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I need to vent!

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huktaunluv

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For the past few months, I've had the misfortune of having to work three jobs to keep my head above water financially. This is getting increasingly harder to do now that one job is done for the summer season and the remaining two are constantly cutting back on hours. I've worked almost 50 hours a week sometimes working two jobs a day for three months. But now I find myself barely working twenty hours combined for the last two weeks. How am I supposed to pay bills and rent when my jobs are taking hours away due to "budget cuts" but are hiring new employees every week? One job refuses to turn the AC on past 70 degrees. Hello, that's warm air you have blowing in the store. It only gets worse because the front door is constantly opening, letting in the hot air from outside, making it almost unbearable to stand there without getting a headache or feeling faint. Then add the amount of bodies in the store at any given time only adds to the muggy feeling in the store. No matter how many people complain about how warm and uncomfortable the store is the store manager refuses to turn the AC down a few degrees.

 

This same store manager told me he couldn't give me the vacation time I requested to go to a family reunion in Maryland. Okay, I was upset but I accepted it. That's until I look at my schedule and realize he gave me four out of the six vacation days I requested. WTF!!!!!! Which means not only do I miss the reunion because I'm working the days I need to travel to Maryland but now I have the week off from work. I can't stand this place!

 

This place is concerned about the most trivial things except for taking care of their employees. I wish I could mention the store's name but I don't want to risk getting in trouble. One thing I can say: if I didn't need the little money I'm making I would've told the store to kiss my ass as I walked out the door.

 

I'm frustrated and angry that this is where my life is at this point in time. I'm stressing so hard because I haven't made enough money to pay my rent for July. What am I to do? I don't want to ask my mom because she has her hands full already with my dad who's been sick on and off for the past few years. I don't want to move back home but I don't want to get evicted either because my jobs suck ass! I've already placed applications at new places and are hoping to hear back soon.

 

I would like things to work out for me just once this year. I need a save and I need it soon!

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You've confirmed what I've always thought - retail is a shitty job.

 

But retail is sales, and if you're good at selling and like people why not research product or service areas you're interested in. If you can show real enthusiasm for a company's service or product and demonstrate this in, say, a speculative approach letter, or job application, and at  interview, then you're more than half way to being hired.

 

Think positive, decide where you want to be and what you want to be doing and make a plan how to get there.

 

Good luck :)

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Thanks, Zombie, I take all the good luck you send my way! Retail is shitty and I can't wait to leave the industry. I do however have a knack for selling though and that part I will miss. One of the places I've applied is the job I've wanted since the beginning of the year and they're now hiring. I have my fingers crossed that I'll receive a phone call to setup an interview. I'm hoping for the best!

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I'll add my best wishes for a massive change of luck and finances!  Keep looking for a different job while working.  It is always easier to find one when you have one, even if it sucks!

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:( Sounds awful. I keep my fingers crossed that you get that job you want ! And I thing  you do what Daddydavek suggested, keep looking for other jobs ! Sending positive thoughts your way :hug:

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Thank you, Cole, Daddydavek and slytherin!! Your well wishes are exactly what I need at a time when I'm feeling defeated. I'm actively looking for new employment but I really have my heart set on the job of my dreams. I hoping the tide will change and I finally get what I need... a peace of mind because I do deserve better treatment.

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