Well my lovelies, vacation is over and tomorrow I'll be headed back to my
horrible job. I am dreading it. I mean, of course no one ever really "wants" to go back to work, but the thought of going back there makes me want to hide under my covers and never leave my bed. I think I'm more than a little burnt out already due to the last THREE months of working SIX DAY STRAIGHT every single week. I'm exhausted all the time and I have no time or energy to actually do the things I need to do. For example: cleaning my house, making dinner, washing my clothes, going to the doctors etc etc. Much less to do anything fun like go to the movies, the beach or even blog. (If you've noticed my blog posts have gone way down since I started working in September last year, because I have nooo time to even blog! :(
Management expects us to give them our vacation plans for the WHOLE year, which is pretty much impossible for a military spouse, seeing as things change a million and one times over. They also expect us to request days off a month and a half in advance...so basically it sounds to me like they expect us NOT to have lives of our own outside of our jobs. I've only been working here for six months and I'm already tired of it. No one wants to work hard when you are never recognized or appreciated. I'm tired of working for people who expect me to bend over backward for a job that doesn't pay well enough and that I find just plain stifling and boring.
I didn't even hate working retail this much! That should be a sign of what is wrong with this place...I'm tempted to start applying at some clothing stores in the mall so I can at least be around fashion, which is something I've always been passionate about. I love the creative aspect of merchandising and putting out new shipments as well as helping people find that perfect out fit they are looking for. I know the hours aren't as "normal" and I would have to work every single Holiday but I'm already used to that. I never thought I'd say this but I actually miss working at a clothing store! I need some advice ladies, I've been wrestling with this idea for awhile now and I'm tired of being miserable, so its obvious I need a change. What would you do?
I'm also worrying about telling my managers that I'm registering for summer school and that I won't be able to work all the crazy hours they keep scheduling me for. When I took this job it was only supposed to be 29 hours a week and it somehow turned into 46 hours a week.
I really just want to work part time and have college as my main focus. I'm so close to finishing my associates and my dream is to transfer to ODU and get my bachelors and my teaching credential so I can become a history teacher. My husband makes enough money to cover all our bills and technically I could not work and we'd be ok, but money would be tight and I wouldn't be able to afford to go to school. So basically I need to work to be able to go to school, but I'm just torn about whether I should just tough it out where I'm at now or try and find a new job and hope I'll be happier.
Any thoughts, ideas, or words of advice? I could really use some right now, especially since my husband isn't here to make me laugh and feel better about this whole situation. I need help!!!