Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Big Annoucement

Well everyone I have an announcement to make. I have wanted to tell you guys for awhile but was waiting until it was official. Anyways the news is that I got a new job!

Those of you who read my blog know that I had recently got my hours cut. Previously to that I had mentioned that I was getting restless at my current job, and yearning for more, but the feeling of being comfortable in my job is what kept me there so long.

I have been at my current job for three years. I have been thinking of leaving for over a year now, but I was waiting for the right time. I am finally in a place where I feel confident enough in my skills that I feel I can bring something to the table. This feeling is what I have been waiting for to tell me it is time. Having my hours cut and other recent changes in the business have made me want to leave even more.

I handed in my resume to another pharmacy about a month ago and they were not even hiring at the time. I guess they decided they need another person and since I kind of have an "in" (being that I know someone that works there) I was able to get an interview. And then a second, and then a third. Yes I had to have 3 interviews. I don't think it's ever taken this long to get a job before!

Anyways the number of hours will vary from 25hrs to 40hrs per week. I was told that even though they say that, it will more likely be 30 something atleast. Even if I worked only 25 hrs a week, thats still more money than 28 at my job now. I am getting paid $2 more per hour, plus they give raises very often. Even though I am technically "part time" I still get benefits (which kick in after 1000 hours) that I DONT have to pay for. They also have other perks like an RSP and pension plan and more reimbursement assistance for technician courses and things. They are also not open as late, or as early. The only thing that could be considered negative is I will work a lot of weekends (where as right now I'm not working weekends at all at this point). I already know 2 people that work there and they say I will love it.

I gave my notice a few days ago. My boss tried to offer me more money to get me to stay. Even though I appreciated her efforts I felt it was a little sad that they don't want to pay me a decent wage until somebody else is willing to! After I told her that I was leaving, it really hit me and I got a little sad. I really am sad to leave the people because after being there 3 years its like my second family. But I am also excited to move onto the next step in my career.


FB @ said...


But I should note that what your boss is doing is common practice. No one wants to pay people more than they should/ask for. That's why I really say that people should ask for more money and look out for other opportunities to push their hand.

The Asian Pear said...

Congrats! :)