wow! I am so pooped!
there is so much happening in my life right now I don't even know where to start!
Lets start at the end of my old job at Ciao Bella....so we stopped serving the public on March 29th. and then for the next three days we threw away, took, scrubbed, got high on fumes, etc...until the store was so shiny and clean I hardly recognized it! hahaha so much work! three full days of that I was exhausted, from cleaning, and not having a day off since the week before we closed! I was mentally tired cause I was loosing my job, my boss's cancer had come back, I was moving, and on top of that had interviews with the new company coming in!
so that is a good transition, Yes I was interviewing with the new company. I am sick of scooping gelato....but I also knew, or was pretty sure that my unemployment would probably just cover rent (if lucky) and I would have no money for food, bills etc. So I needed to be an adult about this because a full time job would most definitely pay me enough for everything....tight but secure. I have been working for Ciao Bella for 2.5 years (shock horror gasp) So I knew that I also wouldn't settle for less than upper management cause I have the knowledge, skills, and experience.
After my interviews (while I was closing Ciao Bella down) I got a call saying they wanted to hire me, they could only (at this time) offer me a dollar less that I made for CB. I thought about this for a while cause a dollar is a lot, but I would be full time....so I would probably make more than CB anyway. They told me that it was an assistant manager job, . I thought about it again. I was really stressed about this decision because of a few things, I was scared I was not making the right decisions, I really hated the building owners and the chocolate guy, so I would be subjecting myself to them for a longer amount of time....and lastly I would be scooping gelato still.
I took the job.
I cried a few times (I'm sure having it be that time of the month really helped me out a lot =| )
Ciao Bella closed on March 31. Lush Gelato opened on April 1st. my first shift was April 1st at 6 pm. O_O
wow just jump right in right?
This is getting longer than I thought it would be...
my first day FUCKING SUCKED! and I kept asking myself "why am I here?" "why did I take this job?" "what was I thinking?" "omg I made the wrong decision doing this!"
Basically long story short, the guy I worked with on my first day was a total and complete asshat. and I mean that with great emphasis on ass! and at one point he told me, "I'm just the manager of this store don't ask me."
mind reeling! for a couple of reasons, one if you really are the manager then, yes I know it is a bran fucking new store, but you should have a small bit of information! TWO....and this one is big....MANAGER? I thought him and I were co-managers! :( fuck now I'm super sore and upset. and Like great I have a total douchebag for a boss.
well I told Monica, whom I considered my real boss, how he treated me on my first day, and how I didn't appreciate it, I know I am new to Lush, but I know my way around a Gelato shop so I don't need to be treated like a child :| She said she would talk to him...he "apologized".
I had one other major incident with him where he was ubber sexist! He also took to touching me randomly. so I called him out on the sexist bit but forgot to ask him to stop touching me and he is so gross! and I told Monica! because I don't deserve to work in an environment like this!!!!
Well then he got hit by a car....while on his skate board...my first thought (yes I'm going to hell) "SERVES HIM RIGHT!" and then my second..."oh shit is he ok?" hehehe :look
well Monica had all of his shifts covered for the rest of the week....I didn't have to work with him and it was amazing! I get along with everyone else so far! so I didn't understand Joshua, cause I'm nice and easy to get along with.
(wow really long now sorry)
SO I went to work yesterday afternoon, thinking I worked with Joshua...I get there and Monica is there. Hi hi hi. She tells me some updates, and then pulls me into the back room to tell me that Her and Frederico let Joshua go this morning. me outside--->calm cookie. me inside----> O_O eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!! so she tells me that there were too many incidents (not just with me) in the short amount of time that he had been hired that they just couldn't continue on like that, so woot! anyway then she said they have to hire another full time person cause we have so many part timers but we just need someone really flexible.
then....wait for it....
She asked me if I wanted to be the other manager!!!
So I thought about it for a min. and then I said that I would love to. and she said that she is super excited to work with me cause I know what I am doing. and then called me partner.
I am pretty excited cause I almost didn't take this job at all and now I am a co manager! Things are getting better.
ok I was going to post pictures...but it isn't working....so go to my facebook page! Ill put them there!
There is definitely more but that is all for now!