You work and work for years, for someone else’s company. Only to find out that you could get fired for their computer’s mistake. That is close to the process that I’m facing at this time.
Let me start from the beginning. I work for this big retail chain that has employed so many people, but are also quick to let go so many people. I’ve been working there for almost half my life. Not that I want to be there, but like I say, “It’s a job.” Plus I’m too lazy and comfortable to look for another one. Truth is I knew that this day would come sooner or later. Not to mention, I’ve been wanting to quit for the longest. Maybe this is my way out. I was just hoping to have something else going for myself. That’s why I have been working at tryin to grow this blog, because it’s something I love to do. Like I always say, “It’s better to get paid to do something you love rather than something you can’t stand.” At first, working there wasn’t so bad. But the longer I stayed the worse it seemed to get over the years. Before, my place of employment use to care about the people they served and the people that worked for them. When the owner died, that all changed. Now it’s all about money.
I’m sure that is what a lot of businesses are about, but that isn’t the main focus. Most companies at least have an after thought of the customers experience. This company cares nothing about the customers let alone the employees. The sad part about it is, they have realized people are going to continue to shop there because it’s a one stop shop. So, the complaining and video taping is going to do nothing. I’ve also noticed most times customers lie on employees because they’re trying to get a free gift card. That is beside the point. But they do this and they don’t seem to realize that the only thing the company is doing is pacifying them, making sure that they’re going to keep coming back to spend their money in a store that could care less about them. Some customers probably know this, but are not going to stop shopping there because of convenience. I mean really, ‘Who wants to go to a whole lot of other stores to get everything you need when you could just go to one?” Not me, but I will to prove a point.
But I’m getting away from the point of this whole blog. Like I said I have been working there for years and something happened that proves that it wasn’t my mistake. The company’s machine has been glitching and adding extra money on to customers cards. The good thing is, I’m not the only person that has experienced the glitches. So that helps me to have a stronger argument of why it wasn’t my mistake. This has also happened to a co-worker of mine, twice . The only thing is, her customers caught the mistake and told her, mine didn’t. So, now I’m faced with losing my job if anything else happens and I’m involved. At this point I’m asking myself if it’s even worth it. I know it isn’t. People tell me everyday that I’m too intelligent to do the type of work I do. Truth be told, I know that. I just don’t want to leave that job to go to another, because working for someone else wasn’t the plan. I wanted to have my own business. I’m not going to loose focus of that either. I refuse to loose site of what I really want for this life. I’m not going to get caught up in the negative things that this world is trying to feed me. I know that there is a bigger purpose for this life of mine. I’m just going to try to stay positive and work on bettering me. I’m just thankful that someone else has been experiencing it, so that they won’t be able to put it all on me.
I love you all, and I hope you have a blessed and beautiful day.
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