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.