Working Blues

I like getting paid but I hate working.

Especially lately, I’ve had zero motivation to go to work. After working at Target for 2 years, there’s really nothing new left in my job. I just spend hours ringing up grocery  after grocery, shirt after shirt. Then there are those terrible dry spells when we are way over-staffed on the cashier end and I just lean up against the front of my aisle waiting for a customer (or “guest” as we call them) to come through my lane.

But the worst part of working is knowing that I really haven’t even started what I’ll be doing for the next 40 years. I still have many, many years of working left ahead of me. At least I know I won’t be standing up for endless hours in my future career though (hopefully not, anyway). Plus I’ll be able to eat a snack if I get hungry or have a sip of water, instead of waiting for that one 15 min. break. And I’ll even be able to wear whatever I want virtually! Bye bye red t-shirt and khakis. There are only so many outfit combinations you can make with a limited amount of red t-shirts and khakis and my ever-so fashionable tennis shoes.

Don’t get me wrong, I love Target and I actually enjoy working, I’m a pretty hard worker. But lately I just haven’t been in the working mood. Which would probably explain my dismal paycheck yesterday. As I’ve said before, I’m just ready to move on and start the next chapter in my life at Ball State.

Plus, I’ll probably be working at Target for another 4 years. Kind of crazy right? When it’s said and done with, I’ll have been working at Target for a total of 7 years. That’s insane. I guess I’m someone who tends to stay in the same place. That’s probably linked to what I said in my last post, I’m someone who enjoys order.

But for now, I need to throw on my red t-shirt, name tag, khakis, and tennis shoes and get ready for a long day of 5 1/2 hours at the Target checklanes.

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