Okay, I just ended (recently) 6 years working as an independent contractor for a travel agency (Disney related). I'm very lost in what my next job should be!
For now, I'm just looking for something part-time, a little flexible with benefits. I've found several companies that offer that so far: IKEA, Starbucks, and I think Sea World - though the latter would include holidays, and I'm not sure I want to give those up. I believe Publix also offers part-time benefits after a certain period of time, as well as Costco.
I'm trying to extend my list out a bit. And while I have health insurance right now, it is $200 per month with a $1500 deductible and doesn't include two pre-existing conditions (one isn't a big deal at all - just my sinuses, I occasionally get sinus infections). The other probably isn't a big deal either, but something I'd rather have covered (just in case).
If Disney did benefits for PT, I'd apply (even with the holidays). But since they don't, I'm looking elsewhere. Soooo - if anyone works for a company that does that (national company, etc.), I can add it to my list. Oh - I think the YMCA does also, but I'm not seeing any PT jobs open in the area. I really enjoyed what I've been doing the past 6 years, but I think I have to wait one year before going elsewhere.