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A Little Bit Of LJ in My Life

I don't want to whine too much, but a little will have to do for the time being, because I have a lot on my mind.

I was at work tonight until about 11:45, at my "old" Starbucks store (the one in Green Tree, where I started). I feel sad that even though I've been at my "new" store for more than a year now, I still feel right at home where I started and that my closer friends, are at my old store. Last night after I got out of work, I went out for drinks with Josh and Tina, because Josh was leaving for vacation today. He was going on a 10 day trip to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland! I'm so jealous, you have no idea... the three of us talked about everything under the sun, but naturally, it always seemed to revolve back to work. The life of a Starbucks shift supervisor is rougher than most people really understand, and the past few weeks have gotten more crazy! Lately, upper management has been putting the hit on all of its stores to reach these sales goals that are seriously, impossible for the area that we are in or impossible because of the shitty weather we have had. I am sure this is an initiative that is being passed down from one exec to another, but it's frustrating, because it takes away from the personal connections we have with our customers! We can only encourage people to buy what they want, to an extent. Most people walk in, already knowing what they do and do not like, and are not willing to shell out x amount of dollars to try something new. I hate to say that, but it's true. That's the reality- they may try something when it's free, but they probably won't like it enough to drop, let's say, $5 on it. Most people will stick with their favorite, whatever that may be, because it's comforting! *sigh* Not to mention that summer = vacations, and I can't wait to have mine. I'm grateful that I am taking 2 vacations, to break up the anxiety that is spread between all of the people I'm working with! lol

Rant continues... living with my parents at home is growing more frustrating, no surprise there. Bill and I really need to make more headway with finding an apartment, but it's just hard to find time in his schedule (with two jobs, plus the required amount of sleep he "needs") and my schedule (which is just one job, but the times are all over the map, plus my parents often expect me to drive Stacy to work/to wherever she needs when they can't). We checked out a few places near Duquesne, but the financial restrictions were too much. I've concluded our options in the city are pretty much zero, and we need to find a nice 2 bedroom apartment with decent parking and perhaps some utilities included, for less than $1,000 per month. Obviously the less we pay in rent, would be great. But I have calculated based on my current income and what Bill and I can balance with our savings, that it would work out okay.

It's just time for a break from the daily grind, I've concluded. Lots of people around me have been or are on vacation, and I know my time is right around the bend, so I just need to be patient and get through this! I'm stopping my rant now because I don't want to be so angry and bitter, because I'm really not. I'm just dwelling on dumb shit. Hope you're having a nice life friends :)

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br1ttn3e
Jun. 14th, 2010 02:10 am (UTC)
good job LJ'ing <3 hope things look up soon and that your vacay is a good break for you!
_firestixx
Jun. 14th, 2010 05:38 pm (UTC)
My advice: Get out of the house. That's just stress you DO NOT need. I'm sure you know that. You appreciate your family more when you don't see them all the freaking time too. This isn't news to you. I just want to see you not stressed. You should definitely update LJ a lot more though! :) It's a great way to stay connected to friendies like meeeeeeee!
tigerchild521
Jun. 14th, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
@Sara & Rizz: Thanks for the advice. I'm hoping that some sense of new normalcy will settle in, once I can get out.

I have been trying to jot down my ridiculousness to myself in hopes that it will not all sound so angry and bitter. No one wants to read that. But I will try to LJ more often though, because I really miss it :(
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