It's been a while, hasn't it?
Makes it seem even longer, seeing as my last journal was from December
SO HERE'S THE DEAL
I intended to come here many times and write up some fabulous journal about everything that's been going on, and have it perfectly written and a work of art in and of itself.
Buuut, as you can see that didn't happen.
So, we all get to deal with a not so eloquently written journal, that will still provide answers, so let's not complain too much XD
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?!
In short? Work XP
Yes, I got a ding dang ol' job-two technically-but unlike my last one that had consistent scheduling, this one is chaotic, and not in the cool way XP Aaand I physically have to go to a location to do this job. So, since I don't have a consistent work schedule, my scheduling here has been messed way the heck up, and there are days when I don't work that I just don't feel like doing much of anything, so I kind of...don't...come here WHICH WILL CHANGE! And soon too, because despite not having a ton of free time, I am going to do Draw Everything June again. What can I say? My brain makes tons of sense XD
And that's the very short of it, I'll throw some more detailed happenings below for those that are interested, but otherwise that's the main reason for my absence.
So....what's this about two jobs?
Well, I had one job, had to quit after a record breaking two days, and then through some bizarre-ity, got hired by a place that forgot I turned down their offer for the first place.
I'll elaborate. I had been needing a job, like, really badly, so I literally applied to every place that was hiring in a decent amount of range from my house. Distressingly, I wasn't hearing back from anyone, and neither was my mom who had recently lost her job, and I dunno if you know this, but you kind of need money to live in a house. So after months of nothing, I was surprised to have two places decide they wanted me. One was a vet, one a store. The vet appealed to me, and scheduled an interview faster, so when I went for the initial one, and had them pretty much hire me, I called the store and cancelled that interview. No problem. I waited a week or so for them to get their stuff together, and then reported for duty as a kennel assistant.
And the work was fine. There was a lot to do, and casual guidance, but they left you to your own mostly, which is something I guess I don't excel at? After essentially being programmed to follow orders your entire life (which we are working on undoing), it gets hard to just do whatever without being directly ordered. But the people were nice and helpful (minus another new hire that I didn't have to interact with after orientation), and it turned out I even had an acquaintance from school that worked there. There were a bunch of great animals-mostly dogs-and none of the tasks were hard. But pretty quickly I noticed the start of some allergic reaction, which either meant the animals, or the cleaner we used for absolutely everything. Or worse, both.
Which is what it turned out to be. Additional doses of medicine didn't help the reaction go down, and it was only getting worse, so I had to quit. Which I was very upset about-ask anyone that had to witness that mess XP And worse, I was back to no job, no money. So when I got a call from that store a few days later, asking to do an interview, I was very confused, but jumped on it. And I came back with a job.
Originally, the offer was for a different position, but they apparently needed cashiers BAD. I didn't have experience as one, but I didn't mind the switch, so I became a cashier. No big deal, didn't have to deal with that many problematic customers-though the ones I did, I did NOT appreciate XP-and I seem to have gotten along well with everyone, snagged a boy, all was surprisingly pretty dang good.
Of course, some things happened to mess that up a bit. One is my fault, I will accept the responsibility, but the other two were not. I literally had to pay to fix them, and even then ended up on a probation that's shifted me temporarily to a different title. I'd say no big deal, but it kind of is, I'm just very chill about it for some reason. Already dealt with the torment and horrible bits, I guess, so those feelings are used up. The work for this position is also manageable though, maybe even more so, but I'm not getting as many hours. Good for free time, bad for money. And as my mom is still jobless, and I'm the main income provider for the time being, I still very much need money =/
But as mentioned, I do not have a consistent schedule. I don't work the same days, or the same times, and I don't get to know what those days/times are in much advance. So forgive my patchy attendance here, it's not an excuse to avoid my duties on this site, but it is a reason. I am going to try to do better here in the future (which I'm sure I say all the time, but).
Also, I guess it's worth mentioning that during that span of me sending applications to everywhere that was hiring, I did find a couple game and art jobs, and applied to those. And while they hadn't hired me, I was told by one that they would have been very interested in hiring me, but had already filled the positions before I sent my form in, and to keep an eye out. So, that's kind of cool, I think. Getting an actual art/game job would be amazing for so many reasons X3
That said, I'm still open to doing art commissions here. Just throw a note at me, and we'll go from there
Side note, I may be reselling some art books and manga in the soon times, so if that interests you, let me know, and we can make a deal
If you have other inquires or whathaveyou, feel free to ask me, and I will get to you as soon as possible!