Back to Work and Other Worries
Last Update: Oct 17, 2015
Today is my 2 month anniversary at Wealthy Affiliate and I thought I would share what's going on with me these past few days.
As most of you know I'm on maternity leave from work, which ends at the end of the month. I moved across the country this summer so I put in a job transfer and waited to hear back. So I get a call a few days ago from someone in human resources asking me to come in for "orientation" and I use that term loosely. I wasn't told much more than that. I was given an address and told who to ask for when I got there.
That was 3 days ago and I've been going there daily ever since to "orientate". In all fairness because I don't know their system it is best that I go in ahead of time and see what there is to see. But there's this part of me that feels like I'm just cheap labor while they try to figure out what to do with me and which run to put me on.
My job is in the food industry and I drive a truck to distribute our products to businesses in the surrounding areas. These trucks all have established "routes". These routes all get "bid on" when one comes available. And then they are awarded by seniority. If you have no seniority you are the "gopher" as I like to call it. Instead of working one route, you work all the routes in a given area when the regular drivers have their days off. And because I am low man on the totem pole at work right now, I will be the gopher working everybody else's route. And the best part? They put me in a distribution center outside of town. Thirty five minutes outside of town and the distribution route is even further out into that area as well.
So for the last 3 days I haven't been "orientating", I've basically been on a 2 man run with a distributor doing his job with him. I've had to last-minute juggle my home life to work around it. I have a daycare spot reserved but that's not until the end of the month. So the teenage daughter has had to stay home from school to watch the baby so I can go to work. And each day they say "come for 7:30 and we will go from there". So I've been driving out to Timbuktu in my car that isn't all that reliable, and working until whenever we are done. I haven't made it home before 6:30 pm in the last 3 days.
So how is this supposed to work?
- My daycare doesn't start until the end of the month and they are aware of that
- My daycare closes at 5:30 pm and it's $1.00 a minute if you're late
- My car is unreliable and winter is coming
- This city has terrible traffic problems trying to get in or out
- This opening is the only one they have until February's retirement "shuffle"
So now I'm trying to figure out if I can even go back to the same workplace at the end of the month. They sure aren't making it easy to continue with them and so I may be job-hunting at the end of this month instead of actually working. It's so frustrating!
I'm taking the weekend to re-assess what I need to do for my online business and make the decision if I should go back to my workplace or find another job. While I am trying to earn money online I still need to earn some "real life" wages.
I don't want to waste my company's time if I can't fit my life into their schedules. I need to work but I also need to consider the complexities of their offer right now and it doesn't look good. So unless a miracle happens this weekend I will be a job hunter soon and on the unemployment line soon after that. Being unemployed is terrible and I don't want to go that route, but the offer my company has brought to the table doesn't look like the right one for me at this time in my life. I am however staying positive and keeping focused on a bright future.
Have a great weekend Lovelies,
Until next time...think and grow rich you guys :)
Thischick aka Lori