Monday, October 4, 2010

Work Woes

It is a difficult balance being a working mom. I don't work because I want to. I work because I have to. I have worked for the same company coming up on 11 years now. Impressive, right? I used to believe in my company... used to. After Orlaith was born, I went part time, only working 4 days a week. I was recently informed that due to work load I am going to have to become full time again for 9 weeks. That's not so bad, right? Well, here is the kicker... They are making me work an 11am-8pm shift. Seriously? My baby will be asleep by the time I get home. I have been seriously upset and bawling over this. To top it off, the 9 weeks span over Thanksgiving, Orlaith's 1st birthday, my birthday, Christmas and New Year's Day. Yep. I think I might have a nervous breakdown over this. I can't sleep. I am so upset that my company is robbing me of precious time with my daughter... especially during the holidays. The worst part is that there is nothing I can do about it. I need a pay check. Sob.


  1. boo to having to work that crazy schedule at this time of one at your company reads this blog, right?

  2. There are a few people from work who read this, but they are friends. I have to get my feelings out somehow, and this is my blog... my outlet. I haven't said who I work for or mentioned any names. I feel like I haven't been derogatory. I am very disappointed, and I am having a hard time dealing with it. I don't know what else to do.