Thursday, November 6, 2008

D day has been established

Well after several very long weeks of work I finally have a few minutes to myself to write. Halloween through Christmas is hell for anyone who works in retail. The hours get longer, the customers get ruder, and the list of to-dos in order to keep everyone in line both at work and at home becomes longer than I care to think about. I have worked in retail longer than I care to admit and frankly I'm done.

My job is actually making me a person that I don't like very much. With the economy being in the state that it is in theft is more rampant than I have ever seen and because of this I have changed my behavior to save my company's assets. I'm judging people based on attitude and looks simply because history tells me they are likely to steal. This is driving me nuts. I have to follow the teenagers around the store like a mother hen simply because the chances that they will take something are higher than I like. The other thing that bothers me is that I take all this theft personally. I know that people are just stealing because they think that there isn't any victims that some large corporation will just eat the loss but it doesn't matter is still burns my butt every time I find an empty package shoved behind something else.

Well at least for me there is an end in site. If fate is on my side and all goes well I will get to leave at the end of January. This is very exciting for me and for my family. We are all looking forward to a more peaceful existence where mommy doesn't come home at midnight upset and not wanting anything but sleep.

So keep your fingers crossed for me that all will go well and I will join the ranks of sahm for a more joyous new year.

Do any of you have work issues that just drive you bonkers?

1 comment:

Denise said...

I understand why your upset. It feels bad to judge people but your job puts you in that position. Hang in there...January is coming!