Tuesday, December 6, 2011

~*Back to Blogland*~

Good morning strangers. Its been a loooong time and I apologize!!
Things come and things go....my job is no longer. Quite a humbling experience.
With no true former retail experience and not being a "hard boss" I simply could not do the job. I had 27 employees that walked all over me mostly behind my back. I also found out I am not good at counting money and trying to close the store at night was nearly impossible. I could count the safe and tills 10 times and it would be different each time.
Corporate wasn't happy. I had to force close the store on more than one occasion because I couldn't balance and an assistant manager can't make those types of errors.
I have never tried so hard at a job and failed so miserably. My self esteem?? Shot....
It's been a couple of weeks now, I've just been spending time trying to recover my emotions and catch up all the things that were neglected here as I was working a million hours a week with little time off.
I will miss the money and am worried to death but at least now I'm eating and sleeping unlike before. My shifts were usually 12-13 hours and getting home at midnight after struggling to close the store and being back at 7am really took a toll on my appetite and my brain just wouldn't let go of the worry to let me sleep more than an hour or two.
Want a great diet....try it!!
I've missed you all and am ready to start pushing myself back into my creative directions.
I've been working on redoing many of the rooms in my house....was able to get some wonderful pieces with the nice income I was bringing in including a great bowl rack from Carol at Firecracker kids.
I did a best offer on a set of three 6" wooden bowls for it on ebay and got them for $5 and he just emailed me this morning and said he can't find them now...bummer!!
Promise I'll post some pics soon!
Okay my friends....on to new things and settling back in.
Anxious to get all caught up and reconnect.


  1. hi, Kriss~ Sorry it did not work out~ but look at it this way some things are not what we want to do~ I have tried jobs~thinking I would like them then realized they were not for me,I don't like not being good at something~ and if I am not it is not for me~
    So I wish you the best~ you will find something you like~ it may take a few jobs~ but you will find your calling in employment~
    hugs to you~

  2. I agree with Teresa, besides a job with that much stress and long hours is not worth it! Something else will come along. Welcome back!

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

  3. Oh sweetie, sounded like they took advantage of your kind heart. No one should have to work like that. I wouldn't take it personally, 'cause gal, you're not a robot! I know it's a cruel world in the workplace as I hear about it from my daughter, plus I remember it from when I worked. You keep your chin up and that self esteem :-)

  4. Sorry the job did't work out for you, but nothing is worth that much stress. Take some time for yourself to rest and regroup.

  5. Good to hear from your girlfriend - but sorry it is under these circumstances. Try not to take it personally - you probably could have mastered it eventually, but it would not have been a good fit overall likely and would have eaten at you. I've taken on positions that I knew I "could" do, but truly my heart wasn't there, or I had difficulty respecting the decisions made - and that eats away at your core. Just be happy for the fact you found out sooner rather than later....I'm sure you'll survive and somehow, somewhere, find a better match. Wishing you well - and healing....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  6. Yea Kriss your back!!!!!!
    I have been wondering about you and thought your never coming back.
    Well sorry it didn't go well but you had to give it a try and now you know.
    Can't wait to see your pictures!
    Welcome back!
    Merry Christmas and bigh hug!

  7. So sorry to hear the job didn't work out as planned Kriss. But if your not sleeping and eating it really wasn't worth it. I'm sure something else will come along that will be more enjoyable.
    Welcome back to blogland!
    Can't wait to see what you all create!!!
    Prim Blessings

  8. Sorry to hear your job didn't work out. I have worked retail and been in your shoes. I couldn't sleep and I would talk in my sleep all night long about work. UGH!!!! It takes a special person to work in management in retail and I know I'm not one of them :)lol

    Well, this means you need to get busy on some patterns ;-)

  9. Know how you feel, my husband lost his job almost a year ago now. Like the rug's been pulled out from under you. His hours were 12-14 hrs a day, lots of stress too - had the shingles twice. His current job pays much less, no benefits, still, looking back, I don't know how he did it all. One door closes, another opens. I'll pray for you as you walk through your!

  10. So sorry Kriss! Coming from someone that has put in 19 years in retail... it's very hard work! I worked at Hobby Lobby and on a weekly basis, customers would come by and say how "fun" our job must be to work with all that stuff. Well... no, not really fun. More like stressful trying to get it all out quick and look nice continually even though customers trash it when they shop it. My bosses and district manager always tried to get me into management but I knew how many more hours they worked with not much more pay. My job was stressful enough, I didn't want to take on added stress. So I know where you are coming from. Sorry it didn't work out. Yes, the $$ was nice especially since I'm not working now but I think being at home where I can play and create is much more fun and worth not having that extra $$ along with all that stress. I hope you find happiness at home, my friend!


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