Bleeding dark into the leaves.
by, 10-08-09 at 07:00 PM (715 Views)
So, I have recently just trained and started two new jobs, seasonal, for Christmas.
One of the jobs, I really like my manager on, but the hours are less than satisfactory, I wasn't worried about this because I was planning to get in somewhere at Macy's.
I did get in at Macy's, but only on pure luck. Last year, I worked at Clackamas, but was forced to suddenly resign due to scheduling conflicts and me leaving town for a week and being completely unavailable. Anyone who has worked knows that resignations don't look very good on your resume...but there's not too much I can do about it now.
When I was originally called in for the interview at Macy's, it was a manager whom I did not know, and because I had worked for the company before she had to call my former manager and since he is impossible to get a hold of him, she either got a hold of him and found out that I resigned, or she couldn't manage to get him on the phone and passed on me.
The only reason I got hired recently downtown was because a manager who used to work at Clackamas transferred to downtown, remembered me, remembered that I was good, and hired me on.
So what's the problem?
Well, Free Geek is now hiring again. This is the dream job that I lost a few months ago, if I had this job, it would seriously be perfect. It is part time, but the wage is enough so that it would almost equivalent to me working full-time for minimum wage. It is also a paid internship, which looks great for future jobs and It would be working Front Desk, something I am highly efficient at, and it's the job I've been trying to get for the last two internships they have been hiring for.
My manager at Macy's is really nice, she really wants good things for me and while I'm sure that she would understand my situation and not make a big deal about me leaving if I took the other position, I already resigned once from last year, and since Free Geek only gives their winning applicants about four days before their first day of work, I wouldn't be able to quit with full notice, and I fear that if I wanted to work at Macy's again NEXT Christmas, with two resignations from their company I probably wouldn't have a chance. This internship only lasts 9-months.
So, of course I would never rest my decision based on your replies, but maybe a little insight from a different brain would help.
I feel like I should try for Free Geek again, it would really be great for me...but I might be screwed with Macy's. And having a Christmas job that you can return to every season with with a Manager who likes you and is good is truly a good thing to have, I don't want to lose it...