Friday, August 17
Trials and Tribulations of Job(s)
I have been trying to get on at the bookstore in the next town over all summer. I have been bugging them relentlessly and have filled out 2 apps. Finally, it paid off! I was interviewed and offered the job yesterday. I, of course, said yes.
Now, I am thinking of changing my mind. It is pays nearly the same as the supercenter job but is a little further away. With the gas prices being what they are and the size of my car, this is certainly a negative. Still, I love books and think I would enjoy the job.
The problem that has slapped me in the face is that another job has been, not offered but assurances were made, that pays $2 more per hour. This job is a warehouse job that I would most likely hate.... but I would finally be able to meet most of my bills and parental responsibilities if I took it and suffered for a year or 2. I could probably even save some money and afford the occasional jaunt to far away lands (like Louisville).
There's the dilemma. Do I continue scraping by and making my family suffer while I accept the job I would enjoy more or do I take the unappealing job that will make my family's life more enjoyable?
My selfish side says bookstore; my time to grow-up and be responsible self says take the higher-paying job and suffer for the family. I'm 45 and tired of struggling for money and denying myself and my family far too many things.
Feel free to weigh in on my plight before I call the bookstore and tell them I have to un-accept the offer.