Friday, May 15, 2009
Hopefully Not Crying "Wolf."
Well, it looks as if I am going to take my place in the secular world.
I was at a vestry meeting last night and pretty much cried the whole way home. Between feeling over extended at work and feeling humiliated by the deacon assisting us, I felt pretty well pummeled by the time the meeting was over. I really don't need this.
I am working almost 40 hours per week at work for $8/hr. Then I work trying to write a sermon. The church I am at has no real prospect of upping my pay to a level that would allow me to ditch the SBUX job and work at the church. And SBUX does not pay enough to allow us to live. I am going to apply for a management position at the store where I work. (I work for SBUX but am hired by a superstore chain.) Hopefully I can get a full-time position and insurance.
I think I have given the church a real shot. But frankly, something has to give and the only thing that seems to be reasonable is the church position.
I guess I am trying to talk myself into believing that this is a good idea. We shall see.