One of the specific challenges I have faced in being a both a full-time employee and student is the sometimes conflicting schedules. Today is an example of this...
My online statistics class requires exams to be taken in person, the professor offers two choices of times that the test can be taken, 4:00p - 5:30p or 6:00-7:30p. Because I have a class on Wednesday evenings, I need to take the exam at 4pm.
So, this requires me to arrange time off of work for each instance of this. This time comes from my allotment of vacation days. I guess this is ok, as I really can't afford to take true vacations. But, it does limit the time I am able to take off work for non-school related things which is a challenge. We all need a day off once in a while, right?
The crazy schedule of days like this is exhausting. I am sure by the time I get home tonight, I'll be ready for bed. Here is what the day looks like:
8:30-3p - Work (eat lunch at desk)
3p-4p - Home to walk dog, then rush to campus on the other side of town
4p-5p - Statistics exam
5p-6p - Deal with 5pm traffic getting from one campus to another
6p-9p - Historical Geology
I'm tired already.