Post # 1
I’ve been looking for a job. I finally got one at a local daycare. The issue is that they pay $8-9 an hour. Atleast I get to work 40 hours per week? It’s certainly not much. I could live with my fiancé until finding a roommate. I just don’t know whether or not to take it. If I take it and then find something better, I’ll feel bad quitting. But, I simply cannot return to the toxic environment at home (see previous post). It seems like a lose-lose situation. I like working with kids and fiancé has a stable job as an accountant. Until I get my masters in something, I don’t think I’ll have much luck making serious money with this job hunt. I need advice.
Post # 2
I think you should take it. If you do need the money then a little cash is better than none at all. If you like working with kids, and get CPR certified and perhaps take a test to become a certified teachers aid will open up more jobs that pay better such as a nanny, teachers aid or even working with disabled children.
Plus if you do find something better, then you should leave the job and take the new one. You may feel bad for a bit, but they will find another employee and you have to do what’s best for you and your fiance.
Post # 3
What is your background? Do you have a degree? Experience?
$8/hour is better than nothing. If you are planning to actively search for a new job then I would not accept this one, unless they are aware you are continuing to look. It is a decent amount of work to integrate a new person into their environment, it would be unfair to them if you plan to jump ship immediately if you get a new job. If you are OK with 8-9 dollars an hour for a year or so before continuing to look then I would say go for it an accept it. Just be sure that you can afford all of your expenses, even if your parents pull their support 100%.
Post # 4
Take it until something better comes along! You don’t owe them any loyalty, it’s just a job. It’s business, not personal. Gone are the days where people worked 1 or 2 jobs their whole life. I’ve seen employees get fired and escorted off the premises with zero warning, because that’s what the current job market is like. They will find somebody to replace you.