I Don't Know What To Do!I cannot handle my job anymore. I am a college student and I've been working at this grocery store for 2.5 years now! At first I was a cashier but moved up to cash office clerk/cashier in a year.
I am always treated poorly. I feel that there is no respect for the students at all. We are always told we talk too much even though I always see the "daytimers" talking for a half hour sometimes to family. We are told we are lazy even though we fulfill our job desc
I am just fed up with it but I can't find a job anywhere else. I need at least 12 hours a week to keep my boyfriend and myself afloat and I worry I may not get that guaranteed starting anywhere else.
My job is also in the main part of the city and I am along the smaller towns outside so it is a 20 minute drive (with no traffic) to get there. On weekends I work from 6:30 - 1:00 so I need to be up at 5:30 every weekend! I want somewhere in my town but no one is hiring!!!
My best chance is the new restaurant that opened up across from the college but I have worries that if I can get on as a waitress that I won't be able to handle it. I get very upset when customers just repeatedly bash me down, at the grocery store I can't walk away from them, I have to stand at my cash as they berate me and tell me it is my fault. I hope that a waitress would be easier because I could excuse myself into the back to try and fix the problem or get the manager or something.
I worry about the fact that if people just take off then I have to pay for their meal out of my own money! I can't afford to do that... I also worry since I am not bilingual. My town's main language is English but people still claim that they only speak French... I cannot understand French let alone speak it. At the grocery store I could call a supervisor over because some of them are French but at a restaurant I can't just get someone else to wait my table...
I am very confused and stressed. I know that I'll still be treated poorly no matter where I go but at least I can cut down on the other things such as commute. Also I think it'd be easier because I only have 2 years left to work before graduation so by the time it gets too much for me I'll be leaving anyways.