- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
I’ve written posts complaining how much I hate my current job and I’m finally at the point where I need to make a decision. Some background info: I’ve been working as a receptionist for a year and a half. My bosses have told me that this is it, they are not willing to train me in other areas. I will never move up, I am locked into this position. That alone is very discouraging. My boss is not on my team, I take a bunch of abuse from the other employees just because I’m the lowest on the totem pole and my boss doesn’t care. So I’m sitting here thinking like is this really worth it? Is it worth it for me to feel miserable day in and day out for this job? Now that I’m riding the bus there is a buffer zone between work and home where I can usually calm down enough that I don’t bring all this crap home with me….my poor husband no longer has to hear me complain about hating my life because I try to keep quiet now.
My mom is a real estate agent and has paid for me to take the real estate classes. Now all I need to do is take my test and I’m licensed! Exciting!….My mom offered me to work as her assistant. She said she’d train me and we would work together on transactions and that I would get a percentage of whatever she makes. She’s never had an assistant before so it will take a few months of work to figure the logistics of this whole thing out before I can get paid, in the meantime, she is willing to pay for my training and pay for me to attend more classes in lieu of a real paycheck. We are thinking that 3-6 months into it I should be getting a real paycheck. So, I told my boss that I need to go part time. The plan was that I would work here at the office part time so that I could keep my benefits and at least have some income….HOWEVER, my boss has not put me part time yet and everytime I ask her she says she “doesn’t know” when that will happen……..So I told her I NEED to go part time by the new year and she told me “WE’LL SEE” ummmm??????? No….
So here’s the deal:
After I calculate how much it COSTS me to get to to work every day, and how much it costs me to eat while I’m here I take home $2 UNDER the minimum wage for my state.
If I go part time, I will literally be making $3/hour.
So yes, it will be some income that I can count on every month…..But until I can go part time, I can’t start working for my mom, which pushes out the 3-6 month tiral time before I can get paid from her.
Another good thing is that I do have medical insurance provided through my dad for the next 1 and a half years……and then I’m too old and I can’t be on his insurance any more and will need to buy my own. So I’m thinking, in 1.5 years, if I start working for my mom NOW, don’t you think it would be possible that I’d be making enough money to buy insurance?
For less than minimum wage, is working here really worth it????
Should I just give my boss my 2 weeks notice and QUIT, and get started with my mom???
It will mean 3-6 months of no pay but DH and I could live just fine off of his income alone.
So, I’m asking you bees……What Would You Do?