I’m in Knoxville tonight, but I should be in Nashville. Why am I in Knoxville? Well, I came here first to deliver a single stepladder. The place that ordered it closes at 4, and I arrived at 3:30 on the dot. Oh, but there was less than a quarter of an inch of snow, so they apparently closed early. So I have to wait until tomorrow morning, and now I’m 3 hours behind schedule.

What’s worse is I never called ahead (because I didn’t know what time I would arrive anyway) and my boss is definitely going to blame me for this.

Even WORSE... this is my truck after convincing my boss to drop HALF of the load for tonight:

This job is just awful. I’m overworked and blamed for everything that goes wrong. The people who plan out these loads have never worked as a driver, so they have absolutely no clue what they’re doing. Apparently my boss has hired over 50 different drivers across his 7 years at this branch. If I knew that beforehand, I would never even consider something so ridiculous that nobody stays longer than a few months.

And, then there’s the fact that I’ve never held a job for a full year. I know that I’ve just been unlucky in that I only seem to get into the things that legitimately suck, but this is still really difficult to process emotionally. I can’t help but wonder if I’m NEVER going to find something remotely tolerable.

There isn’t a point to this, really. I just needed to vent.