Well It's been 4 days on the job. Here is what I signed up for:
The job is actually in the food service industry. I work in a rehab/nursing home kitchen. I am eligible to receive insurance and PTO. I took this job because the hours are just too good to pass up and the location to my house is 4 mins away and there is an option for insurance should anything happen with E's job. After working for 5 yrs and traveling over 45-50mins to work, the commute ROCKS MY WORLD. Ok so Here is what i signed up for: A part time job working 4-7:30 pm 2-4 nights a week and 1 8 hr shift on the weekend. I would do the dinner shift, Helping assemble trays of food and beverages to be passed out to the residents, wait for dinner to be over, help wash/put away all the dishes, restock drinks and then go home. It didn't seem so bad. While I am at work, My parents or E watch MT
Here is how it has panned out.
1st night - Introduction to the work, My thoughts, Wow that's alot of work crammed in 3.5 hours with just 4 people.
2nd night - Well, this is do-able. Crap forgot to leave the carseat at the parents house when I dropped MT off for lunch. They can't leave the house. So, I had to drive and pick him up instead of them coming to my house - Oh well.
3rd night - This is manageable
4th night - What do you mean that only 3 people are normally scheduled. The fourth person was just here to assist me in training ..... Tonight was an off night. And by off I mean - awful and frustrating by all parties involved. I was working with 2 people that I had not worked with before and they were not into being team players. Basically, they let me know that I was slowing them down instead of helping me out and cutting me some slack. It was frustrating and in my mind, I walked out on them and quit on the spot.
After I grabbed the new schedule, came home, took a shower and started to relax, started thumbing through the classifieds, Just to see what is out there. I think this job has numbered days. Not sure what that number is though. It could get better or easier. I have been scheduled for 5-6 nights instead of the 2-4 that I signed up for. I do not have an 8 hour shift on the weekend, Instead I have 3 4 hour shifts. Every Fri, Sat, Sun for 3 weeks. I plan on going in and having a lil chat with the supervisor that hired me. I need to see if he forgot what he told me, or if this is just temporary for training. Maybe he did it to help me get better/quicker with the job. Maybe there is a reason, Some one is off, On leave, Needed the day off etc. And Soon, I will be doing the schedule that we discussed. It's not that bad of a job, really. It's new, It's manual labor and it's timed. It was just an off night and I am in the early stages of the learning curve. And this allows me to spend much more time with MT than my other job. This being the motivation. Keep the Eye on the Prize kinda mantra.
E and I have discussed my working/job requirements for hours on end lately. For once in a long while, we are on the same page and understandings. I am working for the "what ifs" and extras in our life. It does not mean that we do not need the income, It means it keeps the anxiety at bay and allows us some breathing room. Let's me have a focus. It's actually very amazing how well we have managed our finances. I am not a very diligent budgetor. But we are scaling down by leaps and bounds. It's been a good feeling.
On a better note, It was one of those days in FL you live for. Not too hot, Not too cold and perfect for a picnic in the park. My great Aunt and Uncle are here, so that's just what we did. My parents and relatives made us a picnic and we met them out at the park for lunch and had a great time.
I was reminded that the clocks roll ahead tonight. Babies aren't aware of this lil maneuver.