Tuesday, April 25, 2006

I feel so dirty.

I work at my job 8:30am - 2:30pm. That way I'm home when the boy gets home from school.

Today, I volunteered to come back and also work from 6pm - 8pm, as the boy's father was picking him up at 5:30.

I had several good reasons for this:

  • We've begun a new process at work, and everything's fallen behind while we're adjusting. I happen to be an idiot savant at this, and can get a lot done, and help get us caught up. The boss sent an email to everyone last week asking that everyone chip in to help get caught up, and that no further time off can be approved right now until things catch up.
  • I had to leave early yesterday for the boy's dr. appointment, despite of the boss' email about everyone chipping in and not getting time off until we're caught up. (It had already been approved.)
  • I'm trying to get them to hire me permanent, even though they really wanted someone full time. AND, I'm also trying to get them to pay me a LOT more than what the normal starting pay is. So I want to demonstrate that I'm a team player, and that even though my schedule is somewhat restricted due to my other job as a mom, I'm willing to give the extra time when I'm able to.
  • I finally snapped and spent some money on myself that I really shouldn't have, and I could use the extra hours.
  • The boy's birthday is coming up, and I could use the extra hours.

All very valid reasons, mostly selfish reasons, yes?

But the little voice in my head keeps whispering..."SUCK-UP!"


Helen said...

They're all good reasons. So says me.

So there!

CosmicAvatar said...

You're making plans for safeguarding number one, and helping them at the same time. What's not to like?