I am studying "American Headways 3" book to learn English. In unit 7, there is a sentence:
"I kind of like my job, but it's time I applied for another one."
My questions are:
1) "kind of like" is a verb? What is its meaning?
2) Why "apply" in the second part of the sentence is in the past form while the second part is in present form, i.e. "it is"?
3) What is the meaning of the sentence?