mental health day

I'm skipping work today. Well, sort of. I really don't know if I can keep this up for the summer. Since my store is closed, I have to work where the company feels they "can use me best"...ha! I guess I should sort of feel thankful...they put me in our newest store...yeah, which just so happens to be on the north side of Milwaukee and not in a very good area. I guess some guy pulled a knife on the tellers at a bank nearby...bunch of muggings...etc. Nice store, ghetto neighborhood. And it's like 30-some miles from our apartment. And it requires traveling one of two interstates, both of which are super packed and busy. There's construction all over and these two routes are the two that everybody and their brother takes. So I worked 8am to 5pm yesterday. Due to driving during both rush hours, it took me ONE AND A HALF HOURS to get there yesterday morning...and it also took me ONE AND A HALF HOURS to get home last night. So I dropped Elijah off at my mom's house at 7am, and I got home last night at just before 7pm. 12 made me very sad. And the manager at this store and my boss want me to work mid-shifts...which for a salaried manager means working 10am to 8pm. OK, whatever...that would mean I'd have to leave by 8:30-ish in the morning and I wouldn't be home until after 9pm. So for 5 days out of the week I wouldn't get to see my baby when he's awake. I want to cry just thinking about it.

So I called in today...worked one day and called in. I feel like a wimp. But I need some time to think (I think I once heard this called "taking a mental health day"!). And pray. We need for me to work right now. But the more I think about it, the more I realize that we don't need for me to work on the north side of Milwaukee and be gone 12 hours a day. And I find it rather irritating that QSR even thinks this would be a good idea for me, my husband and our 6 1/2 month old baby.

So I'm thinking.................................................


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