Post # 1
I HATE my job. (This is NOT a new development).. I work 40 hours/week for $12.50/hour, and I’m STRUGGLING to make ends meet most months (this does include ~$50/bi weekly placed into a savings account that we do not touch… DH also puts money in it)
Today, I got an offer for an interview and almost guranteed position.. Here’s the problem…
The pay is $13/hour (not MUCH better, but its OUT of where I am now!).. For the first month-month and 1/2, it is only ~30 hours/week, after that it is 40 hours/week plus occasional manditory OT.. (I think DH can help me for that time period until I can get back on my feet with the new job at full time)
What do I do?
What would YOU do?
Post # 3
If you can swing it financially for that 1-1.5 months then I would do it. You hate your job and that really takes a toll. Sure the new job is only 50 cents more, but its still going in the right direction! Plus you have a fresh start with a new position that you might actually like. Go for it!
Post # 4
Nah, not enough money to leave your current job, and who is to say it will be any better.
Post # 5
@adoc86: DH just told me as long as it definately switches to FT I should do it… I’m gonna have to definately ask during my interview on Thursday!
@MrsTVLover: ANYTHING will be better than where I am now.. If McD’s or Burger King.. Any “junk” job place paid better than what I am doing now, I would leave.
Post # 6
@MrsPaperFlowers: Other than the slightly higher rate of pay does it have any other benefits? Better hours,closer to home for example?
Post # 7
@MrsPaperFlowers: sounds like you have your answer. But I would never say never!
Post # 8
I would say yes as long as you could make it financially. It beats working at a place you hate. At least at this new place you could grow, and if it is somewhere you like why not?
Post # 9
If you can make it financially with those 30 hours a week at the beginning, I would take the new job. If you think you’ll be happier there, it’s totally worth it.
Post # 10
Happiness > money, and the first month and a half will fly by. You’ll be fine and making just as much as you do now in no time. Ditch your miserable job.
Post # 11
To be honest, you won’t even notice that $0.50 raise, thanks to taxes. But it might be worth it just to leave the job you have now. Is there anyway you could juggle both places until you would work full time hours at your new job?
Post # 12
@MrsPaperFlowers: If you hate where you are, then being paid more is not really the point, being in another company is, if you can swing it, do it…you’ve hated that place for a while….
Post # 13
@Lindarella: MUCH closer to home, employer paid benefits after 6 months…
@megz06: Plus, if I don’t like it in the interview, and get an offer, I can turn it down ^_^
@cmbr: Thanks for the opinion!!
@Taeyers: I agree!
@ieatunicorns: Unfortunately, no, the hours conflict.. I currently work 11:30a-8:30p, the new job hours would be (ranging from) 6a – 6p.. I’m still learning about what the shifts are, but when it’s ot, it’s 6a-6p…
Post # 14
@ieatunicorns: Also, my current job does NOT allow part time for any reason
@Nona99: Well, you over any other bee KNOWS my situation.. If you were in my shoes, knowing what you know, what would YOU do?
Post # 15
Also, do you and your husband not have combined finances? I’d hate for you to feel like you have to stay in a job that you can’t stand because you’re worried about pulling in your share of the bills.
Post # 16
@MrsPaperFlowers: There are a few things to take into account here:
– Does the new workplace/job seem like something you will like better than your current job?
– What does DH say about this (which plays a part, since it would affect your finances)
– How will the commute differ? Gas/travel expenses can add up, so I’m hoping you’ll say the NEW job would be a shorter commute, because that’s a plus!