Last month I shared an emotional post about being a working mom and it feeling like a lonesome burden to me. Knowing that I was going to work for a reason has kept me going.
I have been working for over a month now and my attitude has changed. Though, I still am a bit sad about working evenings and missing bedtime, I know what I am working towards.
The job I took was a seasonal one. They told me there was potential to stay after the holidays if I wanted to and if they felt I was worthy of permanent hire.
Over the last couple of weeks, I had really been trying to decide whether or not I want to stay. I had a few coworkers ask me if I wanted to, but I couldn’t really give them a definitive answer. Then one day, one of my bosses asked me if I was wanting to stay. I told her I was going to see if they brought it up to me as a way to see how they felt about me. She said if the choice was hers she would definitely love to keep me around.
It felt good knowing that she at least saw me the same way as I saw myself. Not that I think I am the best in the world, but I know how to get work done. I have taught myself many things in the last month to where I was able to work in different departments. I actually spent 2.5 weeks doing something completely unrelated to what I was hired for. I had about an hours worth of training and mostly was self taught. I truly enjoyed the experience and meeting many new faces.
A couple of days after my boss talked to me, the store boss found me and asked me the same thing. “Were you wanting to stay after the holidays?”
I told her how I was conflicted because after this I didn’t need to have a job for the sake of money. I told her that I liked the job, the people, and the benefits are a plus. I wanted to feel her out to see how she felt about me and she said, “you have been doing a great job here. You have been flexible and learning new areas. We would definitely love to see you stay.”
After hearing that, it pretty much stamped my paper. I told her that I wanted to stay because I truly like being there. I figure it also will only continue to get us ahead and have extra money for whatever we want.
I am glad that I stuck it out. I don’t know how long I will wind up staying for, but as long as I enjoy it that’s all that matters.