job update:  

demonicsexkitten 41F
7230 posts
7/31/2006 3:02 pm

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8/3/2006 10:32 am

job update:

ok... i finally decided i needed money more than i needed an accounting job. i'll still try for the latter, but accepted the former. I start wednesday with orientation and training for a shift manager position in a fast food restaurant. (i originally applied for [and was interviewed for] assistant manager, but you have to actually work every shift... at least one open and one close a week, one weekend day, and two mid=shifts. no-can-do if i am to finish university. and shift manager is daytime mon-fri. and still pays more than i make at my current job, so I said i'd take that instead).

i'm working on changing my outlook and my attitude for work. the biggest thing: no more accepting sh*t from management. co-workers have told me for... well, probably at least the past year... that i take way too much, and that management neither recognized nor appreciated all I did. To quote one coworker: "YOU are what holds this place together!! You don't realize it, but you do". I guess the fact that I didn't realize or make a big deal of it helped management to overlook it. Well: that or the fact I'm not a kiss-butt. No worries though: i'm not going to become one. I have too much integrity .. and seeing one in action makes me physically ill and makes me lose all respect for said person.

I realize sometimes there are reasons to accept sh*t... sometimes it's better to overlook it for the time being. But i'll make sure my interests are being served right along with theirs.

and speaking of work... has anybody seen dysgyzed??? i miss her... how can we get her back????

demonicsexkitten 41F
10672 posts
7/31/2006 4:05 pm

nevermind the last bit... moments after i posted this... she came back!!

playtime44uandi 53M
6545 posts
7/31/2006 7:25 pm

Hey I'm glad to hear you found something that will help you make the money you need. I think the managment experience will help you reach your future goals. But sometimes you have to do what you have to do.

Also I think there is a differance between getting along with managment & being a kiss ass. I sometiems wonder how many people realize that. I think our director of maintenace is a great guy.
I like joking around with him. But I dont use that to get ahead.
I still have my job to do.

~We'll Leave The Light On~

shyknight2005 42M
163 posts
7/31/2006 8:01 pm

woo hoo! thats great you can finally get out of that hellhole....

sooooooo.........when do you get a break between jobs to come visit?

demonicsexkitten 41F
10672 posts
7/31/2006 10:17 pm

playtime: i fully realize the difference. and shift manager is the same as a supervisor position. i've been an assistant manager before... it's just more similar experience. the assistant manager position at this job would have been much better on my resume i think... but it's all good.

the "kiss butt" asst mgr i have now... ugh. i believe i've told you about her. i KNOW i told SK. believe me: the one particular scene that stands out in my mind made me so nauseous... i would have quit on the spot and never returned had i any $ base to back me up or a 2nd job.

ProtonicMan 48M

8/2/2006 5:24 pm

Hey, girl! Sounds like things are working out for you. Hang in there! Your dream job will come along soon.

I never had any worries about your integrity. You are 100% A-OK in TJ's book!


florallei 99F

8/3/2006 6:22 am


It is hard finding a balance to anything be it work or personal relationship. I have the attitude of love what you work at yet not allow owners or company to own you. It has been a hard lesson but they do respect you for being trustworthy and industrious among other things but they know when one has been pushed to the limit and they back off.
Have fun, enjoy and yet be firm.

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