I’ve been offered a job at an Italian restaurant, for the summer, for National Minimum Wage (about a fiver) an hour, 20 hours a week. But the 20 hours is up in the air, it’s just cover work over the summer. It’s a half hour walk from my house, and it’s a small family run business.
However, I’ve been offered a trial shift for a job that pays £6.35 for a guaranteed 35 hours per week at M&S in a large shopping centre a half hour bus away.
I feel awful letting this Italian restaurant guy down but I need the freakin’ hours, and I have a bad feeling about this job. I don’t like working for independent restaurants. In my experience, they fuck you over. Plus, working for a large chain means I may be able to get an M&S job back at uni.
Pickle number two: We have the contracts for a flat in Penryn. Waiting to send them back to the landlord. However, we just found a house in Falmouth for the same price. Further from uni yet closer to town. And it’s a house. Very big and lovely, with a garden.
What do we do what do we do what do we do JDFLJDKF DECISIONS. Both of which involve letting someone down/breaking a verbal deal for the sake of a better option.
- slickynicole said: Go with Marks & Spencer. Better pay, more hours, and the opportunity to transfer. It’s the better option all around.
- awesomethatisstuff said: My 2cents: Go for M&S. I used to work there & they’re a reliable employer & always extra shifts available (and your wage goes up after training). Also, if it has a food section, staff shop is the greatest thing on this planet.
- adorablelabrat said: Don’t feel bad about it. I know that’s hard to do but seriously just go with the one you want and don’t worry about the other option. You’re a young independent person who shouldn’t be made to feel bad for doing what’s best for you.
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