I haven’t been able to blog as often lately because I have some amazing changes going on in my life! For the past few weeks I have been working on changing jobs. Next Wednesday is my last day at my current job at a grocery store.
When I started working at 18 (legally working), I promised myself I would never work in the food industry. When I started working at BMW 3 years ago I promised myself I would never go back to retail. Then the dreaded day in February came around and I lost my first “big boy” job. I called it a “big boy” job because I was working for a huge company and making a nice paycheck. I have always been a daddy’s girl and I felt like I was making him proud by working for a big company like he used to.
After my little stint of unemployment after I was laid off I decided I needed to go back to work. Not to mention, I messed up and lost my unemployment check. Silly me. So, I went searching for a job, actually searching. I applied to a ton of jobs in a week and waited. Then my mom tells me that the cake decorator at the grocery store wanted me to apply and get in there working with her.
Off I went to apply. Finding myself, not only back in retail, but working in the food industry as well. It started off grand. I loved being back around new people every day. It was good for me, and I found out that I had escaped my shell of shyness just a little bit more. It was easier to talk to people and it made working with customers that much easier.
I come home from work every night smelling like food and I hated it. Then I realized there was a ton of drama going on in the Deli. I wasn’t doing cakes like I wanted to and there were so many other things.
I worked nights mostly. The morning shift didn’t always do what they were supposed to do, so the night shift was stuck with doing everything. When we didn’t do our stuff at night, we got in trouble when the manager came in the next day. On top of that, the drama was bringing me down.
Here is the thing about drama, I HATE IT! I feel like once you hit 21, the drama should be done and over with. You should grow up and learn to shake things off and stop spreading rumors about other people. There is no time in my life for drama. When the drama started at work, I would stay as far away from it as I could. But some how, my name was drug into it anyways.
Recently, a rumor was started that I went to the gym the day the doctor put me out of work because he thought I had a chipped fracture in my foot. I found out today that another person is going around telling people I went to a manager because “so and so” brought “so and so” liquor while at work.
You can talk crap about someone all you want around me. I will not join in and I will not go running off to tell anyone what you said. There is just no place for drama.
With things getting so bad at work I decided to find another job. Of course, the drama has become worse since I put in my two week notice.
I am now working at Dollar Tree as an assistant manager. Go me! I worked at Dollar Tree from 2004 to 2008 and left for other ventures. I walked in one day a few weeks ago and asked if they were hiring. Lucky for me, a friend of mine works there and told me that they may be looking for a new assistant manager. Talk about being in the right place at the right time.
In went my application and BAM! I got the job.
I have learned a few things at the grocery store though. Here is a quick list.
- Even if they say they are your friend, they are probably talking about you behind your back.
- Somethings you just have to let roll of your back
- Don’t worry about others, just do your job.
- I HATE THE FOOD INDUSTRY!
- Just listen when others complain about people. Don’t add your two cent, because chances are, your words will be twisted to appease the drama gods.
I am leaving this job a little wiser and I am so excited for my new job. I know my stress levels will go down and I won’t want to sleep as much. I may even have the energy to start on the short story I have been thinking about!