When one job collides with another. Census and Demo job are going to want me to

@writersedge (22579)
United States
March 23, 2009 8:11am CST
both work weekends. Not sure how I will do this. Also one is going to be 25 miles away from the other, I think. I have to have my calendar in by March 30 for April and taht is the first day of my Census Job. Normally we have to have it in by the Thursday or Friday just before the first Saturday which would have given me more time to get to know the Census job and figure it out. My Demo job said that my sales are below $2,000 and if not more than that, will lose one weekend day anyway. So I think only one day on the weekend will be a problem since I can't seem to get sales above the mark or even one new customer per hour. I love that job, meeting people and animals, but I think they're going to let me go soon anyway.However, the Census job is only 5 to 13 weeks, so I hate to burn any bridges. I guess I'll just wait and see on March 30th if doing both is possible and if now, I will see how much time before I can give notice. If I have to give one month notice and the job is only 5 weeks, doesn't pay to give notice. But if they're going to let me go anyway and the other job is 13 weeks,.... Hard to know what to do.
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@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
24 Mar 09
I think you are so right...do NOT burn your bridges, and just let it all play out and see what comes of your "demo" job! You have taught me something here, I did not realize that as a demonstrator you had to meet a sales quota..that is a surprise to me...and now I won't ignore demonstrators and will try to purchase the product they are offering! May I ask what it is that you are "demoing?" Cheers!
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
24 Mar 09
Of course you may ask. Yes, my quotas are one NEW customer per hour and 2 thousand dollars in total sales per week. If you would like to see exactly what I am demoing, please check out www.bluebuff.com and you can see all the bags, cans, and bottles of stuff at that site. Unfortunately, I don't get any $ for sending you there. But if you take the true blue test, you can receive a coupon. I'm not sure why it's demo when really what I am doing is more like the true blue test. If you can't find it, pull up the site map, I have to. They keep changing the site and they haven't made it easier yet. But I do like the pages of pictures and descriptions of the products. Take care and thanks.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
24 Mar 09
I just checked out the site, The True Blue Test and Our Products are both on the home page. It looks like they finally have the site so that it is user-friendly. Thanks and take care
@bdugas (3581)
• United States
23 Mar 09
Hard to know what to do now a days I have tried balancing one job so that I could work another and something always seemed to come up to change my schedule. I don't understand what you mean by demo job? Is that sales and you have to make a quota each day or week, times are hard and I would think that getting new customers would be hard at this time when everyone watching their money. I think I would try to keep the census job and look for something for when it ends.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
23 Mar 09
You're correct in your description. I will be out both jobs soon, so I would like to try to make $ in both for as long as I can. Thanks and take care.
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@bdugas (3581)
• United States
23 Mar 09
Good luck in what ever happens I would sure hate to be out in the work force in today's world, my friend, they are always telling her that they don't know if her job will be there long,but she said if she looked for something else she could get laid off from a new one, so just holding on. I do believe it is going to get worse. Us that are disabled are having it rough too, although we get a monthly check, it doesn't go up as the prices go up, so no room to stretch it.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
23 Mar 09
Yes, it's rough no matter what you do. Stay home, work outside the home, combination, retirement, disability, the only ones not suffering see to be the rich and we're bailing some of them out!
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
23 Mar 09
I understand and hope you're able to make a decision soon. Not sure what I would do since it's hard to decide on a fun job or one that will pay the bills. I was in a similar situation once upon a time and went with the job that gave me permanent hours. It turned out to be a fun job also. I was a food demonstrator and they only wanted me to work weekends. My choice was to give up that job and work at a golf course weekends. The pay was about the same and the demonstrator job turned out to be too complicated since I was sent to the wrong store twice. A little bit of disorganization I would say..lol
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
23 Mar 09
The problem is that neither job is going to be permanent, I fear. I'd just like to be able to schedule one around the other. If it's only 4 hours on the weekend and there are 48 hours (minus 16 for sleep), it just seems like I should be able to keep them both for the time being. It's just that moved up deadline for an April calendar has me worried, you know?
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
23 Mar 09
Sure, I understand why you are worried. Hope it all works out well and you can do both jobs.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
23 Mar 09
Yes, me, too. Make $ while I can, for I may not have any job soon.
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