Today was the day that I did it. I was going to try to finish out the semester but I decided I just couldn’t do it. I only work two Sundays a month but it seems to be interfering with everything. My husband works every other Saturday so there are some weekends that we don’t ever get to be a family. He wants us to volunteer for a Knights of Columbus activity that they do every year but we can’t because I am scheduled to work. It seems that every time we want to do anything I am scheduled to work. My 4year old daughter cried this morning when I left and asked, “When do we get to be a family?” That did it. Finances or no, I had to quit. I e-mailed my director and supervisor that today would be my last day. I pray that I am doing the right thing.
These were my reasons:
The only days I get to work are Sundays. Even if I wanted to work other days, I couldn’t because we only have one vehicle and my husband works in a completely opposite direction.
Sunday is the Lord’s day.
We need the money but I am selling books online and actually making more money without all of the hassle of traveling and dressing up.
They recently started requiring some mandatory training that we have to do on our time with no reimbursement of any kind. Their reasoning is that attending this training is a condition of our employment. Sorry, I work two days a month and you are going to make me go to a four hour training session and not get any pay or reimbursement.
Ok, I am done venting and need some reassurance that I did the right thing. Is it common for employers to require that you attend a training session without any reimbursement whatsoever?