- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
I’ve been seriously considering finding a new job, but I want some input on if I’m being reasonable, because, honestly, sometimes I’m not sure if I am, heh.
I’ve had this job for 3 months. I work 3 pm to 11 pm, Monday through Friday. My commute is 1.5 hours each way, so I leave my house at 1:30 pm and get home at 12:30 am. I finish up housework, take a little time to myself — read or watch a 30-minute show, go on the Bee for a bit, and go to bed.
My daughter goes to daycare and is usually asleep by 8 pm. She wakes up around 7:30 in the morning. I usually don’t get to bed until 1:30, so this 6 hours of sleep at night is killing me. I’m one of those people who needs a good 8 hours to function properly. I haven’t been getting that at all.
Once we get up, I have 6 hours to do everything I need to do that day. Spending quality time with her, errands, chores, shopping, doctor appointments, gym, what-have-you. I feel like my poor daughter is being screwed out of quality time with her mama. She’s starting to act out in ways that I don’t like. And I miss her. I don’t spend nearly enough time with her, and it hurts. I really blame my commute. I feel like if I had a 10-20 minute commute instead of a 1.5-hour commute, things would be much better.
I’ve been thinking about finding a part-time job instead of working full-time. We can afford it, and I think it would help solve a lot of the problems I’ve been having. The problem is, though, that I love my job. Freakin’ love it. It’s great. It’s interesting and fun and I have zero contact with customers, which suits me just fine.
I talked to my mom and she agrees 100% that I need to have a job that allows me to spend more time with my child. My child is my first priority, and if I feel she’s being neglected, then I need to make a change. I agree with this, but I just don’t know what else I could find that I would possibly love doing as much as my current job. They don’t hire for part-time — it’s a full-time corporate position.
Bees, what would you do? I’m at my wits’ end.