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my dilema...
    #724337 - 04/02/14 11:48 AM (2 years, 8 months ago)

So... Right now I have the perfect chill job. Its monday through friday 8-5, but I come in around 9 and leave around 12. I don't even have to come in most of the time. I'm an on call printer tech... I have all the time in the world but it doesn't pay shit...

I was recently offered a job... Its a maint position and starts off at 15.00 an hour and shoots up to 18.00 an hour after 3 months. Its also a guaranteed 20 hours overtime a week... At least. Thing is, its 2 weeks days then 2 weeks nights. There's also a transportation issue. My chick needs the car during the day because of my little girls school. I could take the bus, but the closest it gets is 3.25 miles.

The money is great, but everything else sucks. Starting off I'd be making 4200 a month... That's fucking awesome money. If I stay in the job I'm at now I would be able to study for my ccna and eventually go to school and get my associate degree in computer science. It would take about 4 years, but I could make much more, maybe...


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I am not perfect nor do I strive to be, I am alive in this world of face first falls and public breakdowns
I'm a retarded, disfigured clown
Dying to be heard through the simple art of letting this heavy wall finally fall
I'm an equal being of no race, or color, a hallucination if you will
Sneaking into the lives of strangers, and letting them fall apart to a new rhythm just to feel better


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Re: my dilema... [Re: poor boy]
    #724339 - 04/02/14 11:54 AM (2 years, 8 months ago)

And, if I took this other job I would end up missing out on a lot with the kids. I would be making 60480 a year though...


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I'm a retarded, disfigured clown
Dying to be heard through the simple art of letting this heavy wall finally fall
I'm an equal being of no race, or color, a hallucination if you will
Sneaking into the lives of strangers, and letting them fall apart to a new rhythm just to feel better


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Re: my dilema... [Re: poor boy]
    #724343 - 04/02/14 12:28 PM (2 years, 8 months ago)

This is why they say life isn't fair :ohwell:

Follow your heart.

Decide which job brings you the most joy at the moment and stay with that for now.


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Re: my dilema... [Re: poor boy]
    #724344 - 04/02/14 12:33 PM (2 years, 8 months ago)

How important is money to? How important are your kids to you? What do you think is better for your kids, your time or money?


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Re: my dilema... [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #724347 - 04/02/14 12:59 PM (2 years, 8 months ago)

That's the thing. My kids would have a better life now and we could finally move out of the hood... Its not like I won't be going home... When I work days, I'd see them at night, when I worked nights I'd only see them for a few hours because I'd be asleep.

I would be able to get a nice house in a decent area...

But

I could do all this if I took the networking job... It would take much longer though. 2-3 more years of struggling.

I dunno...


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Learning to love life by living through loss and mistakes
Lessons learned then gradually surfacing, Letting go, stripping naked to scream
I am not perfect nor do I strive to be, I am alive in this world of face first falls and public breakdowns
I'm a retarded, disfigured clown
Dying to be heard through the simple art of letting this heavy wall finally fall
I'm an equal being of no race, or color, a hallucination if you will
Sneaking into the lives of strangers, and letting them fall apart to a new rhythm just to feel better


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Re: my dilema... [Re: poor boy]
    #724360 - 04/02/14 02:14 PM (2 years, 8 months ago)

Is there a chance that you'd get better hours eventually? Ultimately you have to ask yourself what job you'd rather do, there's nothing worse than hating your job. Getting out of the hood is definitely a factor for taking the quick opportunity. You and your girl should sit down and figure out what would be best for the family. :cookiemonster:


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Re: my dilema... [Re: poor boy]
    #724363 - 04/02/14 02:17 PM (2 years, 8 months ago)

I dont know, sounds like the right option is the maint job.. You have to work harder but you can provide better for your family

And the 3.5 miles isnt bad if you can take a bicycle with you.. Every city I have been in have buses with bike racks.. That's like a 15-20 minute bike ride

Guess it depends ultimately if you are happy with your families current financial status


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Re: my dilema... [Re: Picklez]
    #724369 - 04/02/14 02:31 PM (2 years, 8 months ago)

More money does not = more joy or happiness

Go with the option that brings you the most happiness.

If your long term goal is getting an education. Don't hinder that by chasing a dollar.


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Re: my dilema... [Re: niteowl]
    #724375 - 04/02/14 03:52 PM (2 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

niteowl said:
More money does not = more joy or happiness

Go with the option that brings you the most happiness.

If your long term goal is getting an education. Don't hinder that by chasing a dollar.




I agree with this wholeheartedly. :cookiemonster:


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Re: my dilema... [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #724377 - 04/02/14 04:14 PM (2 years, 8 months ago)

There's a lot of good points... I think if I were to put my mind to it, I could study for my ccna while doing this other job.

I still don't know... I did talk with my mom and she said she doesn't mind letting me stay out there for the weeks I work days.


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Learning to love life by living through loss and mistakes
Lessons learned then gradually surfacing, Letting go, stripping naked to scream
I am not perfect nor do I strive to be, I am alive in this world of face first falls and public breakdowns
I'm a retarded, disfigured clown
Dying to be heard through the simple art of letting this heavy wall finally fall
I'm an equal being of no race, or color, a hallucination if you will
Sneaking into the lives of strangers, and letting them fall apart to a new rhythm just to feel better


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Re: my dilema... [Re: poor boy]
    #724388 - 04/02/14 05:38 PM (2 years, 8 months ago)

I worked the 2 weeks days / 2 weeks nights and it SUCKS, you are always tired.


Tip: find someone that wants to go straight days (easy breezy) & swap with them, if the company will allow it that is. Straight nights is far better that a schedule flip every 2 weeks.

























I still recommend keeping the easier job till you get your education tho

:ohwell:


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Re: my dilema... [Re: niteowl]
    #724409 - 04/02/14 08:09 PM (2 years, 8 months ago)

im gonna do it...

just found out they pay for school 100% as long as youre employed with them. its also a fracking company which  means MONEY!!!

i can slowly go to school while stacking all that cash.


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Learning to love life by living through loss and mistakes
Lessons learned then gradually surfacing, Letting go, stripping naked to scream
I am not perfect nor do I strive to be, I am alive in this world of face first falls and public breakdowns
I'm a retarded, disfigured clown
Dying to be heard through the simple art of letting this heavy wall finally fall
I'm an equal being of no race, or color, a hallucination if you will
Sneaking into the lives of strangers, and letting them fall apart to a new rhythm just to feel better


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Re: my dilema... [Re: poor boy]
    #724410 - 04/02/14 08:11 PM (2 years, 8 months ago)

Do it! :super:


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Re: my dilema... [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #724414 - 04/02/14 08:46 PM (2 years, 8 months ago)

done


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Learning to love life by living through loss and mistakes
Lessons learned then gradually surfacing, Letting go, stripping naked to scream
I am not perfect nor do I strive to be, I am alive in this world of face first falls and public breakdowns
I'm a retarded, disfigured clown
Dying to be heard through the simple art of letting this heavy wall finally fall
I'm an equal being of no race, or color, a hallucination if you will
Sneaking into the lives of strangers, and letting them fall apart to a new rhythm just to feel better


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Re: my dilema... [Re: poor boy]
    #724621 - 04/04/14 09:58 PM (2 years, 8 months ago)

the more i think about it the more excited i get.


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Learning to love life by living through loss and mistakes
Lessons learned then gradually surfacing, Letting go, stripping naked to scream
I am not perfect nor do I strive to be, I am alive in this world of face first falls and public breakdowns
I'm a retarded, disfigured clown
Dying to be heard through the simple art of letting this heavy wall finally fall
I'm an equal being of no race, or color, a hallucination if you will
Sneaking into the lives of strangers, and letting them fall apart to a new rhythm just to feel better


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Re: my dilema... [Re: poor boy]
    #724635 - 04/04/14 11:24 PM (2 years, 8 months ago)

Nice man :thumbup:


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