I tend to avoid the blog when I'm in a particularly bad mood. I am one of those people that gets down and depressed sometimes and try to not be a debbie-downer in the blog world (especially since I already complained in my recent Foodie Penpals post and my last WIAW). This time my anxiety and stress about school and my stinkin blogger feed (please let me know if you can help!) lowered my immune-system fighting powers and I was struck with a cold that's lasted since Friday.
I haven't been able to do my running with my cold and that is making me one sad Amanda.
I was going to do a post today on baking with Chobani, and don't worry, that post is coming. But really all I want to do right now is rant.
About what? Maybe a rant about part-time jobs, those jobs that are essential in order to carry us through our college years, mine of which are entering their fourth but not final year (I still have over two left), but they still kinda stink sometimes.
The thing about part time jobs is that you have to find the perfect one that will be flexible in hours, yet give you the right amount of hours you want for the rate you need.
Since that is nearly non-existent, I've always had more than one part-time job over my college career.
|My first waitressing job at the ripe age of 19.|
A friend told me about a restaurant job far superior to my Chili's job (really I would find out that all restaurants are really the same...each has it's advantages and disadvantages and at all of them you are subjected to serving the patrons for not enough money) so I went to Bdubs in search of greener pastures.
I've also kept a job at a coffee catering job for almost four years (which shall not be named as the rant is actually sparked from an encounter with my manager there).
Over the past four years I have had various availabilities from whenever-the-heck-you-want-me, to, by request, a "back-up" employee (when I tried to quit). A catering job can be stressful since at times there are literally no hours and at other times, we are booked to the max. I have had weeks where I worked 40 hours, plus waitressing, plus school and other times where a couple of weeks went by with no hours.
I've dealt with it all at the job, even sharing my Facebook and Twitter skills to help my boss spread the word about her small business.
I've stuck through it because, well, I like coffee, the job isn't too hard, and what the heck else do you do besides part-time jobs that kinda stink but do the trick while you're in school?
I've had availability there on Tuesdays and Thursdays and weekends as of late, since I have classes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. All sounds good an peachy right? I'm open when I'm not in school.
|Look at that rockstar barista. Helping spread the word with a picture for the Facebook page.|
I got a job watching a little baby on Tuesdays and Thursdays (that I'm pretty excited about) so I let my boss at the catering job know that last night. Welp, apparently I should have waited to tell her, because she informs me she is taking me off the schedule now. Basically.
I had an event I was going to work this Saturday...it's been scheduled for over a month and they are tipping a hundred bucks per barista. It's a long event, so lots of hours and did I tell you about the tip??
But my boss informed me that since I was no longer "committed" to working, she was putting someone else, an employee who has been there a month or two, on the event. She said this employee is more committed than me. Really?
|I was all like "excuuuse me??"|
Don't worry, I told my boss how I felt about this in a professional manner (after I cooled off a bit), and she said I have basically "quit" the job. *sigh*
What should I have done? Waited around for hours that may not have come? Or find another way to make money? It seems that I hit the proverbial "You're damned if you do and damned if you don't."
I don't know about these part-time jobs, guys. Maybe I should just quit college and get a "real" job. Wait, I don't have a degree....
*~Amanda aka Semi-Health Nut~*
I need your help friends!
Tell me something good going on in your life!
Something that will give me perspective on this situation.
You can also share a little rant below about your job if you'd like. It helps to get it out!