Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Manager Is Just A Fancy Title For Babysitter
Being a manager you learn pretty fast that what you do is babysit, the same thing you did when you were 10 years old, but the babysittees are older and you get paid a lot better. I help manage about 60 employees, so this week while my parents where out of town and I am babysitting my brother and sister who are 20 and 15, I think piece of cake right? I just make sure no one is having sex or doing drugs and the house doesn't burn down. Well no, it hasn't been a piece of cake. The parents have been gone for two days and in those two days I have already had three breakdowns with the 15 year old. I had to make sure everyone was up and that the 20 year old got to school OK. Then in between those we've had one disaster with the dishwasher, one incident with the trash cans, and one smelly problem with instant potatoes. I am having to be responsible for not only my life but two others. I can manage being responsible for mine, but two other lives is getting a bit hard. I just have to say that nothing about being a Gap manager has prepared me for babysitting this week. I just hope I and everyone else can live until Saturday.