Friday, May 13, 2011

Worst Job Ever

I have been silent about where I work and I've finally decided to spill my frustrations out here on my blog. You see, I've been working with a temp agency to get a job as an admistration assistant and felt like my prayers have been answered when I landed a 3 month temporary job at a petite lingerie boutique. I didn't realize it at the time but my nightmare had only begun.

The first month seemed great, the manager of the store I was replacing while she went on vacation seemed very patient and understanding and she was a great person. She trained me on everything and gave me a few pointers and even when I made a little mistake she was forgiving. I liked it so much to the point where I had emailed the boutique owner if I can be permanent one day. However, she had told me she couldn't afford me (hello! I was only getting paid $11!!) and that she didn't want to hire anyone.

The manager soon went on her 3 month long trip and I was left with the owner and another lovely coworker who I have become close with. Then this job got increasingly difficult and unmanageable. I had to take on tasks and I literally felt like a slave. I was doing constant emails, steaming thousands of bras, taking inventory of thousands of bras, doing calls, doing orders, packaging orders, cleaning the store, re-doing orders she didn't approve of and just every little unnecessary tasks she had asked me to do. She couldn't trust my emails and would want to proofread before I sent it to a customer. I would then be scolded if I had gotten one punctuation wrong or added too many spaces. She would sigh loudly when I had picked the wrong bra and I couldn't work with her looking over my shoulder. She would even bitch if I had written too big on a post it note because I could write more without wasting anymore post it notes. She made me feel miserable when I worked there and when she had left for a week for business it was HEAVEN.

I had gotten to the point where I was stressed and dreaded waking up early everyday to spend my hellish hours at the store. I work hard without getting any appreciation. When I would do something good she wouldn't compliment me but when I had messed up, I wouldn't hear the end of it.

So, I put my two weeks in yesterday and never felt better. I just feel like at this point in my life I need to do something that I enjoy and after 7 years of working at restaurants, working at a bank and having to making quota and also having a cushy job at Bloomingdale's where I was getting paid a lot more than this job, I know what I am worth and this isn't worth my time.

I honestly feel free like a bird right now.

Although I still have two weeks and I already received an email on a list of what I need to do today, I won't let it get me down now!

Thanks for reading.

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  1. It sounds like you definitely did the right thing, Annie -- you can't be in an environment that makes you so miserable; it's just not healthy!
    xo Josie

  2. Well done Annie. I had a similar experience last summer, I felt crap working with my boss. Chin up, youn worth a lot more than that!

  3. Congrats! Life is way too short to spend your energy at a place where you are not appreciated.

  4. Oh crickey Annie, that sounds horrible. Well done for realising you are worth more than that xx

  5. Wow! Your boss sounds like she needs to get a grip! Glad you're getting out of there!! Hooray for you- celebrate it UP this weekend!

  6. Hey, and thanks for writing. She sounds like a dumb piece of crap unworthy of your gifts.