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Apparently, since my brain has (at least temporarily) shut down the part that churned out dreams about Happy Acres, I am now going to spend every night dealing with my rolodex o'  traumatic themes that are not quite nightmares.


Although I did have one fun "visit" from Granma.  I dreamed we were in the living of the old house, and she was going through scads of cheap candy (she was a total chocoholic) that my ex-SiL had sent her.  She sniffed "You know, for a doctor, you'd think she'd spring for a couple pieces of the good stuff.  Not a ton of the cheap stuff.  But that's her.  No class show off."

I woke myself up, giggling.

That was pure Granma.  Sweet as pie to W's face.  But behind closed doors....!!!  She'd "bless your heart" into oblivion in public.  But when it was the two of us at the kitchen table, cups of instant coffee and a sleeve of off-brand saltines waiting to be devoured with margarine and strawberry jam, the woman LET LOOSE.

I might just be a leeetle bit like her.  Because, ya know, I'm so sweet.  Such a nice girl.  Then you're stupid enough to read my private paper journal.  ;)

Work continues apace.  I'm catching on fairly quickly, which was my biggest worry.

But something is hinky.  I can't quite put my finger on what.  There is a lot of whispering in corners.  Apparently, money AND product are going missing and have been for a while.  We have a manager who doesn't lead.  I'm not getting the hours I was promised and I got hired in at the base pay rate, which I was DEFINITELY told would not be the case (and got blamed on corporate).  And they're talking about cutting store hours.

Er, yeah.  Good thing I haven't been there long enough to build up any sort of blind loyalty...which I tend to do, and has bitten me in the ass more than once.  Like, every single time.

I was going over this with Kent at the bus stop yesterday, expressing my concerns and telling him that, obviously, I'm staying on, but I plan on putting out feelers.  Cue one of the housekeepers from the luxury hotel around the corner.  She loves Kent's garlic parm wings and had been looking forward to meeting me.  Then she hit me with "You know, if you ever get tired of sandwiches, we hire in at [what I was making at HA], plus tips. Not to mention you get to keep any booze left behind after people check out.  We're always looking for good workers.  Just a thought."

Er...I'm thinking.  I'm thinking.  I could work by myself.  Peopling would be kept to a minimum.  It would be a job that doesn't follow me home (not that the current one does, but that is a requirement for me now).  And I could work 7:30 to 3:30 which, let's face it, is my preferred schedule, anyway.

Also, potential for tips and free booze.  And I'd still get to work close to Kent and take the bus there and back together most days.

And speaking of work, time to get moving.  I've been taking the early bus in and hanging out at UNC's Student Union in the AC for about 40 minutes.  It gives me time to write, get to work with time to pop into The Fresh Market for a free coffee sample and kiss from the spousebeast, and still clock in five minutes early.


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Jul. 26th, 2018 04:31 pm (UTC)
Ganma - you - maybe me too LOL
Jul. 26th, 2018 05:13 pm (UTC)
LOL grandma sounds awesome. I'm becoming my mom's father in my advancing age and I'm totally fine with that.

Sorry the new gig ain't all it was cracked up to be (are they ever?).
Jul. 26th, 2018 06:09 pm (UTC)
Having been a maid for many years, it's good honest work, but you have to be willing to make a lot of beds and clean a lot of toilets, not to mention other dicey stuff. Best of luck.
Jul. 26th, 2018 06:51 pm (UTC)
Oh man that’s so disappointing about your job!
Jul. 26th, 2018 07:31 pm (UTC)
I was a housekeeper in a former life. It really wasn't bad work. The hardest part for me when I started was getting a high number of rooms done in a short amount of time. But you eventually get into a rhythm. The pay was decent, and most of the time when I cleaned rooms of guests who stayed multiple days, I did end up with some nice tips. Plus, some hotels offer perks on room stays for employees.
Jul. 26th, 2018 09:25 pm (UTC)
Sounds interesting. I did housekeeping for a few summers while at uni, and while it can be backbreaking work sometimes, there are lots of perks too. People don't leave only booze...they leave books, sex toys, clothes, shoes, to name only a few. I was never as well dressed as when I worked in a 5 star hotel in Milano, purely with the stuff people left there.
Jul. 26th, 2018 10:01 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry the new job isn't going that well. I hope whatever you decide works out for you.
Jul. 27th, 2018 07:31 am (UTC)
You decide what you feel is right for you. Don't stay with something if you don't feel that it's a place for you.
Jul. 27th, 2018 12:57 pm (UTC)
From personal experience, I think when something is suspicious, start looking for other options. I learned that from my Religious Not For Profit Days...

The dream sounds wonderful, and whenever I dream of the old house, I always appreciate it and feel nostalgic. For me, it was a special place...
Jul. 30th, 2018 07:28 am (UTC)
sorry the new job isnt what they offered.
Aug. 3rd, 2018 07:41 am (UTC)
Not my preferred schedule - too early for me!
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