August 11, 2014 - edge
Just curious… Are all cashier jobs exhausting? Or just Tarshit’s? It doesn’t matter if it’s a long or short shift. A four hour shift feels like I just worked an eight hour shift. I come home, feet sore, throat scratchy, and utterly tired.
Granted, I only work weekends due to school etc, but I work hard on those three to four shifts in a row. I like to earn my money. I am also often targeted by a GSA who constantly makes me zone the one spot (most confusing and frustrating place I have ever encountered), the trading card wall, and go fetch items to restock the front shelves. She also loves to constantly remind me of my low red card conversion scores and threatens coaching. I find myself especially tired after having to spend a full eight hours with her.
I often visit the lovely Sprouts and Trader Joe’s and Yogurt Land. I notice their cashiers never have to pitch a sale for cards and seem generally happier and energetic, whereas I already feel worn down by the first break. Couldn’t possibly be from running around the store and pitching to every single fucking customer red cards and fucking cartwheel, could it? (Fuck cartwheel. None of the dipshit customers can ever figure out that simple app. Can’t believe I waste time and breath explaining how to use it.)
I’m sure I can attribute the exhaustion to a shitload of stress (not just school; I have it almost constantly at home too. My life is defined by stress 🙁 ). I’m sure some stress from work is normal, but is it really normal for a cashiering job to be so tiring that you come home exhausted just from four or six hours?