Saturday, May 9, 2009

Working Sucks

Worked today. I work at one of Canada's finest coffee and donut franchises. Coffee pourer exstrodinaire, that's me.

The actual work doesn't suck. I actually kinda like it and I guess I would have to to work in the same place for 10.5 years. I love my customers (well most of them anyways).I don't mind most of my coworkers. I just don't want to work there anymore. I miss my kids. I want to make the most of the time I have with them especially while they are small. I never wanted to be a stay at home mom. I have a sense of pride that wont allow me to let someone else "provide" for me. I need to have the feeling that I am contributing. However since returning to work and resigning my management position to make more time for my boys I am now making only a couple more dollars a day than the daycare that is raising my kids. Doesn't make much sense does it?

It really bothers me that maternity leave is only a year but mothers on welfare don't get bothered to find work until their youngest child is 6. Why can't I get paid the money I already put into employment insurance for 6 years? The government just keeps making it easier to live on welfare and harder to work. This is a rough subject for me. I have so many problems with the welfare system and most of the people that use the system when they are quite capable of working just like the rest of us.