Monday, November 30, 2009

Works for Me

I said I would post about what I like about work But don't forget to read and comment on what I don't like about work, which I wrote below. Because that is still on my mind.
  • Missionaries (awesome because they are going on a mission to teach and preach and serve as missionaries do)
  • Trina (she is very nice)
  • Crazy kitchen workers (sometimes they make me chuckle)
  • The friendships I have made there (yes I have friends at work)
  • How working at the MTC has made me come out of my shell. I had to in order to use the nepotism that occurs there in my favor (haha)
  • I'm making pretty good money
  • I can work holidays for double time
  • Sometimes I'm allowed to work 40 hours a week
  • It's pretty easy to get work off
  • Sunday Breakfast (Best Shift Ever! You can eat whatever you want and I like to do the trash, I don't know why but I do)
  • Sometimes you get to meet General Authorities It's pretty Rad.
  • Occasionally they give us the leftovers
  • Oranges the oranges the MTC has had lately have been really delicious
Ok I think that is it. Bye.

Not Working Out

I think I go through periods in my life where I become obsessed with making money.

Right now is one of those times. I want to just work and work, except for one thing; I hate my job.

I just hate pretty much everything about it. Except the missionaries.

I like that there are so many missionaries. It's a good thing.

Some people I work with drive me crazy. Sometimes they seem fake, sometimes they are just not good workers, and sometimes I just find them completely irritating. Most of the time I ignore it if they are just regular workers but when my supervisor doesn't do his/her job right that just pushes me over the edge.

No, really, it really makes me angry. I hate that I will have to go around on my next shift and fix the things he/she should have had people do during that shift. It's insanely annoying. Mostly because he/she is the supervisor and he/she is supposed to be setting the bar for the employees. Instead he/she is telling them it is ok to slack off and not do your job right because someone else will take care of it.

You would think that if he/she was really this bad at supervising then the managers wouldn't let him/her be the supervisor the next semester, you would think. Oh but wait, they did. And did I get any shifts? No I did not. Not even cashier shifts. Whatever.

So that is my dilema. I want to just work all the time but being at work makes me unhappy, which doesn't help me in my quest to be more charitable, and Christ-like. Which is awkward because I work at the MTC...

Because I am so frustrated with work right now I'm going to make you a bulleted list of things I hate about work and then I will bury it and move on with my life. My next post will be things I like about working there.
  • Nepotism- that's how you get a good job there
  • Lazy workers- I love it when we have been serving just pizza at dinner but I'm sweeping up eggs, fried chicken (yes a whole drumstick), or fries
  • It's dirty (on account of lazy workers)
  • Wasteful (tons of food is just thrown away on a daily basis)
  • Ugly uniforms that are ugly (they are ugly, did I mention that?)
  • Crazy people who work in the kitchen (sometimes they just drive me insane (not always))
  • That the leftover bar on 1-4 has this superfolously long tube to empty the water out of the wells which in itself will take 15min not to mention how long it takes to clean all the stuck on food off of that thing.
  • Roaches
  • Rude customers
  • Bad supervisors (like the one mentioned above)
  • Ridiculous policies (like not walking on wet floors. Hello at night custodial to clean the floor we spray it with a hose. In the dishroom water is always splashing everywhere. Last I checked people can't hover)
  • That I had to pay $25 for my uniform deposit but if I lose my hat or apron I have to buy a new one. They won't just deduct it from my deposit.
  • Just the fact I had to pay a uniform deposit.
  • I have only been Employee of the Month once even though I was "Star of the Day" everyday over the summer.
  • That some one I work with hates me for no reason at all. One day I'm just standing there serving food on her line and I hear her go "Mel that's her" But nothing after that so I look up and she and Mel are glaring at me. Thank you very much for never ever talking to me in my entire life or smiling. I don't know what I did to you but get over it.
  • Caution this may sound racist: If there are 2 people who speak spanish that you are working with they will only speak spanish to eachother. They may even acknowledge that it's rude but continue doing it.
  • The early sitters. (people who decide that they are done at the end of the shift even though there is still tons that needs to be done)(this can also be categorized under lazy workers)
  • I always look/smell gross after work.
  • The shifts are at the most inconveinient times.
Ok I think that is enough.

Edit: I'm glad the bullets don't show up on the list that's just awesome :\

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

What I Want for Christmas

Lately people have been asking so here you go.
  1. A new Polaroid Camera that takes the 600 film. I got mine on etsy.com for $15 I think (including shipping) But the sales aren't as good anymore I think the cheapest one is $12 (not including shipping) I need a new one because mine mysteriously stopped working when I tried to take a picture of my brother at Bridal Veil Falls. The shutter refuses to open I think. I think it would be easier to just buy a new one than to get it fixed, and cheaper. It wouldn't be such a big deal except I've got 3.5 packs of film I want to use. As the film is more expensive than the camera. Pretty much this is what I want the most.
  2. A Lady Antebellum cd. I heard one of their songs at the CMA's and decided I liked it.
  3. To go home
  4. A million dollars
k that is my Christmas list.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Another One? (in whiny voice)

I really like flowers and my floral design class. It's making me want to be a wedding planner... only not like Jennifer Lopez where I steal someones groom. I would feel really mean if I did that.

I have to take 3 tests this week maybe 4 I have to check. But I really don't know how well I'll do on any of them. It's hard for me to focus lately, just because I'd rather focus on other things.

I'm getting really good at crosswords. I like to do them. Also they remind me of my Grandma. Hopefully that means I'm getting to be an old lady. (Please oh Please let me be and old Lady)

When I'm old I'm going to sit on my porch and spray people with a hose.

HAHAHA

Like pretty much every girl regardless of relationship status, I like to look at Bridal magazines. After looking through many of these and watching "Say Yes to the Dress" I still have no idea what I want my dress to look like. But I do know I want texture, either from lace, ruching, or some other technique. Don't think I want to be studded out though with crystals and beading because I don't. I think that is not for me at all. So I don't want texture through beading. Yeah and I don't want your standard mormon girl dress either. If I had a choice I'd have Vera Wang design my dress.

That means I need to get rich and famous so she'll do it. Above is my favorite dress of hers. It's called Calalilly. Although I'm not sure why because that flower thing is definitely not a cala lilly...

The Tale to Tell

ugh I hate alliteration so I am hereby retitling this post "The Story I'll Tell You" haha

Anyways...

I had a root canal. It hurt a LOT!! And it was hurting a lot for over a week before I was able to get it taken care of. Because I don't feel like relaying all the funny details of the story I'll Spark it for you.

It all started Sunday when I had a terrible, no good, very bad pain, which by the end of the day resulted in me going to the ER. At the ER they gave me Percocet. Man that stuff is awesome

The next day I went to the dentist and found out 2 things: 1. I need a root canal 2. My dental insurance doesn't cover root canals in Utah.
So the dentist prescribed me antibiotics and told me I could come back if I just wanted it done.

After talking with my parents I decided to just let this dentist do the deed and give me a root canal which I scheduled for Monday because I had a very busy school week ahead of me. At first I thought of doing it on Friday but my mom reminded me that I had work all of Sat so I probably shouldn't do that.

Well I was supposed to have work all of Sat but on Friday I threw up and ruined my new white sweatshirt, no one was more grossed out than I was. This meant I couldn't go to work the next day because I might possibly be sick, and I couldn't take the makeup test that day either. HMPH. Very irritating.

So no work on Sat and by the end of the day I felt much better except my mouth which still hurt.

So on Monday I went to get my root canal and it hurt because the Novocain didn't work very well. The dental assistant was also very annoying.

After it was over I was really mad because my mouth hurt soo bad still. I'm not sure why I was mad, probably a combination of the annoying girl and the pain, but I wanted to punch someone in the face. So I went to the public library and read a Bridal magazine. It was very interesting and by 2:30pm my mouth no longer hurt as much as it did before and I was quite happy.

The End

Now just think how long this would have been had I put in all the details...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Help

So I need to do a creativity project for my class. Here are some of my ideas. Help me narrow it down:

a)Tell an oral story (like Homer did) only the main character is you!! It would be a sort of epic tale that would reflect the values of our day.

b)Write my own fables (like Aesop's) that reflect the values of our day

c)Make a pyramid shaped kind of shadow box in which I would put things that are important to me that I would want to have with me forever.

d)Create an ad for the American Floral Society, along with a floral arrangement where I relate giving your significant other flowers is the best way to keep them happy and to dispel misfortune (akin to the ancients making sacrifices to their gods).

e)A sort of tapestry depicting a story from my life or someone else's.

f)A kind of stained glass window depicting a story of modern times.

K that's all I got. Which do you like best? Or do you have a better idea?
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