MariaAndMichelle wrote:Ugh, that's the same way we feel about our jobs. We're both working crappy retail positions at Barnes & Noble, and all of our co-workers are FANTASTIC... but all of our customers SUCK, especially the regulars. Our manager has become a really close friend of ours, and she's being really great about letting Maria take time off to care for Michelle, so her schedule is pretty set at the moment (Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings). But normally, we never know from week to week what days we'll be working, or what hours, and our schedules often are opposite of each other, so we get screwed out of seeing each other a lot. We were just starting to look for new jobs when Michelle got sick again. And now having health insurance is super-important, so we can't even quit before we find something else.
Ugh! It makes you crazy, doesn't it?? People are like, "We should go and do __________ on Tuesday! " and we're always like, "Uhhh... we don't know if either of us will be free. " And the never-two-consecutive-days thing is a killer.VeryCuddlyCornpone wrote:The crazy hours I think was the worst part for me because it made it impossible to schedule anything- appointments, going to a party, even running errands. I would often have two days off a week, but they wouldn't be consecutive, so I'd have that one day off to relax and recover but never get a second day to actually accomplish tasks.
This being in addition to ALL OF OUR MONEY being gone (student loans and medical bills), so we couldn't even make it even if Michelle was suddenly all better forever.Oh, and also we earlier wrote:And now having health insurance is super-important, so we can't even quit before we find something else.
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