Meka Candles & Scents

Friday, January 30, 2009

What a long week!

I don't know what the deal was this week, but it seemed to drag on and on. I don't know if I have talked about this before with any of you, but besides trying to run an online business, I also have a full time job as an executive casino host for one of the top companies on the Las Vegas strip. After 7 years of service, and finally getting the shift of my dreams (Mon - Fri 6am - 3pm) I have to go back to swing shift (4pm - 1am). I only had the day shift for a few months and I loved it.

When I first started, swing shift was fine, but now my kids are getting older and I realize how much I love getting home when they do. Now I have to go back to the hours I had when I first started. I felt really bad, because when I was informed of this change I got very emotional and my boss didn't know what to do or say. The problem is, with these new hours I will only get to see my family in the mornings and on the weekends. I won't be able to help with homework, I will have to cook dinner before I leave and I wont be able to enjoy dinner with them.

My husband says and I agree, it could be worse I could not have a job at all and I should be grateful (I am) but, will my kids understand? I haven't told them yet, but I plan on it as soon as I find out when the schedule change goes in affect. I guess it will be okay, I've done it before and it worked out fine, I just wish I could have spent a little more time on days.

Thanks for listening,


Carol said...

Meka....My heart aches for you, have a job. And I know you and your husband realize that. These are tough financial times. Be happy. The kids may not fully understand. Explain it to them. They will adjust. Good luck and many blessings to you!!!

(your candle business is awesome. have you ever had an etsy shop??)