a slacker, who need’s be watched over every minute or I won’t do my job. It’s laughable really. I was gonna post about this on my facebook page, but since my co-workers visit there a lot, and some of this might offend them, I will take it here instead. Let me break this down for you;
I got my first job when I was 11. I had a paper route. You know back when that was still a thing. I had to get myself up every morning by 4 am, sometimes earlier. I had to fold my papers, put rubber bands on them, sometimes bags (did you know paper boys actually have to buy their supplies). I had to collect money from customers once a month, unless their had auto payments.
I started doing theatre when I was 14 years old. Working crew on shows in high school. Zero pay, but still we had job to do and deadlines to meet. I was a Stage Manager, Costumer, and deck crew. By the age of 17 I was working as a volunteer for a community theatre, while still in high school and dealing with duties as co-Editor of the Yearbook. Again dealing with deadlines and real world issues. If we messed up it cost us $$ to fix.
I got my first full time job at age 19, while still working as a volunteer at the theatre. I took on a second full time job at age 23, while still working my first full time job and my volunteer job.
Still some say I am lazy and need watching over.
After leaving my first full time job I took on several part time jobs, sometimes overlapping, while still having a full time job. Two Christmas’s in a row I took on a second full time time and a part time job, thus working three jobs at one time.
I am still at my theatre job, going on 14 years full time and 20 as a volunteer. I do part time volunteer work at two theatre’s, I am a freelance photographer on the side.
And still people say I am lazy and forgetful.
I don’t get vacations. I have had 4 since I started here. Two of them for funerals (I was away for a total of 3 work days for each of those). While my co-workers will take two or three trips a year. I work Monday – Friday 9-5, while my
manager co-worker pulls Monday-Friday 9-4. Oh sure she has to leave early because, like me, she volunteers at the theatre at night, but she needs to go home shower and eat first.
I laugh, on the occasion that I come to work late, you know cause I have a doctors appointment or car issue, the office is never open because my
manager co-worker forgot to open the place. She forgets to answer the phones, forgets when its payday, forgets when she has meetings, forgets… but I am lazy, and need watching over or I will forget things.
It’s laughable really.
Sorry just needed to vent a little. I’ve always been told, when it comes to certain people, those who can do, those who can’t manage. I guess that is why she is the manager I am just the worker bee.