Should I stay or go back?
February 24, 2008 7:26 PM Subscribe
Should I keep the job or go back to school?
posted by bobber to Work & Money (9 answers total)
This November, my father fell and broke his hip. I decided that I would stay home for a semester or two to help out around the house and to be with my father so that he would not become depressed during his healing at home. Since I was going to be home for several months, I needed some form of employment. Through my mother, I was able to find a job with my county in Voter's Registration. It's a job and nothing more. It is a part time job that will become full time during elections and primaries(my county has a primary in June). It could also become more than full time if things get in a crunch. I file papers and stamp voter's registration cards with my boss's signature all day. I was told by Human Resources on several occasions that the job would be one year . It would end sometime in January and Febuary after the November elections. I was okay with that because I was seeing dollar signs and not the boring tedium of my job.
The problem: I miss school. I want to go back so bad it's all I can think about. I miss "being educated" and I miss my friends. I also don't want to take a full year off from school. Am I obligated to stay the entire year? I am working under at-will employment in the state of South Carolina. Also, would it be wrong/ethical to leave in September right before their busiest time in November?