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you have GOT to be kidding me!

November 9th, 2011 at 01:21 am

So just after I hear back about getting the new job, wouldn't you know it, a coworker at my current job resigns!

I get a call from the boss's wife telling me this, and then offers me four days work instead of the two I have now. I used to do four days - but they are 6.5 hour days, 26 hours a week in total. With the 'new' schedule I would probably be looking at around 24 hours a week. LOL!

Initially, I was not going to tell her I had just been given a new job. Why? It's none of her business. Especially since I was hoping to leave anyway.

So she asks me if this was my plan. I tell her that the new work knows that I have work on Mondays and Fridays. (Well, they do...)

Of course I get off the phone and now feel like I did the wrong thing. Should I have taken it? I don't know. I am incredibly unhappy working there, so I don't think I did the wrong thing.

I have the opportunity to work ~38 hours a week at the new job, and they also give work to people who are NOT 18 years or younger on public holidays ($60 an hour - something I have not experienced due to my current works' cheapness). And, there are a lot of those coming up.

But then I worry with plans of having a baby in the future, what would the new work be like? Are they going to dismiss me when they find out? It is casually based employment, so they are within their rights to sack people for no good reason. My current work (the one I hate) would probably let me work there until I no longer was physically able to.

I guess I just have to take the chance. The new work is also 15 minutes drive away, versus current work 30 minutes. I'll be halving my driving time anyway. I also get a 5% discount on groceries Big Grin

I spoke to DH after the call. He asked me if I told the boss's wife that the reason I found more work was because they cut my hours and we were struggling. DAMMIT. Why did I not think to say that? It would have been the perfect opportunity to put her through a guilt trip - god knows she deserves it after all the ones she's put me through! Don't you hate it when you realise there were so many more things you could have said? Dang.

4 Responses to “you have GOT to be kidding me!”

  1. Shiela Says:

    I would definitely prefer to work for Coles. You actually have more protection in working for a big company, small businesses (with less than 15 employees) can fire employees easier than bigger companies. There was a law passed on in it few years ago.

    Check out this article:
    http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/blogs/work-in-progress/all-fired-up-20110610-1fvd7.html

    Plus you got so much more room to move in the company. And it should look good in your resume.

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Oh man! Isn't that just how life works? I think that you did the right thing. Who knows how long before they'd pull the rug out from under you again -- they seem like they are not very honest or honorable people. Not to mention how stressed out you are working there -- that wouldn't be good for a new little developing one. Smile

  3. baselle Says:

    Wit of the stairs, they call it. I think you did okay - you've got an additional job going on and you might just as have been honest about it. Its not your job to help solve your old employers problems; your job is to solve YOUR problems.

  4. Jerry Says:

    You don't need to give them a second thought, especially with all of the frustration they have put you through recently. Because of where you live you don't even have to worry about employment-based health insurance, so the new job sounds like it will lead to a better situation overall. Good luck!
    Jerry

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