|Job / career change
||[Jun. 27th, 2007|07:24 pm]
|||||When I Was Superman - Uninvited - It's All Good||]|
I've been less and less happy with my job at Phase One recently. The work itself isn't that bad, but my superiors have major problems communicating their desires to the staff. One over-explains (constantly asking "Does that make sense?"), the other uses fear as his primary motivator. On Monday, I was basically told that if he found out about one other thing that I had been mistrained on how to do it, I was going to be fired. (Yes, that's right. I was told how to do it incorrectly, and it's my fault that that's the way I'm doing it, because I've "worked there long enough to know better.") I was pretty much ready to walk out at that point, and only the fact that Myra and I have a mortgage kept me from standing up at that moment.
So, when Heather, the manager of Metropolis Comics (where I currently work on Tuesday and Saturday evenings), decided on Tuesday that she couldn't juggle her daughter with working at Metropolis, and tendered her notice to Gail, I let Gail know that I would love to work there full-time if it was available. We talked it out, and long story short, she offered me the position of manager.
Myra and I talked it out when I got home, and after some discussion, we agreed that although it may put us a little worse off financially (although really not that much), for other reasons, it's the smartest move. Most importantly, it gives me the experience I'll need to run my own comic book store when Myra and I move up to Oregon in a couple of years. So, I called Gail last night and accepted. I'll be working there six days a week (only Sundays off), but three of those days (Monday, Thursday, and Friday) are from 11-4, so I'll still have evenings free for my current social obligations. In fact, now that I don't have to be at work on Friday until 11:00 (well, 10:30 to vacuum and other chores to get the store ready to open), and since Myra doesn't work at all most Fridays, we'll actually be able to stick around for melee and Norm's/Denny's after AOKP.
I put in my notice for Phase One today, and let the President know that I'd still be available to do data entry or word processing work from home, if he was interested. He seemed amenable to that, so if all works out, I'll have enough of that work that we'll actually be doing better financially after this, as well as doing better emotionally and career-wise.
So, with being elected Sovereign, and now this development, this is turning out to be a very good year for me. Let's hope it keeps up!