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Got some surprising news today, which is unfortunately not good news...

For those who don't know, I work as a manager at the parking garage for a local retail/entertainment complex. I've worked in various roles at this garage since June of 2007, with three different companies (different companies managing the garage). Today I was told that the property management and the company who owns the complex aren't comfortable with me being a manager on weekends due to various issues (though they didn't say what, and this is my first time being told that there are problems). I've essentially been given 3 weeks to find another job (they're going to let me resign).

Unfortunately the company I currently work for doesn't have any other operations in this area (they were specifically brought in by the company that owns this complex to run things, as that company has prior experience with this one), so they don't have any other positions for me.

I am looking at a possible supervisor position with another large nationally-based parking company that runs a lot of the garages and lots downtown, and may also explore opportunities with the company that used to run this garage.

As I said this came as a complete surprise to me - management has never had any major complaints (last weekend I did get a call saying that the garage was messy and the complex manager found one of the maintenance people hanging out in one of the storage rooms that has doubled as a break room for them in the past, but that's about it).

I particularly need a job with flexibility as I help babysit my nieces 3 mornings a week (my sister works part time and my brother-in-law works full time, and their shifts overlap a few days - I don't work until the afternoon so I can help watch the kids when they're both at work). I also need one that will pay close to what I'm making now and provide benefits on the first day (I get insurance through my current job so I don't know how that will work exactly).
The Oldiesmann
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I've sinned greatly, but Christ's for real, baby, it's a wonder He saved me and just didn't hate me, so won't you tell Him 'Save me!' and please stand up?... - J. Jackson (http://www.apologetix.com for more info).


Oldiesmann - Michael...
...God will point you in the right direction, in your quest to find another suitable job...
" even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise "

~ Victor Hugo


Oldiesmann - Michael:  Prayer for your finding a good job. 


Update on this situation for those wondering...

I took a full-time job at DHL eCommerce about a month and a half ago. Good pay, full benefits (though not nearly as much vacation time, but not a huge deal), etc.

A couple weeks ago we were told that one company we processed shipments for had chosen to go with a different company for that (because apparently the other company said they could do it for less than what they were paying us to do it), and because of the large drop in volume, they were eliminating the 2nd shift (the one I worked).

We were given four options:
- Find another job within the company (either locally or at one of the company's other facilities across the country)
- Part time third shift (Monday-Friday, 4-9pm)
- Full time third shift (6:30pm-3am, days vary)
- Leave the company and take a severance package

I chose to go part time because I need a job and wouldn't be able to work til 3am (though they've got them working until 5:30am at the moment, which makes me even more glad I didn't pick that shift). I'm not sure what the difference in pay will be (still making the same amount hourly, just not working as many hours), but it's a job for now and I still get insurance (though I might have to sign up for it again as part-time employees have to work there for 60 days before they qualify for it...).

I am still going to be looking for another job though. The money I earn working part time should be enough to cover my expenses for now (I still live with my parents, so no rent/utilities to deal with), but I wouldn't have even taken this job if full time hadn't been an option.

The good news is there are plenty of jobs around, especially warehouse stuff, but I'd prefer 2nd shift (I help watch my nieces some when my sister and brother-in-law both have to work on the same day, though his work schedule prevents that from being an issue at the moment due to Coronavirus) and full time with benefits (since company-subsidized insurance is generally better and cheaper than paying on your own).

I'm also grateful that I at least have a job. Were I still working at the parking garage I'd have very little if anything to do - only a few places are open down there at the moment due to the pandemic, so I'm sure there aren't a lot of people visiting the complex (I've only been down there once since I left, when I went to the aquarium with my sister and nieces in early March).

There are plenty of other jobs in the area, it's just a matter of finding one that works out for me in terms of pay, hours and flexibility. I'm also a bit frustrated at having to look for another job again less than two months after I started this one.
The Oldiesmann
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I've sinned greatly, but Christ's for real, baby, it's a wonder He saved me and just didn't hate me, so won't you tell Him 'Save me!' and please stand up?... - J. Jackson (http://www.apologetix.com for more info).