It was one year ago today that I went back to work-not by choice, but by necessity. I'm still there-again, not by choice, but by necessity. It's not a great job-it's pretty crappy, in fact. It is part-time, and I make just over minimum wage. But at the time, it was the only thing out there. That still holds true-I look for something new 3 or 4 times a week.
The truth is, I really don't like this job. I'm old enough to a mother to 3 of the other 4 employees. It's in retail-so the hours suck. Hats off to any parent that works full time in retail-because it is the pits. You never see a full weekend. How do parents do it full time?? They should given awards.
Child Boss is 17 years younger than I am-she is recently divorced, and is enjoying "making up for lost time" if you know what I mean. She thrives on letting us all know about, too. Now, I realize I'm from different generation-but can't some things be left unsaid? She has asked me why I don't open up to her and the other employees, honestly, I really don't need these people knowing my business, so I check my outside world at the door.
Gulliver is the assistant manager-he's relatively new, but he really needs to show some signs of having cajones. People walk all over him on a daily basis. It's just sad.
Vampira has magenta hair, a septum piercing, and spacers in her ears. Thank God company policy does not allow these to show cuz they gross me out. She also has a tramp stamp, and constantly wears too small pants and shows her crack. Nice.
Dreadlock Boy is just that- a boy with dreadlocks. Luckily, I never work with him, so he won't be getting a bashing today.
All in all-this job has been quite an experience. I can't believe I have been there for a year. I never thought I would make it this long. As much as I dislike the job, it has been a learning experience in more ways than one. Believe me, I will be only too happy to turn in my resignation when things get better for my family. And that's just it- I'm doing what I have to for my family. Would I rather have a job in the field I have a degree for? Yes, but there are no jobs there. So for now- this just has to do. At least I come with some funny stories about the children I work with.
That's all-rant over! Gotta hit the sack-tomorrow is a work day!