27 April 2011

Deja Vu much?

Hi Ladies!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and stuffed yourself with chocolatey goodness : )

More work drama has gone down since the weekend....It was the final straw I tell you!

Remember when I told you about how I was going to do a childcare course, but then my boss had to talk to me about a few things but I was ill at the time?

Well we had a little chat yesterday and it turns out this course is one big load of rubbish! If I did the course I would:

  • Have to take a pay cut to £2.50 an hour. Is that even legal I thought?! The company who would provide the course see it as an apprenticeship and that is the minimum wage for an apprentice.  

  • I would have to put down a £500 deposit. My boss is meant to pay that. However she hinted that her cousin (who would also be doing the course) is  giving her the £500...so I should do the same. Having £500 out of my account for a year for a course i'm not even really wanting to do seems ridiculous.

  • I would of also had to pay for the course. Since she ever mentioned a course she said it would be free as I'm a smidge under 21...but now apparently I would have to pay.

So it turned out I would have a major loss if I did the course...apart from the small qualification at the end. 

My boss said asked me to think about if it's worthy of me doing it. She tried to come across like she was considering me and my financial situation but really she was thinking of herself. She could carry on paying me my normal wage but no....cutting it in half is what she was intending on doing.

Basically it was a case of do the course and get paid £10 a day (which would include my study time out of work) OR not do the course and not work there.....

....Which option do you think I took?

I quit this morning. I feel like £2.50 an hour is an insult...it's demeaning. 


I am going to now pursue some of my dreams. 

I'm on the hunt for a local textile course...a short one. I just want to get a little more experience with sewing etc and hopefully that will expand my shop into something bigger and better.

Then the plan is to hopefully start some kind of interior design course. I feel that is a good way to go as it ties in with my shop a bit...plus I'm all into decorating and it can open many doors.

I want to try lots of creative things... like  photography or garden design possibly.

The world is my oyster right?

Anyway rant over. I'm now going to fill my face with chocolate : )

Gemma xXx


  1. Good on you! It sounds like a bad deal all round so I hope you'll find a fab little course that will inspire you for years to come! Sometimes crap things present themselves and you end up finding a much better path!!

  2. Congratulations. You have so done the right thing, they sounded as if they were taking you for a ride, you may as well have had mug tattoo'd across your forehead if you stayed there and put up with that, it's ridiculous and you are so much better then that. Good for you anyway and I wish you every ounce of success in your new venture. xxx

  3. Well done you! It takes a lot of courage to quit a job, but really sounds like it was the right step forward. I look forward to reading all about your new adventures xx

  4. Oh wow! That is such a shame that your boss did not see what an amazing person she has right in front of her (you!). I pray this is just the start of greater things for you. Sounds like you have some fantastic goals and a strong drive to follow your dreams. Way to go! And, chocolate is always the answer for rough days and celebrations! :)


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Gemma x


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