Week one at Walmart is over. I like the job--electronics is fun. The people I work with are very nice. For the most part, the customers are nice. I never have expected them to ALL be nice. That is just the way it is when you are dealing with the public.
My poor feet are the only problem. My feet have been used to flip flops all summer. They have been used very little because I sat behind a desk all summer. So, my feet are rebelling in a big way. They dont like to stand up 8 hours a day on a hard floor. They did the same thing when I worked in fast food. I know that if I can get through the first 2 weeks it will get better. But right now, I cant see past today.
I have blisters on the sides, top and bottom of my feet. The blisters are mostly in the toe area. Then there is the pain that feels like the bones of my feet are breaking when I walk. Then there is the burning that feels like my feet are in a constant ant bed. Have I left anything out of this description?
When I take my shoes off at night my toes are blue. All of these things are connected to the diabetes and neuropathy in my feet. I also have poor circulation. A really nice lady at work happened to notice I was having a problem and brought me a Dr. Schoals foot massager that was still in the plastic wrapper and never been used. I gotta tell you it is heaven when I put my feet in the hot water and it massages my feet. God it feels good. I was touched by this woman's kindness, especially since she doesnt even know me. I have found that most everyone that works at this store is like this.
I am just hoping and praying that by the end of the holidays I will be told I will be kept on. They say temp holiday help may not be kept on. Then someone else will say not to worry I probably will be kept on. The fact is that nobody knows until that day arrives. I would hate to work through this much pain only to lose the job. I have dwelled on this too much.
I got up this morning and said to myself that God put me there and if I dont have this job at the end of the holidays it will only be because there is something much better in store for me. I have to keep this positive outlook. For one, I know it is true. I have always been taken care of in spite of my own stupid decisions. I have never went hungry or without a place to lay my head. This is the direction I need for my thoughts to go.