I woke up to a message from a former coworker of the daycare I used to work at. In it, she asked me to come back, as she has before, but this time she added that the director was actually asking for me, as well. When my coworker, we’ll call her J, messaged me the first time about a month ago, I apologized and told her I couldn’t, so we just talked about the infants and she updated me on them. A good bit are walking that weren’t when I left. 🙂
J told me the new girl they’d hired isn’t doing so hot and whenever a new caregiver doesn’t pick up how the room works very quickly, it ends up affecting everyone else. Of course, it’s understood that for about a month the new person will be learning and committing things to memory, but there really isn’t a ton of stuff to learn. It’s mainly learning the infant’s schedules and how to work the app on the iPad. After a week, you’ve mostly learned the daycare’s schedule, as well (i.e. what time b-fast, lunch, and the 2 snacks are). So, I understand that they are all stressed. I felt that way they last two weeks of working there. This was back before they’d hired more people. So, with 15-17 infants in the room and only 3 teachers (4 if we had more than 15), we were all stressed. This was mainly because the week before I left, we transitioned a groups of babies and were now dealing with lots of new babies/parents and their schedules. On top of that, we had a coworker out for their vacation and they’d came back a day after the transition.
Back to the point! J messaged and I admitted that I missed the babies and the coworkers; however, I still have my job at the hotel. They’ve been keeping me in Breakfast through the week and putting me in Housekeeping during the weekend. I’m liking my job enough that I don’t want to quit just to run back to the daycare. But. But. But. But. BUT. When I get off of work from B-Fast, it’s only noon. And if I can weasel things around, I can do both and just come into the daycare a little later. I used to come in later when I worked there, anyway. I had school at the time of working there so they just let me come in at noon everyday. Then, I’d just have to worry about Housekeeping or B-Fast on the weekends! If I can do both jobs, I’d be making bank. I could actually set aside more money, now, then what I could when I just worked at the daycare for my college fund. I’d be dog tired from working, but I’d be rolling in direct deposits!
However, there are a few cons to this: 1) Tired ALL the time. 2) 0 days off a week. 3) Even less time with my boyfriend than what we are already struggling with. Sooooo, a portion of me is hoping the director doesn’t need me bad enough haha. She’s supposed to be texting at some point and we’ll discuss things so I’ll keep everyone updated. I need to go charge my laptop and keep watching my water until it boils. I’m making spaghetti since I’m broke and can’t afford much else. 1 pound should last a few days-ish. (I hope)