The only real work I've done in my adult life is being a waitress/bartender. I appreciate being able to bring home cash everyday. But about 4 years ago, I was fired from a job as a bartender because someone accused me of giving away free drinks. I had no way to prove my innocence and no money to fight it. It was devastating. Luckily I found another job only 2 days later but the fear of getting fired again through no fault of my own and left with no money stayed with me. So 3 months later, I found another job. Even though it was hard, I worked both jobs full time for the security of knowing if I was fired from one or if one went out of business, I would have another to fall back on.
I still work both jobs. One is a privately owned restaurant that's a bit upscale so I work 2 nights a week there making pretty good money. I even went back to work only 2 weeks after having my 3rd baby and less than a week after having my 4th. Of the 2, it's my favorite job. The other is a Corporate restaurant. I took advantage of the full 12 week maternity leave they offered. Even after then though, I wasn't too interested in going back. But I didn't want to burn a bridge so I went back after 7 months. They allowed me such an extended maternity leave because I worked there 3+ years and I'm a great worker. I only work there 2 days a week. The money is not that great, terrible actually, but it has other benefits. For instance, because I work there, I get a discount on my cell bill. There is also discounts at banks, mortgage companies and for auto loans. Also, my family and I are able to eat at any of the 4 restaurants in that Corporate family for 50% off.
I really want to leave the 2nd job because I find myself extremely tired nowadays. And I'm 8 weeks pregnant. All I want to do is sleep. But the "benefits" are very helpful. Should I stick with it? I don't fear so much being stuck without a job because I have a husband now who works a pretty secure job and we're able to save. I still will work the night job where I make more cash. I am also trying to get my babysitting/home daycare business off the ground so that will help bring in income if needed. What am I to do? I was thinking of working throughout the pregnancy even though I'm exhausted and see how I feel after the next maternity leave. Also, the 2nd job offers a $100 savings bond in the baby's name when you give birth while employed there. I think I've answered my own question. But what do you think?
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