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Dreams of my new schedule.....

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Well, my new job situation is becoming a reality! I see the light at the end of my tunnel!
Saturday was the last day of my retail job.... Friday night a bunch of us went out and had loads of fun and laughs. It was really nice....I swear they are the nicest people I have met in Phoenix.


So just like that my nights are now clear! Wow! And my weekends too!

Since I get off my other job (that ends this Friday) at 2:30, I've been popping over to my new job and working from 3-5 a few days last week and this week. This has been great in that it lets me get my feet wet and try to learn things without being overwhelmed with a whole 8 hours there. So far so good! Everyone seems very nice and even though I'm not really sure what I'm doing.....the guy I'm working with has assured me it's really quite easy. So, that's good and he also said he'd have my back if the owners get snarly with me (hmmmmm........not sure how I feel about that possibility!). But I'm a very even keeled professional so I can handle anyone's bad mood.

So on Monday I will be my first full day. Wow. I can't believe I actually did it. I actually made the change!
I'm really happy and I think hubby is too. He's liking the fact that I'm at home to make dinner and see him off when he leaves for work at night.
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Of course, my soon-to-be old boss is now trying to figure out how to still have me help him a few times a month....and it's SOOOOOOOO hard for me to not give in. I mean, I can't help myself!! So I'm in the middle of a giant internal struggle. I either do what I said I'd do and work 8-5 Monday - Friday and that's it (well, and the other guy that I do some side work for)....or ...... I set aside some time, like an hour a couple of days right after I get off work to swing by his office and do a few things to help him out, and maybe a saturday or something. He's bribing me with inticing compensation......and he said I wouldn't have to do the stuff I currently despise........buttttttttttttt
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..sigh.....I don't know. The money is enticing and I think about having a little extra money to continue to pay down some debt. I'm also wanting to help pay for a class a semester for college classes for a girl I met at the retail job that can't qualify for any financial aid to go to school.
But then I picture myself having to fit time in to do his stuff and I know how he is, it will never be just what he says it will be. And then all of a sudden I turn around and I'm filling all my free time up with work again.
I swear to God, I think I need a work-aholics intervention or something. I can't help myself! I'm my own worse enemy sometimes.

I don't know. Maybe I'll leave and then stop in sometime in a few weeks and see how he's doing. Let him feel the pain a little and see how much it's worth to him for me to work a little bit.
ha ha ha......Maybe by then I'll have realized the money isn't worth it.

So, that's what I'm up to now. I'm trying to think about the things I want to get done....
my pantry set up, lots of paperwork shuffling, my step-daughter's quilt binding so she can get it for graduation, and so much more.
It's all good. I'm happy with my choices so far.
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GIRANIMAL 3/20/2013 5:41PM

    Hi Melissa! This is emoticon news! Man, I am soooo far behind on everything lately. emoticon

I am so happy for your new job situation but do not envy your internal conflict regarding your old boss. Women are such givers, darn it! I like the idea of taking some real time and distance to see if the urge to say "Yes, of course I'll help!" subsides. emoticon

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CLWALDRO 3/5/2013 4:47AM

    emoticon on the new job.
I think you should take a few weeks off before you decide what to do with your former boss and the things he is offering. I t will be good for him to not have you around and i would have him put all the terms of the help in writing that way if he starts to add more you can show him that was not in the original contract and he will have to pay for the extra if he wants you to do it. I would also talk with family and see what they think about you going back.
best wishes as your new job begins and your journey to better health continues

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