Busy Busy Busy
by, 11-29-2011 at 03:00 AM (129 Views)
My life has been so hectic lately, I haven't had much spare time, and now that I have a minute, I want to write about what's been going on in my life since I last blogged.
First, I moved.
It's been a huge weight off my shoulders to be out of that unhealthy house. My one roommate was a sociopath with an enmeshed mother, and the other roommate enabled her. My privacy was invaded on a fairly regular basis, and I never really felt comfortable being home because I felt like I wasn't really wanted there because I wasn't as "fun" as she was expecting.
I moved to a location that is only 10ish minutes from my job, and my new roommate is all kinds of awesome. She's older than me, has her shit together, and isn't insane. I can have an actual conversation with her, and she'll listen and respond like a normal human being. She is a nurse, so her schedule is kinda wonky, but I think it's probably better that we don't see each other too much, because it's when you are around your roommates a lot is when they start to get on your nerves.
Secondly, I got a new job.
I now work nights at a major beauty retailer restocking and fixing shelves for the next day. It's so awesome because it pays better than my day job, the hours are shorter, I don't have to deal with idiot customers, and my coworkers and supervisor are awesome. Plus, sometimes they give me free stuff, and I get a really good discount on product.
As a result of having two jobs, however, I no longer get any days off. The days I have off at my day job, I work at my night job, and many days I work 2 shifts. The night job isn't stressful or even particularly strenuous, so it's completely bearable. I just don't have time for a social life anymore.
I was hired to be seasonal, but my supervisor has already mentioned that she wants to keep me and my coworker (who also works at my day job, funnily enough) after the season is over. Not as many hours, but I don't care, additional income is always welcome.
I know I mentioned this a few months back, but I wasn't expecting to step up until after the holidays. However, one of the shift supervisors decided to cut his hours back drastically in order to be able to take on more hours at his other job, so there was a need, and my store manager told me that I was going to have about 2 weeks in order to get ready for the interview with the district manager.
Turns out that 2 weeks actually only means 1 week, and that I'm awesome and my DM was excited to promote me. Also, she said she sees potential in me to, within the next 2 years, get ready to be an assistant store manager and then get my own store, which is really exciting to me because I actually find this desirable. Never have I liked a job so much that I wasn't ready to leave by the end of my first year, let alone get aspirations for advancement.
However! It's super stressful for me to be training in a new position this time of year because my store is in the mall, and this is the time of year that malls are stupid busy. I'm sort of being put through a trial by fire. Everybody keeps telling me I'm going to be fine, and that coming out the other side will make me a better supervisor, but I'm still incredibly nervous about screwing up and making my manager regret promoting me.
Well, I feel better now that I've written this all out, and hopefully things will continue to improve for me as the season progresses.