This past November I was hired at one of the (in my opinion ) best places to work :) When it was confirmed that I had the temporary position for the season I jumped around for hours singing and dancing in jubilation. It was way too good to be true and let me tell you. It was.
They say nothing comes easy and they seriously weren't kidding. As I was finishing up with my shift today (company name withheld) my manager came to pull my drawer which I thought was weird. She told me to go ahead and go downstairs to the cash office and see her once I was done. As I was dropping off my till I got this weird feeling in the pit of my stomach. Something was definitely off. After I deposited the till in storage I came around the corner to find my manager settled in an office chair with a packet of papers under her nose. When I settled into a chair across from her she started interviewing me about the company which was most definitely curious. "Why would she be interviewing me again?" "what's going on ?" As the last question echoed off with a reply she uttered a few words including one in particular that is even still burned in my memory.
Dismissal. These are the papers for your dismissal.
I sat there for a while taking that in before I looked back up at her with my big doe-eyes.My brain didn't know how to compute that. "I'll need your name tag, employee number card, and lock" I slowly pulled my lanyard over my head, placing it in her hands. I can't even begin to tell you what her reasoning for my dismissal was. It hurts way too much to recount. "You will be allowed to come back for temporary/seasonal job services but not as a stay in" I tried so hard not to cry as that last word drove in to my senses. They didn't want me. I didn't make it after all.
Now I don't want to sound like a sob story but I'll be clear as glass. It. Hurt. I know a lot of people all around the world are dealing with job shortages, financial issues DUE TO the economy. So here is what I want to say to you.
Don't give up : ) I am upset that this happened and even though I'm young I understand what it's like not having money in your pocket. To be tired and high strung to the point you just want to snap but. Don't. You are a hard worker who donates blood, works a minimum wage depart struggles with the we ight of the world and yet you are still. Going. Strong. It's the negatives that help us see the positives. Maybe this job looked like cookies and cream but maybe next go around it'll be mint chocolate chip ;p hey? What can I say?
MTV has definitely let me down alot. They were originally all music and then all of a sudden they just stopped doing that out of nowhere. THEN they went ahead and changed MTV2 so now instead of straight guitar tuneage its all.........hispanic..its straight hispanic. Don't even get me started on the "reality" shows *cough cough*. But this time I can actually say of the few years that MTV has finally come up with an aspect of interest.
The new show "Awkward" premiered this July and honestly I missed it out of well......not caring. Hey I'd been disapointed alot so what was I to say it wouldn't have been the same? Well it actually turned out to be pretty damn good.
The story revolves around an "awkward" girl named Jenna Hamilton. This invisible girl (her old blogger name) hit a bump in the road one day when she was reading an anonymous letter. The letter basically consisted of a list but to get to the point the writer obviously thought she was a wet blanket. A roll over and a P**** . It just so happens that at that exact moment while she was reading the letter she happened to be in the bathroom. The girl obviously wasn't suicidal but in a freak accident she slipped over her spilled asprin and knocked over a blow dryer that fell into the bath tub. She landed not-so-gently onto the side of the raised platform near the tub. She woke up to find herself in a plaster cast with her parents whispering about her "condition" both mental and physical. How do you explain all those coincedences? lol
Of course with every social outcast there is the outcast group. She deals with her unhelpful friends. Wannabe "best friend" mom. A questionable relationship. The popular snobs and , of course, top snob. So basically almost everything a normal teenagers endure, see, or go through themselves.
We can't make this all dumb and glum though can we? There is comedy in every corner of Jenna's life. Throughout it all you get to see how she crosses off the list and deals with the wonderful teenage years of high school.
I won't ruin the deal by explaining everything though. See it for yourself.
Awkward comes on every Tuesday night at 11/10 c. So go have a look and tell me what you think.
Quick Blog Note : Hello everyone it has definitely been a while. I've been running around lately for my upcoming school year in high school or should I say my last? Senior year is a pain but the excitement is definitely palpable. I'm the baby of the family so my moms kinda going all out ^^ ' ' ' Oh mom.......Well now that I'm back I have new wisdom to share. Wanna take a look? : )
I found myself scrolling through my facebook and man my stream just seemed to be brewing with teenage angst. The weary woes of many of the single seemed to be imprinted on every status. Not that anyone hasn't seen them before or hasn't crept up on their page to read them right? But the ones I hate ..HATE...the most..are the ones that blame the masses for there loneliness. Like "The male populace is so f****** ignorant and they always will be" or "Girls are so s***** these days". It's like we know that feel like you haven't had the best of luck with your relationships but I don't think you should condemn yourself a cat person and say "F you world." I think people just want something so badly that when they don't get it its like a grown up having a freakin tantrum!
I understand the feelings I really do but it really got me thinking. We all discriminate the other sex for what one person has done and when we do that we always think "WELL wth do they want ("them" being the opposite sex) from me?? I mean I know I'm not ugly and neither is my personality!!" The truth is the magical answer we've just been dying to know is actually really simple. Everyone wants to be - here it is-...........happy.
......Oh you already knew that? Okay Mr. smarty pants good for you >.> but my thought processes aren't quite done yet. While we do know that everyone wants to be happy its more than just a word. We want someone we can click with that will keep our often goofy smiles plastered on our faces. Someone who can make you laugh and love you for the way you are. And when things get hard? Well no need to fear superSO is here!!! Sure we do tend to dream up some awesome fantasy of how everythings gonna be or how they're gonna go but in actuallity its exactly like looking for that hidden object in your room. If your not fretting over immediately finding it then some way along the road we find it.
Thought I'd never think up a cool analogy. So now that you've read probably what you already know >.>
What are your thoughts on relationships? What makes you at YOUR happiest? : D
One day as I was sitting down watching MTV the show Real Life came on. Usually, I'll be honest, I watch cooking shows or cartoons but the title grabbed my attention.
This episode was based on people who were socially awkward in real life and had become addicted to living virtually on the world wide web. There were many web pages but the most commonly used just so happened to be IMVU, Sims, myspace, and your average date-interest sites. One of them went as far to say that living in the virtual world fulfilled more than anyone could ever possibly dream of doing.
You could be a girl or boy regardless of your gender in real life. Find yourself unattractive? No problem. Your avatar could fill in that gap with the many adjustments it allows its users.
Not only could it give you a desirable appearance but it also alleviates being socially awkward as well. Half of the people who use the internet say or do things that they normally wouldn't in real life. Being behind the screen gives them opportunities to do pretty much anything. Not to mention herbert the pervert but thats a completely different topic.
As I delved deeper into this topic I found on CBS a reported estimate of over $1 billion spent on virtual goods such as clothes, furniture, and music. Not only THAT but you could apparently make a living off of MAKING these virtual goods.
"I put in 40 hr.s easy" said Shannon Grei who supports herself on another virtual world called Medford Ore. Seeing as I have an IMVU account myself I went to go have a look see .
Sure enough on the "get credits"(virtual money) page it states every person that supplies virtual goods will be compensated. And with the growing popularity of these virtual worlds you can be pretty sure these people are living it up pretty damn good.
I was also intrigued to find that you could have a job on these sites. You could be a lawyer, doctor, cop,........EVEN a stripper!!! I stopped at there of course because I really don't want to know.
There are also the action virtual worlds such as runescape, guild of wars or W.O.W (world of warcraft) just to name a few. World of Warcraft, probably being the most popular, gives you the choice of being either good or evil. Then sets you off with quests/missions that you have to fill out in order to "level up." Some people end up playing this game nonstop for weeks in order to accomplish just that. It's pretty sad. I love me some action and games but I'd like to see the light of day I don't know every....five to six hours.
Even though my tastes differ I have to say I can't judge anyone. If the shoe was on the other foot who knows?
After reading this what are your thoughts? Do you have any of these accounts? If you do would you say your addicted to the virtual world?