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01/20/2006: "The Right Not To Work"

Well here we are, 20 days late, my first entry of 2006 S.O.D.M.P.A.U. (System Of Dating Most People Agree Upon). One of my New Year's Resolutions that I made in the dark this year (spent New Year's w/o power due to a crazy storm) was to write at least 1 hour a day, no matter what it is about, just to get back in the habit. The only problem with that has been my work schedule- between working at the library and the graveyard shift at the drugstore, I hardly have time to sleep. This schedule is not fit for man nor beast, but you do what you have to do when you move somewhere new. Unfortunately, I put off the job search for a new and improved single full time gig due to my recent relationship disintegration and the subsequent need to find a new place to live. I found a nice place in McKinleyville (the original name of the town was Minorville but was changed in honor of slain then-President William McKinley), but then the "Holidays" hit so I found myself being worked pretty hard at the drugstore.

Once the holidays ended, I began searching in earnest for a new job. I have an interview this afternoon, and another next week for a possible promotion at the library. The only problem is that the last couple of weeks, I have been taking on extra work at both jobs due to people being sick/randomly moving to Reno. Last night, after I got out of the library I felt like complete shit so I called in sick to the drugstore. The Assistant Manager chewed me out for calling in sick so late (a valid point, but I thought I might be able to work up until I called). I was pretty infuriated and said nothing. It took him a second for him to realize he was chewing out an employee who had until then never called in sick, worked all the holidays, and covered shifts when the fuck-ups they hired mysteriously quit w/o giving any notice. By then it was too late.

I chewed out for trying to take care of myself. I didn't want to show up for this interview looking like more of a zombie than I already am. Thank God that I have a college degree and that working the graveyard shift for this foolish corporation is just a minor setback for me. I am not stuck there for the rest of my life. I got a chance to go to (and complete) my education and I am considering going back for more, and this job is just a whole lot of negative reinforcement about what could happen if you're not careful. Everyone has a right to NOT go to work. I am not the property of this corporation. This little conversation turned the fire under my ass to get out of there into a full-fledged 5 alarm blaze. I can do better than this and if everything goes my way, I won't be there a month from today.

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