well, today sure has been a CRAP-tastic monday! if it wasn’t overwhelming enough, the people who are coming to town for VinExpo has arrived! and since we are WAY understaffed, on top of my ENOURMOUS work load, i also have to tend to customers, take stock when it comes in and answer the phone. i really am not paid enough to do all that.
i work as an in-house designer at a wine shop in the party district of hong kong. as a designer, i design all the marketing materials for the store. which means posters, email banners, window display marketing and newsletter layouts. on top of that, i also do all the online material. meaning maintaining our current website, facebook, and weibo. finally, we are in the process of making ANOTHER website, so i have to do all the design work for that as well. Like most indecisive annoying bosses out there, i work for someone who wont give me any details or copy until they URGENTLY need it, which means, everything has piled up to this last week of the month, where i have to do ALL the material for next month and finish up the new website by the end of this week.
to say i am a little stressed can be the understatement of the year. along with all this work stress, i’m going through a little bit of a quarter life crisis with my personal life. i think i may be on the verge of a mental breakdown. we have a wine fridge next to the counter, and the fan for it is behind the counter by the wall. everytime the fan thing overheats (which is probably every 7 minutes in this Hong Kong heat), it makes the most annoying beeping sound like a car alarm until it’s not as hot anymore. i had a moment while i was trying to ring a customer up and answer another customer’s question this incessant beeping made me almost break down and scream at the top of my lungs. i am also breaking out from the stress which is unusual for me because i hardly get pimples. only when i stress out.
so after work today, i had to go do some stress relieving. which, nowadays, means grocery shopping for me. bought me some pasta, sauces, jam, cheese, and chocolate. am i getting old? my ‘shopping sprees’ have become grocery store trips? sigh*
well, thats my rant. t-minus 4 days till friday!