because i dont want to study for midterms


let me tell you about the worst job i ever had. (i sent an ask talking about the smell of cigarettes about this place)
So summer of 2016 i graduated hs and i was looking for a job before i started college. My birthday is in august so i was 17 at the time so it was hard. finally in july i get a call from the giraffe toy store. i get an interview, the manager tells me i got the job. yay! i thought.i didnt bring my social security and documents so she said to call to give her the info…ok. i call. no answer. i call again at another time…no answer. i call the next day…no answer. i take it upon myself to walk in the summer heat (the only good thing about the job it is a 15 min walk from my house) to bring in the documents to the store. I ask if i could speak to -the manager’s name- and she comes talking to me with all this attitude. “We didn’t do the background check yet so you cant start working!” (she was yelling idk why) Me: “But i didnt even give you my papers yet??” Her: -sighs- OK. Goes into the office gets my papers and then says she will call me for training. I dont know if im wrong, but is it supposed to take THREE WEEKS for a background check? During the first week im calling the store at least twice a day to know when im starting. after that i just said fuck it and started my job search again.

The second week of August the manager has the nerve to leave me a voicemail saying “Hi -my name- your background check went through and i want to know what day your available for training.” I was really desperate at this point, so I called back. Training was basic cashier stuff, easy. The only thing was some of the customers were too much for my social anxiety. Also my coworkers would make fun of how quiet i was? Like how i looked standing at my register (i have rbf at times and dont even know when im doing it) i almost cried at my register because of that (im really sensitive about my appearance) Plus when black friday and christmas time came i was already worn out from studying for midterms/finals. (my first semester grades suffered i partly blame this job) Also, they would have me stay until midnight (2 am on really bad days) to finished stocking returns KNOWING i have a 8:30am class on mondays. (plus i commute which is an hour and have to get ready so i wake up at 6:00)

Since i only worked weekend my shifts were long, which was good, more money. But sometimes i would go an 8-9 hour shift with no break. No one would tell me to go on break and when it got busy i didnt even bother to ask. During christmas time it was the worst. Everyone buying last minute gifts, returning toys, every other customer if we have those damn “hatchimals” in stock. I was glad the holiday season was over. And you know what they did? gave me one day the next week. And you know what ELSE they did? called me saying they didnt need me that day. I know its bad to leave a job unexpectedly but that job ruined my first semester of college experience and made me scared of working anywhere else.

On a happy note i got my gpa up from a 2.7 to a 3.5 and im on the deans list PLUS i got a job at an art store that im enjoying so far :)