I used to throw wishes around like they were nothing until one day one of those wishes came true and I wished it hadn’t.
Like Saturday, for example. I received a call from the manager at a store that shall not be named (wouldn’t be professional of me) and learned that I got the job I applied for.
I was pretty darn excited that my wish had come true. I needed money for girly things and my small amount of bills. I’m not one to mooch off of my dad although he argues that it’s not mooching because it’s him. I disagree.
Until today. Today was a day in hell. Today was my
first day on the job.
I know first days are never truly fun. There not supposed to be. You have mountains of paperwork and training to do and all of that so I wasn’t expecting much for my little 3 hour shift. I thought “how bad could it be?” Pretty bad, I’ll admit.
I dressed for a 3 hour shift and wore shoes that you could only tolerate for about 3 hours and now I’m suffering.
I’ll tell you why this was the worst day…
First, I arrived at 9:15am because my shift was supposed to start at 9:30. Well, it didn’t. I ended up waiting until 10am for my boss to arrive. During those 45 minutes of constantly looking all around me for my coworker to unlock the doors, I was greeted by a creepy old man who asked me, “My wife isn’t giving me sex. What should I do? Should I leave her?” Ummm…
Then, my boss arrived at 10am with her/his (I won’t even let you in on if they are a he or a she!) arms full of food and water bottles which kind of scared me because I didn’t bring any of that with me. She/he begins bitching right away. Now, I was raised to act professional in the work environment which means: no cell phones, no personal business, no complaining. She/he broke all 3 of those rules for the entire time I was there working with him/her.
I won’t go into specifics, but let’s just say my feet and brain hurt from everything I learned and did today. I was supposed to only work a 3 hour shift (which sounded amazing) and ended up working 6 hours. I had to endure bitching all day and somewhat odd behavior. I am used to working with more professional adults, but beggars can’t be choosers, right?
I will admit that I am glad I got hired. At least 5 young high school girls came in today asking if their applications had been reviewed yet. That’s not counting the calls we received either!
I never worked in retail before…so it will take me a little more time to decide if I like it or not, but I must say this is not what I expected. This part-time job might take a little more energy. Good thing I am a hard worker!
So, all of that being said, next time I fill out millions of job applications and sit on the couch for hours being lazy wishing I had a job, I will zip my lips! I need to work on being thankful!
At least I get a 50% discount. I every cloud really does have a silver lining. I hope.
I am leaving you with a fun little quote I found by the Dalai Lama. “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” Man, is he right.