Well, it’s been a long while since I wrote here and there’s much to tell. I’m unfortunately too tired to write about it all in one entry, but I will over time tell you everything. Let’s begin with the most essential. I am no longer working at Yankee Candle. To most of you this may come as a shock and probably anger. Let me elaborate further on this topic.
I voluntarily quit Yankee Candle. They are a great corporation, but the local store I worked with not so much. Two people were super-duper nice, but the remaining employees were not. I was able to get along with the main manager and a second assistant. I gave my two weeks notice after working there for about a month and a half (about the time I’d probably be getting my first performance review if I had figured out correctly). Some reasons I quit were: inappropriate comments about my religion, inability to attend Mass regularly, always being picked on to take out the trash. There was also a week where I worked 8 days in a row because someone else needed a day off. I understand they’re short-staffed, but working someone 8 days in a row!? 😯 😥
Other reasons I quit were: I felt I was slowly becoming callused to some of the feelings I used to have (such as compassion and listening) all because I was forcing people to buy things they really wouldn’t or didn’t need (like a lighter, car products, or an “illuma lid”) all for the sake of raising my average dollar sale (ADS); I also was not being paid more than minimum. I mean for goodness sakes I’ve worked in retail before, so that should mean I get paid a bit more than the minimum, right? Apparently not with these people.
Anyway, as I said this is just the tip of the iceberg and I don’t really want to go into much more of it. I’m trying to put it in the past and forget about (or, hopefully, grow from) it.
Not much else I feel like reporting tonight; I’ll write more at a later time.
Love and prayers!