Days like today remind me of why I want to someday be my own boss.
It's not that I can't stand being managed, well, ok, maybe it is that I can't stand being managed.
Today my current district manager (she's filling in temporarily while my permanent DM is out on maternity leave) was in my store and, omg, it was awful. She was on the rampage and she nitpicked everything. Seriously, the entire store, which was about 5 of us working today, was on edge all day.
On top of it all we have been hit hard with tons of new freight to be processed and we had 3000 new clearance items that had to be ticketed. Talk about a load of work to do... I'm exhausted.
Thank goodness I have tomorrow off because I plan on spending it poolside with the 2nd and 3rd Sookie Stackhouse book...
In the meantime I'm evaluating whether or not I can do this job for several years. This amount of stress right now is a little unusual but definitely not unheard of for retail. The other day I was catching up with an old DM of mine that is in her 50s and no longer working. We still keep in touch from time to time and she asked me if I was making sure to take time for myself, because she worked her tooshie off her entire life and it's catching up with her now in her health. It really got me thinking... I know she's right.