Thursday, March 31, 2011

Minimum Wage and Other Musings.....

Wow, nearly a month since my last post.......miss me?

I started a new job. Retail, at a store I throughly enjoy shopping at. I was hired to help do the store set-up (it's a brand spanking new location), and then to work as a sales associate. It was hard work, and long hours. The store looks fabulous, the people I work with are good folks.....even more surprising to me, I actually have been enjoying the job.

But, tomorrow, I have to leave the job.

Yup, less than a month in.

Why? Well............(In no particular order)

*The hours I am getting are not what I was led to believe they would be.
*I do not like the way the management is heading
*The shifts I am getting are conflicting with my cleaning jobs.
* I am only making minimum wage.
* As nice as my co-workers are, I am at a different place in my life than they are ( or you could say I am the Old Lady in the store.....I am.....)
*I miss my kiddos

My oldest has been watching his siblings after school....he's been great, they've been good....but, it's too much for him. He is starting to miss out on school activities so he can be home with them. let me tell you, minimum wage is NOT worth that.

I'm lucky, I don't NEED this job....good thing, since minimum wage doesn't go too far.

It also make me sad, to realize that this could be my future....minimum wage.

I need to go back to school.

I turned 35 a couple of weeks ago. In the immortal words of Sugarland : "There's gotta be something more!"
I just need to figure out what my "More" might be.

1 comment:

  1. I think that the eternal searching for, "more" becomes more apparent in our mid thirties--seems to coincide nicely with children being a little older and less dependent. I too have been trying to figure out the more, but am starting to realize that maybe the figuring is a process rather than a destination. Oh well, wisdom has not arrived yet on my doorstep but is at least making her way down the path to my front door!