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22 December 2010 @ 01:35 pm
That's It. I've Had Enough.  
Two days to Christmas Eve and I can officially call this as the worst Christmas I've had in all my years of retail. Not business-wise. God, no. Business-wise, sales are up everywhere. I mean for the employees. I've never been so exhausted. I will not be doing retail next year if it's going to be like this. I've had enough.

And so help me God, if one more person tells me that we should be thrilled that spending is up because we're lucky to have jobs in the first place, I'm going to punch them in the mouth Mad Dog Lane-style. Seriously? There are so few of us right now that we're trying to do the job of three to four people with one and no significant pay raise. Please don't ask me to be grateful.

ETA: Nevermind on that. My cold exploded on me and I was weeping with pain. Ended up telling them that I HAD to go home. The MOD's pissed, but my co-workers understand. Did I mention a panic attack there, too? Yeah.
On the Verge of: melancholymelancholy
Obsessed fangirl: Lois and Clark - STM so closebabettew54 on December 22nd, 2010 08:44 pm (UTC)
I hear you. hon. Next year will be fourth year in the row with no raise whatsoever, and they keep giving us more people to work for. It's no fun.

But I know what you're saying; I saw the crowds last weekend; the lines were unreal. Yes, sales are up but what is it costing your workers, their health and well-being take second to 'sales' ... It's wrong...

I hope you can find something else hon, for your heallth and well being. It is so not worth it..

*big hugs*

Edited at 2010-12-22 08:45 pm (UTC)
Lois: Heirs :: Lois :: Grumpykalalanekent on December 24th, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC)
My biggest problem is the under-staffing. There just aren't enough of us to go around and some of us aren't paid well at all compared to others. I mean, it's taken four years to get back to the rate of pay I was making at the hospital when I left. You can't run a store on a skeleton crew all season and expect to not have people quitting in droves.

I'm scared to see what the place is going to look like after the first of the year. And agreed. It's not worth this. The pay isn't worth it, especially now. It's time to buckle down and look, but not to get desperate to get away. That's what happened last time and look where it got me.

*snuggles back*