Saturday, August 15, 2009

I'm giving today a B

Well, today was an adventure of sorts. I road the marta to work today. My first time on it all by myself. I'm actually becoming an adult. Truthfully, I was freaking out to begin with. Coming from a small town, I grew up hearing horror stories of the train station and the big city. Then, as I parked my car at the marta station, I saw this little old lady headed in and I thought if she can do it I can definitely do it. About half way to my destination, I realize how ridiculously not a big deal it is to ride on the marta. I mean I rode around on cramped NY city subways with out incident and those make the marta look like a kiddie ride at the mall. Overall, I ended up enjoying my ride on the marta. The best part was on the way back my brain jumped to a scene from How to Be when Art is riding the train and I couldn't stop grinning. I know everyone around me must have thought I was some kind of freak or moron sitting there smiling at the walls.

Work WAS a roller coaster ride. The work itself was pretty good. I only had one or two mishaps. Spoke to lots of cute guys. Then trouble struck as I was leaving. I had to fill out a sheet showing when I was available to work. Now on my application form I wrote out the schedule I could work. When I was interviewed, the assistant manager look over that schedule, made a note of it on her papers and didn't have any problem with when I would be able to work. Well, a different person is over my division at work and I had to fill out the sheet for her. She wanted to hassle me when I turned it in to her. She doesn't like that I can't work until 10pm (never mind that I have at least a 45 minute commute which the assistant manager knows about). She also doesn't like that I can't work mondays or much on tuesdays. I'm not really upset with her. What upsets me is I wasn't told from the beginning that my schedule would be a problem. If it was a problem, they shouldn't have hired me. It just irks me that I was up front and honest from the beginning and yet I'm being punished due to a lack of communication between management. I really don't know how long I'm going to have a job.

To end with a lighter note, I have to say thank you Kristen Stewart and those like her for making it okay to wear sneaks with dress clothes. My first two days of work, I wore dressy shoes to go with my out fit and they literally ate the back of my ankle. Today I wore sassy sneaks with my pin striped pants and my feet were so happy. Plus, I thought I looked totally cute in the outfit. I don't know if I'll ever go back to dress shoes.

1 comment:

  1. OMG!! I love that you thought of Art. He is my fave Rob character. And I think Kristen Stewart is so bad ass for wearing sneaks with dresses. Not as bad ass as you, though!