Books I got this week
THANK YOU HARPER! <3
- Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick (YA Book Exchange)
From the library:
- The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
- Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
- Servants of the Storm by Delilah S. Dawson
Posts on the blog:
- [15 Sep] Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas ★★★½
- [17 Sep] Staples Reading Speed Test
- [18 Sep] Life of a Blogger: Languages
- [19 Sep] Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff ★½
- [21 Sep] Heartbeat Weekly (32)
What I’ve been up to this week:
Remember me mentioning on Twitter that I had a major life change happening?
I quit my job of 7 1/2 years. It’s been a long time coming to say the least.
All in all, I’ve had enough. I’m sick of being treated like I don’t matter, like my opinion doesn’t matter. I’m sick of busting my ass and doing 75% of the work. I’m sick of trying to speak up about things that are wrong, only to have them fall on deaf ears. I’m sick of lodging (the kennel part of the vet hospital) getting dumped on because we’re “the bottom of the food chain.” We do harder, more physical work than any other department, we’re on our feet all day, and we work in the extreme temps because there is no AC or heat in the main area. But nobody cares about what happens in lodging as long as they’re making money. Even the owner of the building doesn’t concern himself with our problems.
When I started my new job, I told the “lodging manager” at my old place that I wanted to do one 6 hour shift a week. There are TWO other employees who do just that, so I assumed it would be fine. HA. She said, and I quote, “It’s not worth the paperwork.” When I mentioned the other two employees, she said “Well they’ve been doing that for years.” I told her I’d been there more than 7 years. She said she didn’t know why they were allowed to do that, but they’ve decided going forward that they won’t be doing it anymore. (Basically, they just won’t do it for me. They’re not going to change it for either of the other two girls, believe me.) I told her to put me on one double a week for now. She said, “I’m not going to put you on the schedule if you’re going to quit soon. It’s not worth the time spent to re-do the schedule.” (That’s the second time I’ve heard “it’s not worth it” – so basically I’m not worth the effort after SEVEN YEARS of hard work and dedication. K f*ck you too!) I said, “So you’re telling me to quit.” And she said, “Oh, no I’m not saying that.” Well, yeah you are. Because there’s no other option. So I told her that because she’s basically left me no other option, I was putting my two weeks in. She said she was sorry to hear that. It was all I could do to not tell her she was full of shit.
I don’t know why I’m surprised. They did this shit to my mother-in-law, who was the old lodging manager (except, you know, she actually WORKED in lodging. And she actually gave a shit about her staff). They fired her after fifteen years, saying they were doing away with the manager position and breaking it into shift leads. As soon as she was gone they made the manager of client service the manager of lodging, too. Really they fired her because she spoke her mind and the “human resource” manager didn’t like her.
I have found something awesome very close to home with a great environment and zero drama. The manager works closely with her staff and they are very laid back. I love it so far! While I’m scared to leave my old job because it’s all I’ve ever known for the last 7 years, it’s the best decision I’ve ever made. I’ll be so much happier without that negativity in my life!
What’s in your mailbox, loverlies? Link me up!
You got some pretty looking books this week!
And I’m so proud of you. Being in that toxic environment wasn’t good for you, and I’m happy you are finally out of there. I know change is hard and can be scary, but you’ll (hopefully) be so much happier now <3 *huggles*
OOh nice! I enjoyed Black Ice! Thought it was pretty awesome! Hope you enjoy it and your other new reads too!
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Have a GREAT day!
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Way to freaking go! That’s crap! You do not need that negativity in your life. Congrats on the change. I honestly would file a complaint with the better business bureau or if missing meds the board of veterinarians (I’m thinking there is one) that’s cruel.
So long, sucky job!!! Good riddance! I’m SO GLAD you managed to find a new job that you love. That’s fantastic!
Congrats on the new job! I’m glad that worked out for you.
I can’t wait to see what you think of Servants of the Storm. I’ve been curious about that one, but have seen a lot of mixed reviews.
Congrats on the new job! It sounds a lot less toxic~
Amber Elise @Du Livre
I’m so happy you found a better place to work! I also got Empire of shadows, so pretty <3 Happy reading!
Ooh, have fun with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Hollow City! I’ve only read the former, but I’m planning on rereading it and getting to Hollow City soon. Also, I can’t wait to see what you think of Black Ice. I’ve been meaning to get to that one. Great haul!
Aah yay Jessi! I’m so happy for you- books and changes! :) I’m sure your new job will be awesome for you!