustrating and hard when you are sitting there empty-handed. Just this morning, I got another "thanks but no thanks" notification from one of the 32+ jobs that I applied for. Rejection is part of the process and I guarantee that both you and I will be rejected many more times.

You just have to keep reminding yourself that you WILL get a job. Things like this doesn't just happen overnight. Also, you are not alone in this...there are a million other graduating college seniors that are still jobless. I have friends who graduated last year and they still are struggling to find work that fits their major. So, while it may seem like you're the only one who's going through this annoyingly stressful process, you AREN'T.

Keep applying for jobs. Keep your head up. Stay optimistic. Everything happens for a reason. There will be an employer who will see all your potential and will hire you. Keep working for your goals and you reap the benefits one day. Remember that people like Oprah, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates all started at the bottom. It was because they stayed focused and dedicated to themselves and their goals that they were able to reach their success.

Sure, you may have to start out by waiting tables or work in a job that isn't ideal but it's a small stepping stone to your future success. It's going to be an uphill climb but you will be alright. Everyone usually always ends up fine, in the end, no matter how down in the dumps they are on the journey. Just never give up. It sounds cliche but it's so true...if you give up then you will never find the success you wanted and you will never be truly happy. You have only one life so you have to make it a good one. That means you have to balance your passions in with a job that will keep you wanting to continue in your field of work and to keep doing better.

You WILL succeed.

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