Sunday, January 1, 2017

Rough start

It was a rough start to my new year. I am tired, cranky and just about had it with my job. I have thought several times this week about quitting, but I really need the paycheck.

Our manager quit this week because he was given some grief about being out sick all week and not having a doctors note. But he was talked into coming back. I'm glad he is coming back, but I don't know how long he will stay. But his being gone has affected my hours and my schedule. I will be working all nights this week other than yesterday and today. I had planned on going to climb Q Mtn for the third year in a row, but couldn't as I had to open the store this morning. Both yesterday and today I had to call my cashiers because the schedule had been changed and they didn't know they were supposed to be working.

The woman that is supposed to close tonight called in sick and for a moment I thought I was going to have to work a double shift, 6:30 AM to 11:30 PM, but Janet agreed to come in so I finally got out of there. Only one cashier besides myself today, so I spent my whole day at the register. Not sure what they were thinking, we really needed three registers going most of the day. Very long lines.

It has been raining off and on for about a week and it was a real challenge getting to work before 6:30 this morning. I drove through running water as all the washes were running. Getting home this afternoon was almost as much of a challenge. It took me three tries to get home. Tyson Wash is still closed and running quite strong.

Last night I actually fell asleep while eating my dinner. I didn't sleep well the night before and was really tired after an eight hour shift. Same thing today. Very little sleep since I fell asleep so early, then it was too noisy to sleep during the night between the rain, the thunder and lightening, wind, etc. I'm going to try to make it through my dinner tonight and stay up a little later if I can. I also missed Sunday morning breakfast along with the Q Mtn climb.

Tomorrow is the turkey noodle soup at the club house. I am planning on going to that and coffee tomorrow morning. I'm hoping D is feeling better and doesn't call in sick as I would be the one they call to close and it is my day off that I really, really need.

So, all in all, not the best start to the new year. Hoping it will improve as it passes. I really need to find a better job. I work way too hard for way too little money.


  1. HAPPY NEW YEAR....I hope your days get better.

    1. Thank you and Happy New Year! It could be a whole lot worse. A friend lost everything in a fire yesterday, but got herself and her pup out safely. I just put a brand new battery in my smoke detector.