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Should I quit my job?

Asked by Wine (521 points ) December 13th, 2013

As much as I love working while in school and watching my savings account grow, I’m not too sure if the retail store I work at now is worth it anymore.

I originally applied because I wasn’t taking summer classes and I didn’t want an unproductive summer while my parents are paying for my rent.

Pros: I love the people I work with, I feel like I’m a good “fit” for the store so I’m happy whenever I work
Cons: Minimum wage is lower than where the city I live in, it takes me 45 minutes one way via lightrail/bus, management doesn’t seem like a very solid team

I was fine with this until I got a rejection when trying to update my availability. Because I’m a full time student and I work most weekends, I haven’t been able to visit my family at home for several months now. I was planning on changing my availability from all throughout the week other than when I have class to sunday-wednesday. I planned on staying home over break unless they scheduled me and sunday-wednesday is the only way to do both of these because my dad commutes and I can carpool with him. But now that they rejected my request I’m not sure if I’m willing to cut family time for this job.

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ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Explain your situation and ask that they reconsider. If they will not then you have a decision to make. If you don’t have to work then you really should focus on family and schoolwork.

keobooks's avatar

If they rejected your plea to change your status and it’s affecting your family life and school work, it better pay a lot more than minimum wage to make up for it. Keep in touch with your friends there and quit, IMO.

Judi's avatar

Can you ask if they will let you change your availability after the holidays? This is a really busy time for retail. They probably need you as much as they can get you.

livelaughlove21's avatar

If you don’t need the money and it’s interfering with more important things, quit.

CWOTUS's avatar

Few retailers want their staff to cut hours in the run-up to Christmas (at least in North America). If you explain that the choice – for them – is “to have you on your terms or not have you at all” (go ahead and deliver the ultimatum if you’re thinking about leaving anyway; it can be very empowering!), then they might change their minds.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

Find a job closer to you.

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