I have a weird story for you guys this time.
Now I've been working in bookstores for 8 years now and I know a lot of shit about books, book stores, how to make displays, how to handle crustys and how to handle coworkers.
The people that own the bookstore I'm working in now are opening another one and I showed interest in becoming shop manager. The owner talked to me a few days ago about my rewuest and told me that she didn't want me for the job because I'm to negative. WTF? What does that even mean?
I'm not negative, I have a low tolerance for stupidity but I don't take it out on the customers. In my 8 years I've only lost my temper once and unfortunately that was to someone who knew my boss's boss so that got out of hand.
I don't really get this reason, she talked about it as if my "negativity" was effecting my job and if it is why has no one talked to me about that before? Customers seem to like me, I've foiled a NAT or two and saved the store some grief in that department and I'm really fucking good at selling books.
Aside from everything else I think I would be an awesome boss, I would stick up for my employees and FINALLY I would be in the position to politely tell NAT's or Crustys to fuck off.
I've been thinking of applying for a shop managers position at a pet store where I frequently shop and I sort of know the owner and she seems like a nice enough lady. It would mean a longer commute but I'd be getting more money and it would be awesome to show up my current boss.
The only thing I'm sure of is that despite the feeling of being slapped in the face with a used toilet rag I'm not quitting until I find another job.
All the best
P.S. I'm gonna drown my sorrows in some Vodka now