Should I ask for my old job back?
I left Petco in march of 2014, I put in my two weeks notice and finished my two weeks. I left Petco because I got tired of the grooming salon (I was a bather). customers always complained about me hurting their dog (I never did abuse animals; the grooming and store manager knows this) and I felt like I was always singled out by the customers because I was black (I was the only black person in the entire store), I also left because mother grandmother just passed away and I wanted to reevaluate my life(I had just flunked out of college). flash-forward, now I work to a drugstore chain (like cvs and walgreens) and I am a shift supervisor there. however I have the title and the pay of one but I don't have keys to the store and basically get used as a regular cashier. I hate my current job because there is no rotation in the schedule (so I always close the store and never open, and I am never off on the weekends). when you request off, its like they punish you for it and you work 2 weeks in a row. I would like to go back to my old job, but I know I'll have to take a pay cut(I currently make 9.25, if I go back to Petco I might make up to 8.25) if I would go back I would want to be a stocker(they work when the store is closed). another downside is that I would only probably work 3 days a week( I still live at home) I would just need a enough money to pay car insurance, my cell phone bill, and money to save. what would you do if you where in my shoes?
I'm going to try to give you the best possible response that I can give to you. And here it is.
Simply put, any job I have ever worked at? Has had headaches you will need to suck it up and deal with.
No matter where you work, there will be downsides. Your problem now is you work pretty much the same schedule consistently, you always have to close, and you never get time off, but when you do the management might make a big deal of it. I promise if you go anywhere else, it will have its unforeseen problems as well. And probably, people who also work where you work have completely different things that bother them about the same job. It's just about finding a job where you can balance all of the crap and still say to yourself, "You know, I might be able to live with this!"
I've worked at the same place for over 3 years now, and for the longest time I wasn't sure I could ever like it. I moved to a different department, and for many months still wasn't sure how I felt about it. But I hanged in there, and eventually I started to like it. I started to get some recognition for my good work, I got more job stability, and I even made some really good friends along the way. I still occasionally get irritated at my job, but to be honest, I think I do really like it.
The people you work with and your own accomplishments will be what will probably make your job most rewarding. The pay is important, too, but it shouldn't be only about that. Just know that you will have some tough days, and days where you will be pulled in different directions and get told to do things that contradict. Unfortunately, that kind of stuff happens at any job.
If you really want to go back to your old workplace, then do it. But you may have to get a second job if you don't get enough hours at it. You could always look for different kinds of work. Hope that is somewhat helpful!
Are these the only 2 choices you have?
I'd vote for finding still another job.
These two just don't seem to fit you.