Monday, February 24, 2014

Torn

What a dramatic title, eh? It's a good 'torn' situation though. Let me explain without giving too much detail since I'm not allowed to disclose specific information.

It actually pertains to one of my work at home jobs. I've been doing this job for a few years now. I'm quite comfortable with it and I can say that for the most part I enjoy it. The only thing is the hours are unpredictable. Since I only get paid when I do the work, I'm of course wanting more hours. Can you blame me? The pay is good when I have the work but I know that it can get better. I did a search a few months ago and came across another job which is exactly the same as the one I have right now. I applied. What do I have to lose, right? I am well-qualified but I didn't really expect to hear back. But I did. I was interviewed over the phone and I passed. I was offered more pay. Good, right? Well, it's a double edged sword so to speak.

How so?

The hours. I get paid more but the hours are not promised. And that's the reason I was looking for another job. Yes I get paid more but will it matter if I don't get the hours? It won't. Right now I sort of 'established' my groove with my old company. I have an idea more or less as to how much I'll be getting every month. With the new company, I'll be starting from the ground up again...so to speak. I'm still an Independent Contractor so the ball is in my court. Which means I can choose when to work. I just don't have any idea how it will affect my performance [with the new company] if I don't put in enough hours with them.

So yes...I'm torn. What to do?

Have a good Monday everyone.

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