… the HR Minion. Because even minions have opinions. And giggles.

To quit or not to quit: That is the question.

Today was a bad day for me to go to my second job. I was operating on little sleep and my patience was already worn thin. It didn’t help that 5 minutes in I faced the same irritations and drama that make me regret taking this job. My grumpy, tired, and irritated self wanted to put in her two weeks notice right away. The husband said that I should wait to make that decision when I wasn’t my grumpy, tired, and irritated self. Huh, you can’t really argue with that kind of logic.

So I decided that I would bug my readers (I’m doing that a lot lately, don’t hate me for it!) and ask you what you think. Here goes:

Reasons for keeping the job:
– Money. Always a big motivator.
– Blog post fodder. An unexpected plus.
– It prevents the husband from thinking he should take on a second job. He is working on his Master’s and has a full time job. He is insane to think that would work.
-I hate, HATE, quitting anything after such a short period of time.

Reasons for NOT keeping the job:
– It takes time away from other things and messes with my schedule. Not a big con but still a legitimate concern.
– It makes me grumpy. ‘Nuff said.
– The management is shoddy and poor. A major irritation for me.
– I’m afraid it is starting to take away from my full time job. I really like my day job and want to keep doing the best job I can.

That’s all I can think of right now, vote for whether I should stay or go in the comments.

UPDATE: So the votes are in and I’m going to put my two weeks notice in tonight(and much rejoicing was heard throughout the land). Funny enough, another associate put in her notice earlier this week and the General Manager actually said she wasn’t going to accept it. I’m not sure what she expects to do but I’m looking forward to a weird conversation.

10 Responses | Add your Own

  • 1 Laurie :

    Quit & go donate plasma if you need cash.

  • 2 Chris :

    No question – quit. I was in similar shoes a few years back and I just got grumpier, lost sleep and my ‘full time’ job started to suffer.

    Good luck 😉

  • 3 Michael VanDervort :

    Quit. Work for work’s sake is never rewarding or enriching

  • 4 HR Minion :

    Laurie – I wonder if you dislike my second job more than I do? 🙂 hehe.

    Chris – That does seem to be where this is heading, thanks!

    Michael – I agree, I certainly don’t find this job to be either.

    Any other votes? It’s 3-0 to quit.

  • 5 Anonymous :

    Do I get to vote? If so, count me in as a “maybe.” 🙂

    The Husband

  • 6 HR Minion :

    The Husband – Of course you get a vote, except that maybe is not a viable option. Coke or Pepsi, decide!

  • 7 HR Maven :

    Quit. Here are my two cents.

    You have the rest of your life to make money. And none of it you can take with you. So start living.

    Calculate the increase in taxes that you will pay based on a higher taxable income. What are you REALLY taking home?

    You will never get the time back. How do you want to spend it?

  • 8 HR Minion :

    HR Maven – You make a lot of good points. A second job doesn’t just require more of your time, it also requires more of you in general because it’s something else that occupies your thoughts. Thanks for the vote!

  • 9 HR Maven :

    So what did you decide?

  • 10 HR Minion :

    Notice went in on Friday with a minimal amount of fuss. We’ll see if that changes near the end. My last day is Oct. 3rd.