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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
Grace: Tristan; *HUGS*repmetsyrrah on December 23rd, 2010 12:04 am (UTC)
*hugs* I know how you feel, we're insanely crazy too right now and people are calling in sick all the time and in our work we have to have a certain amount of people to function so everyone is jumpy that they'll get called in. I've started taking my phone off the hook on my days off just so I get a little rest.

I hope you find a new job- but whatever you do, don't get a job in hospitality though, trust me. I went from retail to hospitality and it's a huge step in the wrong direction. I dream of getting my old bookstore job back. I thought that was hell over Christmas but it was a million times better than what I've got now.
Lois: LS :: Lois Jason :: Never Doubt Lovekalalanekent on December 24th, 2010 06:10 pm (UTC)
The suck is that I've done a little of everything. From working the food court at the mall to two video stores, gas stations, food service at several restaurants, retail, hospital hospitality... I think the only thing I haven't worked at was a hotel. Not sure I'd ever want to do that. either. But you know what, maybe. If the price was right.

I think a book store would be an amazing job, but there aren't too many great jobs like that in Jax. Nothing amazing ever stays in this town. :