Hi. So basically, at the moment I'm working part time in a job I absolutely hate! 😡😫
I have been suspended with full pay over something really stupid (forgot to pay for a £1.90 sandwich at end of shift - as others have done and just paid for it the next shift!) and awaiting a disciplinary. As I am a manager they are coming down harder on me. Anyway, the outlook is good and I should just get a slap on the wrist but there is still the risk I could lose my job as it has been known for this company to sack managers over trivial things.
Prior to this I was applying for jobs as I cannot stand the work or the late hours I am doing at the moment. I have just interviewed for a job that I would love and it went really well but..it's full time and also ALOT of travelling every day. So I'd be going from 2 days a week to 5, with driving for at least 40 minutes and a bus for 10 mins (Park and Ride) there and back every morning and evening and would have to get up at the crack of dawn to help get my 9 year old ready for school and get ready myself then school run then the commute. At the moment I am only a 10 min drive from work.
My question is, do I take it?? My partner has advised I will find all this too tiring and draining and get stressed with it all and maybe just taking this job to 1.avoid being sacked and 2.to leave the job I hate. I of course was defensive as soon as he said this lol but now..He has a point. Due to health reasons and insomnia I AM prone to fatigue 😕
I am stuck with making the right decision here. Am I panic taking this job do you think? Shall I wait for the right job to come along and go to my disciplinary when the date finally comes through and hope to keep my job?
I have until Wednesday to make my mind up as I am meeting the manager to officially be offered the job. TIA for any advice 🙂
How much do you hate your current job on a scale of 1 to 10?
Were you looking for a new job anyway before the disciplinary or has this caused you to apply?
What made you apply to the other job? Is there career progression? More money?
Only you can answer these questions but to be honest if the new job is going to spring board you into something better then I’d be inclined to take it. Your 9 year old is old enough to support you in the mornings and you will Value time off more as you’ll appreciate it.