Recently, I posted on how my job is hard to take time off. Even though it is an at home job. Lately, I feel like I am missing out on a lot with my family due to work. My schedule is changing on Sunday and things will be a bit better, but it is still a pain if I have to get sometime off. I feel like I am in my "Dungeon" ( that is what we call the basement) working, and getting paid hardly anything for what I endure each shift. While if I was working outside the home and had a direct boss I feel like I could talk with them and get the time off I need. And while if I had more of a career instead of an entry level job, I would feel ok about not getting the time off.
Take 6 hours of non stop talking to people and add jerks every three or four calls...cussing you out, asking you rediculous questions and just plain being rude and nasty to you. It just starts to wear you down. I have worked in Customer service related positions before and have never been treated this badly. I think being "ananomous" to the person you are talking to helps people feel like they can treat you however you want, it really shows the true attitudes of people.
So, what am I thinking and praying about. I am thinking of applying for a flight attendant job with another airline. I know that I would still be dealing with mean nasty and rude people. I know that I would still be away from my family, much more so actually. But I would be making double the pay of what I am right now. I would have other people around me who would be going through the same thing, and at the end of the day be able to commiserate with me.
I have emailed a friend of mine who is a flight attendant, and she gave me some wonderful information...Thanks Kim! I have talked with Aaron about it at length. The job which Aaron is working right now allows him the flexibility to work around a more hectic schedule for myself...which makes us feel that this may be the right time to pursue a career rather than an entry level position. Kaitlyn is now in school full time and Aidan is asking more and more everyday when he can go to school too, so I think the kids would be alright with it...but would I? I know the first few years until I had some seniority built up would be esp. hard.
And now I am praying about it. Sky West airlines is having group interviews in a week. While one side of me would like to stay with JetBlue it is just not possible for flight attending as I would not be stationed in Salt Lake city, more than likely it would be New York or Florida. At least with Sky West they do have a hub here so I *might* be able to be stationed here.
Anyways, I can use lots of prayers for the decision that we are trying to make around here. Right now we are leaning towards me applying for it, but I am not %100 sure on that.