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Found a full time job

November 26th, 2008 at 09:07 pm

I had started looking for a full time job a few weeks ago and found one last week. I will start on Dec. 8. I am currently working part time so I had to give my boss my 2 weeks notice on Monday. I felt bad, I think I really took him by surprise but I explained that it had nothing to do with him and everything to do with my financial situation and my need for full time pay with benefits. He would have given me full time hours if I wanted but definitely not benefits. The position just does not merit it as far as he is concerned. His wife is going to take over my job duties (ie. everything around the office). I asked him if she knew that. I think I feel worse for her as he envisions her just taking over for me. She is used to not having to work, to going to the gym, going shopping with friends, going out to lunch with friends. I don't think she sees herself taking on 20+ hours a week at his office. I asked him what would happen in the summer when the kids were off of school and he didn't seem too sure. All I can say is, I am not getting in the middle of that discussion.

My new job will be for a company that sells on the internet. I will be doing all sorts of things around the office, financial and otherwise so I will be gaining skills. They said they are always busy and have tons to do so I will definitely be busy. Actually, I am looking forward to that. My current position has busy and slow times and the slow times get really boring. I am not looking forward to full time hours but I am looking forward to new experiences and learning new skills. On the plus side, it will also force me to get better about asking my DH and kids for help around the house. That will be good for all of us. Now we just have to find a good job for my DH. Wish me luck!

5 Responses to “Found a full time job”

  1. asmom Says:

    I wouldn't worry about what's going to happen to him. There are plenty of people out there who are out of work who would be glad to take on a part-time position even without benefits. He'll be okay. congrats to you on the new job!

  2. boomeyers Says:

    Great news! Jobs are so hard to come by! Good luck!

  3. miclason Says:

    Congratulations!!!

  4. Koppur Says:

    Congrats!

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Congrats on the new job! I can relate to a job having busy and slow times, and how boring/frustrating that can be.

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