Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Decisions, Decisions

The TurboTax project I am currently working on at Teleperformance ends this Monday, April 17th (the last day you can file taxes). I am supposed to start training for another Teleperformance project, Clearwire, the next day. I do have another option though - I might be getting a job as the Security Manager at a new club that Phil will be the General Manager of if the club actually opens. I don't know what I should do. Here are the reasons that I want to take the Security Manager job:

  1. More money - I will definitely be making more than the $9/hr I am making now.
  2. More fulfilling - I know that God has me here for a reason - to protect people. As the Security Manager of a club, I would be fulfilling my purpose.
  3. More enjoyable - I would definitely enjoy working as the Security Manager of a club more than working at a call center.

Here are some reasons why I don't want to or maybe shouldn't take the Security Manager job:

  1. Previous experience says I probably shouldn't take the Security Manager job. The last time I worked for Phil, at Players, I was owed $600 when the club was foreclosed on. I still haven't been paid any of that. Also, his appreciation of the work I do goes up and down like a roller coaster. Some days he treats me like I'm his best employee (which I am); other days he treats me like I'm his worst employee.
  2. More stress - right now I just show up to work and do my job. Although I do have a supervisor, I don't interact with him very much. I just sit at my desk and do my job. It's an easy, boring, laid-back job.
  3. More responsibility - although I am a control freak to a certain extent (I don't like to control people, but I do like to be in control af any given situation, which sometimes requires telling people what to do), I won't necessarily enjoy being responsible for the mistakes of the people that I have authority over.
  4. Phil wants to pay the Bouncers that I'll be hiring $8-10. This is the average pay at most clubs in Utah, but you get what you pay for. Although I might be able to convince some good Bouncers to come work for $10/hour, I'll mostly be stuck with $8/hr Bouncers.

A third option is to look for a job somewhere else. I have kept this job at Teleperformance for 4 months now, but maybe it's time to move on. I'm comfortable where I'm at, but that's not necessarily a good thing. I'll have to pray about it.

Sunday night, Phil, John, and I saw Lucky Number Slevin at the Cinemark 24 at Jordan Landing. I give it a B- (I've decided to switch to the A, B, C, D, F rating system because it allows for 15 ratings instead of the 10 ratings in the 5 star rating system). It was predictable but still a good movie. I'm looking forward to seeing The Sentinel, United 93, Mission: Impossible III, and X-Men: The Last Stand.

Sunday I will be doing voluntary Security for Easter at the "E". Easter at the "E" is a resurrection Sunday service hosted by my church, Calvary Chapel S.L.C., that is open to the public. Ginny Owens will be performing at this free event.

1 comment:

Clay Soldier said...

Hello Drew,

Just wanted to drop you a line. I read your most recent post. May God give you wisdom on what to do.

Regarding your rating system: Your best tool for rating any movie is the Book. Put the word of God, His standard, up to any movie and it will tell you whether or not it is "good."

There's a lot of junk out there. God's word will protect us from that.

Love you bro,