August 06, 2005

Maybe I should be taking more vitamins

Work has sucked lately. Now that I think about it, though, it's not so much that there have been more problems than usual; rather, it's that I'm not viewing them as a challenge anymore. Now everything that goes wrong is an irritant that exasperates me. It's already very frustrating being the red-headed step-child of the company, so when my best clerk no call/no shows and I have to fire him, and we have to operate short-handed because it's going to take three people to replace him, I just want to chuck it all because all the little problems (the cleaners leaving an outside door ajar, another leak in the ceiling, the Pepsi order not being delivered, etc.) have used up my patience.

The funny thing is, despite all the inconvenience and extra work of losing my number one employee, I sympathize completely with the fact that he just couldn't face one more day of dealing with stupid people--like the ones who say "Give me a Large" and when he asks if they meant a large popcorn or a large drink, they act like he's the idiot. We don't pay these kids enough for what they have to suffer at the mercy of customers.

Come to think of it, I don't get paid enough, either....

Posted by Susie at August 6, 2005 08:31 AM | TrackBack


Better day tomorrow.

Posted by: Harvey at August 7, 2005 12:28 AM

/agree Harvey

Is the job market so f'd up in your neck of the woods that you can't get something better with your education?

Sorry if this has been discussed before, but I'm curious.

Posted by: Russ at August 8, 2005 08:16 AM

Actually, Russ, I could easily find another job in retail---but I want OUT of retail and most places that are looking for managers want some experience in their line of work.

Posted by: Susie at August 8, 2005 09:53 AM