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12 May 2009 @ 02:30 pm
Powering Down...  
Things at my job have reached such a state that I think I'm going to ask for a long weekend the first week of June. I just need another break. I'll be thrilled when the economy starts to have more of an upswing. I'm so sick of being crabby, nervous, and exhausted all the time. I'm sick of writing whiney, aggravated posts that make me look pouty and spoiled. I hate the way business has started effecting the rest of my life. How do you teach yourself to let go when your work ethic has always made that impossible? I guess it just the way I'm built, the way my parents brought me up, but you always do your best and never leave your mess for someone else. Well, it seems like no one else cares at my job any longer and I can't make myself do the same.

I hate that things have come to this point with me. And I hate how I sound. It's no wonder everyone thinks the place has made me crazy.

*deep breath* Meh.
On the Verge of: crankycranky
ellalou373: Renesmeeellalou373 on May 12th, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
(HUGS) I'm sorry things aren't going well at work for you. This economy is sucky right now and I too hope things will pick up. Don't worry about posting even if its winey, we are all here for one another even when times get pooped out. Take a break and have some fun, try not to worry and go back feeling better, at least I hope that will be the case.

HUGS again.

Feel better Lois
Lois: LS :: Kala :: Feels Like Flyingkalalanekent on May 14th, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
It's okay. *hugs* I just need to get it through my thick head that I can't do everything. There are times when it's not all going to get done, especially with managers fighting over me.

I'm going to talk to Anissa and see what we can do next month. That long weekend looks mighty fine right about now.
dj_intheuk: Superman IIdj_intheuk on May 12th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
:( I sympathise. Its really hard to keep your morale up and your work ethic up when its crumbling around you - I was in a similar position last year. Hang in there.
Lois: Lois :: OMGWTFkalalanekent on May 14th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
I just get to the point where I think, How on Earth can I keep this up?, and then do anyway. I'm really hoping that things start looking up.

Until then, I need a break. *snicker*
maaike_fluffy on May 13th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
*hugs fellow retailer*

Just because everyone else has a poor work ethic, doesn't mean you should follow in their footsteps. The hard thing is to not slack off when everyone around you does, while, at the same time, learn to not stress out. The whole store is NOT on your shoulders. Just make sure you do your part... and do it well.


As for the rest: breathe...

*needs a better retail icon*
Lois: LS :: Superman Lois :: Love Youkalalanekent on May 14th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
It's the stress-out part I'm trying to get through my brain. You'd think I'd have learned to let it go by now. *rolls eyes* If I don't, I'm going to go bananas. And I don't even like bananas. ;)
maaike_fluffy on May 14th, 2009 10:30 pm (UTC)
Sometimes at work when things go all wrong, and I have to make some really desperate saves, I wonder (not trying to sound conceited or anything) how the store even manages to survive without me. Then I go on vacation for a few weeks, and when I come back everything is still very much the same.

I don't know how, but stressing out is very very useless. All it does is give you a hemorrhage. Believe, the store WILL survive when you're not there.
Lois: Lois :: Looking Backkalalanekent on May 16th, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC)
The funny thing is that, after my freak-out last week, I'm so mellow now that my co-workers were a little worried because I've been making myself not stress. At this point, I can do what I can do and no matter, so I just tell myself that I'm doing above and beyond on my job, so what can they say? There's no point in doing that to myself. None at all.

The hilarious thing is that I can walk into Harmon after I've been gone TWO DAYS and you can tell I haven't been there. XD Actually, sometimes you can tell after I have a single day off. I swear, I'm the only one that does any heavy cleaning in that department. *snicker* Oh, well, that's job security.
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Lois: LS :: Superman Lois :: Love Youkalalanekent on May 14th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
XD Oh, Kiran, what would I do without you? *snugs*