1 week ago. Jul 1, 2020, 12:37 PM
It's 3:30 in the morning, and nobody else is awake to chat lol. The cage has become a bit of a second home in the short time I've been here, so I hope you guys are okay with me getting all this off my mind lol.
So, I had my first shift tonight at my new job. It sucked, then it was awesome.
Started out with working on a conveyor belt processing line, which I was able to handle for all of 10 minutes before my motion sickness set in. 😭 I dealt with it for two hours until they sent me to lunch, at which point I promptly ran across the way to the store and bought some dramamine (motion sickness meds). Popped two of them and went back to the hamster wheel conveyor belt.
It didn't work. If you have motion sickness, you know how bad that is. I fought it for another SIX fucking hours. Clenching my jaw the entire time and singing random songs in my head is all that kept me from seriously fucking up everyone's night, and making them hate me.
8 hours in, and I couldn't do it anymore. I let my shift leader know I was going to the bathroom. She noticed how wobbly and pale I was, and asked me if I was okay before I had a chance to run for it. I told her what was up, and she said to take all the time I needed.
20 minutes, one serious loss of lunch, and lots of dry heaving later, I shuffled miserably to the water dispenser, then once more returned to the hamster conveyor belt of doom. At this point, I was starting to worry I wouldn't last long at this job, and I was starting to panic a bit while looking around at anything but this fucking conveyor. My lead, bless her, noticed, and after 20 minutes wondered off. Turns out she'd gone to let the supervisor know, and he found me a different position to move to!
You guys, I was almost in tears at the fact that they were so cool with moving me to a different location in the factory.
I kicked ass in the location I've been moved to, and they're cool with me staying there.
One problem thankfully solved. However... I can only communicate with ONE of my co-workers! The rest of them speak Spanish only. It was interesting trying to communicate with the rest of the crew, but we made it happen through lots of hand signaling and pointing lol.
60 hours a weeks, finally getting my online schooling started again, and learning a new language.
Wish me luck. 😂😭