- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
Hi bees! I have already made my decision but am starting to wonder if I am crazy!
To start off I have a 1.5 year old, and have been working an Administrative Assistant position in retail for 5 years. I went to school for Sociology, and Social sciences is really interesting to me and where I excel, but I kind of fell into this job somehow despite it not being related to what I went to school for.
I have never really enjoyed this job. I find the paperwork boring, answering the phones constantly annoying, and in general I have nowhere to grow here. I have had 1 raise in 5 years and make less than $1 above minimum wage. I pay about half my earnings in daycare alone because I am working full time Monday- Friday.
I recently acquired a job in the social services field- but it is only part time casual call in. it pays about 5$ more per hour, I get about 4 scheduled shifts a month, and it is evenings, days, weekends, midnights.
I can work less time at the second job, pay less in daycare and spend more time with my daughter. I have given notice to my full time job, and decided to just work there part time. Recently in our community there was a big lay off and about 1300 people were cut from their job.
Am I crazy to give up a stable position, full time, for this other job? I did it because it was more in my field, and with better pay giving me more time with my daughter. But now I am starting to second guess…
Do you think I am crazy, Bees?