Hey guys. So I need abit of advice from an outside point of view. I've been working a part time job for about 2.5 years now at a snowboard shop. The benefits are awesome (free snowboards in the winter, wholesale prices on everything else in the store..etc. Ive been making minimum wage the entire time ive worked there though and I HAVE asked for a raise but didn't get it. They let me go for august (which was good, I got most of my summer free) and said I can go back in september if I wanted. I'd have to start working more often though they said. Basically they want me to work sunday, monday and anohter week day.
Football is starting soon so that means I have practice at least 4 days a week after school. Hockey is also starting soon. I'm 17, going into grade 12. I've been told the workload in grade 12 gets harder since I gotta prepare for university and all that ****. I dont really like my co workers and since there are only 4 of us, if someone cant make it in, you basically HAVE to go in to work. Today for example, I was out getting some stuff at the mall, and around running some errands for my mom when I get a call. Dan, I need you to come into work. We have this sale going on and Ive worked every day since tuesday (the manager). I told him i'm out doing some **** and i'll come in later. He says we need you right now. I told him the earliest I can make it is 4. If i'm sick I still have to go in no matter what because only 2 people work at a time. When I broke my wrist, I had to go into work the next day instead of the hospital because the girl i was supposed to work with couldnt be alone.
My mom says keep the job, since it's flexible and its easy. I like the job since its easy as **** and I know all about skateboards and snowboards and stuff, but I hate the environment and the way they run the shop. The pay is ****, the benefits are good. The work is easy, the environment is bad. What would you guys do? Quit the job and lose the benefits/not have a job for the school year, or keep the job and just deal with the downsides of it? I have mixed thoughts.
EDIT:: A little more info. I dont really NEED the money but it's nice to have a little spending money. Since I drive my parents car, I pay for my own insurance and gas. I usually get paid for work I do around the house (building decks, laying grass, building walls, framing the basement, **** like that).