Taking time off..

United States
November 21, 2017 7:16am CST
My new job will start next Monday, so excited. I gave a two week notice at my last job, and this Friday would be my last day there, then I'd start the new job next week. But then I decided to take a little extra time off. This job was pretty stressful. The customers were especially nasty, far worse than I've ever had to be used to. And they'd get really nasty over such minor things, I think they just enjoy being mean and miserable. Well naturally when you're dealing with misery all day, you can feel pretty darn miserable yourself. I lost my usual bright, cheery attitude and started being rather rude to people even before they started acting miserable.. just because I knew it was coming anyways. Well I got thinking, I don't want to start my new job with this attitude. I have to flip the switch and be bright and cheery at the new job, which hopefully will be a lot better for me. So.. that's when I decided I'd take a week off to relax, recoup, and get my head straight before next week. Also I'd like to get some housework done and catch up on things that have been ignored for awhile as we've been so busy. Yesterday was a very nice day. Hubby called into work also, he wasn't feeling great but I think he really just wanted to play hookey also. We ended up going out shopping all day. We didn't buy a whole ton, just a few things, but it was nice to just go out without any time constraints and the stores weren't too crowded. I think I may do the bulk of the cleaning tomorrow as the kids will be off of school and can help me. So no plans for today.. might just nap, relax, veg out and do absolutely nothing today!
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@m_audrey6788 (11601)
• Germany
21 Nov
Oh good thing that you made some time off for yourself before starting a new job and wish you a nice day!
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• United States
21 Nov
Thanks! Nothing wrong with a little R&R!
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• Germany
21 Nov
@katsmeow1213 Oh what`s R&R?
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• United States
21 Nov
@m_audrey6788 rest and relaxation
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@CinnamonGrl (5801)
• Paradise, California
21 Nov
It sounds like you made the right choice in taking a little time off in between jobs. But I hope your new job isn't going to be stressful like that, dealing with nasty people all day. It's hard to remain positive with that going on.
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• United States
21 Nov
I really hope so too, but everyone I've talked to has nothing but great things to say about this new company I'm going to work for. I'm really looking forward to the change.
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• Paradise, California
21 Nov
@katsmeow1213 that's great!
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@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
21 Nov
Oh, the idea of having a day where I had absolutely nothing to do sounds amazing. I mean this week for me is a really simple week. I had a meeting yesterday, volunteered for a training today and I have a medical event that I have to do in a couple hours but then I am free for the next five days. It is going to be amazing.
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• United States
21 Nov
Well I actually did some cleaning today. I got the fridge cleaned out and I put away all my clothes that were on top of my dresser... which was a lot of them! That took up most of my day. The kids are home now and I have to be on them to get their chores done otherwise they won't... tomorrow we'll finish the cleaning and maybe I can relax a bit on Friday lol.
• Jacksonville, Florida
21 Nov
Enjoy your relaxing day today! =)
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• United States
21 Nov
I cleaned the fridge.. took a couple hours as it hadn't been done in a long time!
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@shaggin (26786)
• United States
21 Nov
I think taking a week off is an excellent idea to get yourself back into a happy frame of mind before going to the new job. Customers are rotten sometimes and it’s very insensitive! Last I knew you worked in a bank. What will your job be now?
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• United States
21 Nov
Same thing.. just a different company.
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@JudyEv (100578)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Nov
That's a good idea to have a few days to get yourself sorted and organised. Good luck with the new position.
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• United States
21 Nov
Yes, I just need to get out of this bad mood and be ready to start my new job on the right foot!
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@Corbin5 (81435)
• United States
21 Nov
Glad you will spend some time getting yourself in a positive mood before the new job starts.
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@sharon6345 (110277)
• United States
21 Nov
Sounds like a nice plan for you all.
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@DianneN (59247)
• United States
28 Nov
Glad you took the time off. How is your new job going now?
• United States
30 Nov
So far it's great! The employees are like deliriously happy and energetic, which I haven't seen in forever! That's a very good sign! Still just in training right now though.
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@DianneN (59247)
• United States
1 Dec
@katsmeow1213 I'm so happy for you!
@AmbiePam (46151)
• United States
24 Nov
I hope you get everything done that you need to. And hopefully your new job has an allergy to rude customers!