Post # 1
Hi bees. Currently working a full time, dead end, office job. I literally sit in front of my computer all day long browsing the internet (I’m allowed to) I occasionally answer the phone and reply to e a few emails….I probably do a total of 2 hours’ worth of work in a day. I’ve been told not to offer help to employees because that’s not in my job description and that basically there is no way for me to move up or get a raise. This is as far as I’m going in the company.
The reasons I’m staying here is because I get medical insurance, life insurance, and OK wages.
DH and I are planning to buy our first home before the new year and I know there will be a lot of DIY projects to work on-I’d much rather be at home working on our house than wasting 9 hours a day at a job I can’t stand….
DH teaches and this year he will also be coaching .The money that he will make from coaching equals out to be just over 2/3 what I’m making now.
I’d love to work part time somewhere closer to where we buy and have time to work on our house projects.
I wouldn’t feel so torn about this decision to leave my job & get a new part time job closer to home if it weren’t for the health benefits. Adding me to my husband’s health plan would cost about $500/month..
Don’t know what to do…..wondering what you’d do?
Post # 3
Will your husband be coaching all the time? I ask that becasue it works out great this year but what about next year if he isn’t coaching, will you be able to make ends meet?
If I were you, I’d ask my job if I could work part time. Since you don’t have much to do, you could get the job done wiht less time. Then, I’d use the extra time to work on the house and make a plan for getting a new job that I like.
Post # 4
@snd485: I could ask to be part time-that might work out best for the time being however I’d like to escape my co-workers/the enviroment here…I guess it wouldn’t be so bad if I was only here part time…. There is no contract for a coaching postion next year as well but a high possibility that he’d be able to do it next year too. We could survive off his paycheck alone but it’d be harder to save.
Post # 5
Get a part time job before you quit.
Post # 6
I would stick with your job for now, and see what happens after you take possession of the house!
Post # 7
Weekends are just fine for DIY projects – it’s hard to do many of them with just one person anyway. $500/mo for health insurance is hard to stomach when you are perfectly able to work. Ultimately, you guys know your budget and what you can handle, though!
Post # 8
$500/mo is a lot to stomach. Can you get another full-time job (with benefits) doing something more meaningful?
Post # 9
My dream situation would be to work PT and then flip furniture on the side…..I’ve bought, re-done and sold furniture on CL before and I know that I could make money doing it. I think DH and I could make that work. I just feel like I could be doing so much more for our family if I weren’t wasting my day working for someone else for 9+hours a day!
Post # 10
How does your husband feel about this? If you can afford it than I would definitely change to a PT position and do something I love over being miserable.
Post # 11
@Kimber_bee: Why not just take a new part-time job that would earn you $500/month after taxes?If you figure on $10/hour that’d only be about 15-20 hours per week.
Post # 12
@Kimber_bee: You should start a blog called “Furniture Flipper.” I’d totally follow that.
Post # 13
@Kimber_bee: Honestly, I’d stay with the job until you got the house. It can be VERY hard to get a house based off 1 person, unless your husband has excellent credit.
Just make sure that when you get the house, you get what you can afford based off of your husband’s salary alone. Your payment should be about 25% to 33% of his monthly income.
If you’ve been with this company a long time, I’d stick it out a few more months as you may not qualify for a home on his salary alone.
As far as getting a new job, I totally understand wanting to leave a boring job. Maybe, since you’re allowed to go online anyways… you can research projects to do at home? Places to obtain old furniture & how to do that? At least you will be looking into something you LIKE while at a job you don’t.
Post # 15
@MrsBeck: He’s all for it! We’re just scared about the medical insurance. BUT I do like cbgg’s suggestion!