As some of you know I’m a 21 year old college student whom has to work for a living in order to provide for myself. Last year I got a student loan but that in my opinion was the worst choice ever. So this year I did not get a school loan which means I have to work so much more. Which is reflecting on my school grades of course. At the moment it’s easier to do night shifts because I can get 32 hours whereas if I did day shift I could only get 20 hours. Basically I get one more shift.
It’s still relatively depressing and I’m feeling the effects more and more, the long shifts are not getting any easier on my body. I’m left tired for days on end and my inner timer is off for a couple of days. I have a ‘bad hand’ now ever since I got it crushed and broke my finger. I also can’t wear any of my rings on that hand now because my knuckles are just slightly bigger. The night shifts cause me to gain weight because shift work is really stressful on your body. The job in its self is just the worst. But living in a rural area you kind of have to do what you can do in order to get money. C’est la vie.
(Or go on welfare- and that’s not an option for me.)
Recently there was a job opportunity within my company that I really want to do but due to my school scheduled I can’t do it. And it would have been something new and better than peeling potatoes for 12 hours. It was baking new inventions, and I love doing new things. But sadly I won’t be able to work in the new section. It’s going on three years this summer that I have been working at that company. Three years. What a commitment.
Basically if you read my first Factory Girl blog everything is the same in terms of work space and it somewhat being depressing. I can hope that they don’t shut down and that they provide me with a job until I start University. I don’t plan on quitting anytime soon, after this long I can keep going.