Last night I had to work until 2:30am, the first of three late nights to complete our holiday set. The next two "overnights" will be Sunday and Monday of next week. It's a lot of hard work, and every year by the last night everyone is exhausted and desperate to finish. Our regional manager comes the day after the 300 or so projects are supposed to be completed, to tour the store and critique everything. There are only four of us working on this and responsible for it all. It's just the worst!
I promised myself last October that Christmas 2015 would be my last in retail, and that I wouldn't ever have to do another holiday set again. So much for that. In fact, I'm losing hope that a new beginning on the job front is destined to be part of 2016 for me. I'm still looking, but there's been nothing to even apply for lately. With the travesty of a presidential election going on, everyone (including employers, I'm sure) has been on edge. Whatever the reason, job openings seem to have dried right up for the time being. All I can do is continue to wait and try to be patient.
But I don't have to like it!!