Question about working at 2 different jobs!
So my issue is pretty straight forward, I have been working for MWR (Morale, Welfare, and Recreation) on the Navy base for going on 11 years in the Officers club, as a dishwasher, but lately the hours have been really bad (1 day every 2 weeks) and besides a whole host of other issues that are not prudent to this question, I have sought out, and found other employment. The new job pays about the same per hour, but I will be getting ~30 hours a week, which is much better then I am getting now with my current job. I have done all the pre-employment drug screening and background check and have a date to attend new hire orientation. I have informed my current supervisor about my need for more hours and that it has forced me to obtain employment elsewhere, and she has been OK with it. Now yesterday I finally got an email response with a scheduled date to attend the orientation, and I immediately informed my current supervisor about needing the day off, to which she said OK. Then a few hours later I get a text message from the new employer stating that the next two days after orientation will be mandatory training days. One minute after I received that message, I texted my current supervisor and let her know that I had to have those days off as well. She did not reply until almost 3 hours later, stating that I could not have those days off because there are 2 parties on one day and the GSA expo on the other. I stood my ground and even forwarded the message stating that this was mandatory to her. She never responded to that message, but instead chose to answer another question that I had asked her. Now I am fairly certain that the only ‘risk’ in going to the new job is annoying or irritating my current supervisor, I doubt that she will attempt to fire me, considering how long I have been with her and the company.
My question is basically am I right in doing this? Should I approach the whole situation differently, or am I right to do what I have done? Also to make it clear, I do not plan on quitting the MWR job until I have time to evaluate the new job and make sure that it is something I am able and want to do.