Take me back!
Today was a shitty, awful, terrible, poopy, no good day! :(
I don’t know what to do about work… I don’t care for it very much (at least my last job was sorta fun..), and my co-workers either seem like they really don’t care for me AT ALL (a couple of the women on first), or they have no opinion of me at all(meaning they aren’t friendly nor unfriendly, we just sort of co-exist)(and these are another woman on first, a guy on first, and the other guy who is training with me before we go to second.)
Now I know I am going to second shift next week, which should help on the co-workers front, but the work still sucks. My back is KILLING me today, my feet always hurt, and its only Tuesday. I have yet to work full 40 hr week out on the floor, plus eventually I will be working some Saturdays and/or 12 hour week days. Just. Fuckin. Sucks.
Back to the co-workers. One of the women who I believe doesn’t like me is annoying as FUCK. She has one of those voices that just makes you cringe, and she’s always repeating herself at least 3 or 4 times. Well she is also a trainer; one day, she asked me how it was going on the station I was at, and I told her “Not bad, but working with the short wires is more difficult than the long ones.” I did not say “I’m struggling with the short wires”, nor “I don’t know how to do it with these ones” just that it was MORE difficult than the EASIER ones. Makes sense right?
Nope. She decides it time to tell me I’m doing it wrong. She says to lower down the station. I’d already been told, by TWO trainers, that I had the station TOO LOW, and to raise it up. Which I did, and it helped a lot. But when I tried to tell her this, she just insisted that I had it too high. I told her it was working there, that I wasn’t having a problem with the short wires, but I just needed to get more used to them. These things take time, after all.
BUT NOOOOO. I’ve still got it too high apparently. I told her I liked it that high, I didn’t have to bend over as much and I could see it better when it was closer. Also makes sense right?
Then she’s like “Well do you think you need glasses??!” I was so frustrated! I haaaave glasses, but I need them for long distance. Not for something 12 inches in front of my face. And I need them for headaches, not actually to see (that’s a different story- let’s just say my eyes are weird and leave it at that.)
It was frustrating. That was last week. Well yesterday, she was a floater, which just means she hangs around and helps where she’s needed, and observes us newbies if she doesn’t need to help on the line. She told me that I need to stop wiping the unit with my finger when I inspect it. That if I wipe it on the cloth, it should be enough. But it wasn’t enough, clearly, because I needed to wipe smaller sections again.
And I might add that during this inspection, the computer is testing the unit as well, so its not like Im taking extra time to do this, I’d just be waiting on the computer anyways. BUT NOOOO. She thinks that this is why Im, going slower, not because I am slower at the parts that take more time, but this thing.
And I tried to wipe with my finger less(at least when she was watching), but, and I told her this, I’m still trying to get used to seeing what is a defect, and what is just fuzzies that need to be wiped off. I’m new! Its going to take me time to perfect my eye to seeing these things as well as all the people who have been there for months or years!
Well, today, things decided to hit the fan. The main woman in charge of training (a very nice woman who actually seems to sorta like me well enough) came over to my line and told me that our group leader(essentially the first shift supervisor) would like to see me in her office. So I go in there, and she sits me down and says: “Yesterday I had a meeting with the trainers, as we always do with new people, to see how things are going. They told me that you are having trouble focusing.”
Okay hang on. Ive been trying VERY hard to focus, and I don’t know what more I can do. I have been working my hardest to keep up, even though I can’t yet, and have kept my conversations to a bare minimum, when I knew I was not the slowest on the line, and was actually kinda keeping up. Okay, back to the office:
"They said that you aren’t taking to the helpful directions that are being given to you. You are just making excuses and going back to the way you were doing it before."
Okay, at this point, I am shocked. She actually said I looked really surprised, and I told her I was, that Ive been trying my hardest to take what they are saying to heart and working on improving. I was pissed. Then she said “Okay, because it is helpful, I could show you a way to do the job that doesn’t work for you, but Ashley* might have a way that works better.” (*Name changed. But it IS the one who I was complaining about earlier in the post.)
Im just so frustrated with this woman. She is the only one of the trainers who seems to have a problem with me, and I don’t understand!
Not to mention, I am so tired of being slow. I have always seemed to catch on quickly in the past in other manufacturing plants I’ve worked in, and I’m just NOT here. Fucking. Sucks. I almost wonder if this is TOO fast for me… if this is the fastest my body can go, and that’s why Im not getting better.
Im just frustrated. But Im trying to hold out until I maybe get better… And then even if I don’t, if I show up and am friendly with people, there’s a 99% chance I’ll still get hired in, and then maybe I can go to a slower paced department. Ugh. :/
Anyways.. tl,dr: work sucks and I hate it.
P.s. I hate being on a different shift as my boyfriend :( This is when I get to see him:
5am: Gabbie wakes up for work, wakes up sleeping boyfriend, says goodbye have a good day sleep well. Boyfriend: MMMhmmm*snore*
1:58pm: Gabbie gets off work, gets ONE MINUTE to say hi and how are you and have a good day.
10:30ish pm(or 2:30ish am, if he works OT) Gabbie is asleep when boyfriend gets home, see 5am, but reversed. :(
I have no idea where this large bruise came from…
*ride operator voice* please keep your lols omgs and your “I tried to scroll past this”s inside the tags at all times ladies and gents
The cone one is my favorite.
why is James spelled with an s. why is it plural. more than 1 Jame. how many James.
"ur just into girls to get attention"
yeah girls attention
well this annoying thing happens like every day:
dont kill yourself tonight ok
you have a really pretty smile and i know its not always easy to manage one but itd be a bummer if we never had the chance to see it ever again
youre really important and you matter a lot so stay safe and try and have a nice sleep