OK so I'm back at work, starting this past Monday. I'm working for a humongous steel company in their Logistics division. For those who don't grok that, it means I'm in a giant game of chess involving North America and semis full of steel coming over the border.
It's a grown-up job, as I said on my Facebook page. There's benefits and a pension and a living wage involved, for the first time in many years. There's also responsibility and being thrown in the deep end of a business with almost no knowledge (my machinist schooling is coming back to haunt me). The people there are pretty nice so far, and in a couple of weeks we're moving into a just-built facility closer to my home. Pretty good right?
THEN I happened upon a posting for my dream job at the local library. It's even more money, less hours and closer to home. And it's a union job.
Everyone in the city is going to be applying for this dream job. The chances of me getting it are really small. BUT, my first thought is, how do I tell my nice new boss that I quit after only a couple of weeks, if I get the new job?
I just can't be that shitheel. I made a commitment when I signed on at the steel company. I know dozens of people who traipse from place to place with nary a backward glance but that's not me.
HOWEVER, it's my freakin' dream job. So I applied. I'll cross that shitheel bridge when I come to it.