Before I had a chance to contact my manager yesterday, an email arrived from the HR manager asking me to confirm my return date. Panic.
I wanted to approach them first. And on my own. Now it looks like I'm only contacting my manager because the HR manager cornered me.
I was paralyzed in fear yesterday. I'm ignoring the email from the HR manager, and I finally just emailed my manager a few minutes ago to ask if we can get together for a few minutes later this week to discuss a couple things.
I keep asking myself if I'm crazy to give up my decent-paying job when so many people are losing their jobs right now. It's so important to me to raise DS ourselves though. I know that leaving the job is the right decision in respect to him... as long as DH is able to keep his job, and I can come up with a way to earn the extra money we need to get us through each month. I'm hoping that I might be able to work out something with my manager to work part-time evenings. They did it for another employee who wanted to stay at home with her children, and then let her switch to days once her kids were in school. The plan right now is to return to work once DS starts school, so it would be fantastic to keep my relationship with the place. I'm sure that if they have the work available, they'd take me, but whether or not they do, and whether or not they want someone to do it in the evenings, is the question.
I'm not above going back to my fast-food roots if it can work around our schedule. Anything for my baby boy.