I have worked cleaning houses for a friend of my mother's when I was 11 years old. the pecan one was when I was about 7 I think. ^.^ I got my very first real job that pays checks and government took money out of when I was 16 at a Dairy Queen. ^.^ Those were the days. hahaha But life would go on and I would find out how hard working really is and how much crap you have to or I should say MUST take . I was pregnant about 7 moths . I had started to work at a Dairy Queen in Lake Livingston area. I was just another cashier/waitress . But I would eventually get to be higher. But that wouldn't happen for a while longer.
I had a Asst Manager that made me use a tooth brush to clean the floor with. No kidding. hehehe But I did it. I pushed those ice cream machines out of the way too. yep even pregnant I did that. I knew I was having a baby and would need that job too much to loose it. So I scrubbed. But I was redeemed for that hard labor. I was sitting in the back rubbing my painful knees while swollen to the sizes of a cantaloupe. And no I am not making it look to be that bad. They were that huge. I rubbed them and while doing so a regional Manager came into the back to check the Manager's paperwork for payrolls. He glanced down and saw me rubbing my knees and when I saw he was looking . I pulled the pants legs down hoping he wouldn't see the swelling. I never like anyone to see my pains.
But was too late. He saw and walked over with this rush of wonder. He asked if he could take a look. (remember I was working while 7 months pregnant and was not allowed for safety reason and well law suits as well ) I told him I rather not. He told me if he couldn't look at my knees that he would have to let me go. I was worried that I would cause another associated that worked there to loose their job. But didn't want to loose mine either. So I let him pull the pants let up.
Bruises and puffy swollen areas so right there in his face. I didn't know what I was gonna say. But he asked me, " What happened to your knees?" I just smiled and kinda raised a shoulder. I then asked him "Why? Your not gonna fire me are you?" He smiled an just said "No ,but I want to know how your knees got those bruises. I understand they swell while your pregnant.I didn't realize they swell that much, but how come they are bruised?" U just couldn't do it but knew I had no choice. I just blurted it out and said..."I was cleaning" He just gave such a funny look . "So your telling me you got these bruises on your knees by cleaning? At home or here at the store?"
"Well here of course ,Sir." He jumps back up to his feet and turns to look straight at the manager. "What is this?!" She was just as shocked as he was. But the Asst. Manager stood next to me gripping my shoulder as if to say "keep yer mouth shut!" I was torn but knew I was about to loose my job or eventually my baby if I didn't say something. I just sat there and tears started to form in the corners. I could feed the sting of the pain in my eyes from trying to hold the tears back from him seeing. My knees didn't help me with that at all. The pain in them as well started to pulsate. But I kept my cool and just sat there as he stood in front of me.
He turned again to me and asked again but to me this time. "How did those bruised get on your knees Patty?" Again she gripped her nails into my shoulders. I couldn't take much more and hung my head low and watched as my tears that I held so tight in poured out. I sat there with my tears started to stream down my cheeks and onto my shirt. They ran down the grease spots on the shirt and down to the fabric where they disappeared into the fabric leaving a wet spot.
I stared so hard and began to pull my mind somewheres else only to be pulled right back into my head by someone yelling "Tell me now!!" I looked up at him and smiled " I am fine ,Sir. I can still work . I just need a small break and then back to work I promise." "But Patty you don't understand the legalities behind this." (me) "But Sir! I would never ever cause any problems." (him)" I understand that Patty but I am not thinking of this business. I am worried about your baby."
That is when I realized what he said and what I was to do. My baby's life was at stake here not mine and this job? hahaha this is a human life I carry inside me.Get up girl and fight for your child's sake! I stood up and began to tell him but I turned to her and said "You knew what you were doing and still YOU made me get on that nasty greasy floor on my KNEES and of all things to use ?? A toothbrush to scrub with? I took YOUR crap enough and I left the thought of my own baby's life out of my mind just to keep this job.
You woman will rot in the pits of hell for what you have done to this child . " I turned to my boss and told her everything. He just kept looking back and fourth at her and I. He was so shocked at all the things I told him that she made me do. She didn't think it was right to have a woman pregnet working and being pregnant I still had enough power in my body to keep doing all that stuff she asked of me. Hahaha you don't even know what happened. The knees is just a small piece. I was to clean the bathrooms after men and women went number 2 and the drunks? Now that is another. Wow I never realized how nasty people can be while drunk.
The men's bathrooms were the worst of all. They would poo all over it. no kidding . I found it rubbed on the mirror and sink and walls. Sometimes I wondered if it was even drunks and not teens. Or maybe she did it. I wasn't sure. But I do know how had to clean it up and got a nick name for it as well. I was the poocleaner.(pool cleaner?) yeah such a nice name ,right? But thats was okay.
I still worked my ass off with that job and didn't let it get to me. I knew I would get redeemed for it sooner or later. lol There was a play area outside in the front of the place where kids could play in . Well yes of course I had to clean it even. I had to pull out all the debris and pooed in Diapers were even in there. I cleaned debris in the ditches while it was raining . There are more but I hope you see what all I did and how serous it was for me. But I stood there and started to shake as I do when I am so mad. I finally hit that breaking point and couldn't stop. It felt so great .
When I was done. My Regional Manager stood there with a smile on his face and asked me" Felt good didn't it?" lol He then looked over at the woman that had done all of these nasty and hurtful things to me and said to her. "Your fired ,leave your badge and anything else that belongs to the company on the desk and clock out . We will send your check to you. My heart felt like it stopped. When he said that to her I felt so bad for her. Why did I feel this bad inside?
When here she did such hurtful thing to me? I stopped him and said "please don't fire her." (him) "I have to Patty!" (me) No you don't. This makes us no better than her. Just demote her below me if anything. " Of course she didn't like that and said.."No way would I work lower than you and have YOU telling me what to do" I still to this day don't know why she would say that. What did I do or say or was it just me personally? Well needless to say she got fired anyways and well ^.^ I was trained to become the next asst.manager. I was told when I did leave at the end that all the people that worked for me didn't want me to leave. ohh and I had gotten another position as Manager of three store to run. lol yes!! ^.^
But that would end and I would go back to being mistreated by my ex and become a homebound mother because well Thats what I deserved I guess. lol But I did move after my father passed away. But back to my blog post. I have worked many jobs and that one was a good point but had even worse jobs than that. But here now at this time in my life. Things are so bad all over the world. It seems like life just well..Sucks! My heart has gotten worse over the years. I have to take a mineral just to help it stay decent now. I try to keep my mouth shut about anything that does feel like a bad thing. My family thinks it is a record. So is why now I just keep to myself about anything.
I guess when I die in my room and no one knows cause why? They didn't care. :/ But that is another blog post I have done. lol Why we can't pay bills on time is cause well no money to pay them. Ray makes enough to pay the rent and one bill. The rest of his checks goes in septate bills just to keep them from gettin closed. But we are getting to much behind now and have to drop one of them to catch up. But as of right now. We are about to loose power and cable should have been gone long ago.
So yes I might loose that at any moment. Heck maybe ya wont see this post . But I have to try . ^.^ I don't want pity and I just want my kids to see life is not a bed of roses and how sorry I am that I have caused their lives to be such crap and here their friend's lives are great. at least they have power and running water and school supplies . One of my daughter's friends had to take me to the store to get some school supplies.
The whole time she kept her distance. My daughter that is from me. I tried to help her but nope she wouldn't have that. It was her friend that she wanted help from. Pushed me away even. But when time came to pay then I was her best friend. lol But come to find out her friend was buying all the good stuff. expensive things.
I had found out after getting home that she managed to get her friend to pay for a few thing that were expensive. I was so mad but just kept my mouth shut. But anyways . enough said. Life just sucks for me and my family. If you are having these same problems please share them below. ^.^ Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.
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