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Last Monday I started wha I thought was going to be my dream job. I love ceremic tile, love designing, like working with people. The opportunity to manage a just starting out in this area tile store came along and I accepted. I even took a bit of a pay cut because I was just ready to get out there among things I love. It is a salaried position with one day off a week and I have to work Saturdays (Which is the only day of the week dh works outside the home) Trying to find a babysitter has not been successful. Also no benefits because they had to come up to my startng salary requirements.<br><br>
Week 1 was awful. The very first day I started I was left alone in the store for 3 hours to answer the phone, any customers that came in etc. DH said that was a huge red flag right there. All week we have had a total of 6 people come in (I worked all week) and a few phone calls. I have been left alone quite a bit more too.<br><br>
Let me say also I HATE not having something to do. There is not much "busy" work to be done. On Friday I rearranged the window displays, but you can only do that every so often.<br><br>
I also found out, because they have a "home" store in another city, ANY purchases have to go through them. Not used to having to ask to get some hanging folders.<br><br>
Can't go out to get lunch as the store has to be manned from 9-5. (They changed the hours from 9:30 - 4:30 the day I started)<br><br>
On to the dilema - Today was my day off. On a whim I emailed my resume to a local company looking for an Accounting Manager. They called and asked me to come in this AM. They said they have not had any relly qualified people apply and I was the first andthey want me to meet their Accountant tomorrow night. Basically, if the Accountant tells them I know what I am doing, I get the job if I want it. Here are the stats:<br><br>
7-3:30 Mon-Fri<br>
Salaried and making $3,900.00 more a year. Full paid health insurance for me and the boys. Dental available. Life Ins paid by the company.<br>
Manufacturing environment. (They make lobster traps)<br>
Its doing bookkeeping which I wanted to get away from, BUT there is an A/P, A/R person in the office who also answers the phone and they have an outside company that does te payroll.<br>
They want me to start next Tuesday (Which means I cant give 2 weeks notice to the store I am at now) But I will get paid for the holiday right off the bat.<br><br>
If I take it we could get some bills paid up, my oldest starts Montessori in the Fall and thats going to be expensive, the hours allow me to get home at 4PM every night.<br><br>
I am having a moral dilemma because I accepted this other position with huge expectations and feel I was misled in terms of the job, etc.<br><br>
In typing all this out it seems really obvious that the job today is a much better fit for me and my family at this time.<br><br>
Ideally, dh and I would love to get to the point we could both just work p/t and be debt free. It wont be until 5 or so years down the road I am sure though.<br><br>
Thanks for any insight or suggestions.
 

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I think you've answered your own question, you were misled as to the terms of the job. I wouldn't feel guilty about leaving so soon, I feel in a way, if you know a mistake has been made, it's best to remedy it asap.<br><br>
good luck to you!
 

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As someone who has been in a job that was misrepresented to me, I say get out while you can! I am still here, a year and a half later. There's lots of reasons for that, but I do think a big part of it is that it gets harder and harder to make a change once you're more entrenched in the job. You really don't owe the job anything.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I wouldn't feel guilty about leaving so soon, I feel in a way, if you know a mistake has been made, it's best to remedy it asap.<br><br>
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I agree. Personally, whether it was me or a co-worker, if a job wasn't turning out to be "as promised", I would want to move on as quickly as possible.<br><br>
Also, I love working in an accounting group because there is way more flexibility for sick days and family stuff. I could never work retail or any situation where someone had to "cover me". To much stress for a wohm, imo.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">As someone who has been in a job that was misrepresented to me, I say get out while you can! I am still here, a year and a half later. There's lots of reasons for that, but I do think a big part of it is that it gets harder and harder to make a change once you're more entrenched in the job. You really don't owe the job anything.</div>
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Are you me? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I am in the EXACT same situation, with the same advice to the OP.<br><br>
OP, THEY are at fault for misrepresenting to YOU. Don't feel bad about doing what is best for you and your family. Best of luck!
 

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I agree with the others. It sounds like you know what you need to do. The benefits the new job offers sound great. That would be hard to walk away from.
 

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Oh, totally. Take the new job, and tell us next week how you like it! The hours alone are reason enough. Healthcare, a raise, cake! and everything about your current job says "flee, flee, i will eat you up and make you hate your life. you will even hate tiles after a few more months here"
 

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Hmmmm...six day workweek, low pay, crappy place to work, vs. fewer hours, better pay, and benifits? Hmmm...let me think. Um. Um. Um.<br><br>
TAKE IT!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Write down the pros and cons of each job, which you've already kinda done by posting this. Weigh them out, and make your decision.<br><br>
To me, the #2nd job sounds MUCH better than where you currently work.
 

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You know what you need to do.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ideally, dh and I would love to get to the point we could both just work p/t and be debt free. It wont be until 5 or so years down the road I am sure though.</div>
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For the reason alone, you need to take the second job. Although bookkeeping isn't exactly what you want to be doing now, it's a means to an end....and as you said, it sounds A LOT better than your current situation.
 

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I am guessing that you will efinitely go for the second job, and jsut the fact that you are considering staying means that you have good morals and want to give both jobs your best shot.<br><br>
Take the new job!<br>
Danielle
 

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Thank you all so much for reinforcing what I had thought. I had the chance to talk it over with dh last night and we feel the new job is a much better fit for us.<br><br>
The straw was when I went in today and my boss said he wanted to let the p/t person go and that we would need to "work something out" to cover Fridays (The one day I requested off so dh could work) That and all the irate customer calling me and complaining when I didnt have a clue what was going on!<br><br>
I start my new job Friday at 7AM. I even get paid for Monday, the holiday already. I had a second interview with the manager and thier Accountants today (I had to take a test, good grief, who even does accounting on paper anymore, I had to remember back 10 years from school!) LOL Thankfully my new company DOES have a computerized system, guess they needed to make sure I knew the difference between a debit and credit! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
So thank you all so much. I feel good about my decision and I think its going to be challenging in a good way!
 
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