Motivation Monday #46 

Happy Monday friends! 

This is the first Monday in a while that I have actually had the energy to be motivational. 

Aside from the fact that it’s pouring outside, (which is making me feel like I’m back in North Carolina) it’s still a good day to have a good day! 

I’ll share a little story with you about what’s going on in my life lately. 

I was so eager to find a job when I moved to San Diego that I took the first job that I was offered. 

I applied to multiple jobs for weeks on end and prayed that I would find anything.  With a husband who is gone a lot and only a couple of friends in the area, I was desperate to find something to keep me busy. 

Sometimes the things we think we need are not actually beneficial to us in the long run. I really didn’t dislike my job at first. It was a rapid decline that took me from being completely okay with going to work to being in tears the moment I got off. 

The company I worked for became so understaffed over the past month that I was doing the work of three to four people by myself. They began scheduling me for overtime shifts without asking my permission and making me work certain shifts by myself. As a part of the waitstaff, I was also required to do the job of the dishwasher on days when she wasn’t there. There were days when I was by myself for 5 hours at a time, taking orders and serving food to a dining room full of people all while being expected to complete multiple other tasks.  I felt grossly overworked and under appreciated. 

On payday the employees were required to attend an all-staff meeting. During the meeting they would talk about how we should work on our productivity and have more positive attitudes. Not once did they bring up what they were doing to fix the major understaffing issue at hand. They even had a woman come in to talk about what to do if there was an active shooter in the workplace- if you ask me they were only covering their asses incase one of the many disgruntled employees decided to go off the deep end. 

They had a big holiday party planned and it sounded like it would be a fun event, but all I could think was that they should have been focusing on hiring people instead. 

So last week came to a boiling point for me when I was working as hard as I could to get everything done but I knew that there was no way it would get done in time. I was having an anxiety attack and I had to hide in the walk-in refrigerator to compose myself for a moment before I went out to clean the dining room. While I was cleaning dirty dishes off the tables a woman decided that it was the perfect opportunity for her to yell at me about how long it took to get her food. Blaming me specifically and assuming that I didn’t put her order in when in reality- she just came at a bad time and the chefs were busy making other meals. It was at that exact moment that I decided I wasn’t going to show up the next day- that is, as long as my husband was in agreement. 

It took a while to get ahold of him, but Blake agreed that no job was worth feeling the way I did. And so with a feeling of instant relief- I quit my job.

Today would have been my day off before having to go back tomorrow and I am so grateful that don’t have to. Now I can get back to blogging and doing things that I enjoy all while looking for a better job. 

So if you’ve made it through my whole  spiel and reached this point, then you’re highly deserving of this motivation that I’m about to bestow upon you. 

If you’re unhappy with anything in life- you have the power to change it. It might make things harder for a while but nothing worth having ever comes easy. 

I was unhappy with my job, so I quit. I should have waited and put in a two week notice but for my own sanity I’m glad that I didn’t. This will most likely make my life more difficult until I find another job, but I’m positive that something better will come along and I’m content just knowing that I won’t have to go back to the place that made me so miserable. 

Being happy is SO important. Don’t sacrifice your happiness for something that you think you need to do to make others happy. 

Have a happy week!

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4 Comments

  1. Good for you, Tori. No one should have to work under those conditions. Now concentrate on the things you would like to do for work. Narrow your focus and I’m sure you’ll find just the right job this time.

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