Sunday, December 08, 2013

Random Ramblings

I've been meaning to post about how life has been lately, or more so about how working at Target has been. Man, oh, man. Let's just say retail work is no joke and I've gained a ton of appreciation for those who are in that line of work. It certainly takes patience and dedication. It's a humbling job, that's for sure.

I hit my one month mark with Target a few days ago. I've learned so much within that month. It's been a challenge at times (I almost quit twice haha), but I try to remind myself that the whole experience will help me. I feel myself coming out of my shell a little more each time I'm there. And the people I work with rock! Seriously some of the sweetest people I've met. They have been so accepting, encouraging and helpful.

If there's one thing I've learned from retail work, it's that people are straight up savages when they shop. Haha. Really, though! Picking up after people tees me off, but that's what they're paying me to do. I just cannot believe some people. If you knock something off a rack (and know you did it), pick that junk up! And don't go behind me, unfolding everything I just took the time to neatly fold. Grrr. Drives me bonkers!

I lucked out on black Friday. My shift didn't start until 7:30am. By that time, all the crazy people were gone. The store was peaceful for the majority of the day. And Target was nice enough to provide breakfast and lunch for all of the employees, which was pretty sweet. All in all, it was nothing like I expected it would be *wheeew*.

I am sad that my time there is more than likely drawing to an end. I'll only be working there until January 14th. Unless, of course, they decide that they would like to keep me around. Even so, I'm not sure if I'd accept the offer. Once the new year rolls around, I'll be helping out with our family business more. We recently scored a new account that will give us 2-3x more work per month than we're used to. I'll just cross that bridge when I get there.

So, guys. In other news, I'll be 24 in 10 days. As I said on Twitter earlier, cue the MID-midlife crisis! Still trying to wrap my mind around that one. Didn't I just turn 23 a few weeks ago? No? Well, it seems that way. This year really flew by. I feel like I accomplished a lot this year, but there's a few things I didn't get to finish up. Oh, well. I'm excited about the new year and I'm looking forward to all that God has planned.

3 comments:

  1. I absolutely detested working retail. I'd do it again if I had to but it would have to be the last possible option. I worked at JCP. The company itself it pretty good to its employees but I had a store manager from hell. He "fired" me like ten time for absolutely no reason other than he could only to call me the next day and beg me to come back. He was a psycho! LOL. I do miss the discount though!

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  2. I have to give you props! I've never worked retail but I know it's gotta be CRAZY this time of year. I even hate to shop right now, people are insane. Blah! I worked in a restaurant for four years and I know how messy people can be. Gross.

    This year DID fly by. I am excited for what the new year will bring though!

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  3. Even though I do understand where you're coming from -- If I knock something down at the store, I always pick it up -- but as a customer, we're there to shop, look for deals, UNFOLD tops to see if we like them/if they're our size, even if we did fold all of them back, it wouldn't be exactly how you want & you'd just redo it. Sometimes the way it's set up, it's hard to not make somewhat of a mess. It is not our job to sit there for 5 minutes folding clothes. They don't pay us to fold their clothes, they pay the employees for that. I think it just all depends. For example, at a food place, I always pick up after myself (table), but if you really think I'm going to grab a broom and broom all the crumbs, ughh no.

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