First of August
I quit teaching and I help my husband in the shop since 1 March 2008. It all happened because my BIL had decided to open his own shop somewhere else. My husband bought over his share and so he is the sole proprietor of the shop. He told me that I were to just help at the counter. That means handling the cash. That's fine with me.
But it was not smooth sailing. My husband is very stressed as I was not able to help him in handling the chinese medical stuff. Mind you, I was not even chinese educated. But I tried my best. In year 2008, I was actually still on unpaid leave. I could easily leave the shop and go back to school. But I don't know why I hesitated and carried on till finally I left teaching for good in 2009.
So in March 2009, I was given a salary. Well, since I accepted that, I became an employee and definitely I had to work accordingly. I had to go to work on time. Sometimes, I could be late and the boss didn't like it. As a boss, he's entitled to scold but I couldn't take it.
I always wanted to quit from work but I didn't have the heart to do so. Deep inside, I know he needed me so I stayed put.
At the end of March this year, I was late to work. Frankly speaking, I was at a store looking for cards to be given to my customers who participated in the 'I love my pet' contest. He called me but my phone was in the car.
When I reached the shop, he was angry that I didn't answer his call and started scolding. I knew I was wrong so I kept quiet.
But deep inside me, I was not happy with the way he treated me. So I wrote a letter of resignation with effect from 1 April. But I will still be helping him at the shop. Not as an employee but as a free worker.
Since then, I realised that he's trying real hard to control his temper. I was thinking to myself. I could just leave the shop for good. Anyway, it has been 4 months and I feel good. He hasn't scolded much since then.
So there's a lot of difference being an employee and a free worker. I don't get salary since April but thankfully he still remembers to give me some pocket money.
On a happy note, I hereby announce my top commenters for the month of July. As before, one has to leave at least a comment on my every post for the month.
Congratulations to Angeline, Sharon and Mun
My sincere thanks to each and everyone of you for supporting my blog.