Jan. 12th, 2009


Jan. 12th, 2009 09:34 pm
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Woo hoo! ITV2 shows American Idol!! I won't have to miss it! And it's on only two days later than it is in Canada/USA. So, as long as my mother keeps her mouth shut, I won't know who made it to the finals/who got kicked off. It starts Thursday!!

I'm currently watching an abbreviated Golden Globes on Sky1. The Golden Globes are my favourite awards show. Love them! So I'm glad to see a small part of them. I'm missing all the shticks that the presenters do, but I get to see the outfits and acceptance speeches. Alright, well it's over now. Why is there a +1 (also known as time shifting by one hour) of every station BUT Sky??? Grrr. I missed the beginning, but I guess it's so sad too bad for me.

So, I had my first real shift today. It was alright. People are relatively nice. People actually say hi when you pass them in the hall (which I find SO weird since this is LONDON. But it is a nice change!) However, one thing, and maybe I just need to get over it. I started at 8:30am. I got there around 8:20am, found Jason (who was a guy in my induction who's working in retail with me) who got there the same time. We went to security and they said they would call someone. We waited. Then we waited some more. After about 15 minutes some guy comes down and leads us upstairs to the canteen. We wait for another 10 minutes or so, and then the trainer (her name is Ann) comes and finds us. We get started, get uniforms, etc. We learn how to use the tills and spend the rest of the day there. Ann is okay as a trainer, kind of flakey, and rambly and could be better. But she's nice and friendly. The thing that bothered me (muchly, because I can't seem to let it go) was she said since we technically didn't start until 9am, we would stay until 5:40pm (shifts are 8 hours 40 minutes). Which was SO NOT FAIR! It's not my fault they were disorganized and left us waiting. Why should I suffer for their disorganization??? I tried to say this and still be off at 5:10pm, but she disagreed with me. And wouldn't budge. I dropped it, but continued to fume silently. I guess I could have pursued it further, but I decided since it was my first shift, new job, I'd just let it go. But it still bothers me. That's like telling someone who was at work that since their computer went down for half an hour and they couldn't do work (even though it was no fault of their own) they would have to stay an extra half hour to make it up. I just need to let it go through, right??

So I was thinking this morning that I kind of want to go home. Is that bad?? I was thinking maybe I should just go home in April. I'm not doing what I thought I'd be doing (ie. an office job). I'm working a crap job here, so I feel I might as well work at a crap job at home and not have to pay £500/month in rent. That maybe I'm just not cut out for international living. I've been here for three months (well, almost) and by the time April comes, it will have been 5 and a half months of me living here. Is that enough time do you think?? I don't know. I just miss home A LOT. I miss my family, I miss my friends. I'm missing seeing my nephew grow up, and I'm sad I'm not able to hold him and cuddle with him. I'm going to miss his first birthday!! Maybe I should stick it out and go home in August, in time for Hilton Head! That's the wrong way to think about it, I know. But I could totally go to Hilton Head! I might have to share a room with my sister. But that would be fine. And I would have to drive with my parents. But I figure I could handle that! Anyways...I'll stop rambling/fantasizing.

Alright, time to go do something else.


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