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When you are faced with unexpected choices.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Choice has to do with food.
It has to do with deciding to move your body or not.
And with drinking your H2O.
It has to do with what you eat, and what you don't.
We are faced with unexpected choices if we do not plan when participating in potluck dinners, or going out to eat, or when we neglect to make a shopping list and plan wise choices for your family.

Choice goes beyond that as well, and can affect your health as well.

Sometimes they are big choices. Those are the kinds I pray about, and talk about, and try to weigh it all out.

Jobs.
Sometimes you choose, sometimes, it chooses you. Sometimes you settle when you don't want to. Sometimes it is important to weigh the differences.
Whether you have one or not.
Whether it is what you like or not.
Whether is is stressful or easier on the psyche and body.
Is it close, or is it near.
Do you get breaks.
Are you appreciated.

This is what I am talking about right now.

Today,
while at work (the new job since Labor Day), I got a call from my last job - the audio book publisher, asking if I want to go back temporary part time. I know, you would say that is chancy if what I am doing now is permanent part time. But... that is where I am going to throw this out there.

I LOVED the audio book job. It was simple, but also included proofing the audio books, and I was good, and learning to get better. But the job was temporary and only lasted 3 months. I would have loved to have stayed longer. It was my first job after all my surgeries and I worked from Feb through the beginning of June. This time, instead of taking books apart, I would be putting them together and once again proofing them for their holiday rush (November through the holidays.) But wait, yes, they do have a regular part time proofing position opening up... Oh yes, I am so interested if that is the case. So I have forwarded my resume, and plan to discuss the whole situation with my dh when he wakes up before he goes to work tonight.

Current job - (permanent) data entry, billing and payroll, document retreival - high stress and absolutely no official breaks during the 6 hours I can work per day. Meaning, I grab my food at the desk with my eyes glued to the computer, and my fingers fastened to the keyboard the whole time, except for running to the bathroom breaks. It has gotten easier, but I still feel it is highly stressful. Everything has a 24-48 hour deadline. This job is 10 miles (15 min. away). I live in a cold New England state.

Future possibility - (temp with the possibility of permanent) putting the audio books together for holiday rush. Pleasant environment, great staff, official breaks and lunch time, get to listen to audio books. This job is about half an hour away. The stress would be the drive. They are considering hiring me at a better pay scale than what they paid me, which is better than what I am making now.

And just to throw another monkey into the bucket of wrenches - I have an interview for a very part time position as a part time reference librarian a week from Monday. This job is about 35 min in the opposite direction, but only every other Saturday, and 4 hours one evening per week, at a librarian's pay scale. Whatever, if I got this one, I would take it. I think.

Anyway, I am faced with choices, and am praying as I approach my decisions.

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Prayerfully - I have made a choice. 5:30 p.m. est
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  • NORASPAT
    Deborah,it is totally up to you, this one is your choice.
    Make youself a comparison list l;ike we do when we are ready to make a bit prchase that we must liv with and be happy with.

    Take a very big piece of paper right everthing down that you can imagine. Show you list to DH if you like he might have other suggestions for the list.
    Than grade the numbers . Best, Medium and poor choices. Who knows it might help to analise it all this way.
    I hope this helps, I know it is reall hard but you are a good worker and need to choose where you will be the happiest.
    HUGS Take care Pat in Maine.
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    2467 days ago
  • SCOOTER4263
    The hardest part for me is the realization that what seems an easy commute in October is likely to be hell on wheels in January, especially if you're traveling when it's dark - which it is almost all the time then. Where I live, just about any job is at least twenty minutes each way - in good weather - which is why I keep hunting for from-home work.

    Good luck with your choices. Sometimes you just have to step out in faith.
    2469 days ago
  • STITCH4EVER
    WHEN IT RAINS, IT POURS. YOU HAVE A LOT GOING ON BUT YOU ARE STILL RIGHT. IT'S ALL ABOUT CHOICES. AND EVEN IF WE DON'T ALWAYS MAKE THE RIGHT ONES, IF WE THINK THEM OUT AND DO WHAT WE THINK IS BEST AT THAT TIME, WE SHOULD NEVER HAVE REGRETS. TO WORK IN A LIBRARY WOULD BE MY ALL TIME DREAM JOB. I WOULD LOCK MYSELF IN AT NIGHT AND ROLL AROUND IN ALL THOSE WONDERFUL BOOKS.
    ERIN
    2469 days ago
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