HAPPY NEW LATE YEAR
Ugh I'm so sorry for the late start to the year, and not for updating information.
Right lets get to it!
So my last Journal was on the passing of my cat Millie, Since then things went up hill from a working perspective.
I was still Volunteering in Closet Krishna, then became a sort of an 'Internet Sensation' as Mukunda and Nandini (Mark and Nikki) like to re call it, I was interviewed about my time working in Closet Krishna, and I just replied with 'I love working here' and so far the video has got over 2,000 views, it's not a lot but I personally don't mind, what I do mind though was my fringe was over my eyes the whole time and it's embarrassing and cringy. Oh man :c
I then continued working there until October 6th 2014.
I started working on agency as a Warehouse operative with my mum, so all we did is packing onto crates, letters, strapping packages, sticking labels onto letters, sealing magazine packages, and sealing boxes. It's not to hard when I break it down like so, but when you need to 1 letter to be sealed ever 30 seconds and you have to finish at 1,000 by the end of an 8 hour shift, things become more difficult.
I spent the whole of October on 12 hour night shifts, I was horrible, and at £6.80per hour rate ($10.25), in dollars it's a lot of money, but in the uk because of National Insurance and Tax on food, bills, drinks, clothes, teddies, everything ever, £6.80 becomes nothing. I couldn't even by a new T-shirt with £6.80. Time, of the day and days in general just became a mixed blur, one day it would be the 13th of October the next, 23rd of October. I started the shift at 5pm and finished at 5am, I still do these shift hours to now, if they need agency workers to continue on. I honestly never felt so drained and tired in my life, and at point I stayed up a full 25 hours once, I honestly did, I woke up 6am on the Monday stayed up through the day, started work at 5pm did the 12 hour shift, finished work at 5am Tuesday morning and went to bed at 8am tuesday morning, full 25 hours awake. Super killed.
I also work as Flat cleaner, all you do is clean the halls, the lift/elevator, stairs, windows, lights and get rid of the cobwebs. It's so simple and easy and I earn more money. £7.00 per hour. Better money and it's 7 hours and a half each day, really happy working there and its not to difficult either.
Then in November I worked in industrial estate in a unit which does online order for Debenhams and Phase 8 clothing stores. So tops, dresses, trousers, jumpsuits, shoes coats, handbags and scarfs. It isn't too hard either, just it was so cold in the warehouse, -10C No health and Safety either. When you pick orders you have to place onto trolleys, on each trolley it has a small hanger beam, so tops, skirts, dress can be place onto, and a basket area, so you have somewhere to place shoes, or packet clothes into these areas. So one time (just after black friday) I couldn't find another trolley, as the orders are checked and given to the packers, so I decided to do some back to stock, so as I did so, I was screamed at by the main supervisor, I then went ahead and talked to head manger about the situation, and explain what happened. By the end of the day, I asked my agency manager not to work there again, I will not be screamed at in cold condition in a warehouse. No, the end of the line and other the staff was being seriously racist towards my mum, so after that that was the enc of the line.
Then in December for one week I worked in Royal mail. It was the best week of my life, it was fun, easy simple and we were treated better. All you had to do was place christmas cards in first class or second class, if they were rejected from CFC machines. easy.
i'll write more soon!