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Katie-Ellen Hazeldine
Katie-Ellen Hazeldine
No, but why conflate the 3 things? The writing is a constant, not a thing to be sacrificed, sabotaged or sure-fire improved by choosing one or the other. No diamonds without pressure. The choice is between the two jobs, and how you can most constructively and happily spend your time and energy at work, not between either job and your writing.
Quillwitch
Quillwitch
True, but switching jobs ( new company, same type of job) will mean having to work 2 more hrs a day, and taking constant courses during this year, which will mean having to sacrifice some weekend. Meaning, less time for writing.
Katie-Ellen Hazeldine
Katie-Ellen Hazeldine
You've made up your mind then, and not liking a job 'at all' is definitely a good reason not to take it, assuming the existing status quo is financially viable. But - if it's any comfort, even if rather a cold comfort, I've known people, and maybe you have too, who threw in their job altogether to free up time for writing. And it seemed logical but it didn't work out that way. They only procrastinated more.
Robinne Weiss
Robinne Weiss
I reckon life is way too short to spend it doing something you don't like at all. If you can swing it financially, do what feeds your heart and soul.
Barbara
Barbara
Sometimes having less time, means churning out higher quality work. I find my writing is best when I'm about to go to work. Having said that, I'm currently toying with the idea to stop my second job and work part time only to free myself to start a business from home which would mean freedom to write. Could you say to the new company that you'd take the job but with less hours?
Quillwitch
Quillwitch
Oh yeah, i´ve been there. six month out of a job and I DID procrastinate a whole lot more, and yes, i agree, sometimes when you have little time to write, you end up write more. So, maybe I should just go with it, take the job which will at least free me up financially and make me feel more secure.
Quillwitch
Quillwitch
I agree Robinne. Wouldn´t that be awesome! And writing is exactly what I want to do. I studied creative writing and went to film school, so that´s what i´d love to do for a living.
Barbara
Barbara
You can always change the job again later, and go for somthing which gives you more time.
Quillwitch
Quillwitch
Barbara--I had some money set away so that I wouldnt have to take a second job, and now that money is gone and i feel i´ve only advance a tiny bit. As Katie says--lots of procrastination involved. I wish you the best of luck. Planning is a must.
Quillwitch
Quillwitch
The second thing I´m worried about is that it´s a new company, competing with the company i´m working for now, so i´m a bit worried that they might not make it past the first year and then i´d be stuck without a job. argh! Maybe i´m just getting ahead of myself.
Andrew F
Andrew F
Sounds like the set up for one of those prisoner's dilemma type problems.
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