Hey Everyone, I’m aware that it’s been another month since I posted a blog. I have been getting some blogs typed up, and I should have something posted besides an update in the coming month. Due to booming business where I work and being deemed essential, our overtime went into overtime. I still have to work 50 hours a week and hoped that I’d stop last month. It felt like I’ve not done anything for the past couple of months, but I have some items that I’ve done.
I don’t want to say where I work, for privacy reasons. Where I work, I’ll call it, a superstore for now. In Mid March, we had the Coronavirus outbreak hit America. This currently untreatable virus force many, if not all, businesses in all US, too pretty much shut down in all states. However, exceptions were made for companies that were deemed essential to help keep the country running. This superstore I work for is considered an essential business. So, being a store that was allowed to remain open, we saw an incredible increase in sales. That meant an increase in work and workers needed. At the time, I decided to volunteer. After all, what else was there to do. I couldn’t go out to the movies, eat at a restaurant, or even hang out with my friends since we all didn’t know what to do or how to treat this virus.
I work from 7AM-5PM during the week. I prefer four ten hours vs. working five eight hour days schedule. It is nice to have that extra day off and be able to have more free time on the weekend. From about mid-march to about the first week in May, I was working sixty hours a week. I wouldn’t recommend that schedule to anyone unless you had no choice. My daily activity then was to wake up, eat, go to work, go home, eat, and go to sleep. By May, I was extraordinarily agitable and snapped at people who just said hi to me. Seeing this, from May to about now, I cut back and only worked 5 days a week. My plan was to stop by June and finally enjoy my Summer. But last month, management told us that we had to work an extra day. So I have to work 5 days until further notice.
It wasn’t all bad. There were incentives that we received working for the past few months. In March, May, and this month, we received a tax-free cash bonus. In April, I received an additional $2 an hour differential added to my pay. This month, if I work overtime, instead of getting 1 1/2 times my regular pay per hour, I’d get 2x times my pay per hour. For these reasons, these last few months were financially great. In the past, the superstore wouldn’t do anything like this for their employees. If Covid-19 didn’t happen, I wouldn’t have had any of those incentives, and extra money was given to me. It would have been business as usual, and the incentives would not have existed for us otherwise.
The past month made me realize that I needed to manage my time management skills. That is what I have been doing. On breaks at work, I’ve started to type up blogs and that’s how I’ve been able to get anything done. I did get some blogs done and I’m working on more. I’ve also discoverable a site to gather all of my social media into one place. It’s called Handle. When you scan the QR code, you gain access to everywhere that I’m on social Media. So, if you’d like to know what music I’m listening to on Spotify, what photos I’ve taken on Instagram, or what I just Tweeted about, just scan the QR Code and you will be taken to all of my pages.
That’s all that I have, thanks for reading and hopefully, you won’t have to wait next month for another post.
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