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bealeave asked why i worked weird hours, which spawned this post.

for those of you that are pseudo new on my friends list that are confuzzled as to why i'm working such odd hours (my last post was as i was leaving for work. this one is almost immediately after getting home.):

i work mornings at michael's arts and crafts, and nights and weekends at officemax. they're right next door to each other, which is convenient!

sometimes, almost TOO convenient!

it's only temporary, though. i went back to michaels only for the holidays (and i get paid $1.40 more an hour at omx and love all of my coworkers there, unlike michaels, where i swear that everyone is freaking psycho for the most part.)

to make a short story long.. :) when i first created this journal, 5 years ago, (well, under aubreystar) i was a travel agent in phoenix. i ended up moving back up to washington state on a spur of the moment decision, only to find that no one would hire me in travel... or property management... or any receptionist job... or any other thing i had previously had experience or schooling in, the job market here was so bad. so i hit retail. both places interviewed me and hired me the same day as each other, so i decided to do both for awhile. and did so, until nine months later, i came to my senses and quit the job of the two that made me miserable.

but i realized during that time that i enjoyed working retail so much more than i had at a desk job. if you look back to old posts prior to march 2003, i was sooo freaking miserable behind a desk. funny how that works.

not to say that i want to work retail forever, heeellll no. i'm currently going through steps to get me arse back to school. methinks i might want to do something in the medical field when i grow up. it has everything i look for: customer service (though i complain about some people, i do like helping others), good benefits/pay, and i DON'T HAVE TO DRESS MYSELF. egads, working at officemax hath made me lazy. and to be able to wear pajama type things to work every day? score.

speaking of perjammas. i've been out of the house for over 18 hours, it's time to don some. rawk.

p.s. - don't forget to add my new myspace! and stuff. like i ever update there. totally.

apparently, being up for almost 24 hours and dealing with armloads of freight and lifting and downstocking and boxes and people TOTALLY turns me into a 14 year old.


( 22 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 17th, 2005 08:47 am (UTC)
Nov. 17th, 2005 09:23 am (UTC)
I downloaded it. Very cool. *grins*
Nov. 29th, 2005 10:14 am (UTC)
awesome -- YOU are very cool. ;-)
Nov. 1st, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)
eep! what was it?
Nov. 17th, 2005 09:24 am (UTC)
Best looking 14 year old I've ever seen.

*innocent look*
Nov. 17th, 2005 09:38 am (UTC)
you know, you'd be so much cooler if your in your nosepicking icon you were ACTUALLY picking your nose!
Nov. 1st, 2006 03:26 am (UTC)
all the cool kids are about PERTENDING these days!
Nov. 17th, 2005 09:57 am (UTC)
I'm so with you, job-wise...working retail but wanting to eventually get into the medical field. I only have one job (Borders) but several years ago I also did the work-two-retail-jobs-in-the-same-shopping-center thing...that's so crazy 'cause sometimes I would almost answer the phone at one store with the name and greeting of the other!
Nov. 1st, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
luckily, i never had to answer the phone at michaels, except for once when i was right next to the store manager i didn't get along with, so NATURALLY, i answered it officemax.
Nov. 17th, 2005 12:09 pm (UTC)
Ah suddenly the clouds clear from the brain.
Wow good luck making it through the holiday season with your sanity intact.
Nov. 1st, 2006 03:29 am (UTC)
and now that it's time for it again, thank you! :) at least there's only one job this year, and hopefully i can make the student funds stretch out so i won't have to work much at all!
Nov. 17th, 2005 12:50 pm (UTC)
Have you ever considered getting a business degree so you could do store management? Since you seem to enjoy retail, perhaps running a store is a good career path?
Nov. 17th, 2005 01:51 pm (UTC)
"i might want to do something in the medical field when i grow up"

Nov. 1st, 2006 03:30 am (UTC)
and funny how things come to fruition a year later!
Nov. 2nd, 2006 03:47 am (UTC)
:D goodluck and best wishes :)

Nov. 17th, 2005 02:10 pm (UTC)
If you like or are comfortable doing what you're doing, then you shouldn't change. Of course you probably won't make a lot of money but... heh
Nov. 1st, 2006 03:32 am (UTC)
which is why i would like to find something that is similar enough to what i'm currently doing that will make me enough money to be financially secure. i never really wanted to make a ton of money, just enough.

though it seems like the more money you have, the more bills you get.
Nov. 17th, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC)
Are you interested in sticking large needles into people's arms and leaving them there for hours on end?

I could probably help get you into a dialysis clinic, the only requirement is a high school diploma and maybe some sort of transportation, public transportation probably won't cut it because they start super early or end super late.
Nov. 17th, 2005 03:33 pm (UTC)
If you don't like sticking big needles into peoples arms, have you considered going to school for Human Resources?
WSUV offers a certificate in it, and it looks kind of fun learning all the policies and figuring out how to help people.
Nov. 17th, 2005 05:19 pm (UTC)
I agree that maybe you should get a degree in business administration or management. If you like the retail biz, that's the place to go. =)
Nov. 1st, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)
nah, i would never want to be a manager in retail! it's been pseudo offered me several times, though the fact that i don't have a car saves me!
Jan. 31st, 2011 04:38 pm (UTC)
This was pretty provided that there are a lot of out there just waiting for the right..
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