e_galston wrote:i think for me its a mixture of the time of year, being isolated from my friends, the weather, and days being shorter that is really doing a number on my mood
I hate how this time of year tends to magnify the negatives. The holidays used to be so much easier and fun, now its a chore and everybody is miserable until they are over
They Call Me Bruce? wrote:I just really hate my job, and it being in retail (Wal-Mart) this time of year is the worst. I seriously think that the holidays bring out the worst on people instead of the best.
THIS! Then again, I also work in retail (Dillard's), so I understand your pain. I worked in the office for a number of years, then transferred to another city. They put me on the sales floor and called it a promotion. I spent about 7 months on the sales floor until they recently gave me an assistant manager position. This past week, we were getting ready for our annual VIP Night. It was a Saturday night, the night before the event and I was walking the floor preparing the store to close. I mentioned to 2 associates that they needed to straighten their areas then I walked away to lock the doors. When I came back both of their areas were still trashed and they were behind their counters talking, so I kindly asked them again if they could clean up a little bit because we needed to make sure the store looked nice for the event. They literally asked me who I was to boss them around. I thought they were joking with me because we used to work together when I was on the floor and we used to joke around all the time but I politely told them that I was the assistant manager. They asked me why the managers needed an assistant, so again, I explained that they wanted to have a fresh set of eyes that looks at places that other managers wouldn't think to look. When I came in on Monday, I found out that one of the associates had filed a formal complaint against me for being "ageist" and for threatening them.
Anybody who knows me, knows that I literally can't be mean to people. I care too much what other people think of me, so needless to say, this has pretty much ruined my week. All because somebody didn't want to do their job and I called them on it.