Hi all, first time poster. I'm a manager in a small pharmacy with a few other stores in the chain. And putting it honestly it's grinding me down week by week. At the start of each week I go to work with a positive attitude to try again for the week ahead but within an hour or two of being there that goes out the window. There are a number of factors in the job that make me feel as thought I'm trapped & can't get out.
After all, a job is a job in these times & I'm lucky to have one & it's pays the bills yadda yadda yadda! I work 40 hours per week, 8-9 hour days, have a ton of responsibility laid upon my shoulders, I'm on a small wage for a mangers role & the work load I do (a little above minimum wage). We don't get the usual 15 minute break in the morning as it was struck out before I started working there. Some days we don't get a lunch break, and are told when we ask for these hours in lieu that they won't be granted nor paid for.
We are watched 24/7 on cameras as to what we do & quite frankly I feel as though I am in a prison or a school child. Nothing would give me more pleasure than to tell my boss that I do not want to work there any longer. I want to be my own boss as I am qualified in beauty therapy & would love to do this from home. I also want to further my knowledge & do more courses such as hair extensions, spray tan etc etc.
I can't talk to anyone about this as when I do I'm told 'don't quit' you need to pay bills, it's your career. But I'm not happy simple as!! Any advice anyone may have would really be greatly appreciated! I'm really at the end of my tether! Loads of thanks in advance!