I’m torn, I don’t know what to do with my life, career wise….

I’ve been at my job for 8 years, but it is not competitive, so it is a lower wage. I am getting my CNA soon, I just got my QMAP, so opportunity is opening up for me. I have been a caregiver for 13 years, so I know I am worth more and can do way better.

There is a catch, my kids still need me and my current job works with my schedual, so I can get my kids to and from school. and I am attached to my residents that I take care of and I am comfortable.

I can go work for a place that is like an agency for a lot more money, but I don’t know if the shifts are guaranteed. I can’t have that. I can work at my old job as needed two days a week and I will get a raise just for going as needed, which is half backwards, like they don’t reward hard workers that show up for work everyday, and I can work for the agency a few days a week. There is a huge caregiving shortage so I probably will not have a problem finding work.

The cost of living where I live has sored in the past 5 years, and just keeps going up. I think I am going to have to bit the bullet and do what I have to do, and step out of my comfort zone.

2 thoughts on “I’m torn, I don’t know what to do with my life, career wise….

  1. with the way things lately have been going with peoples lives
    there’s a lot of people feeling the same way, it’s really sad we
    are in a situation that is uprooting everyone’s lives day after day.

  2. I know the feeling! Left my job two months ago after working there for 12 years. I am in the process of exploring my options. Hope everything turns out good for you!

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