Tuesday, July 29, 2008

2008 Day Two Hundred Eleven


I am about to do something risky and maybe downright crazy. Dianne has offered me a job to work on a temp assignment for about 5 months. It pays about $4.00 an hour more than I make now. That is roughly about $720.00 more per month. The lingering doubt? Do I leave a safe secure job I do not like for the opportunity for that much more pay for the short time. I will be hardpressed to find a job when this one ends. I have many skills and it has never been a problem finding a job. But the times are different now - not as many jobs to fill.

I talked to my friend, Sharma, and she reminded me I could always go back to Pitney Bowes if I had to. And she is right. If I start looking for a job 3 weeks before it ends I'm sure something will come up. But there then that nagging doubt - what if it doesn't. I have alot to protect - house, car, bills...

I think I'm going to do it. Will know for sure by end of week.

The weather today reminds me of the midwest. Cooler, cloudy and a bit muggy. I absolutely love it. Feels almost like early fall, which we know is still 3 months away. No worries it will be hot again by the weekend. So I will enjoy this for the 2 days it is suppose to sick around.

The house smells so good. I'm cooking a pork roast. I want to feed M a good meal before I talk to him about my decision. I know he will back me but he will also have the same doubt. Did I ever mention I'm a little bit crazy?

6 comments:

DCup said...

Oh, that's so hard to decide. I think you've got the right idea. You are so unhappy in your current situation. Go for it!

c said...

Hi Linda,
Remember M's last move??? Do what you think is right!!!
You may land on the big one like he did...
Love ya,
C&R

c said...

R says
"Go for IT"...desperately waiting for MR. Bean...C&R

peppylady said...

Good luck on what every you decide about job.
Nothing adventure nothing gain either.

A pot roast does sound good.

Betty said...

Love the pictures. I don't know what to tell you about leaving your job for a temp. job. Just trust your judgment. That's a good pay increase. Would there be a chance that you could be hired by that company for a full time position? I know that does happen sometimes. It's like they are trying you out to see if they like your work.

Good luck, Linda.

Christina said...

I'm with everybody else. Sometimes, you just gotta risk it. Life is too short to spend the majority of your time doing something you hate.