I have the opportunity to work full-time

I work as a massage therapist. I’m set to start a job on Friday in which I would be working 4 days per week, 9-5 with a one hour lunch break. Many times I’m bored and lonely on my day off, but I also get appointments done like talking to my counselor (once a month) and talking to my psychiatrist (once a month). I talk to them on phone. I’ll also put other appointments in my calendar, like taking care of the pets and dentist appointments.

Even though I’m set to start a new job, I’m interviewing for a 40 hour per week job, in which I’ll be working 5 days per week. I have some downtime in that 40 hours I’m paid for. I’ll make more money overall, which is nice although we’re comfortable now. I wouldn’t be bored or lonely anymore, but now my appointments are going to be on the evenings and weekends.

Anyway, what would you do?

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I decided not to continue interviewing for the full-time job. Thanks for taking the time to read.

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If you can handle working full time and keep your symptoms under control that’s probably the way to go good luck it’s always good to have extra income

Edit: just read your second post nvm what I wrote lol Im glad your making the best decisions for your health

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Thanks. At the full-time job I’d be getting off kind of late some of those days. It’s better when I can go get off at 5pm and go home and make dinner. It’s also better for me to be a little lonely and bored in my day off than stressed because I’m working 40 hours per week and trying to fit in my appointments.

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Now my voice is telling me I could have done the job and should have continued interviewing. Yesterday, my voice, both of my parents and my sister told me not to work 40 hours unless I have to.

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I loved when I had a schedule that gave me a day off during the weekday. It made a huge difference in terms of being able to schedule dr appointments, oil changes, bank visits, and other such things.

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Thanks @Ninjastar. This is what everyone else thinks. This is the schedule I’ve had for a while now and have never had a problem working with it.

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Glad you came to a conclusion. Hope you can find what works for you guys :slight_smile:

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I really got upset as my voice was going on about me working the full-time job. Frankly, when I went to the job I didn’t realize it was full-time. So then I was overwhelmed.

I finally calmed down talking to my husband about finances. So, I’m back to being ok with my decision to do the part-time job.

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its good that you are so in tune with your own mental health and your limitations, we all have boundaries that we adhere to and targets that need to be met,

I am constantly trying to push myself a little bit each time but not too much, i kind of gently try to gradually increase what i am capable of and i think that is healthy as long as its not too much.

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@Resilient1 sounds like you’re doing well. Thanks the full-time job interview triggered me for two days. I’m just now getting over it.

That’s awesome! Sounds like a good plan

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Thanks @ThePoet.

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