Monday, December 21, 2015

Surviving Working 2 Retail Jobs...During the Holidays!

Hi everyone, I wanted to do a post on what has been taking up the majority of my time and energy this holiday season. I have been working two retail jobs, at Victoria's Secret and at Ulta, and it has gotten super crazy with hours. I have worked multiple 12-16 hour work days between the two jobs. This week alone I am working over 50 hours! So I came up with a couple tips for working two retail jobs:

- Separate your availability. If you give both jobs the same availability there is bound to be overlap leaving you having to find someone to switch shifts with you, or work with your manager to switch you which is a hassle and is crazy. I learned that the hard way this week...

- Give yourself room to breathe. On this one I seriously need to take my own advice, but, I am intentionally working as much as I possibly can to help me pay off some bills quicker. If you can handle it, go for it. But if you can't, don't push yourself to the point where you are sick or too exhausted to function.

- Get to know your co-workers and managers. This will come in handy if you are stuck in situations where schedules overlap, need to switch, need someone to cover you, etc. Also, people are awesome, make friends!

Hope this helped, and wish me luck that I survive this holiday season! haha, I wish you all Happy Holidays and a very Merry Christmas!
<3 Kimmie

Friday, December 4, 2015

NaBloPoMo November Round Up

Hey guys, so I wanted to do a sum up on my attempt to complete National Blogging Post Month which is where you post every single day. I did well for the majority of the month, however for the last week and a half I wasn't able to really get any posts done because I was pretty much working back to back shifts.

Tomorrow will be my first day off since last Monday. If you have ever worked retail during the holidays you know what I'm talking about. And especially while attending school, the panda eyes are real!

I seriously cannot believe that it is already December, that is so crazy to me, this year has gone by so ridiculously fast it is insane. I wanted to say that I hope your year continues well and I want to wish all of you happy holidays in advanced since there are a lot of celebrations happening over the month.

But I do plan on keeping the posts coming now that I have gotten up a decent momentum. If there is anything you would  like me to post about please let me know in the comments, I would appreciated your feedback.

Take care everyone,