I had recently gone to my boss at the grocery store where I worked and explained that the 26 hours a week were too much along with my 12 hours a week as a PCA.
When I first got hired at the grocery store, I told her I wanted about 15 hours. But, soon after I was hired, she called for me to come in extra days and hours and I could not. Then, she just scheduled me extra hours.
I can’t work too many hours, because I need to be careful with my health and not have a relapse. I was sick for many years, and it took a long time to be able to have any job. If I push it too much, I may not have any job if I get sick again and can’t work anymore.
My boss told me last week that I could work 3 days a week, 5 hour shifts. But, today, when I checked my schedule, I saw that she scheduled me 19 hours for next week and she scheduled me for Friday.
The whole 2 1/2 months I worked there she NEVER scheduled me on a Friday, but she did now and I had just told my lady I help as a PCA that, since the grocery store never has me work on a Friday, I can help her an extra hour on Friday.
We just changed our hours last week. And, now, this coming week, the grocery store has me working 1 hour after I get done helping my lady for 5 hours.
I need more time than that between jobs. Now, I had to ask my lady to change her hours this week.
My husband and I had our Thanksgiving dinner today.
He is off work for 5 days and I took off today and one other of those days.
He will be working on Thanksgiving, so we had our holiday meal early.
Still not feeling very well, but made it through the week. Didn’t miss any work.
I went through my boxes today and took out some winter clothes.
I also got rid of lots of clothes I had for years. I had worn those same clothes over and over and over again. I just needed a change.
I didn’t feel guilty as I got tons of use out of those clothes that I originally got at resale shops, anyway and paid hardly anything for those clothes. And, any new clothes I will get at resale shops too.
You can get amazing bargains at resale shops!
I had to run the heater for the first time for the season- today.
I do it with the door open and fans running to let the burnt dust smell out of the house.
Thank goodness, that only needs to be done the first time the heater runs each year.
My husband and I have gone to bed early lately. One night, we slept for 12 hours. I am fighting off some virus and he is sore from bringing carts in from the parking lot all day long.
Yes, we are getting old!
I have not been feeling well lately.
I was dizzy for most of the day.
Not much to tell-
Worked, did laundry, made a deep dish pizza.
Another 8 hour shift.
My employer has been giving me more of these lately, even though, when I first got hired, she said I could do 4 hour shifts. I am not complaining because I do need more hours. I need to try to pay down our 2 credit cards.
When they are paid down enough, maybe I will ask for the 4 hour shifts again. Even 6 hours are not so bad. My knees and feet aren’t so good and the job requires standing and walking all day long.
Since the weather is getting nicer, my husband and I are taking the dogs walking at the park every chance we get.
They just love going for their walks.