Writing Prompt Wednesday!

Here’s an image prompt. Write a piece based on the image below.

 

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Sorry the quality’s pretty shoddy. I took the image myself from my camera phone while at work. Good luck with lackluster photography skills and happy writing!

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The Fabulous Life

So I recently gave up a easy life desk job at a call center to stay at my old and current job in fast food. (I felt really bad on my last day because I left only an hour after I got there because my nose has been stuffed up. I almost died from lack of oxygen talking to one lady when my nose plugged up. She might have heard me revving my engine [blowing my nose] when I missed the mute button.) Yep, I willingly stayed in fast food, a job that is the brunt of many a joke. Well I do not plan to stay there the rest of my life. I didn’t get a degree and owe thousands of dollars for nothing.

Sure the desk job was easy; all I had to do was sit there waiting for people to answer their phones then ask to answer surveys. My coworkers there were nice, I really liked them. But let me tell you something: it’s boring.

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I know I know, “so what if it’s boring? That’s easy money right there.” True. And most of the calls I got were answering machines. I saw a variety of ways people kept themselves amused sitting there waiting for willing people to answer their phones.

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I managed to finish the last two volumes of Dengeki Daisy by Kyousuke Motomi and got 2/3 of the way finished with the second three-in-one of Yoshiki Nakamura’s Skip Beat (both are hilarious by the way, check ’em out).

I guess the thing with me here is that I like to feel like I’m earning my money. I like doing something. At fast food, I’m constantly on the go-or I try to be. Taking orders, taking money, stocking, prepping, cleaning, dishes, usually I can find something to do.

True, there are things about fast food life that suck. Working in any kind of retail or service environment is a lesson in patience. When dealing with customers you have to smile and be friendly. You can’t be giving people the stink eye and throwing attitude.

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And yeah there are nights when closing the dining room and people come right before and want to sit down and eat when I make their order to go. (I’m trying to send a message to them here.)

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Then there are the people who want to order 20-45 items in the drive-thru instead of bringing their lazy self inside. We’re going to pull you up anyway might as well save your gas.

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There are times when I get frustrated with the stupid people. The good thing is that I like my coworkers. I just come in and do my work. That’s all I care about; doing a good enough job so I don’t get fired. I’m not interested in causing petty drama with anyone. I’m good to them and vice versa. They’re kind of like my family now. My big, loud, ghetto-sometimes ratchet-family. -_-;

Bottom line is, when you’ve got people you want to work with, the job ain’t so bad. I hear about people who hate their jobs and hate the people they work with. My job in the fast food lane ain’t perfect but I like the people I work with. So that makes staying worth it.

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Still looking for a new job though.