I have a couple of choices to make this week concerning jobs. I was hoping that all of you could shed some light on the right choice to make. I know that you can’t answer for me, but it’s always nice to have a little input to help the thought process along. I know the way I think, and it’s basically different than anyone else, so it’s good to get a sideways perspective on things. Just to be able to see things from all points of view.
The first one is a menial position of breaking down shipments, then compiling and shipping the orders out. The plus side is that I’m home for every meal of the week, and I’m off from Friday to Monday. It would also mean that I would have time to keep doing the blog, and pursue writing, in case that ever goes anywhere. It is also very close to home, so I could bike or walk to work, and I’d be around for all of the girl’s soccer games on Thursday nights, and could maybe get in on the Wednesday night ball league. The job is also more physical, so I’ll be getting a bit of a workout at work; a little exercise never hurt anyone, right? Being off on Mondays is cool too, because Mrs. Birdman works most Saturdays during the wedding season, and it would give us Sunday and Monday off to go to the cabin for a couple of days. It also means that I’ll be around to look after the girls when she’s working, thus saving babysitter fees and whatnot. Maybe we could even get on a regular eating schedule as well. Wouldn’t that be a treat? I suppose it would also leave time to keep my eyes open for a better job to come up. Either within the company, or somewhere else. That’s also something to consider.
The down side is undoubtedly the pay, or lack thereof. It’s only twenty four hours a week, and not very much per hour when you are there. It just pays enough to survive, so there will be no extra cash laying around for fun things, unless I can pick up the odd writing job.
The other job is full-time trucking to the US, and would be a considerable boost in revenue, but would mean working every other weekend, and most of every week. The problem with these jobs is that even when you are home, you are probably just catching up on sleep, and maybe getting the odd cocoon session in. The plus side is obviously the money, and a feeling like I’m contributing to the family’s financial well being. Some other pros are obviously the lot lizards, and being able to afford them, duty-free booze, and most likely a few STIs. They also may be able to tailor something that would suit me better; such as, maybe a rotation that could have me going out every other week, or something where I could get home more regularly. The money isn’t as good as working out west, but you also don’t have any travel expenses, and you know you won’t be gone for more than a week at a time. There are other benefits to the job, like benefits, and they have a rider policy. That means that Mrs. B and the girls could go for a little toot with me, if they were so inclined. A lot of their freight goes to North Carolina, and she just happens to have a couple of friends that live there. That would mean that I could drop them off there, and come back in a few days to get them. The duty-free booze would work out well with the wedding fast approaching, not to mention the paycheques.
The disadvantages of this job are going to be dodging scales, and the law in general, sporadic work schedules, and not much time for blogging. That is assuming that you already realize the lack of home time and nightly makeout sessions in the kitchen. You get virtually no physical exercise, unless you count turning the wheel and wiggling the stick. I don’t count that as very much at all. I guess I’d be getting a lot more masturbation time though, so there’s that.
The downside mostly revolves around me not being here very much, and that’s probably what I’ll base my decision on. I’ll talk to the girls about it on the way to school in the morning, probably while you are reading this. I’ll let you know what we come up with as a family.
Roll on highway, roll on along, roll on Daddy til you get back home,