So I quit my job today…..
I started the job 6 months ago and when I first started there, I fell in love with the job. I worked for a sugar company. I worked with the customer, fulfilled orders, issued credits and took escalated calls….Seriously, I loved it.
But once the glamour wore off, I saw the company for what it was. It’s owned by a Jewish family (just found that out about three weeks ago….and no, that is not why I quit lol) I was told that they were very family oriented and all out their employees.
Well since joining the company I have attended one “event” which was actually a “mandatory” one and I was told that my job was on the line if I did not go….
The company is ass backwards. My boss is best friends with one of the reps and felt that she could do no wrong ‘cause that was her bestie….Her bestie took about a week off without notice and she came back to work with no issues…
But then my grandmother passes and I am out for 3 days and I get the “good attendance speech.”
Something was not right- but THAT isn’t even why I left the company.
Since last week, I have been feeling like there is a huge bulleye on my back and everyone is aiming for me….Call it paranoia, call it whatever you want but that is how I felt.
So for the last month or so, my mother has been helping me watching my kids. She has helped me pick up my daughter from the bus and help me prep my son for preschool (I was waiting for his approval and it came in!) So while my mother was here, I was hunting for a sitter to watch my lil diva afterschool….
So today, I had to stay home. The hubby works late and there was no way that he could get the diva off the bus, so I called and spoke with my boss.
I told her the situation…Explaining that I had been spending the last month or so seeking a reliable sitter but no luck. So I asked for an alternative…I asked if I could work from 7am to 3pm (eight hours) and she flat out tells me….
I could have through the phone and called her every name in the book. Instead, I shed a quick tear because I know what I would have to do. I would have a decision to make….
My family or my job….
I had spent the entire morning weighing the pros and cons of quitting and sticking around but the pros did outweigh the cons in the sense that I would not need to spend any more money on a sitter, I would spend less on gas and I could get in as much time as possible with kids who are at such vulnerable ages now (The Diva is 6 and the Lil Man is 4, and I have a lil peanut on the way too) So my decision was clear.
After I made the decision….the next part hit me…
WHAT THE HELL AM I GONNA DO WHILE I AM AT HOME?
There are a lot of things I can do and I did get a little giddy when I realized that I could REALLY dive into my novel and maybe have it done in less than 6 months.
I want to start my own business…
I would love to sell cupcakes, restyled jewelry, take photos professionally , etc.
The possibilities truly are endless.
And I know that some people are probably asking, “what the hell is wrong with you? The economy is screwed and you’re quitting a job….”
Bottom Line: That job was not worth my self respect and the loss of my children’s innocence and their childhoods. I am realizing now that sometimes what appears to be the “worst” thing, is actually the “best” thing for you.
Stay Blessed All,