Saturday, February 4, 2012

Cutting hours.



Sales are down--and have been for a while--at the arts-and-crafts store I work at and when that happens everybody's hours get cut to balance the budget.

I only worked there 14 hours this week and will be working 15 next week. And keep in my mind I only work two nights a week at my university job (10 hours total).

Compared with a few months back when I was working 50 hours a week at three jobs, well, I've taken a noticeable cut to my income.

*sigh*

But all I can do now is roll with it and try to make it work to my advantage. This is a divine opportunity to get things done. I must get back to my art while I have the time to do so!

So let the creativity flow!

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

kudos to you for such a great attitude! I hope you really are able to use those extra moments to get creative and get things done. :)

Marty said...

Yeah, it most certainly is the season for hour cuts in retail. Last week was the first time I didn't get 40 hours since August. For once I'm supremely glad to be living with my parents, and not nearly as worried as some of my coworkers about things like making rent payments.

naturgesetz said...

Yes! Let the creativity flow and put some artwork on e-bay for us before your work hours as an employee go back up.

tamayn said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with. If you want, I could make a creativity pact with you? I need a deadline or I will just let things slide by.

RAD said...

I know times are tough! Hang in there...

Dean Grey said...

Jennifer!

I hope so too, girl!

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Marty!

I know it's cyclical and in time things will pick up again at the crafts store....hopefully not before I get some painting in first!

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naturgesetz!

Yes, I will try to sell my art on eBay again sometime soon!

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tamayn!

A "creativity pact" sounds wonderful but I don't know how effective it can be if we don't live near each other.

Perhaps though!

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RAD!

I'm hanging in there!

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I appreciate all of you chiming in on this!

-Dean