Sorta! Youmacon is this weekend so I've been SUPER DUPER preparing. I feel a lot better now from two weeks ago, I'm very energetic and motivated!!
So I'll give you guys a little bit of an update and news. This is actually about the workforce so.. if you are too young, it may be a bit boring, haha.
So, firstly... I'm going to start working on a portfolio/resume aimed towards graphic design! I have absolutely no degrees/certificates (other than my digital imaging class) and the only thing I have to show for myself is my skill and my passion, so I'm going to work hard. I'm going to be changing around some things for myself, also.
So.. my current job...? Going to take a dive and quit. Then I'm going to solo ride on my commissions while I work on portfolios and search for a new job. This time I'm going to try hunting for a job that's a little more suited for me. But wanna know why I'm quitting this job? So.. this hotdog stand... although not the most interesting job, I actually quite liked it. I know I've complained a lot, but it was easy to do a good job at and was flexible, AND, the kind people I've met really did something for me. Something about being able to talk to a stranger and completely brighten their entire day really moved me. But... we recently changed managers, and instead of a very cleanly 40 year old woman, taking the job seriously, we have some 20-something year old who in my opinion worked here because it's just a simple job. So, after she started doing the scheduling, guess how many hours a week I work now? 6. 6 hours. Do you know how much money a month that is? Less than two hundred. While I'm not only in it for the money, it just kinda sucks. I also asked to be scheduled more, and she put me on for another 4 hours 2/3 weeks from now. To explain it a bit further...
We used to have 5 people. Everyone got atleast two shifts (minimum of 8 hours). The new manager told the old manager that (from my facebook) I was leaving for school soon, so my manager started searching for someone new, and hired the sister of another girl who worked there. This completely kicked me off the schedule, which at the time I was okay with. Since school wasnt going to be on the horizon, I didn't move. But the old manager just left, meaning we are back to 5 people. So this girl became manager because of "seniority"... so let me get this straight. Most business allocate hours based on seniority or how well you work.. so the two newer girls get two-three shifts, despite me being their longer and work better than them, and I get less shifts than them. So after bringing it up, the new manager just took off one of the shifts the newest girl has (she had three that week) so that I get two. The manager and the other girl who's been working for a while get 4-5 shifts a week. Before this, I used to work sometimes 3-4 shifts, while everyone still managed to get atleast 2, so.. this in itself is unfair. Not only that, but she and the other girl have been rude to me and my sister (who is one of the newer girls!) and... I think it's just an appropriate time to seek for better. When I work, I want to WORK. But I don't want to do my coworkers job for them, does that make sense? I don't mind helping them out a bit (For example, they don't feel good and "half-ass" it, I don't mind cleaning up after them the next day if they politely warn me.) but when they've been asked multiple times to do something and ignore it, forcing me and my sister to go behind them and do it every single time, it feels like.. its out of spite? Even though me and my sister have done nothing but be extremely polite. The place is just super unprofessional. But that's to be expected, it's just a teeny hotdog stand job. But even in the business world... it's just not appropriate, I think?
I got an ask the other day on tumblr, as well as a few things I've seen here and there, that makes me think it's time to step up my game and start taking things professionally. I already don't post often/doodle often anymore because "I'm too busy" "I need to start taking things seriously, I'm not a kid who can blow time doodling constantly anymore" and if that's true, then I need to actually be busy doing things productively. I'm going to be changing around my dA a bit.. and I'm going to be making my twitter private or just cleaning it out. My tumblr will remain my own personal space...however. There will be all my dumb quirkiness and goofiness and doodles if they come to me, haha. For now, I'm done complaining. Though some personal posts about my life may show up.
So, more on the work force thingamajig... I've been working on my website, and if you want to see it's derpy work-in-progress... it's here: starlightcrown.net
! I'll make it more public once it's finished.. haha. MY TIP TO NOOBY ARTISTS OUT THERE.. who want to someday become professionals- In order to get hired to become a professional, you need to BE professional. Of course without being rude/cocky, you need to be CONFIDENT. Be one step ahead of your future employer. There are tons of other tips, but this journal is getting ridiculously long, so take care, everyone!