I promise that with today’s blog you may be bored or wondering wth, but as I’ve said before, it’s not about you…. it’s about me! lol My life seems to be full of it lately alright. Not so many giggles, unless you latch on to the ridiculousness that has become my every day life.
It’s hard to believe that just a week ago I was in LA running around Hollywood, museums, shopping and prepping to attend the Thrilling Adventure Hour live 7th Anniversary show. Oh what a short, fun whirlwind trip. The one thing I must say that I do love about LA is that is seems like there is ALWAYS something to do for fun and entertainment. Here in Tampa it is the opposite. Unless you want to go to a club, the Indian casino or the beach, there really isn’t much else to do.
Anyway, back home in Tampa this Saturday seems to be evolving into a pretty lazy day. I admit though that after this week, I am enjoying the laziness.
I came back from LA to week full of work drama and stuff I’d rather had not come back to. Though I am thankful to be employed, my job has become an absolute nightmare stressor in my life. I’ve known my boss for just over twenty years and his wife for even longer as we went to high school together. I should have never taken this job to begin with, yet I honestly thought it would be just temporary. Never did I imagine the economy would tank as it did and here I’d be almost six years later still stuck in this position. I have scoured the internet for other jobs and in about every part of the US. There is simply nothing out there. Relocating is an issue due to my home ownership and the cost of relocating. I’d do it if I could find the right fit. Jobs in Florida are impossible now as for my same job, the going pay seems to be half of what I am making and I haven’t had a raise since I started this job. I also read an article the other week that Tampa (my area) is the worst in the US as far as salarys go. No big surprise, but crap if you live in Tampa and are looking at jobs. It’s a no win, no win situation.
As for the work drama, my boss owns several local gas stations/convenience stores in the area. This does not and never had interested me. To do the day to day boredom was okay at first as I figured it would only be temporary. Now, my boss is getting into the import/exporting of minerals out of Brazil and possibly now Bolivia. The Brazil mine he is partnering with is in the Amazon and on the Amazon River. UGH! Now not only am I bored and disinterested in this job, I have a moral objection to this job because of his decision to aid in the destruction of the Amazon. All this because he needs more money of course to build the $2.5 million dollar house he plans.
You may say that this doesn’t sound all that dramatic. Well, wait. Then you have the drama of my boss’s wife has now been “ordered” (yes, ordered) to come to the office every day. This is because she can’t be trusted to be home, have idle time and can’t seem to be responsible in paying what few home bills they pay personally. All she does is come into the office and sneak candy and coca-cola (as her husband won’t let her have that stuff) and sneak on the computer doing things behind his back. They keep going back and forth on “we’re splitting, we’re not splitting” and the boss’s wife simply wants everything back to “normal” and okay. Let me tell you, this couple has been far from “normal” for a long time and it has been more obvious since working for him. He does what he wants (literally, constantly) and she is a lonely single parent of three basically. See where this is going? Anyway, the tension and stress is unbearable to be around all day. Plus, she whines about her situation all day every day, yet won’t do any action to change it. If I put on music then instead of her talking, I have to here her sing to every song. ugh
I wish I could get out of this. I really really do. I am starting to think that perhaps this is a cruel joke of my life.
Maybe it is simply meat for a novel I should write? I’ve always threatened to write a book about my history of working many years in a Christian organization, many years in a Jewish organization; and then now (though not a religious organization), I work for a Muslim and all that entails with his religion and women and being from Pakistan.
What’s a person to do?