runawayskellum: zombie!Roger from Dawn of the Dead (swine flu)
posted by [personal profile] runawayskellum at 10:09pm on 31/07/2010 under ,
I think working is driving me a bit mad.

I work at a gorgeous little guesthouse in town. It has six bedrooms, a dining room and a lounge; I come in and make the beds, hoover a bit, do some dusting, and occasionally make toast and tea if I'm in early enough and the guests need some. Usually another girl is in too, and she cleans the bathrooms. In return I get paid both in money and things that the owners don't want to waste, such as bowls of strawberries or unneeded pillows or left-behind bottles of Jack Daniels. My boss also makes sure I have toast and mushrooms every day before I leave. Probably it's the mushrooms that've inspired my UNDYING LOYALTY, although to be honest I am extremely fond of anyone who feeds me regularly.

So this is all awesome! I have easy paid employment surrounded by nice people and plenty of perks! The problem is that I seem to be becoming... territorial.

And now there's a new girl. A new girl who doesn't do the bathrooms. She dusts and does beds and hoovers, like me. And it's almost like I've been getting jealous.

I walk into the dining room and the table has already been wiped and polished, and I get all huffy. I get the hoover out of the cupboard with unnecessary clatter, thinking, "Sure, you POLISH THE TABLE. Go ahead. I'm just going to HOOVER THE SHIT OUT OF THIS FLOOR. Yeah. How'd you like that, huh? HUH?"

Maybe the glass cleaner has been affecting me.
runawayskellum: Toph, Sokka and Aang on a crime spree (Default)
OW GOD MY FEET. The town has gone mad over Golfing Event so I have spent 11 hours (+ 9 or so yesterday) running around after drunk golf fans wearing the worst shoes ever.

Golf fans are all completely mental. It's not just that their sport is insanely dull. It's that they're all so determined to waste insane amounts of money on it. The ~holiday apartments~ L. works at? People are spending £1900 to stay there for five days. Admission to the event itself for five days? £240. Admission into the hospitality marquee I was working? £200. That's admission only. Once they were in there they still had to pay money for their drinks and their food.

Golf fans are willing to pay over two hundred pounds to get onto the the site of their events and then spend a further two hundred pounds to sit inside and watch the same even on Sky Sports. What is wrong with these people.

Anyway. Working a shit temporary job I don't care about was weirdly liberating. I wandered around playing games, like pretending to be a spy and trying to gather information about particular customers, or making up ridiculous answers to questions customers asked me, or stealing delicious but overpriced muffins from the counter. I also accidentally pulled a panic button and then ran out of the building, re-entering from a different door so that no one would suspect me. Um.

Of course I also had to deal with sleazy drunk old men and intensely uncomfortable shoes, but at the end of the day it's an extra £100 in my pocket. And the golfing is FINISHED now, which means these mad old rich people will finally GO THE HELL HOME.

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