Sunday, January 13, 2013
Thank you Pink, I can actually apply those lyrics to my seasonal job.
I think I've finally had enough, I think I maybe think too much
I think this might be it for us (blow me one last kiss)
You think I'm just too serious, I think you're full of $h!t
My head is spinning so (blow me one last kiss)
Just when it can't get worse, I've had a $h!t day (NO!)
Have you had a $h!t day? (NO!), we've had a $h!t day (NO!)
I think that life's too short for this, I want back my ignorance and bliss
I think I've had enough of this, blow me one last kiss.
So, to cut to the chase, I work several jobs at the airport. But my seasonal job is the worst. Today was the last straw.
I can not stand the passengers. The passengers are regulars that we see year after year, most several times a year. They are so rude, condescending and arrogant. Because they travel with us so often, they feel like they are above rules & regulations. We've been told to treat our passengers like royalty and we do. But there are still some basic things that are required, like weighing your luggage and providing specific documents. These requests are met with indignation and outright refusal. Today, I was told I was rude to require them to weigh their items, because they travel all the time & they know the rules. I had to have a supervisor come out, to insist that the passengers item MUST be weighed. What The Flip!
We gently try to get them to comply, but they feel compelled to drop a list of who they know & how they've never had to be inconvenienced before. And how so & so is going to be contacted immediately as to how we've ruined their trip. And then they write scathing letters, filled with inaccuracies and outright lies.
As a side note, our check-in system is horrendous. We struggle to do our best to make check in run smooth. But the hostility directed at us, due to a situation beyond our control, is unbearable.
The one and only upside is my coworkers, I adore them. But I will still see them, at the airport. I used to think my travel benefits were important. I did some quick math and figured out if I quit I will have Sat. Sun. Monday & Wed. off. I'll add an 8 hour shift to Wed. from my new job, and end up making $2000+ more a year, then I make if I stay. If I ever want to travel to our destination, I'll just buy a full fare ticket. I'll still be ahead financially. But to be honest, I've vacationed there and really, it's much ado about nothing. All the hype about it being a destination for the rich just baffled me. I've been to third world countries that blow this place away.
My shift ended at 1PM today. I waited over 9 hours to write this. But honestly, I'm still as livid as I was when I left work. I don't need this aggravation, there is no real upside to this job and life is just too short to put up with this crap. I am done!
This line, in the song, really sums it up: I think I've had enough of this, blow me one last kiss!