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Job Considering - April 7th 2017, 08:18 PM

So as many of you know, I currently work as a direct care worker for the intellectually disabled. Well, I've been there about 2 months. I got a phone call from a local grocery store asking if I'd be interested working for them in their deli department. Currently I'm making 8.75 and hour and am working about 30 hours per week. At this grocery store I'd make 9.75 an hour and get 28 hours per week. The two are the exact same distance as each other so gas would be the same.

These 12 hour night shifts are killing me at work and I wouldn't get any night shifts so no struggling to stay awake. I have experience working in the deli. However, at my current job I just sit around and hope they don't wake up, so there's nothing to do and I don't mind that. I would be on my feet all of the time if I switch jobs and be, hopefully, constantly busy.

So I guess I'm saying, please help me make a decision? I know you can't make it for me but input would be well appreciated.

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Re: Job Considering - April 7th 2017, 10:43 PM

Court, it's great that you've gotten another job offer!

I would go with the one that you know would make you the happiest and useful. For me, I would choose the one where I'm making more and being the most productive, even if that means standing on my feet for however many hours a day.
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Re: Job Considering - April 8th 2017, 12:33 AM

I think I am the opposite of Jenna in that I think it is better to keep the job where, even if it is the best, it gives you better experience (e.g. working with disabled people, being a care worker etc.) . I think it might be good to weigh your career options. What will provide the best experience? Etc. Maybe you can reduce your hours at your current job and do both at about 16 hours a week each? Etc.

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Re: Job Considering - April 8th 2017, 12:50 AM

The way I see it court is would you rather be on your feet, busy all day and make a dollar more per hour.

Or work night shifts, be sitting around, and make a dollar less. That's really what you need to think about when it comes to this.

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Re: Job Considering - April 8th 2017, 09:38 PM

First, I work as a direct care supervisor so I commend you on your work as a direct care worker! I do know that job can be really draining, and it tends to have high turnover because people get burnt out. I think it's ok to admit that you may need to switch jobs if this one is really affecting you. Personally, I prefer jobs where I am busy because it makes the time go by faster. A dollar more would also really add up. If it were me, I'd probably switch.

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