Sorry for the delay in updates, work has become hectic!
We have an auditor (it think it will be one of the higher ups in the company) coming in today and tomorrow to make sure everything is good in the pub and to pick up on any faults.
This means we have to clean literally EVERYTHING! And, as usual, i’ve been lucky enough to be in the close the two nights before. This meant for the last couple of nights we’ve been leaving later than usual, it was 4:30 this morning. I can’t really complain though, at least my shift today isn’t until 12 (although thats still too close for my liking), one of my bosses left after us and then had to be in at 6am!! He may as well not even gone home in all honesty. I very much doubt he was able to have even a nap.
It doesn’t help that we’re having our ‘first pay day after christmas’ rush as well…
Oh well. Better start getting ready for this 10+ hour shift! So glad it’s not another close.
Hopefully I will be able to get back to some real sewing again soon, as well as some proper blog postings.
‘Till next time!
I’ve decided that once this craft fair is done I will be looking for a new job.
I need more regular hours, I need better pay and I need to feel like my needs are taken into account.
Thats not to say I don’t like my job and the people there and they don’t look after us (most of the time), but I have been thinking of leaving for a while and last night I felt like I really didn’t want to be there.
In all honesty the main reasons I’m leaving are because of money (especially now we’re hiring more staff and my shifts are going back down to 20hrs from working 40+ hrs) and because I’m finding the constant change in my sleep pattern is taking it’s toll.
I would like spare money to put aside so that I can afford holidays and other nice things, I would like to have a routine to my day so I feel I can be more productive. This job allows neither of these things and so I know I need to look for fresh new pastures.
The thing that has tipped me over the edge though from it being a ‘I should, but I like it here’ to a ‘Yep, I need to leave now’ is the fact that it’s so hard to book any time off. I know it’s probably because we’re so understaffed for the moment so not really my bosses fault, but I never seem to be able to book any time off. Sure I had my trip to China, but i’d told them about that in my interview and so they knew about that before I even started and knew there’d be no way for me to work. I’ve only tried booking time off twice since and both times the rota has been changed a couple of days before making it hard to find cover or even cancel the thing I was booked off for (or at least cancel with a chance of getting my money back).
This time I’d booked off this sunday for the Frost Fair in North Finchley I will be attending. I’ve put down money on a table and with 2 days notice there would be no chance of me getting money back and would have created a pretty bad name for myself with my first big craft fair.
I spent my whole shift last night trying to figure out a way to get it covered and asked everyone I could, but they all had good reasons as to why they couldn’t cover. Eventually one of the new staff agreed to swap. She’s now doing my day shift and I’m doing her close down (pretty good swap for her! Everyone hates closing down).
However this does mean I’ll be working a finish on Saturday (so wont be home until about 2 or 3am), getting up at 8 for the frost fair and then doing another finish that night. I might not be functioning at my best but I will just man up and deal with it.
I think i’m just getting tired of this job in all honesty. I love the people, I love the sociable aspect, but i’m just tired. Constantly tired.
I would like to find a new job in something creative, maybe in a small shop, or in a theatre. Sure they might not pay much better, but at least the hours might be a bit better suited (i.e. no 3am finishes as well as 8am starts). Plus I think i’d have more time to put into this Penguin Theory, or at least I’d spend less time procrastinating through tiredness (as of now it is nearly 1pm and I’ve done nothing on my list of things to do for sunday).
So if anyone out there is looking for an assistant, a receptionist, a saleswoman, even a coffee maker in London/North London. Please don’t hesitate to contact me. All I ask is that there will be no early morning finishes! (at least not on a regular basis)
‘Till next time!
A lot has happened since my last post…I’m definitely managing to live my life to the full, only hopefully i wont create a bad name for myself.
Sunday night a guy came over for a few films. Unfortunately he’s a friends ex and she got word that he’d stayed over. It’s not like i’m getting with him or anything, he’s not exactly my type. She came up to me last night and started having a go at me because you ‘never get with a friends ex’. Personally i’ve never understood that rule, i mean Ok if they’re like your best friend and theres a lot of animosity between them and the guy, but seriously, i barely talk to this girl anyway. I really felt like i was back in secondary school again. Surely if two people fall for each other then no-ones got a right to break them apart. I would never dream telling the Ex’s new girlfriend (who was kind of a friend) to back off despite how much they’ve hurt me, i don’t have that right. Nobody does.
Yesterday was average, just at uni doing uni things. Then i went out to party. Unfortunately i was on wine, which i’ve figured really does not end well. I barely remember anything, and the things i do remember are really fuzzy. I did how ever manage to get with a guy i’d been talking to all winter. I hope he’s not just after one thing as i actually think i could really like him. I guess i’ll find out.
Today has been a typical hangover day. Didn’t get up till late, didn’t get dressed for quite a while, failed at doing any work in the library. Now i’m having to quickly do 1000 words for our Choreography Proposal which needs to be handed in tomorrow. I’m so tired it’s likely to be crap, but oh well. I don’t think it goes towards my grade. Lets hope not anyway.
Better actually get on and write this proposal so i can go to bed.
It is going to be so hard to get up for a 9 O’clock tomorrow.