My husband is going through a bunch of court stuff & his lawyer has told him that until everything is over there is no point in him having a job, and I have been work for barely a month. I am a correctional officer at the local minimum security prison. I may lose you here for a second but in a 2 week schedual I work like this, Saturday, Sunday, Monday-on, Tuesday, Wednesday-off, Thursday, Friday-on, Saturday, Sunday, Monday- off, Tuesday, Wednesday-on, Thursday Friday-off.... and some of those days off I work overtime days. Now it's 12 hours a day 5:45am to 6pm & I make about $9 an hour... so the pay is pretty good & my next one will have about 20 hours overtime. But the hours are hell on me, I am a total b-word when I get home, I worked only 8 hours the other day & I was just happy go lucky. I dread going to work daily, my kids miss me, I miss my kids, & everybody pretty muchly hates me. And when I come home it's like I am still in officer mode & run things like it's a prison :( not on purpose but just habit, things must be basically perfect or I flip out. NEVER at the kids, but at my DH. I want to quit but then my entire income would be my DD's SSI. My DD has CP & is having surgery in April & the prison basically told me I can only have 2 days! The surgery is over 100 miles away and she will be in the hospital for a few days! That's not right to my baby. But I'm looking into a job at the local state school for MHMR adults & teens. I want to quit the prison & then wait til after my daughters surgery to take the other job. WHAT SHOULD I DO? Am I being selfish by wanting to quit & wait??Answer Question
$9 an hour is NOT that great... I was making $11 an hour working at CVS when I was in college. I think they are screwing you paying you that little as a CO!!! Maybe you should start looking for another job ASAP!!
Answer by Crafty26 at 11:46 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
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