Turning Jobs Down

I resigned from English, because I don’t think I can do six classes a semester anymore.

Originally they offered me a VAP with adjunct pay and benefits. They told me I would only have one prep, so I could teach for business, too. That would have given me more money.

Now, though, I have at least two preps and probably three for English. That means I would not be able to teach for business.

So, finally, after hemming and hawing for three days and wondering how and what to say, I turned them down. I feel relieved, so I know it was the right thing to do.