Problem Solving Mom

Monday, January 30, 2006

Career Contemplation No. 200?

As I do every Monday morning, I called in to the temp agency to check on any temporary paralegal job that appeals to me.

I have a degree in counseling with a minor in psychology and a paralegal certificate. Since I like doing both law and counseling, I will begin training as a mediator in the next couple of weeks. The work is not only socially useful, it sounds interesting (and an extension of the things I do at home). I'm not wild about the idea of working as a paralegal until retirement, since one frequently ends up with the responsibilities of an attorney and the pay of a secretary. Of course, being immune from malpractice suits and slightly more regular hours may be a good tradeoff for a lot of workers, but it doesn't really work for me.

On the other hand, mediation is not a full-time job. I was thinking of offering litigation support in addition to mediation. In other words, a full service free-lance paralegal. I would still have a lot of responsibility, but at least my pay would more closely match my ability.

In a way, I am tired of obsessing on my career, anyway.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Sunday, January 29, 2006

The problem of the day: My son and my husband were arguing over dinner. They both wanted pizza, but could not agree on a topping. My proposal: That my husband get a pizza with one meat topping and mushrooms, buy some pepperoni at the grocery store on the way home, and let my son add pepperoni before heating it up. They kicked out that idea, and I felt too indisposed to propose another.

Eventually, they worked out a delivery pizza with pepperoni, sausage and onion. My son developed a major case of heartburn and became addicted to seltzer again.

One doesn't save the world every day.