Saturday was the last time I had posted something, it was also the last time I read something. I have been neglecting you all, my readers and the people I read.
This week has been spent, Working, Sleeping, Working, Sleeping. That is literally all I have done. The more I’m there, the more I’m given more responsibility, the more I’m snowed under.
Michelle handed her notice in today, one more staff member down at the end of the month. I’m given more hours, currently working 65 hour weeks because no one else will and now they’re making me phone customers that have bought tents and offer them additional items. Not really cold calling but definitely outbound selling.
It’s not too bad I suppose, but what is bad is the fact that they don’t seem to mind that I don’t have a social life. The more I’m there the more mistakes I’m making. Told someone they’ll have to have a refund because we don’t have their item in stock, they asked me to send an e-mail confirmation, three hours later, didn’t refund him because something else distracted my attention, can’t remember what his name was or what the item was.
Now I have to wait for him to call back and complain that he hasn’t been refunded.
All the while not only have I been neglecting all of you, I have been neglecting my girlfriend who I haven’t seen for three weeks because I work six days a week and the one day I do get off she’s at work. 24th of February was the last time I saw her.
I come home from work and I’m that exhuasted I go to bed straight away and before I know it, it’s time to go back to work. I told my manager this evening I’m giving him a week to get more staff in because I agreed to do this shit for a couple of weeks and after that he’ll have to find someone else to do long shifts. I’ve done my bit.
Still I do manage to have fun while I’m there, it just seems like my life revolves around my job, something I’ve never wanted to happen no matter what it was.
I do get a long weekend off next weekend however as I’m travelling up to Scotland for my cousins wedding, so at least I’ll get to spend time with my girlfriend then, the week after that we’ll hopefully have some more staff.
The one major thing that did happen this past week was on Sunday I found out that my friends Alex and Stacey had split up (for the 1000th and possibly last time) and because Alex pays so much rent for the place he’s in at the moment we’ve decided to move in together and have a man pad in Sheffield. Looking for places to live at the moment but when it finally happens life will be a whole lot more fun!
But until that actually does happen, that burn out we mentioned previously is definitely on the horizon.