Well, it seems that I keep on disappearing. I have thought about updating this a few times, actually, but I haven’t actually taken the time to do it. I have a ton of stories to share about the hotel. Probably as many as with my previous employment, if not more. That retail store taught me a lot when it came to hardass customer service, but sometimes here it’s way different and the consequences of being an asshole to an asshole actually hit a little closer to home than they would have at the store.
That’s not to say that sometimes I’m still an asshole, I’m just less of an asshole and it’s actually lead to some situations in which I regretted NOT being an asshole to people.
With that said, I’m actively trying to make myself realize that it’s okay to stand my ground here, too. I can do it with some people, but not others. Maybe it’s the fact that I’m here alone and there is no one here to “save me” or back me up like at Target, but I need to realize that gives me more empowerment to stick to telling people no.
Also, I sometimes really miss working at a retail service desk. This is the first Christmas, in, well, forever, that I haven’t been working in retail or a restaurant, which is way different for me. I’m not going to lie, I kind of miss the rush, but I definitely will not miss the utter uncontrollable stress that I would experience from the amount of assholes, defects, and returns from the service desk.
I also don’t miss not getting paid for the work I was doing. That wasn’t cool. Sure, train me to work as a supervisor, and then when I fail cash office too many times, tell me I can’t have the position. But then you continue to schedule me for those shifts WITHOUT the pay of a supervisor? Yeah. no.
Oh well, the past is the past.
For now, things are going very well, actually. My job is steady, my pay is steady, and I got one medical bill paid off, which was totally awesome, by the way. I’m chipping away at another medical bill (which I am currently wishing I didn’t have to pay on this month…), and slowly but surely working on the debt I owe to my ex.
And as much as I like my job here, I’m almost considering looking for a better-paying job just so I can get my biggest debt (to my ex) paid off faster. Or maybe I’ll just look for part-time employment somewhere else. Eh, I’ll figure something out.