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13 March 2008 @ 02:25 pm
*Makes Annoyed Face, Tries To Remain Calm*  
I hate working retail in a recession. I HATE it. And I'd get out, but we want to move at the end of the year. I didn't work at my current job for over a year and a half just to quit nine months before I leave Florida! 

But I feel like I'm getting close to doing it. Hours are down, morale is down, sales are down. And I just feel like I'm useless in general. I went from being a 35-hr. 5-day-a-week to about 25-30 hours and having to steal two days off of Front End just to get that many hours. And most of the managers are acting as though I'm more of a hinderance than a help. Just the whole feeling in that place right now is so negative and oppressive that it's hard to push it away.

I hate it. I hate it. I HATE IT! 

And the worst part about it? I'm getting so unhappy about it that I don't even want to be there. Which would mean less money if I call in. And it would mess with my rep at work. *growls* I want to call in so bad today.... *grits teeth* I used to love my job, but now...

Why the hell didn't I go into journalism? Why?

*growls in utter unhappiness before dressing to go to work*

I really need to get something going writer-wise. Like contact DC or something. God knows that they could use a few good writers. *looks at the current Super!books minus Donner's work*
On the Verge of: depresseddepressed
sean_montgomery: Spam-a-lot twinsean_montgomery on March 13th, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
I'm getting so unhappy about it that I don't even want to be there. Which would mean less money if I call in. And it would mess with my rep at work.

There's a reason why we're Twins, you know. *snuggles* I'm in the same boat, sweetheart. Unfortunately, that boat is so similar that I can't even give you advice. I guess the best I can say is hang in there, but I know how much it sucks to hear that because it doesn't change the situation. Sometimes it hurts to get to the reward for all your hard work, Twin. But you'll get there. You just have to have a little faith that you will.

*more snuggles* Love you, hon.
maaike_fluffy on March 13th, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
Aww, Lois *hugs* Feeling useless will make you hate your job. You need to find yourself a challenge, dear. Show ém what you're made of, and that you've got talents just wasting away. I agree I wouldn't be the wisest move to quit your job, right now. But that doesn't mean you have to suffer through the next months, that'll make you totally unhappy. (Remember I quit my last job over this? It made me literally depressed, I don't want that for you.)

You said there was a time you loved your job. Try to find out what you had then, and you seem to be missing now. Maybe you can bring it back? Come up with some fresh idea's, show yourself! Sounds like the entire BB&B could use a pick-up.

Like contact DC or something. God knows that they could use a few good writers.

You could totally pull that off, I don't doubt.
januaried: bats little batman hugsjanuaried on March 13th, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)
Aww, sweetie. You've got to hang in there - it may get worse but it will definitely get better, you just have to be strong and give it some time. And that goes for Abby, as well. ...Heh. I need to start taking my own advice, too.

Just remember, we love you very much, even when you're complaining (I'm just teasing, love! :D) *clings to you*
Lisamrsmosley on March 13th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry! I know how having a job that makes you miserable kind of colors your whole life. But at least you have an end in sight, I hope that's a little consolation!

What were planning on transfering when you move to NC or are you thinking of finding something new?
ellalou73 on March 13th, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
I know exactly how you feel. I've been with the phone company for ten years and there is just so much crap that goes on that it sometimes makes your head spin around. I have had many times where I want to quit and I still do, but I guess what you have to ask yourself is the bad so bad that it out ways the good, good being how much you are making and health care benefits and what not. Thats my problem with quiting right now. Just nine more months??? you could likely put out some feelers to see if you could get something less stressful...Other than that I don't know..

I hope what ever you decide works out for you and yay for moving in nine months just keep telling that to yourself...Writing for DC would be fun...
winddancer55945: Boston Kisseswinddancer55945 on March 13th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry you are having a bad day. The recession is hitting everyone hard. Great Big Hugs to you. If you want, I can pm you things that happen on my bad days. When a nurse has a bad day, it is very, very bad.
Here is a link to story of a patient that I have worked with. This will give you an idea of how my bad days go. It was a very bad day when this wonderful man passed away.
fyi, ths man was a true hero. Two weeks before he came into the hospital to die, he stole the car keys and slipped out of the house to rescue a friend stuck in the snow.
Obsessed fangirl: Hugs -- gently!babettew54 on March 13th, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry about your job. We spend so much time of our lives working, it's hard to go to work and not want to be there. I can't believe the bureaucrats are just now acknowledging that we're in fact in a rescession. I wish I knew what to say to make things easier for you.

Journalism...of course! You know, online newsletters are always looking for writers. You rawk in that field! Hang in there; we can only hope things will turn around sooner rather than later. {{hugs}}