Today was a rough one... Feel free to give free advice
Saturday, May 03, 2014
Today was went bad early and just didn't get any better for me. Yesterday I found out that there was a manager position at a different store opening up. I am a good employee, I work hard, do what I'm told. I should be rewarded. I thought I had a legitimate chance at the manager position. I went and asked our general manager for a letter of recommendation. This is where it turned really wrong. I pretty much got ripped a new butthole because at the current moment our numbers as a whole are a little low (my numbers are perfectly fine) He also informed me that I was an invisible employee, gave me a long list of unrealistic goals that should be accomplished before I should even think about attempting to move up in the company and he wouldn't even consider me for a manager in his own store. So now I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place. I'm pretty much fed up with the company I work for. I am pretty sure with my work background and my schooling I wouldn't have that big of an issue finding new employment. I am only skeptical of leaving because I'm giving up insurance for my daughter. If it was just me I would have walked out on my job today. I did talk to both of my direct supervisors and both of them said they would write a letter of recommendation. Do I go? Do I stay? Do I still apply for the manager position? Ugh just not sure right now.
Sprint was having a sale on ipad mini non retina displays and I have been in the market for one for a while. I went to a store that advertises that they price match if it can be verified. The gm verified the price but refused to sell it to me because it was too much of a loss for the company. The guy was a real tool about it. In my frustration with dealing with him I turned to leave only to drop my phone and shatter the screen. I went to the sprint store expecting to buy a 16gb for 99 but they said they had 1 64gb for 149. We stuck up a conversation, he felt bad for me so gave me the 64gb for the $99. He offered to have a tech fix my phone if they had a used screen, he checked and they didnt but the thought and kindness was still there. After a day like to day I needed a little bit of faith restored in humanity.
I am thankful for sparkpeople and my sparkteam challenge because on today like today I would have came home and turned to food as a comfort. I turned town free pizza, olive garden and chicken wings... I did eat one chicken drummy but that is better than the 30 I would have smashed while having an entire 2 liter of coke. I will take that as a small victory. All small victory will eventually win me the war right?