(Closed) I don't know what to do *cry*

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@hiroshymatetrastar:  I’d talk to them and ask for a $1.00/hour (or more!) raise!  Go in armed with all the wonderful things you do for the company and why you deserve a shift change and the raise. 

Post # 5
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I quit my 2nd shift job after I met my husband.  In my case, I found a better job, working days, making more money.  Win, win, win. 

Talk it over with him.  What is your time worth?  Even if I took a paycut I knew my husband (then-boyfriend) would have helped out with bills if I needed it, since my main motivation was to be able to spend time with him.

Post # 6
3580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hmm, that’s tough.  You’re either increasing or decreasing your quality of life either way.  I’m leaning toward keeping your shift because you have an advantage that all of us corporate drones don’t have: the ability to get your personal crap done during normal working hours PLUS you can still pay your bills.

When is your next review?

Post # 8
2400 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@hiroshymatetrastar:  The money alone would be what would keep me at that shift. That is $320 that you will be giving up for a better shift. It’s a tough one to be honest.

Post # 10
9549 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

If I was in your position, personally, I’d take the shift change. Could you maybe take on an extra shift to cover the difference? Or find something in your budget (eating out, shoes, cable, etc) that could be cut?

Because, to me, having time with my loved ones is the most important thing for me. And only getting to see your fiance for an hour a day is really hard. And it seems like you would like day shift, even if it wasn’t for him. It’s all a matter of priorities. Now, of course, this all goes out the window if you really, truly, can’t afford it. Stay within your budget. But think about what is most important and if that is reflected in the budget. Honestly, I’d rather have a good relationship than a pretty wedding, so if it’s saving for the wedding that has your worried, I say scale back and take the shift change!

Post # 12
633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

How tight are you on getting your bills paid each month? Is there something you can cut out to make up all or part of the pay cut? Like cable/satellite, beauty treatments, or eating out? Just for a few months until the wedding, at least. 

I would take the new shift, and eat PB&J every day if it meant I could have a more normal life with my fiance.

Post # 13
3552 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I work first shift while Fiance often works second (he works retail). I would absolutely love it if we both worked the same shift because more than half an hour a night together would be awesome and I could get my sleep schedule back on track (I keep staying up too late in order to have some time with him). Depending on how financially stable you are I would absolutely do it. I’d rather have more cuddles than more money.

Post # 14
1251 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Would you take the ‘pay cut’ and change your shift to one you like, or would you stick out the late shift??

I would do whatever would earn the most income. But, that’s just me of course. You could always ask for a $1/hour raise!

Post # 16
5886 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

If you turn down the new shift, how soon before it would come up again? It sounds like if you don’t take it, you might not ever get offered it again. I would take it. Eventually you will get a raise, but you may never get first shift again.

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