Thursday, December 17, 2009

energy savings, really?

~someone please tell me how much energy can be saved by closing a parking garage for 3.5 weeks? there aren't many lights on it anyway.

~the garage i park in at work is closing TODAY until January. they neglected to say WHAT TIME they are closing it so I did not feel safe parking there today. it would be my luck they would close it at noon and i'd go to leave at 4:30pm and not be able to get to my car. instead i am back to parking in BFE & freezing my ears off as I walk to my building.

~i thought about parking on the street, but either the spots are 2 hour time limit or they are metered and I've already paid $167 to park on campus for the school year, so why in the heck should i fork out more dough to feed the meters.

~so this is how my day started. hopefully it's not a sign of how the rest of the day will be.

~i'm still in a quandary about going thru with the starbucks job. i hate that most of my weekend will be spent there and for peanuts and when I say peanuts, i mean VERY little money...is it REALLY worth it? I finally got O to say that he didn't think it was worth me being gone all that time...when I previously asked him, he said "i don't care"...but what he really meant was he didn't think it was worth it but didn't want to tell me what to do. i can almost guarantee that if I do go thru with it, he will be quick to complain about all the time he has to care for E by himself which will make me feel the need to quit and look like an idiot in the workplace. so you see, it's a lose-lose situation for me...just can't decide HOW i want to lose.

ETA: After consulting with a few more people to get their input (and because I seem to be majorly indecisive) I have decided to pass on the 2nd job, continue to be broke, but able to be at home and play with E....and that's worth millions.

8 comments:

pixie said...

If you aren't making much then it really isn't worth your time. Kids grow up fast and by being a working mom you are already losing time with him. I think you will end up really hating the job and being miserable. You have a lot going on as it is and you should enjoy what little free time you have.

K13 said...

Thank you Pixie. You could not have said it better. After speaking with a few other people, I have decided to pass on the 2nd job. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of me.

Señorita Andalucíana said...

Passing was the right thing to do on that second job then. I think our hearts always tell us what's right and wrong, if you feel like a weight has been lifted then you were right. Who knows what might have happened if you had taken it.

Travel & Dive Girl said...

Your time with E with worth far more than what you'd be making with the 2nd job. Or, now you have more time to sew - that could become your extra income maker...

K13 said...

I dream of the day when I can make $$ from my sewing...but right now i'd yield about $1.00 per hour as slow as I am...not to mention, not that good at it. Ack!

Kris said...

You made the right decision!

Nichole M said...

It was almost insulting what they were offering to pay you, considering that you were coming pretty much trained already. Good move on not taking the job. Yeah, it'll be harder financially, but if O was gonna give you shit about it in the long run, it's better this way. We may not always win the battle with the checkbook, but at least they're quiet.

Krystyn said...

I think in the long run, you will be happier knowing that you spent time with E. Right? And, the parking thing really stinks.