Maybe I’ve been stuck in the house for too long; working on the internet and not having to deal with people – in person/ that and only having to deal with the nicest of people over the internet – but OH. MY. GOSH…really? I didn’t know people could be so cold, cruel and vicious. I’ve been knocked senseless!
Disclosure: This is a random post. It’s Saturday – I’m lazy – and going crazy after a long day at work yesterday. Thanks for reading.
I’m off on weekends (much needed for recovery time) thankfully but I’ll tell you this: any one who works the FDA position (front desk associate) at Gold’s Gym should be prepared; you need to be a damn
good GREAT multi-tasker, or YOU WILL be swallowed hole by everything.
Yesterday was an extremely tough one to get through. While on the clock, I held my composure. I kept the smiles on my face and pushed through all the stresses that came my way, but, once I clocked out, stepped outside – took a very deep breath – and got into my car, that’s when I exploded. I think I cried for 4 hours before it drained everything out of me and I fell to sleep. When I woke up, I still wasn’t over it. I felt frazzled and dazed for the rest of the day (and into this morning). It took that long for me to recover from that experience, but I’m still at awe with it all.
I’m a perfectionist. I’m also very passive, insecure and can – at times – be very sensitive…especially when I’m also a very big “people pleaser.” I absolutely hate confrontations – avoiding them at all costs – and more than anything else, I hate making mistakes on the job, even if it was only my second day there.
If there’s one thing I learned yesterday, it’s that, if I want to continue working at this gym – which I will because I don’t give up that easily – I better start growing an extra 10 arms, 6 heads and 2 dozen legs, to be at every corner of that front desk at once! I also need to become a smoothie queen before Monday (people that work out are very picky about their smoothies). I know it was only my second shift yesterday, but I’m begging it gets better!
Before I end this post…just know that it wasn’t all about the customers (that got me frazzled yesterday) because not all customers were horrid. Actually, there were a lot of awesome people coming in and out of that gym. Sadly thought, it’s the handful of people that are mean and rude that can throw you off your track.
I think the hardest part of working at a high profile gym like Gold’s Gym is getting that whole multi-tasking thing down to a perfection. My responsibilities are: To open the store, act as manager (since I work alone) until one gets there, scan all members in, make smoothies (which should be considered an art), ring up transactions, act as a receptionist for personal trainers and staff. Within those responsibilities – I have to answer the phone within the first two rings, make smoothies, ring up transactions AND scan members in all at the same time…and when they start coming in, they don’t trickle in one by one. No. They pour in by the bucket loads, and it’s a lot to take in.
I hope you had a better Friday than I did, and if so, feel like sharing your stories?
Oh, and PS – I’ve got a few giveaways set for posting this week, starting Monday. Keep your eyes opened for that…
Have a great weekend!!!!