Tuesday, March 4, 2008

I am leaving.

I am quiting/leaving Best Buy... after 2 and a half years being there. It is just not worth it to me anymore to stay. I've been saying for months that I could 'picture myself leaving' ... and now I am just getting irritated with work and being treated like I am a slacker and a poor employee... when I am not! So then it hit me, why on earth am I putting up with this then?

My job as a Sales Operator, I sit and wait for calls to come and I answer them to my best ability with out having them get transfered. Corporate wide they had the worst complaints about the phone service at Best Buys, thus creating my position, hence needing to know the whole store rather well. I was picked and asked for this job when it was created... because I knew my stuff.

The job has been great, we have paper work to do etc too... but then we all have figured out that we can do it all weeks in advance (due to schedules being out) etc. So then our paperwork has decreased and the SO's (there are 3 of us, but we technically need 4) have been trying to do other stuff to keep us occupied because there are times where there are nooooo calls whatsoever.

Well apparently I have been getting myself in trouble now... and being viewed as a slacker yada yada. Ok no calls, lets do a sudoku puzzle.... I have to sit here and do nothing, but wait, and I cannot talk to other employees because then we are 'not working' and crap like that. Then my Senior comes and says 'No games Heather blah blah blah' ... ok fine... no sudoku, I will live.

Then I decide to read stuff and sit here. I can't pull out a book... and I don't want to read the corporate created forums for employees... because half of it is them complaining about something or another about their jobs. So I will hop on WoWWiki and read the WoW Lore. No big deal~ I sit here, read.... something actually interesting... and when a phone rings, I am straight back to work! TaDa! Solution~

Well apparently my Senior asked a manager to 'keep an eye on me' or what not... and he comes to me with a printed copy of the document I had just read and tells me 'Heather, we can't have you reading this stuff at work, we need you doing work things' blah blah blah. I am annoyed at this point. This manager asked me for this position, and I have been doing it with no problems what so ever.... and I do my job.... and when they want me to wait and stay at my desk.... and everything is completed and then some! I get nagged at.

Yeah sure I wasn't working.... I am not ignoring that.... but what else do they expect! I am not texting, I am not on my phone (like most of them are a lot of the time), I am not distracting other employees etc. It is just so irritating... and I have been not wanting to come into work for the longest time, but I still do. So I give up... and it is time for me to move on already.

So I am leaving, I am going to give my two weeks notice to my store manager this week... but I will let him know what is going on at the SO desk, and that they need to give us something to do on the clock... because that is their job, to manage all the employees... and utilize us... and I am getting myself into 'trouble' over pointless stuff... when I am keeping myself occupied when they are not. Also I am being nagged like I am a new hire. I am sorry, I've been working at this store for years, I don't need this.

So I am going to take a break from working as a whole for awhile... and just get a break. I've been too tired lately no matter what I try to do to sleep more often. I have been exhausted, because I get no days off... school monday through thursday and then work friday to sunday.

I am going to take summer school at OC and then I may get a job at Sylvan Learning Center, by where I live.... and they seemed excited to have me interested in applying, she threw an application at me when I had just introduced myself lol. But then hopefully an IT job at CSUCI will open up for the semester in fall, because I would love to work on campus doing the computer moniter job for the new library, but it was full when I asked about it. Boo.

I will be able to go out with Jimmy and my friends now finally too~ where I will not have work to contend with. It's a perk, but not the reason why I am leaving. Also the job was never about money either... so it is not a loss if I don't work right now. Which is fine.

I am just hoping that these two weeks will go by quickly.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Good Morning World

I am happy and excited.... I get to go to the movies today with Jimmy, after work.

We are going to watch The Other Boylen Girl. He likes Natilie Portman and I like the chick flicks... so it's a win win~ ;)

I finished my sock. I gave up in trying to knit it as a proper finishing rows etc. The pattern I have uses 5 dpns, I use 4 dpns. So it got rather confusing with certain numbers on Needles 1-4... so I gave up and decreased it at what I could 'remember' correctly as a friend of mine was talking to me. So the toe is not even a proper closing. But I knew it was going to be a bit small... so I decided awhile ago that it would be a stuffed cat toy. It looks good completed.

I am just now in quest for a 4 dpn written pattern, I could figure it out technically, but I do not want to. ;p

I have work in an hour and a half... boo... I do get coffee this morning, (that is what I do to treat myself when I go to work early, lol it gets me out the door earlier too).

Today is March, the semester is coming closer and closer to a finish. If I do not get all A's in the remainder of my classes (I have a lame C in comp 101, I tested out, I did not want to take the class what so ever). I will not maintain the 3.45 gpa I need to be an active member for Gama Beta Phi. I am nervous about that. I hope I can get all A's.... I will take summer school too... so that will be another few units and grades to add and hopefully increase the gpa, back to above 3.45. I have one semester to bring it back up. So I get a lower gpa this semester, (spring), I have a chance to increase it a bit during the summer (which they do not think of as a semestery)... and I have fall 08 to also work on brining the gpa back up. I would just be 'inactive' but that doesnt mean anything.... I still do the same stuff and am still on all the lists as a member and what not. But I do not like it.

Here I thought I got over the gpa stress already... when I decided to take the C in the comp class... and that was so stressful because, I came to the conclusion that the gpa does not matter anymore (not since high school) other then having a 2.0 or higher. But then this stupid letter comes along.... ugh. I almost kinda sorta wish it did not come in my school email. It's a nice thing to be a part of and a nice thing to throw on a resume type of thing.... it is an honors society... but honestly. I don't know this college thing rarely makes sense. I need to start looking into my credential classes next semester I think. >.>; I am nervous about student teaching coming up too.

Growing up man... it is some weird stuff... yet I feel like I just left high school... kinda... but not really, but lord knows I do not want to go back, that is one thing for sure.