Monday, September 8, 2008

Stomach Flu Blues

I don't know what is wrong with me today but I am sicker than a dog. I knew this morning something just was not right but thought I would try to go to work anyway. 25 minutes in I knew I had made a mistake. My boss was understanding but kind of rude in a way about the situation. I mean I did come to work even though I was feeling sick for the company's sake, not mine. Well, I did think about my pay cheque, lol. I called my mom who picked me up two hours into my shift.

Luckily I already had a doctors appointment for today. Now I'll have a whole list of things to talk to him about.

Something about my bosses reaction today regarding my illness is sitting very wrong with me. I've been thinking really hard and I'm seriously leaning towards the new job.

a) I clicked with the Manager there really well. It was like when you meet somebody who is so much like you, you wonder how you've never met. I think she would be fun to work for.

b) The work will be less physical. I will be assigned to womans fashion so I'll be going through clothes and pricing them which may actually be fun.

c) I get to sleep in an extra hour which I think will be better for me. I'm not really a morning person and getting up at 5:30-6am has been really hard on me.

d) It's right down the street from me so I will get some exercise walking to work. Also, there is a grocery store and pharmacy there too which will make it easier to pick things up when I need them.

e) They have benefits there as well. I'm not sure if there is dental or when they kick in. I will have to double check that but I'm also pretty sure there are paid sick days and things like that.

f) Since I have a set schedule I will be able to find some p/t easily if I feel the need. I will just need to find something that fits around my schedule (8-430 mon-fri).

I can still look for a better paying job while I'm there. When I honestly think about it I think its the better choice. My carpool girl is going to start looking for work in the next few months too so I don't want to be stuck with no way to work. I think the only reason I would really stay there is for the staff. I'm going to have to tell my boss tomorrow that I'm quitting and its going to be so hard and awkward. I'm pretty sure she's used to being told this but I hate these types of situations. I hope the rest of the week isn't going to be evil at work because of it. :S

So I just want to say thank you for everyone's support and advice. It really gave me a lot to think about. Today though something clicked in me that just said "get out". So that's what I'm going to do.... go with my gut.


Shevy said...

Good luck with the new job. It certainly sounds like it has some benefits to offset the slightly lower pay.

Canadian Saver said...

Oh Dolly I hope you feel better! Not good about your boss...

Good luck with the new job! Sounds like there are some pluses to it yep :-)

Ginger said...

Sounds like you're making a good choice, and with those regular hours it should be easy to get another p/t if you need it. You've got evenings and weekends free and you won't be tired!

Looks like a good move, let us know how it works out!