As a gamer, I am used to using the term ‘hard mode.’ It’s a step above the normal stuff, when you’re in for a challenge.
Fridays are definitely hard mode in the deli. We have all our big sales on Fridays. People come early meaning we have less time to prepare more. People might feel like treating themselves to lunch because it’s the end of the week. People are getting off work and buying food for their weekend adventures. Even if they’re not getting our sale items, they’re probably there for at least one from another department, and chances are, they’ll come by our department anyways.
However, my work week is just starting then. And the weekend is also going to be busier.
I got my paycheck this week only to find out that I still haven’t been being paid at a rate that my “promotion” would have called for. In addition I still get picked on by my manager for not doing work that I don’t have time for, nor am I being paid for.
This isn’t a short story, or some part of my memoir as intended. This isn’t a game either, and it goes without saying that it is not fun. This is my life at the moment. I’m probably going to put in my two weeks soon.