I took a rough job because I was facing eviction.
It was a last ditch effort to get employment before I became homeless.
But now that I have been draining my soul into this passionless office every day, I am eager to find my exit as quickly as possible. I make it a ritual to check job listings daily, and I even do it on my cell phone when I’m on my lunch break at work. Unfortunately, I work in a competitive industry and there aren’t a ton of options in my city if you’re looking for something beyond an entry-level position. Even though my current job pays me enough to survive without being too uncomfortable, there are too many factors that make me hate this place. Our managers are terrible about not giving us space when we’re trying to get our work done everyday. I don’t like multiple check-ins throughout the afternoon when I’m just trying to do my job in the short time frame that I am given. On top of that, I am miserable with their failing heating and cooling system. The air conditioner never cools the office to lower than 80 degrees, regardless of the season. This makes it miserable to work here during the sweltering summer months. I’m always dripping with sweat and it sometimes makes the skin on my back itchy when the fabric sticks to my skin. Honestly, the poor air conditioning is going to push me to find a better job faster than any other factor or variable. I’d rather work in retail again as long as it meant a better indoor environment and competent heating and cooling.