Monday, October 22, 2007

Thanks, But No Thanks

Well, after a long weekend of too much thought, I declined the job. In the end, I realized that my writing was going just too well to jeopardize. Plus, there are some other freelance type opportunities cooking on the backburner that are far more rewarding than the service industry, albeit less paid. I will have to get a couple shifts a week at a restuarant in the meantime, but it is not the responsibility or soul suck of actually running the place. Thanks for all the advice, on and offline!

3 comments:

Mrs. Micah said...

I think that's a good choice. :-)

I hope that many better opportunities come your way which will allow you more time for sanity and writing!

Ms. M&P said...

Argh! I read your post about the job interview, decided to think about it what the best decision would be, and then I forgot to comment. Work's making me lose my mind.

But, what I would have recommended is exactly what you did. It's hard to put a price tag on your time and happiness, and it sounded like that job couldn't pay enough. It also sounded like it would have been a constant tug-of-war to balance the waitstaff's needs and the kitchen's/owner's. It almost sounded like a lose-lose situation. Oh, not to mention dealing with all the customers! I think you made the right move...and I'm glad to hear that your writing is going well!

SavingDiva said...

I agree with ms. m&p, you can't put a price tag on your time. However, I would have probably taken the job...especially if it was more money.