10/24/2005

Confession

I quit my job at the major office supply store last week. There were numerous reasons. The most telling was that if you are used to a management position, you will not do well in a drudge position. I was doing a job that I would normally be checking other people's work. It wasn't difficult and had it down pat on the second day, but it was very boring. The person that was training me had a very passive-aggressive personality in the guise of politeness. She resented the fact that I was catching the mistakes the cash register operators were making before she even realized there was a problem. I was supposed to only work until noon but was having to stay an hour or two more. It was interfering with my other job, where I am making more than twice as much. The last straw for me came on Wednesday when I told her she should have left me the keys to the office. I could have been out of there by 11:00am but had to wait another 45 minutes for her to get back. I went on the sales floor and helped customers while awaiting her return and that part was enjoyable. Especially playing with all the laptops to show customers what features were on them. Even that would not have been so bad, but the little twerp had to open her mouth and say the most insulting thing while under the guise of politeness. She said, "I'm sure you are not used to making this much money". I just replied, "That's what you think". But it made me realize it was actually costing me to work there. When I arrived at my other job, I was told that my hours would be increasing as we are set to start peeling shrimp again at another facility that had been undamaged sometime this week. Easy decision, quit the very low paying job.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Felis said...

You're a great and polite person.
I have to really control myself in situations like that.
Good you left this place - it sux.

7:44 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

felis,

I should have known better than to try to work at a place I don't like to shop at.

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Bozwell said...

Well done Seawitch, sounds like you were the very definition of being "over qualified" for that joint.

Good riddance to that place.

10:28 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

boz,

My bosses at my real job just laughed and I asked who won the pool for how long I would last. : )

3:29 AM  
Anonymous Bob said...

I can sympathize, Seawitch! Glad you gained that bit of freedom.

8:40 PM  
Anonymous elmers brother said...

Who needs'em? Glad to hear you are back to working at a job you like.

11:38 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

bob & elmers bro,

Thanks!!

2:36 AM  

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