Jumping Ship?

Without going into too much detail (which would require rumormongernig rather than repeating known fact), a friend of mine at work recently lost his job. He was the manager of sporting goods, which is directly next to toys. So, the position is available, though it hasn’t yet been posted as a job opening.

And I would be lying if I said I haven’t thought about putting my name in the hat. Of course, that could just be the Christmas-season-toy-department stress syndrome talking.

However, the prospect is appealing, even with all the responsibility that the job entails — maintaining the gun inventory, keeping track of paperwork, managing hunting/fishing licenses, and everyone’s least favorite, being in charge of the fishing tackle aisle.

Does all that balance out dealing with hyperactive, unsupervised children? Irresponsible, trouble making teens? And parents who fail to set the sample for the kids and teens?

Perhaps it does. I’m not sure if the position is higher paid than mine or not, but it certainly seems like less of a hastle, even with hunting season starting.

But would I be allowed to jump ship smack in the middle of my department’s prime season? It could be worth a shot.

I’m definitely making this a matter of prayer.

However, they did just put one of our hardest working associates back in my department and hired another for working during the evenings. Could always having help in the department help reduce the stress? It couldn’t hurt.

But I do know more about sporting goods than most at the store and am familiar with nearly all the procedures except those concerning firearms (which seem easy enough to learn)…

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