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Sunday, August 07, 2005

I might quit...

Oh yes. I never thought I would be one of those people that would throw in the towel, but I am beat. After a week of sorting, cleaning, carrying and labeling vegetables, I am at the end of my wits. My shift yesterday was from 8 in the morning until 6.30 and after I had carried in the 5th sack of potatoes (mind you they weigh 25kg!) I was ready to hide behind all those boxes of tomatoes and have a decent cry.
But I could live with that, were I not surrounded by all those teenagers.
My daily conversations revolve around topics like cars, girls, condoms and secretly buying alcohol with fake IDs. It is doing my head in. I don´t know how many more of those ´yesterday me and me friend went to the supermarket-and than she said that he called her when all the time I knew that she called him, because I called him and he told me so- and we found those awesome shoes and than the selling lady was kinda you know and we just thought "whatever" and then my friend said soemthing so fanfu****tastic,which I can´t remember right now, but it wa soooooo funnnnny...


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At 19:54, Blogger Lisa Skvísa said...

Oh babe, that does not sound good, not at all! I don't have 17 year olds like that where I work... they're all kind of bright and nice... I think you've been unlucky on that front! But despite being able to ignore those people if needs be, the 25kg sacks of potatoes strike me as a more permanent problem! Well I say, if it doesn't make you happy, find a better job that does. You could always try a clothes shop in the mall. Or Skífan so that the people you love can get decent discounts on CDs... come on, lets think of something beneficial to us all! ;-) But seriously babe, if it's a nightmare, just leave... you could be run over by a bus tomorrow, and if the last day you had wanted to make you cry, I say, it's not worth it! :-)

At 19:57, Blogger Tryggvi said...

If u need to quit then u will. Its not about giving up, at least I know its not in this case, but rather about what suits u. I never understood why u didn't go upstairs to the clothing part of Hagkaup, since u decided u were gonna try Hagkaup. It seems to me that its easier, warmer and overall better suited for u, since u want to work for Hagkaup. But wherever u want to work, they're lucky to have u.

At 21:49, Blogger Minka said...

I think I am a creature of habbit and it is very hard for me to leave my daily routine behind. I have decided to hang on another week and see how I feel then. I am also not gonna be in the vegetables forever...maybe some different department might present a whole new outlook.

At 11:58, Anonymous maría erla said...

oh the horror! no kidding, but seriously you have all my sympathy (esp. regarding the teenage talk)!! :)

At 17:48, Blogger Minka said...

are you working with teenagers as well, Maria? Any survival traits you might be able to share?

At 03:08, Blogger Doug said...

There's no honor in staying in a job you don't care for and which doesn't challenge you. My perspective as an employer is to always be positive about staff leaving. I want the ones who stay to want to be there. Besides, you can totally, like, do better or whatever.

At 10:56, Blogger Minka said...


At 07:56, Blogger Minka said...

Uhhhhhh...I got another job offer! Now I will have to do some thinking today and i will get back to you guys!

At 11:13, Blogger Doug said...

Don't you want our advice first?

At 12:47, Blogger dddragon said...

It's not that you would be quitting - it would be that you were SAVING YOURSELF from insanity!

I can laugh quietly to myself when teenagers act so inanely, but then I'm not forced to be surrounded by them so much.

Finally, I think that working at a clothes store in a mall would just be worse! You'd have those teenager AND their mothers!!

At 15:49, Blogger Doug said...

Monika, I should tell you that Dddragon lives with two teenagers. I sense a trap.

Dddragon, good to see you over here. If you haven't yet, scroll back to Monika's pictures of Iceland or the posts about her birds.

At 16:13, Blogger Minka said...

Doug, naturally would I have asked your opinion once I made my decission ;) And thanx for promoting my site!!!
dddragon, welcome! i have read a little of your comments on Doug´s page and I am honoured to find such a guest here.
I could never work selling clothes to teenagers, their mothers of men for that matter. They always try on 50 pairs and then they buy what they tried on first. Drives me nuts.
But I am pretty sure I am leaving those lovely vegies and go to an Old-people home until I start teacher. I had a rather good offer and I know I love being with those old ones. Never had grandparents and this is how I achieve that feeling.

At 18:41, Blogger Minka said...

Oh Doug, I fell into the trap! Of course, mothers of teenagers are delightful customers- is what I meant to say :) My sincerest apologies!


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