Just to let you know, this is just a little bit of rambling along with what’s been going on with me lately, I’m kind of zenning out.
Well, it’s finally here, 2013. Hopefully there will be no more end of the world bullshit and no more whackos with guns. I have to admit, after the shooting I saw how insane people can be. So much so that when the 21st came up I was afraid of going to work the next day because I deal with enough crazy people as it is… I work at a local amusement park by the way, still going there while babysitting. Luckily the date seemed to have the opposite effect. There were less crazy people than ever before. This year I’ve been working so much and concentrating on school, I’m realizing I don’t have enough fun. Maybe it’s because I want to save my parents and my own money but I think this years resolution will be to get out there and have more fun, be adventurous and such. This winter break has been the hardest month I’ve had in a while. What I thought I would be able to do is to just chill out, see some friends, get back into my drawing, and so forth. But to be honest, I have barely seen any of my friends. Just two guys have been able to hang out with me, one is my ex boyfriend and another is a romantic interest that I’ve come across.
Straight from the get go after taking my finals I had a ton of babysitting jobs lined up. A few that went from 9 in the morning to 12 at night… it was crazy, and all boys… ugh, they’re so emotional. That got me some money to go Christmas shopping, after the babysitting jobs calmed down a bit. I went back to the place where I used to work, the amusement park thing, and sort of hung out, saw my old friends and such. Then before I know it, my old boss comes up to me and asks if I can work some. I told him I could but he would have to get me a SET schedule, so I could find out when I could babysit and when I couldn’t so I could send that to all my babysitting clients (A total of 4 or 5 families). They did their best and everything balanced out pretty OK. Though they did mess up the last week which pissed me off a bit especially since I wrote them a note telling them I could work 3 to 4 days MAX. They must have took this as I could work from 4 to close every day because that’s exactly what they did… I tried to explain that I had babysitting jobs and they scheduled me incorrectly. It was too late but luckily my babysitting clients are pretty flexible and allowed this. Ugh… Soon I’ll be going back to school and I’m quite relieved, I only have 2 classes but each account for 6 credit hours… so they’ll be tough. I’m not going to risk having to work about 45 minutes away from school and having my classes, so I told them straight up, that I wouldn’t be able to work anymore after this week.
I honestly love the people I work with… It’s just the people that I work for and some of our customers that drive me up a wall. I’m friends with just about all of my co-workers, there are just a few outside guys that I don’t know since I’ve been gone for so long. My one boss is quite the pain though. I don’t think he realizes the pickle that we are in, in terms of employees, we simply don’t have enough inside people so basically every one works every day from about open to close. The whole point of me coming back for a short term was to train the new people he hired on, so they would have enough especially since most of our girls are fairly new. But every person he hires either can’t take it (Either all the stress or the boss himself) so they quit, or he fires them. One of the girls we have on is very sweet, and she has the basic concept of what to do, she’s still missing a few pieces of how things are run, but her problem is that she kind of stands around lost until you tell her to go do something. She needs a little nudge to get things going or she’ll just stand there. She’s going on a family vacation soon and the boss and our bartender who is a senior employee ( She’s practically a manager) isn’t sure if they are going to schedule her back on again after her vacation. I just don’t think we have the liberty to do that since it is pretty tough keeping people employeed there. I’m not going to lie and say I’m the best one there, because honestly I’m not, especially after not working there for months at a time. There are times when I forget things and have questions. I think that if the boss were more understanding and patient we would have excellent employees. He tends to go off on silly things and changes things around way too much to keep track of what’s going on. It’s not that he’s a bad person, he’s just really rough and tends to refuse to just drop things. For example. There was a time when he was trying to change the channel on the tv at the bar. I saw people at the ticket window, and for whatever reason he doesn’t want me using it, even though I know what I’m doing there. So I yelled to him that there was someone at the ticket window. He’s a bit hard of hearing so sometimes you have to do that to get his attention. It wasn’t like I wanted him to go there right away, I was just informing him of the situation. So instead of being a reasonable person and acknowledging that he now knows someone is there wanting help, he goes off on me saying “What I’m doing here is much more important than what’s going on over there! You don’t tell me what to do! There will never be a day when I listen to people your age and do what you want me to!” I mean Jesus Christ! What? It’s called team work and he doesn’t know how it works. I swear, if it weren’t for the people that work there I would probably quit on the spot. But I’m not the type of person to screw other people over, especially those I care about and who care about me. One of my good friends there gave me a good quality knife today, just because I said I wanted a new one, out of nowhere. And my beloved bartender offered to pay the difference for my new phone that I’m getting soon (And I’m super excited for BTW). It was only 30 bucks but I thought it was extremely thoughtful. Of course I didn’t need the money since I had been working there so I kindly declined. It was just a very sweet gesture. We all take care of each other like a big family and I love it. Even though we deal with stupid people who infuriate us, and I will have to write stories about later on, we can always vent to each other and laugh it off then hug it out. Anyway, it’s late and I’m tired. It’s about time for bed. Goodnight and happy New Year!