Do you ever feel like you might be being forced
into doing something, then when you think about it
you realize that you should have done it a
long time ago?
I've decided to put in my two weeks at Hot Topic.
For a whole slew of reasons.
Without getting into too much detail in a public forum,
it started with some actions taken by some people
that I did not agree with.
My name was used to ensue drama without my consent,
people felt attacked, and a mess of other things.
All in all I feel the situation could have been handled a lot
better. Especially by those who put it all in motion.
After feeling like I'd been backed into a corner,
I began to put it all into perspective.
Hot Topic was always my second job, and for
a long time I was putting it infront of my main job.
So much that I've missed deadlines, and my
work ethic plumited.
So the more I thought about it, I wondered, why?
I worked so hard at that job and was passed
up on promotions twice. The second,
purely on someone playing favorites.
But I realized, I would make more money working
at Visual Sports every day
than any promotion Hot Topic could give me.
Even though VSN can get boring sometimes,
I would make a significant amount more, I would have
nights off, and there is virtually no drama.
(Sometimes with my sister, but who doesn't?)
The more I thought about it, the more I realized the
only things keeping me at Hot Topic are:
It's something different.
My friendships with my co workers.
It sure isn't the pay.
So since the friendships are being "taken"
the rest really isn't enough for me to stay.
I am tired of working all for nothing
and waiting for a promotion that will
probably never happen and if it does it's just
MORE work for nothing.
It is foolish to think that you can throw a group
of people of similar age and interests in tight
quarters for long periods of time without
Personally, the relationships I've made
are more important to me than a minimum
wage job I've had for four years as a
Bottom line is, Hot Topic needs me
more than I need it.