Everyone knows that the economy is in the shitter and times are really competitive for work. I got my BS in Psychology and really wanted to do something in behavioral science. Well, many of those jobs have been cut by the state and I just haven't really been able to land anything since I graduated college.
So I may be offered a job with a private school teaching a toddler class. Its more or less baby sitting, but they require a degree. I had no idea it was a Christian based school until I get there and there are crosses everywhere and somehow I missed the "Messiah" part in the title of the school. I was sooo excited to work there and when I saw this my heart just sunk. I have really been waiting a long time for a good job to come along and then I see that.
My husband and I are in a real financial rut. We could lose our apartment and fall behind on some of our bills if one of us doesn't get a job real soon. We both are recent graduates and haven't found squat.
Anyways, I went along with the interview, and I am thinking I will take the job if it is offered. Then when the interview is about over, she tells me its an 18k-20k position, and that is another hit below the belt for me because I looked up online the average pay for this position and it was closer to 25-30k.
1.) I feel really uncomfortable knowing that I am atheist and working in a place devoted to religion. Should I feel like a hypocrite?
2.) I feel that 18k-20k is really too low for a college grad and that I am being taken advantage of.
3.) I really would enjoy working with children and wish that I could overlook 1&2
4.) I feel that I have to put everything I am feeling aside and think of supporting my family. My husband says that I can finally get something helpful from this religious crap and that I should take advantage of it.
Any thoughts, concerns, suggestions? I'd love to hear them.