Thursday, April 09, 2009

Drumroll Please


And their answer is no. Ahh. Peace. Having an answer feels good and I am looking forward to chewing on this info and making a good decision with mrp. I did everything I could do to make this work and if I do leave, I will never have to wonder what-if.  When I think back to these past 2 months and the stress it's put on me, mrp and peanut I think it was worth it to at least try to make it work and it did allow me to save quite a bit of more money, so I suppose the stress it's put on all of us was worth it.  And if I do quit, I suppose I'll appreciate my time that much more.  Wow. Such a big fork in the road. I'm looking forward to choosing a direction and then promptly forgetting the other choice existed!

9 comments:

Katie said...

Just "no"? Wow. That stinks.

Granted, part-time might not have been the right path for you, but it must be tough to not even have that opportunity.

Good luck in figuring out the right response for you, mrp, and peanut!

Vince A. said...

It's the 21st century! "We can't manage a precedent". They don't get it.

If you stay or move on, you'll do great.

CoyoteGirl said...

Hi Salty -

Your story sounds so much like mine. That step outta the workplace door is a scary one...but I'll bet you'll be happier.

The American workplace just doesn't get it yet.

The Salty One said...

They certainly don't get it and I do think it has a lot to do with not wanting to rock the boat and potentially have to work at managing people--that's not their strength, that's for sure!

They said it was because we had too much work for part-time. I think that's kind of funny.

DaisyDuc said...

Sorry the other option was not even open for you. I know you will make whatever decision is right for all of you!

E-Speed said...

Jerks! I really can't even understand their mentality. If they value you as an employee they should be willing to work with you. So now instead of having a part time worker to do all that work they will have no one (If you do what I would do :)), really bright, um not...

marathon mommy said...

Sorry to hear that. At least you know which is better than uncertainty.

A very similiar thing happened to me when my first was 6 months old. My job said I couldn't work part-time anymore because they "had to have a full time employee". I went back to working FT and networked like crazy and found a PT gig a few months later. If felt so great turning in my resignation!

Natalie D said...

I'm trying to look back to see what is going on.. so you were trying to get work to let you work part time?
and they said no it sounds like.
Hmm. I was going through such drama last week deciding whether to take time off or not. I have a good setup where I can take a year off and go back to my job but no part time options. I really wanted to go part time so it created a big dilemma for me. In the end decided to take the time off and now I"m so happy that I did. Good luck with everything!

Chelle said...

It's a tough call, but in some ways, it makes it more black&white with this option off of the table. It's such a universal quandary for so many women these days...your honesty and candor in struggling with it here has got to help others realized that they're not alone in this, and there's definitely a value in that. Yay, sisterhood :)

You're right though, trying to be all things to everybody has a good chance of just tearing you apart in the long run.