My Candle Was Extinguished

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!


About Christy

I enjoy: my family, my faith life, photography, drawing; writing, working on cars, basketball, football, and baseball. These are just a few of the many things I'll just have to read my blog to know me better to know more of them. Other things you may not catch on that I enjoy are: cats, angels, ballroom dancing, Christian music, camping (being one with nature and all of God's creations), traveling, cherry and apple blossoms, and the colors blue (in all shades), white, black, dark purple, and SOME shades of pink. (Rainbows are cool, too. And I'm NOT a lesbian! Although, I'm friends with some gays and lesbians as well as a few transgenders.) I am Roman Catholic. I graduated from Johnson County Community College, where I majored in Animation in hopes of fulfilling my dreams of being a computer generated animation movie maker. I also have a degree in Corporate Communication from Avila University. I'm currently employed at Nestle Toll House/Haagen-Dazs (at Oak Park Mall in Overland Park), I own my own business -- C & S Productions, L.L.C. (check it out at, and am single. My favorite time of year is Winter and the Christmas season! It's just so...well, I can't put it into words. ^_^ Lastly, I am 36 years young!
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