Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Two years.


I wanted to leave as soon as I arrived.

Unfortunately I've been working there ever since.

I couldn't help but feel sad today. Today marks my two-year anniversary working at the arts-and-crafts store.

My God. Two years of my life given to that place.

When I first started, there were around 40 people. So many either left, were "infractioned out", or got fired.

Now there's only 8 "veterans" left. Everybody else started after me.

Such constant and high turnover is scary. I've seen so many managers and staff come and go and be replaced...only to happen all over again.

The name badge I wear to work everyday!

Retail can bring out the WORST in people and I swore I'd only quit when I found something else to replace it with. So far I haven't had much luck.

But thankfully I've become close to many of my coworkers and interacting with them on a daily basis helps make the job less miserable.

So for now I'm stuck at the crafts store but can't wait until the day comes when I can finally be done there!

5 comments:

naturgesetz said...

If there are some good human interactions along with the paycheck, the time isn't wasted.

Tamayn Irraniah said...

Well, working is nice. It took me two years of working in jobs I hated before I found something that was even close to something I'd want to call a career.

Here's hoping you find something that works for you, but something that you can enjoy along the way.

Randuwa said...

Reminds me of a quote by the football coach, George Halas (1895-1983) "Nothing is work unless you’d rather be doing something else." The trick for me is to discover in my work the thing that gives me joy--that I want to do, so that no matter what I am doing, I am not thinking about doing something else. Even in the most menial task there is a way to make it meaningful, interesting, and enjoyable.

becca said...

aw honey i hope you find the job of your dreams soon. sending love and light for a fabulous September

Dean Grey said...

naturgesetz!

I agree that my time at the crafts store isn't wasted but I do feel it's holding me back.

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Tamayn!

Thank you, kind sir!

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Randuwa!

"Even in the most menial task there is a way to make it meaningful, interesting, and enjoyable."

I will keep that mind, Randy!

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Becca!

I'll take all the love and light I can get!

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All of your kind words are greatly appreciated!

-Dean