Monday, June 14, 2010

New Job {Let's Hope}.

I believe I'd briefly mentioned my somewhat disheartening performance review the DAY before I left for Cabo.  It wasn't that I got a negative review about my performance, but rather my boss chose to focus on the fact that I wasn't putting in my 'face time'.  That's right.  Just showing my face is supposed to be what will ensure a promotion and "good" performance?  F*that.

I am done.  My boss said that I am to be 'staying until 8pm' every night.  And make the peanuts that I'm making AND pretend to be busy?  Screw you.  I need a life.  I need to go to the gym.  I need to do social things.  I need to spend time with the pup.  This is just NOT the place for me.

I like the industry, but I don't like the company I work for.  I have to get out.  So, I've begun the job hunt.

I have an interesting offer on the table from an ex boss.  HOWEVER, I would have to purchase a car, as the office is about 30 minutes out from where I currently live.  This adds a huge expense to the budget.  So, I've calcuated that my monthly expenses will increase by:

- $250 {base for car payment, considering the purchase of a used car}
- $150 {rental of  parking spot}
- $100 {car insurance}
- $150 {gas costs}

That means I would have to make another $650 per month.  I don't know that this rather small shop can afford that.  But - the position is for sales, so commission may help with that.  AND, there may be the potential for a car/mileage allowance.  The particulars still need to be worked out, but the more I think about it, the more excited I am for a new challenge, and a work environment that I enjoy being in.

I will keep you all posted as I know what's coming.  I would like your opinions - do you think the potential pay cut worth the happiness?  Lemme know in the comments; I value what you guys say.


*Canadian Girl

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I think the happiness is TOTALLY worth the pay cut. Being happy at your job to me is so important. I mean your there 40 + hours a week. Why souldnt you be happy?