Post # 1
So Fiance and I live in a small town, about 30 miles outside of Portland. He has a steady job in the city, and I am stuck in a part time hell hole working at a fast food restaurant. I have been applying like a crazy person to anywhere and everywhere.
Well, I got off of work about an hour ago and received an email from a bridal shop about 45 minutes away that wants to interview me in two weeks! It’d be for a bridal consultant position, so I’d get to play dress up all day! Okay, that’s not the ONLY reason I want this job, but I know I would be awesome helping girls find their dream gowns. Lord knows that I spend enough time looking around online!
Anyway, here’s where the issue is. My Groomsmen at my current job has this idea that we can all live off of part time and minimum wage. Ha. SO, telling him I have a second job wouldn’t be a great thing. This job, if I get hired, would be first for a shadow date on December 6, and then if I get past that, every Saturday during December.
Because it would only be one day a week during December, and then they decide if they want to keep me or not…I’d be spending more money than I’d be making because of gas costs. However, it’d only be ONE day off from my current job and if they do decide to keep me, it’d be full-time and about $10/hour (so a significant amount more than I am making right now…not to mention a job I love).
So I guess, what I am stuck on is…do I stay in our small town and stay at this dead end job or do I spend a little bit of money and take a chance on something that would make me happy?
Post # 3
Take the chance. Always. Especially for a job with more money that you could really love. GO FOR IT!!!
Post # 4
Is that really a question? I think you know the answer. You have to take chances to find happiness. Staying at that fast-food place is never going to be fulfilling.
Post # 5
Take the new job if you can girl!
Post # 6
Try for the new job! You gotta take the chance!
Post # 7
@Miss Otter: Agreed! Always take the chance. You never know how things will work out unless you try! You absolutely should go for it.
Post # 8
I agree – take the chance!
Post # 9
Take a chance girl! Even if you have to quit your current job to start there, like you said your fiance has a steady job, So take the chance, Im sure you will do great at the new job!
Post # 10
I say take a chance 🙂
but if the pay would be eaten up by gas costs is it worth it long term? Or is it just the first few times you work you’re getting some sort of trial wage?
Post # 11
@SapphireSun: I think she means she wont get enough hours at first for the drive to be worth it.
Post # 12
@alyssars1: yeah I was thinking she literally meant the cost of gas would be more than she makes those shifts in December. So, even a 4 hour shift at minimum wage should cover gas, unless they’re having you do a series of “working interviews” and paying either nothing or very little which (here anyway) is illegal.
Post # 13
!! Go for it. Sounds like an awesome job!
Post # 14
I thought most bridal stores also offered commission?
Post # 15
@SapphireSun: THe girls are right. I mean I wouldn’t make enough during that first month to pay for any more than gas. HOWEVER, it could turn into something more.
Thank you ladies for your opinions! I’m going to talk to Fiance about it.
Post # 16
Definitely take the chance!