Saturday, May 26, 2007

Swallowing my pride

Reality can be a cold-hearted bitch! The simple fact is that I have to be able to eat and pay my rent, as well as feed the little demon that lives with me, and I simply can't do it for what most jobs are willing to pay me...so I have to go back to Subway. Effective June 4th, I will be the assistant manager at the store I used to manage. I can't say that I'm happy about the situation, but it's better than some of the other alternatives...and at least the guy who owns the franchise is an incredible person. The benefits are better than what are offered by most companies, and the pay isn't bad...in reality, if I wanted to make this much from most other places, it would require a 45+ hour work week. This will be 37-40.

Still, it is Subway...I keep leaving and saying that I'll never go back, but because of reality I have no choice.

I guess I can always hope to get hit by a bus on my way into work my first day...................................

7 comments:

Jim Shannon said...

At least you’re employed. I have more respect for working people in a decent economy then people begging on the street when the can do exactly what I do: Talk on the phone. I work for the McDonalds of Call Centers XentelDM and they pay me $10 for 31.5 hours/week. The benefits are good here and I work with a decent bunch of people and I get a weekly paycheck. Be proud of what you do J. There’s nothing wrong with Subway and besides you get sandwiches there to don’t you? My wife is thinking about working for Pizza 73 at their Call Center across the street from where she works now.

J Erwine said...

Jim-You're right. I'd rather be working than a charity case...but I've been doing the Subway thing for 14 or 15 years, and that's a looooooooooooong time. I also feel like I should be doing something a little more meanigful with my life...maybe that's just ego!

Marva said...

The food is healthier than McD's. At least Jarrod says so. And, you're a manager, so that's a good thing.

No shame in this, J. I signed up with Guru.com and I've received notice for three projects, but none of them suited me. I think one of them, I would have to work on-site in Calcutta or something.

Keith said...

It's too bad you're not out here in the New York Burbs. I have been interviewing people for Web Editor. It's not a tech job, just someone who can proofread web pages and use online publishing and management tools. The people so far are just dreadful. Either they can't speak English at all, or they look at me blankly when I ask what the BR tag does. The job pays 60K a year and I can't fill it. Everyone seems to think it is too little money.

Marva said...

Keith: I'd think that somebody wouldn't have to be on-site in NY to handle the job.

J Erwine said...

That wouldn't be bad Keith, but I have no plans on moving to NY. If I did, I would have applied for the editing positions at Tor or Penguin.

Keith said...

Marva, this is with the county government. It is a civil service union job and they would never allow anyone to telecommute.