pepper114 wrote:That stinks. Is there anything else you want to do?
When Pokemon go first came out I considered getting a couple of those deluxe 6 seater golf carts and offering Pokemon go hunts/tours. I live in too small of a town to make it work. Maybe add dog walking on the side... Yeah that'll work.
I love what Mrs. Moles does, but I bet it's a lot of work.
Then there's the people across town from me. They have a permanent yard sale. I think a lot of the stuff they sell comes from stuff people put on the curb, but they're dedicated so um... That's worthwhile?
So yeah. Options lol. I know it stinks. But you've got time and options. I hope things improve soon.
brief history, forgive me if I am repeating myself: quit "real" job to stay home with my kids after 1st son was born. homeschooled them. then sent them to high school. Catholic school. $$! needed to get some income to help defray tuition. my degree is in Biology, so we thought pharmacy maybe. (*now* I know you don't need a college degree much less in science to work there.) started working. fast forward to this year. been talking with mr. mbspell about leaving pharmacy once K is done with HS. pay is crap, and I have plantar fascitis and tendenitis as a result. but I liked my coworkers, and the $ would help while son is in college. then my store was the first to close! and it closes a few weeks after youngest will graduate from said high school. I think the timing is perfect. it's the push I needed to leave the pharmacy.
we will be ok money wise. might have to make a few tweaks, but I have time to think about what to do next. do I want to look for an office type job? mindless retail? learn computer programming? work in a hospital? I don't know yet! whatever I do will be part time.
it's stressful being at work now. the best part of the job was the coworkers and we're being scattered to the wind. coworkers are stressed, pharmacists are stressed, and we are all (including customers) mad and sad. so it's kind of a toxic environment. instead of ending on a good note, it's a crappy goodbye. it also comes at a super hectic time for me personally, with graduations and such.
I will be happy to have time off for the first few weeks to decompress. it will be nice to spend more time with K before he leaves for college and N while he lives at home. (he cannot wait to save his $ and move out)
will I be ok? yes
am I sad? yes
am I pissed? yes
spoke to the Wags rep today and declined the position I was offered. he said I would be put in a "transition pool." I interrupted to ask if there was any way I could go back to my old store. he said no, noone is being placed in RA stores. so I told him that I would finish my time in my current store and then be done with the job.