Life, work

Work Affects You More Than You Know

Recently I changed jobs, and I’ve been at my new job for about a month now.┬áI can’t tell you how much better I feel physically and emotionally. A huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I honestly feel like an all around better person. It sounds crazy but a change in jobs is exactly what I needed.

I asked my girlfriend what she thought about my new job and how I’ve been acting since I started my new job and she said that I was a different person. She said I’d had become defensive and that I’d start a fight over something stupid. However since I changed jobs she said I’m a new person and things are way better. Which is great, some of these things I didn’t see all the time and other times I remember thinking this job is taking a toll on me.

But I’ve changed jobs, and while it’s taking me some time to learn the ropes at this new job. A lot of which I know in my own way. For example, I know how to open and close a register or how to print signage. However now I’m learning it on a new system and how exactly we do things at this company. Such as our operation policies, customer service policies. How we maintain our store and business, freight, and a ton of other things.

I must admit that I’m finding myself a bit antsy as we aren’t the same kind of business, nor do we do business like we did at my old job. So there are times where we have downtime. The store is stocked, everything looks nice and neat, there aren’t any customers, and I find that I can’t just stand there and twiddle my thumbs. So I’ll walk the floor and check everything I can possibly check, and stock anything in a better way than it was. I’ll sweep, or sort through the paperwork for the night to organise┬áit better. I read through my training manual for my position, as well as the various other manuals that managers have to read.

However the job is great, and I love working there so far. I have felt a bit out of place, but I’m chalking that all up to being new and still settling into this new part of my life. Is it perfect, no. But for a retail job it’s amazing.


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