So yeah, I'm that girl who can't say no.
I took on a few new positions in my community for no pay.
I'm really not complaining.
It's really rewarding.
I know this because people keep telling me it is.
And, I believe everything I hear.
So I work with my younger two kids' PTO.
Mostly because my girlfriends are on the board and it means I get to hang out with them.
I...mean...mostly because it's rewarding for the kids.
Well, I think it is, they just don't realize it yet.
So I get to count See's Candy fundraiser money, work in the student store, help with vision/hearing screening, work at the Book Fair, and did I mention hang with my friends?!
I do love it, and at the moment, it's better than working in our OVERCROWDED classrooms that stress me out after my 75 minute stint every other week.
You know I was a teacher back in the day when the ratio was 20-1 in K-3 grades.
Well now it's 34-1 and my kids' poor teachers are frazzled and I honestly think they're saints sent from heaven.
My other non-paying job is for our Little League baseball board.
I'm the League Information Officer.
Sounds super fancy and legit.
So I post info on Facebook and try to keep up with their website.
I can do that.
One of my PTO friends' hubby is helping me and he's really good at it, so I may pay him off in coffee and golf balls to just do it all because clearly I can't say no, the meetings are long and unfortunately none of my close friends are involved.
Okay seriously, I appreciate all the work that goes into the school PTO and the Little League boards. Over the years I've reaped the benefits how things have gone so smoothly for my kids and their activities.
I know why.
It's thanks to people like me.
Who don't get paid.
But, do it for the love of their kids.
So yeah, it is rewarding.