Wednesday, September 7, 2011

No Longer a Stay at Home Mommy

I have been a stay at home mom from the beginning. Having a husband in the army and never knowing when anything is going to happen, made it kinda hard to find a job. Thanks to the army I didn't have to work, they/my hard working hubby took pretty good care of us.
I loved being a stay at home mom. But I'm also the type to hate setting at the house all the time. It got to the point where going to the gas station or just riding around my the hubs truck was fun to me. Don't dare take me out for dinner. It's been so long I just might act a fool from being so damn happy. 
With taking in the bro in law to help him out, money is kinda tight. Okay money is so tight it might die from lack of air. 
So I started looking for a job. I haven't work sense I got with my now hubby. So it's been over three year. This must be what coming out of retirement feels like. I was being really picky with job, which I know pissed the hubs off. I didn't wanna work around food again. I hated that. I really wanted to do something I might enjoy. 
If you follow me on twitter then you already know, I now have a job working as a cashier at Sears. I start Friday. I'm really nervous. I'm hoping to really enjoy this job. I'm going to miss being with my baby all day and I'm really praying that I have a good schedule and not working all crazy hours. I don't wanna miss out on anything.
I'm really scared, but also super excited. We def need the money and I need to get out of the house more.
Look at me being all grown up with a big girl job. 

5 comments:

Rachel said...

You'll do great!

Chrissy said...

Good for you Nikki! I know what you mean about being home and just going to the gas station being a big deal. I have been a SAHM for almost 8 years. Good luck on your first day, I'm sure you will do great!!

Cole said...

Way to go! I hope you really enjoy your new job! :-)

Destiny said...

Good luck! I've worked at sears before. Wasn't a fan.

RAY J said...

Oooh neat!

I know how felt though - my hours got cut at my "main" job (the job that "utilized" my college that I felt pressured to look for by *everyone* and left my favorite job ever for =( ) a year after working there - I went from 4 days a week down to 2 with half the pay and the only 2nd job I could get at the time was seasonal for a Sears Essentials store (basically a Kmart that Sears turned into a Kmart-like Sears store after Sears bought out Kmart or whatever) and unfortunately they had a handful of full-time cashiers that needed a certain amount of hours a week that there weren't enough to keep me on. But I was still working 2 days a week at my "main" job so whatever...

And then we went on vacation almost a year ago and when I came back they originally said they were cutting me down to 1 day a week with hourly pay, but that turned into an as-needed basis and I worked there 4 days total this year and heard from them today for the 1st time in nearly 5 months! Anyways, I got another seasonal job last year, but being a seasonal preggo chick I only got like 1 or 2 shifts a week and then after Christmas all my shifts were on-calls that they didn't need me for... and then once baby came... omg getting out of the house was SUCH a joy, just running an errand here or there with hubby, lol... I enjoyed only working 2 days a week at first, as it was nice still getting paid some and not working all the time, but that got boring quickly and I couldn't go out much cuz that cost money and yeah... sitting around home, sleeping in 5 days a week... sooooo boring!

Now the seasonal job kept me on as part-time and my hours picked up a few months ago - I went from working 1 day a week to working 4-5, lol... can't say I'm thrilled (ideally I only want to work 2-3 days as any money I make is just supplemental as hubby provides the majority of our income).

Sears is a good company to work for - I have no complaints, although the only thing I hated about our store was that the employee discount varied depending on what the item was. Some items were 10%, others 15%... etc. Kinda got annoying as I never knew how much of a discount to subtract when I was debating about buying something, lol...

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