thescrappyhomeschooler Posted September 28, 2012 Share Posted September 28, 2012 Until a few days before my first son was born, I worked as the office manager/bookkeeper/human resources dept. at the law firm where my husband is an attorney. I left almost 10 years ago, and since then, there have been several different office managers. It was a very busy and demanding job, but I did love it while I was there, for the most part. Well, at the beginning of the summer, for some reason unknown to me, they fired the office manager who had held the job for several years. Then, they hired a person who only had experience in human resources, and dumped her in the job with no training whatsoever. When dh told me this, I said, "Wanna take bets on how long she stays?" Well, apparently she gave her two weeks notice, and they don't have anyone to replace her. Soooooo, the boss calls me and asks if I can "help out" until they find someone else. He's thinking 3 days a week for a few weeks until they can hire someone. He told me not to do too good of a job or they wouldn't let me go. I said yes, because we could really use the extra money, and because without someone doing the payroll, dh won't get a check. :tongue_smilie: The kids can hang in dh's office and do school work, play their DS's, and watch videos, so that's not a problem. The thing is, which I told my husband repeatedly- they had better be looking for someone else. This is only a temporary gig for me to help them out. If they are not actively looking for someone, I will have a fit. I know them. They will think they can cajole me into taking the job again. I tried to quit a few times when I worked there before (for different reasons each time), but then they would raise my salary, pay my car payment, or some other perk that would make it worthwhile to stay. They are insidious that way! :D The job is an immense job. When I worked there before, I sometimes worked 50-60 hours a week, which is okay with no kiddos, but I need to homeschool. This ain't gonna work if they don't hire someone new very soon. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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