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13 March 2009 @ 12:53 pm
I kinda wanna quit...but I kinda don't.  
Sometimes, I really want to quit my Friday job at Dr. W's. I only go in once a week, for five hours, to play receptionist. It's an awkward time of day - 3pm to 8pm - and the pay isn't especially good. It's not particularly difficult or mentally stimulating. When a patient comes in, I stick them in a room. When they're done, I clean the room up, schedule the patient's next appointment, and collect money. Doc always manages to have random projects for me to work on - find him a car to buy, scan old articles about different supplements into the computer, inventory the herbs - so I don't spend time twiddling my thumbs, but it definitely isn't exciting.

Yet, I don't leave. It's a job. It's $50 a week, so it covers my gasoline costs just about perfectly. The hours are somewhat erratic, since he closes early once or twice a month, which cancels my shift. I don't really like going in, but it doesn't kill me. With the economy the way it is - and money tight as it is - it would be foolish to get rid of the job. I mean, Lush isn't working me (although that's as much my choice as theirs.) Rinconada will bump me up to 20 hours a week next month, but that still isn't a lot of cash.

I mean, I bitch about money so much here it should be pretty obvious that I shouldn't get rid of an opportunity to make money. I'm still considering selling my Coraline box after all. The job doesn't make me unhappy...it's just kind of a drag.

Man, I'm so wishy-washy that it's ridiculous.
Paul Linh Nguyenanimekid on March 13th, 2009 10:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah the economy as it is...needless to say...is a bummer =(
Fortunately as you pointed out (at least it appears to me), doesn't seem too bad. Granted at the same time..it could be much better...but if it helps pay...not bad indeed =)

Awww...I think in the long run...keeping the Coraline box would be better...but that's my 2 cents. For something permanent, fun to have, and memorable....is better than a one-time paying off the bill which lasts you only for that moment. Again my 2 cents.
lemontree11lemontree11 on March 14th, 2009 05:53 am (UTC)
awww not all jobs are glamorous so just try to do your best and stick with it :)
kerokerotab on March 14th, 2009 06:03 am (UTC)
I'm kinda in the same rut. Most of the time I don't like my job, but I have yet to find a better one. I cant just quit because it's money.