Hi Internet People,
Guys!! Hey guys!!! Guys!!!! It’s my last day at the video store!!!! LAST DAY AT THE VIDEO STORE!!!!!!! See that, see the excitement, I’m so excited!!!! Okay, I don’t hate my job, though it stresses me out, irritates me, and frightens me. Yes, frightens. At my job I was berated by male customers twice my size, not often, but it did happen. I was also yelled at by women, though admittedly I was much better at talking down women than men. I was also robbed. It was okay, no one hurt me. The guy distracted me and just took the money out of the drawer while I was getting a movie for him from the wall. I did have to call the cops, but because I called super fast and a customer saw the dude’s license plate number they caught the guy in a matter of minutes. Though after the cops left I had to stay in the store and put movies away. My brother came because my family didn’t want me to be alone.
I’ve also had to clean puke out a drinking fountain. Yeah, that was disgusting and if I weren’t already a vegetarian I would never eat Hamburger Helper again. It was so gross! I have a strong stomach though so I didn’t puke in the puke. I had to stop an overflowing toilet, while the store was completely full of people, scrub said toilet two weeks after a plumber fixed the clog because no one cleaned it after we closed it to customers, and was sprayed with toilet water from the back of the employee toilet when it refused to flush. On top of that I’ve had to cover shifts when people didn’t show up, including a girl whose mom called and said her daughter quit 20 minutes before she was supposed to be at work. That particular day was also my mom’s birthday, our air conditioning was broken, and my friend Bri was keeping me company in the store because a different location in the city had been robbed earlier in the day.
I worked hours off the clock, including two hours of weeding that I shouldn’t have had to do because we have landscapers. I also don’t get any breaks or time to eat, even if I’ve been scheduled to work 10:30 am-8 pm. I’ve worked without a working bathroom, no heat, and no air conditioning. I was never trained by a manager to take on an assistant manager position because she didn’t trust anyone to do anything connected to her job. Oh and I have been hit on countless times by men of all ages. Last thing, I have had to work while sick. Like doctor said do not go to work and I still had to go to work.
I did get free rentals and the ability to watch movies early. Like I have The Killing Joke in my house right now, I’m going to do a Fangirl Freakouts about it next week because I also read the comic. I met some nice people and I did get a chance to catch up on shows and movies I got behind on. Really the video store provided me a nice break that gave me the time to recuperate after grad school and get involved on the internet. Without that job I wouldn’t have had the time to start a blog, become a writer for The Nerdy Girl Express, or start my YouTube channel. See, there were moments of happy from my video store job. So in conclusion working at a video store is not like Clerks, though you will have to touch a lot of porn because that stuff rents like crazy!
Find me on Twitter, @kleffnotes, on my kleffnotes YouTube channel, I write for The Nerdy Girl Express and I run their Snapchat, thenerdygirlexp, and I post recipes on the iZombie Support Group site.
Talk to ya tomorrow,