It’s over!

Move-in week is over!

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Thankkkkkkkkkk God.

The week was filled with wearing the same outfit over, and over, and over …

Move-in week over

Ugh.

So, Tuesday was loft set-up – probably the worst day of the week. We had 3 hours to put together over 100 lofts in two different buildings. It’s grueling work that NO one wants to do, so I got a lot of cranky looks and comments all day. One thing I’m not good at is people being mean to me – I need to grow a thicker skin. So by the 4:30 p.m., I was so emotionally and mentally exhausted, that I just zoned out for the rest of the night.

Wednesday was Honors move-in. These freshmen move in a day earlier than everyone else into one hall. This day was MUCH better – it was from 8 a.m. – noon and I ushered in cars/checked in students while others on the team unpacked cars and brought it to the students’ rooms.

Move-in week over

After moving in 50+ students, a few of us went over to a local pizza buffet for lunch. I didn’t have any pizza, but I did have four breadsticks and a cookie so … my eating habits obviously took the back-burner for a couple of days. After work I had a call with Amy (my life coach) and it couldn’t have come at a better time. I’ve been SO anxious lately – having nightmares, not sleeping, feeling very numb, etc. so it was nice to talk with her.

Thursday is the “big day” – meaning we move in the rest of the freshman into three buildings on campus. It’s about 600+ students total. I had about 100 volunteers throughout campus, plus the 130-man football team comes in to help us from 10:30-noon. Students and parents basically don’t have to do a thing besides sign in and sit back while we move in all their crap. πŸ˜‰ If you’d like to see more, here’s a video from the college’s YouTube channel.

The day went pretty well (minus me getting the golf cart stuck on a tree stump a half hour into the day … ugh) – I had quite a few volunteers not show up, so we were moving pretty slow until the football team came in at 10:30. Grateful for those men!

Once 12:30 hit, we were done! All of my volunteers set off for lunch at the caf as I finished up a few random things … and that’s when it happened. I had the CRANKIEST parent come up to me, get in my face and start screaming at me because his daughter was missing a bag of something. Long story short, I ended up getting the housing director and campus safety over there, but after weeks of stress and problem-solving all day … I was done. This week is the most stressful thing I do all year. It takes months and months and months of planning, stress, blood, tears, sleepless nights … and for someone to just attack me like that? Granted, I understand his concern and his frustration because the RAs basically blew him off, but it just wasn’t a good end for me.

I went back to my office, cooled my thoughts, tried to stop myself from crying (I’m unfortunately a crier when I’m frustrated) and headed out to meet up with my supervisor and a few other guys that were finishing up some broken lofts in another hall. After talking with them, talking with the VP of my department (who was VERY angry that someone treated me that way), a few of us headed to lunch at the caf (since the rest of my volunteers were already gone) and I felt muchhhhhh better.

Move-in week is over

Just a little reminder to all of you out there – I have the shortest temper of them all when I’m frustrated with something, but try not to take it out on people in such an angry manner. You never know what that person is going through.

So, once our long lunch was over, we took down the tents on campus, finished up a few things and I left the office right before 5 p.m. And now today (Friday) I’m sitting on my couch! Woooohooooooo days off. πŸ™‚

Today I plan to watch a ton of YouTube videos (what else is new) and get some work done on my social media clients. I already went to the gym and did a heavy lower body day (worked up to 135# squat, woo!) This weekend I don’t have much going on except a lunch for my aunt’s birthday (she’s 83!) and working on my social clients. Next week is pretty crazy AND my travel season starts so … here we go!

How has your week been?
Have you ever been so angry that you took it out on someone and regretted it later?
Any tips on how to have a thicker skin? πŸ˜‰Β 

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11 comments

  1. Amy says:

    Oh man what a hectic week, so glad you made it through! I had a day unlike most this week…..a woman in our office went off on me and I was not having it. She better know now not to come at me like that. I wanted to cry on the bus ride home and wish I had another work option immediately. As far as the situation–my boss and I talked about it and I took the initiative to mend things for the sake of work. But it sucked. Anyway……..I’m going to Vegas tomorrow and I’m focusing on what is good in life and the world!

  2. G says:

    Blah! What a week! I’m so happy you got the day off. Hope you get to relax this weekend as well! Ps I cry when I’m angry and frustrated too and it’s so embarrassing… I’ve done it at work a couple of times and that’s not good… Learning to control the emotions, but it’s not easy when you’re stressed out πŸ™ Just wanted to say I totally get ya!

  3. Megan says:

    Definitely sounds like a crazy week! That would be difficult to try to organize people moving in so I can see how it would be frustrating for you! As for that parent, I don’t understand WHY people have to be like that. I can see getting upset about a bag being lost but to yell & take it out on someone? I feel like I don’t have very thick skin sometimes & I’m sure a client can see right through that when they are yelling at me about something. Unfortunately, it happens more often that I would like but I *try* to just stay calm & don’t raise my voice back at them. But then I dwell on it the rest of the day which doesn’t help either. Hopefully this weekend has been relaxing for you & now you get to do more exciting things for work!
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    • Jessie says:

      That’s exactly it! I was able to stay calm and try to help him, but it was the AFTER part. I was so upset that all I wanted to do was cry. So overwhelming! The weekend was pretty relaxing, though I was really hoping for some more alone time. I need that BADLY!

  4. Katie says:

    I put on the ultimate customer service voice when people are pissed. “Yep, I understand, we are going to get this figured out, I don’t have the answer but lets get the people who will. There is a lot going on, but you found me and we are going to get this figured out”. Its super upbeat even though every time I’m annoyed. (my college move in experience was the ABOSLUTE worst, I seriously wished I had a roommate change that day, but thankfully she dropped out after first semester).
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    • Jessie says:

      Girl, I tried! I’ve been working in customer service for more than 12-years now, but I think I was just so overwhelmed from the week that I couldn’t do it anymore!

  5. Kelly says:

    It sounds like move-in weekend at this school is a well-oiled machine! Thankfully that’s how it was at mine, too. As for getting a thicker skin (I totally don’t have one, btw) I just try and remember that they’re probable not yelling at ME, I’m just the “lucky” person that gets to deal with their yelling today. (My time as an RA and apartment complex manager gave me lots of these instances). Sounds like you deserve to travel and take a break! πŸ™‚

    • Jessie says:

      That’s very true! I’m trying to remember that father was probably extremely stressed moving his baby girl into college. I’m hoping to travel again soon, but for fun! My sights are set west πŸ™‚

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