Ever been the new guy/gal at work? Ever had people talk about you behind your back and you've caught them? This has been happening to me over the
past few days.
About 2 months ago, I got a job in fast food, working at KFC. I've learned real quick and have had a few stumbles here and there, the people at my
work already know a little bit about me, how I still live with my parents, how I have a drink every now and then, and how my family is fighting to
keep a roof over our head. I've told them about my stepdad, how he is bad at spending money, how we get over draft after over draft notices from the
bank (each overdraft we get charged $30). No wonder we had to move out of our house about 2 years ago and into a small condo, because my stepdad
can't keep his priorities straight. Nothing I can do, he's been the best guy my mom has ever been married to, and we wouldn't make ends meet
About 4 years ago he got in a car wreck and nearly died, broke a few ribs, bruised his heart, he was DUI, lost his job because he was wearing his work
uniform, and he STILL hasn't learned.
Maby I gave a little to much info out to my co-workers, they asked and I told the truth, maby they know more then that since I work with my best
friend's girlfriend. She had complained to me about how they talked crap about her behind their back because she was the new kid on the block. But
tonight I found her doing the same thing to me. Just like yesterday when I had caught 2 others whispering and shooting glances at me while they
gossiped. At the time I ignored them, but earlier tonight right before I got off of work, she came up to me and asked, "You didn't hear any of that
conversation over the headset did you"? I asked her if I should have to which she just shruged. I told her no and she said okay and went back to the
front of the store, then I asked from the back, "Why, were you guys talking $#!^"? And that caught her off guard, she vigerously shook her head no
and had the deer in the headlight look.
I know when someone is lieing most of the time, especially when I catch them off guard, I was engaged at one time, don't play with me.
This has been picking at me for the past few hours since I got off of work, I've been complemented in the past about being the most positive person
there, but my co workers don't know what I've been through in life, I'm one of the oldest there besides my 2 managers and the 3 cooks, these youger
highschoolers don't know what real life is all about yet, but here I am, at age 22 and this is my first real job. Why? Because I've been avoiding
people for the past 3 years. And as much as I try to bush it all off, I can't help but to see the ignorance of my co-workers. I've been doing good,
customers are already asking for me by name to take their orders and serve them because I'm good and certious and give them what they want.
So to end my rant, you 16-18 year old co-workers of mine still have alot to learn, no respect for others and no consideration for what they've gone
through in life. Theres a reason I've avoided people and haven't worked for a while, this is just one of them. Heartless fools. One of these days
you'll talk down to the wrong person and will soon find out that they took their own life the next day, then how would you feel? If you got something
to say, say it to my face! Don't be a coward.
Thank you all for reading, I really needed to get that off my chest.