I did spend a fair amount of time contemplating what my next step will be as far as the work situation goes. These are the options that I have come up with:
- Quit immediately. I will float on the vacation payout I would receive until I am able to find my next full time job. I could do one job or a couple of part time jobs.
- Find a part time job and just hold that one while I finish up my last 9 hours of school in the summer.
- Go from this full time job but only once I secure another full time job.
Option #3 is clearly the most "secure" thing to do but would also leave me miserable at my current position for even longer.
Option #2 is manageable but I would definitely have to alter my current method of budgeting to make it work. Right now, I am saving roughly 1/2 of my income so I wouldn't be able to save as much.
Option #1 is definitely enticing! I feel pretty confident that I would be able to be employed in a reasonable amount of time even though I have friends that have been unemployed for months. Maybe I am over-confident?
In all seriousness, this may be a moot discussion. I just have this nagging feeling that I might get laid off soon. It is pretty sad when I conclude that it may be the best thing that ever happened to me!
For now I can relish in the great weekend that I had and hold on to that until I fall asleep. Hopefully this coming week won't be as bad as the last and Friday will be here before I know it!