Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Less than 2 weeks!

We're less than 2 weeks away from my first ever blog giveaway! I can hardly wait! I've seen them done all over bloggy land but I've never done one myself. So it'll be a learning experience for me.

Now I'm going to ask for some advice from all my bloggy friends. I've been having a boat load of problems at work. One of our ETL's (Executive Team Lead, AKA My boss) has been causing a lot of problems. Basically, if your some one who has an opinion and you voice it and it's not something she wants to hear/like she retaliates against you (we have a no retaliation policy). Those of us how have suffered because of this have had our hours drastically cut (I'm working only 2 days this next schedule) or have had other things come up as well. Basically, I'm considering transfering to another store, I don't want to leave the company all together because I have a lot of time put into it. There is a new store opening up soon in our area that I've seriously considered transfering too, so here are some pro's and con's and you tell me what you think I should do.


1. It's a new store with a Brand New team who have more than likely never done stocking before (I'm sure that there are some who have but I'll bet the majority haven't) and I have almost 3 years experience.
2. It'll be during the day (4 am unload) so I'll actually get to see the sun again...I haven't seen much sun in almost 3 years.
3. I more than likely will get the hours I need to actually be able to pay my bills and have a little money left over.
4. I might actually get to go to family functions again (I've been to 3 events in the last 3 years that I've worked overnights).


1. It'll be further for me to drive to work.
2. I'll be the low man on the totem pole again.
3. I may have to give up my 4 day work week (I work 4 10 hour shifts right now).
4. I'd have to learn a new store's routine.
5. What if there aren't any stores who want me?

What would you do if you were me?


  1. If I were you, the longer drive (and the possibility that I could have more personality-issues at the new store than the current one) would be my big issues.

    I mean, if you could escape a bad manager and have a possibility to advance at the new store AND have a life, that sounds great. Maybe, when you apply for a transfer, you could say that you really need your same work schedule to continue (the 4 day one). It sounds like it could be a really good opportunity (especially if current manager is going to cut back your hours anyway).

  2. I hate to give you advice, because I'm not sure what I'd do myself in that situation. I know a "stressful" work situation is no fun, and if I had the chance to change that...and stay with the same company, I might seriously consider it!! Search your heart.... I'll be praying for you as you make this decision!

  3. Onward and upward, my friend. Changes at work can be tough, but you never know how great things could possibly be unless you try. Besides, it doesn't really sound like you have much of a future in your current position given your ETL.

    Think about it...and then dive in. Good luck!


  4. Well, if I were you I'd want to see the sun! When I worked for a company that had a lot of locations and I could transfer whenever I moved, I usually ended up liking it better.

    Somtimes it's good to have a change, a fresh start ya know?

  5. Transfer, you'll at least get some variety! Plus you really haven't said anything good about where you are at now, it's not like it's going to be worse!


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