Think of me this coming Monday while you celebrate Labor Day (if you are in the United States). While you are all enjoying your time off and buying all kinds of cool gizmos and gadgets during the multitude sales nationwide, I will be working. Yes, I have to work ALL of Labor Day (well most of it anyway). I will be working from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm. I’m working both of my jobs (Nestle and Yankee Candle) back to back. It won’t be fun, but it’s something I guess I’ll have to do. Ah the joys of living in America and working in retail! 😥 Yes, that was sarcasm.
If I didn’t have to work, I wouldn’t. Why do we do this to so many people just so we can enjoy some time with family? Not everyone gets to enjoy holidays. Like I said, I’m probably going to even be forced to work Thanksgiving night into Black Friday this year again, but even earlier (probably around 4:30 pm). This will even be the start of a very busy and stressful week. Starting Monday and running at least ’til next Saturday evening (late evening mind you), I will be working. I’ll be working so much I hardly believe that there will be any family time in there. Sigh, this is why I need out of retail so badly.
If you are in the area this next week, I’d appreciate a friendly smile or hug, etc. just to help make it through the week and know that I’m not alone, that someone does care about me.
Until then, I’m trying to enjoy what little time I have left with my family and myself ’til my next break (and the next entry).
Love and prayers (that I survive this ridiculousness)!