Yeah, it's been a looooong looooooooong time since I last updated my journal. If you care to go back, you'll find me being completely unhappy last year at my last job at Best Buy.
Well, I'm at a NEW job. I now work at Borders Books. Has anything changed? Yes.
When I was at Best Buy, I was barely working full time hours and maybe 3 days at best. Then they suddenly shot me up to full time. I was completely miserable there. I hated my life and I hated my job most of all. It was like I was chained to the register.
Working at Borders, I'm where I like being... around books. Lots of books. When I started, it was IMMEDIATE full time hours and 5 days a week. I have pretty shitty hours (I usually work 3pm - 11pm... SUPPOSEDLY... I usually don't get out until 11:30/midnight), but y'know... it's pretty satisfying work. I am NOT chained to my register. At worst, I'm bungee corded to it. I am told NOT to stay at my register and I am DEFINITELY to go out and arrange the books, pick up books that don't belong, add more books if needed, greet people, wrap gifts, sip all the FREE coffee and tea I can drink, and general clean up. The bosses are SUPER helpful and friendly. I love them lots. <3 The only downside is that if you close... you MUST help restock... which can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour.
I don't like being at down register during closing (the last register open) since it's uber boring waiting for people who probably aren't gonna check out and are just loitering. But since they got a new girl, it seems she's getting my down reg time >D Mwahahaha! I'd rather restock than be on down reg at closing.
But yes, I'm much happier now. I'm not particularly wanting to be a cashier, but they've said that they're looking for ISB people after the holidays, so I may just ask to stay and do that. I like books and getting them ready for the store, putting them on the shelves, and stickering/wrapping them is more my style. And it seems like people move up pretty quickly in the ranks there. They're also a really fun group to be around. There isn't a person there I don't like.
So, yeah... life works right now. Just thought I'd let people know since I haven't been around much.
PS. My toes are super tired. Darn new shoes. ;_;
PPS. 33% off books makes me happy in my pants.