The past few weeks have been so absolutely crazy busy with work that I haven't had time to even think straight after getting home. I used to do blog posts when I was at work because I was bored (feel free to read about how well that worked out) and then I decided it would be a good idea if I got 3 part time jobs and tried to do 300 level yoga teacher training at the same time. My schedule was as follows:
Monday: work all damn day (at two different jobs, B and C) from 6am-7:30pm
Tuesday: work all damn day (at two different jobs, B and C) from 6am-4pm, go to yoga training from 4-9:30pm
Wednesday: work all damn day (at two different jobs, A and C) from 8:30am-6pm, go to yoga training from 6:30-9:30pm
Thursday: work all damn day (at two different jobs, A and C) from 8am-7:30pm
Friday: work all damn day (at two different jobs, B and C) from 8:30am-7:30pm
Saturday: 12pm-4pm teacher training
Sunday: 12pm-4pm teacher training, 5:30-8pm work (job A)
The first job I got was at the yoga studio 20 minutes from my house (I'm calling it job A because it was the first job I got, not necessarily the best). The second job I got was at the yoga studio 5 minutes fro my house (job B) and the last job I got was the social media job and is 15 minutes from my house (job C).
Obviously, my schedule was nuts. I had no free time except for after work, but that included eating dinner, trying to relax and then falling asleep to do it all over again. The weekends were nice, except by the time they came I was so exhausted I just wanted to have alone time to be with B. Something had to give, but I couldnt' decide what. I asked my boss at the yoga studio (job B) if I could cut back my hours because I was so busy. I briefly considered working there once or twice a week, but last Friday was so horrible, I decided to quit altogether. Luckily, my boss and I left on good terms (I think) because he said I'm welcome to come back and work anytime.
The drama that happened was due to customer craziness. There are a lot of guests that come into the studio every single day and normally that's awesome. Some of them are super friendly and great and I love seeing them. Other customers are so rude and bitchy and obviously need to be doing yoga because holy hell what is your problem?!?! that I decided I no longer wanted to deal with it. My patience was wearing thin because I was working so much, and I no longer cared about people's bullshit. This is not good when you work in a customer service environment, so I decided I shouldn't work there. The other studio that I work at (job A) has really nice customers and it's a much smaller studio, so there is no drama and I am able to be my friendly, awesome self.
Some things the people at the yoga studio (that I quit) like to do and apparently think is acceptable:
Shove their handful of keys in my face so I can check them in with their key tag and then impatiently wait with their hand out for me to put their keys back in, even though I'm clearly not finished checking them in.
Yell their name as they walk by and expect me to know how to spell it. Is that Catherine with a C or with a K? Is that Yuri Hangovitch or Youri Hangouvitch. I don't freaking know, so get your ass back here and spell it for me!
Clean their feet in the sink (gross) and then not clean it out.
Get really angry at me because the class ahead of them is letting out late.
Tell me I didn't do a good enough job sweeping the room-one woman grabbed a Kleenex and came up to the front desk with a hair in it and told me "you need to do a better job sweeping, because I don't want this next to my mat." As if I'm going to be able to get every, single, hair off the floor in 5 minutes as the first class is leaving and your class is shoving its way in through the door.
Another woman comes behind the desk-without permission-and throws her stuff down (because she's always running late) and grabs a mat-without permission-and then later when I'm helping a customer, she yells at me from behind the desk asking if I can check her in to the next class. Bitch, I'm helping someone right now. Feel free to get in line and wait your damn turn like everyone else.
Call and get really upset at me over the phone and when I try over and over to get your number so I can have my manager call you to help, ignore me and continue to yell at me because I can't help you. I know, I'm sorry I can't help you, that's why I want your number so my manger can!!!
|Get out of my face!|
So. No I'm down to just two jobs (A and C) and yoga training. My schedule is slightly better, but my hours are almost the same. I'm still trying to decide what to do. Once I graduate from teacher training (in February) my schedule will be much more easier to manage. The problem is, I'm not sure I can make it to February.
I feel bad complaining about this, because I know there are a lot of people who would love to have three jobs right now, or have kids and their entire life is just a never-ending job and the free time they get is when they sneak into the kitchen to eat chocolate (at least, that's what I'd be doing...). I just bit off way more than I can chew and it was stressing me out so bad. I was never home, and was constantly worrying I was forgetting to be at the right job at the right time.
I think I just need to do some more yoga-now that I actually have time.....