Two Week Notice

The time has come that I can no longer keep up working two jobs. Between my full time job and my part time job, I was working 12 hours a day a few days a week and every Saturday and Sunday. Even though my husband helped a lot, he works a lot of mixed hours as well and things were not getting done around the house. I didn’t have time to throughly clean the house. We rarely ate at the table anymore together, My supper sometimes included a pack of crackers during the 30 minutes I had between jobs. I am always tired,  missing church and Nick said I am getting grumpy. Two weeks ago, I formally put in my notice. June the 2nd will be my last day at the department store. I will be back to my normal routine of working 8 hours a day and off on weekends. 

But here is what’s weird.

I really enjoyed my part time job. Everyone liked me and I got along great with employees, managers and customers. Though I would go home tired, I was usually upbeat at work, Always speaking to everyone, and made sure I put on my smiling face. 

BUT once I put in my two week notice....
The enjoyment and fun seemed to stop. I felt ignored the past two weeks. There was nothing else for me there. I was given positions and hours that no one else wanted. I was miserable there for the first time in 8 months. There were days I never even saw a manager, I was no longer involved in any conversations, meetings or memos. It has felt a little weird. I started feeling like the new employee again. Was all the friendships fake? Do they even care that I’m leaving? The store manager commented to me the day after I gave him my notice and told me I was valuable and they will miss me. But will they really? 

This has made me think.
(and this is were I would like my readers to comment their thoughts).

Did I really need to put in a two week notice in a part time job?
I know it’s the right thing to do in a full time position. It is usually so the business can get a head start on hiring a replacement. 
It is a time period I could have trained a new employee.. None of this happened though they complain about not having enough help and that they are rapidly losing employees. (They have had several applicants by the way).

Soon , none of this will be my worry.  I will finally get back to normal. I will be able to eat a meal at a decent hour, take those long walks after dinner, get back to blogging regularly again and take better care of myself. 

I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day today. I finally have a day off. The first day off I have had since May 9th. 

Wild Daisies I picked out of the parking lot at work yesterday. 
It’s the little things that bring me joy.  



  1. A valuable person at work will always be remembered. I feel that you should have not been ignored this shows no appreciation... Now, a days hardly anyone wants to work, it's hard to find good hard working ppl. FAMILY ALWAYS COMES FIRST. Thank you for sharing!

  2. That is a LOT of time to be working. I'm sure you will happier keeping shorter hours.
    Don't think the work friendships were fake just as you move on so do they. You are a good worker and will be missed. It is hard to get good workers.

  3. I think you will enjoy having more time off. t is hard to work that many hours for very long at the time without falling out after awhile. I too have worked retail as you know and it can wear you down. I'm glad you had the good times there but don't think about these last two weeks. You may not have had to put them in but guess what you did the right thing. I learned a long time ago people can be so strange. You never know, but I think they'll miss you a breath of fresh air I imagine you were.
    Looking forward to what you fill your time with you always have the most fun things to share.

  4. You said: I really enjoyed my part time job. Everyone liked me and I got along great with employees, managers and customers..........
    We all know that is YOU!
    BUT it is strange, 'this world today'. Example: BIL had a small claim against his INS company, All state. $1100. They raised his rates never a claim in OVER 60 years with them. He couldn't understand it, being a customer for that long and it was not appreciated. He had become a number. I am afraid business today is ready to forget your service and open arms to your replacement with NO thought of what you HAD done, because you won't be doing it anymore FOR THEM!
    Shame, but enjoy your time with Nick that is the BEST!
    Love ya
    Sherry & jack over in your birth town.