Thursday, April 29, 2010

A new phase.

I'm starting another new phase of my life. Last Saturday I quit my job at the grocery store. Since the new owners, we lost all our seniority and vacation. We were told that we can't take any days off thru August. I asked for last Sunday to go to a craft show with my daughter and found out Friday that I didn't have the day off. My supervisor was down right nasty to me and couldn't find anyone to take my place. I needed time off next week and again in June and was afraid I wouldn't get the time off. It was a huge decision because of my health insurance. After weighing the pros of the job, good health insurance, savings account, against the cons, letting a part time minimum wage job rule my life, family time, the scales became totally unbalanced. Money verses family. No contest! I went to work Saturday night and quit that night. I would not normally quit that way but it was the only way I could get Sunday off. This time was more than a craft show, it is a Mom and daughter day that we get only a few times a year.
I have been very unhappy with the job and feel a huge load lifted, even tho I need to find new insurance. I missed a lot of my kids activities because I needed to work to support them, I refuse to miss my Sweeties growing years! This new phase is definitely a good thing!

9 comments:

Cedar ... said...

good decision Jean,... things will work out. Congratulations on taking a stand!

Suzanne said...

So glad you feel good about your decision. I've made a few of those types of decisions in my life. Difficult to make, but once made it became so clear it was the right thing to do! So... how was that craft fair? ;o)

Becca's Dirt said...

That was a hard decision to make. I totally agree with you though. YOu only get one chance to do certain things with the kids. Glad you feel good about it. I've done the same thing.

Darla said...

Go with your gut Jean! Peace over confusion anyday..congrats!

Heather said...

i'm so happy for you! i know you must feel so much better. it took a lot of guts to do what you did. i wish more people did it!

W. Latane Barton said...

Good for you, Jean. We do need to make priorities in life and family must come first. I know that when one door closes, another opens. It will for you

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Jean, that is a big decision you made and I am sure after weighing all the pros and cons, that you will be so much more happier now. Family does come before any job. See ya tomorrow for Bloomin' Tuesday!
~Ann

Paula said...

JEan - sounds like you did the right thing - good for you - sometimes decisions like this seem so big until they are made and then the peace that comes is so perfect and you know it is right. Thanks for your great example in this! Paula from Idaho

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Jean,
It's too bad new employers don't take better care of the emloyees they inherit.

I hope you get the insurance thing figured out soon. Are you going to try to stay home or get a different job?

I'm saying a prayer for you as I type.

Hugs,
Sue