Creepy Co-Workers & Bad Hair-Days – A Must In A Girl’s Life

Often I find myself pushing down the ‘snooze’-button several times before even realizing it’s the alarm-clock that I’ve set way too late for me to take a quick shower, brush my teeth, choose my clothes, put them on, comb my hair and eat breakfast so that I can still look fairly presentable despite my charming eyebags and the thought that my socks do not match because I was blindly rushed for work. [One hell of a sentence, huh 😛 ]

My hair that I know will be messed up anyway, still deserves at least 5 minutes from my time being late. That one rule that you should never ever go to bed straight away when you just washed your hair? I’ve broken it many times. Just for fun really 😛 . And of course to end up with strokes of my hair raising 5cm above my head and some twisting to the wrong direction, I happily rush to my oh so lovely job.

My summer-job, however, doesn’t require me to show up in anything near the words decent or presentable. I can show up in a bikini [which one particular person did last year] without having to worry they will throw me out. Instead, I can count on some more companions during lunchtime and a boss who suddenly shows interest in the little that is left of my life outside of work, not smelling of salt water and seaweed. Which I’m sure will lead to conversations that contain either the word ‘wanker’ or ‘kurwa’. Use a dictionary for the last one.

Having said that, Polish people [get the hint? ^ 😉 ] have been invading my company and I’m not afraid to say that at least 60% of my co-workers are from Poland – the link to my post title. Now I’m not saying that Polish people are creepy, not at all. However, there are some people I’ve come accross while working that cannot seem to concentrate well on their work – which basically is loading boxes of 10kg of mussels in and out, while cleaning, mopping away the salt water being soaking wet of the rain and all that for $5 an hour. Hurray.

Maybe it’s because they do not have Asians in Poland or because they just think I’m weird – either way, being stared at for a good 5 minutes doesn’t quite make me very comfortable nor make them seem approachable or even okay. Occasionally a wink from this guy – who is quite nice – does make me wonder whether I’ve been a victim of ‘work-flirting’ because I happen to be, unlike some, approachable. The main reason, in my opinion, I think would be the fact that I’m some ‘new flesh’ after some time being stuck with the same girls who pretty much are clones, smoke too much and whom’s names always end with -a. Ex: Dominica, Monica, Veronica, Aisha… You get the idea.

However, after a long day at work being drenched in the lovely smell of the ocean [and its creatures like mussles, oisters and seasnails] does make me love the weekends even more. Days where my hair looks quite hot, my outfit not a jumpsuite with army boots and getting to chat with someone who doesn’t only show interest when you have a cleavage down to your belly.

All in all; creepy co-workers and bad hair-days are a must in a girl’s life – it makes you appreciate things more when these two do not join forces to wreck your day 😀

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    Ha, sounds like you have an interesting job. Well, although it doesn’t sound too enjoyable >.<; What country do you live in, I'm curious because you mentioned the pay was 5 dollars an hour I guess it just came as a kind of shocker since here we have a minimum wage law which was currently raised to 7.25 this year. Sounds like a tough job to get so little then again I guess it really depends on a lot of circumstances but still. Oh, and the person I wanted to go with was someone I had feelings for but we've had a complicated relationship and she's currently with someone else but yeah…I guess we were kinda hanging out as friends a lot but now things kinda went downhill, well that's life for you. Anyways I won't bore you with my melancholy; I wish you the best in your job! Take care.

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    That’s strange I just submitted a comment but it seems it wasn’t registered…oh well have to start from scratch. Well it looks like you’ve been having an interesting summer/job huh? I never really get any creepy looks I guess since I’m a guy and there aren’t that many girls that are so forward (I guess that would be the correct term to use?). What country do you live in if you don’t mind me asking, I saw you mentioning that you work for 5 dollars an hour and it seems like a tough job for the wage. I guess it just came as a shocker since here they recently raised the minimum wages to $7.25 and $2.25 sure is big difference especially in the long run. Although, I guess it all depends on a lot of things, cost of living included and the such. Oh, and I didn’t get to go with the person I wanted to I guess you could say we’ve had a complicated relationship and she’s currently with someone else but we had been hanging out. Until recently everything was okay but things went downhill recently and well I guess that’s life for you. Well, I won’t bore you with my melancholy; I hope you have a safe summer, take care!

    Damian

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      KuchiQ said,

      Haha trust me, guys get looks too. It’s just that girls are subtle =]
      I wrote this post with a humorous touch and so I hope you didn’t take everything too seriously. I work in a mussle-company and the job is quite exhausting, but it can be done. I’m not the one to receive only 5 euros an hour though. That’s the wage for most of the Polish people here. I get paid 7 euros. This is only a summerjob though. I’ll be moving away for college in a month, so every penny is needed now.

      I’m sorry to hear that about the girl. It sure sounds complicated and I’m not great either when it comes to love and things like that, so I’m sorry I’m not able to help you. Maybe if you were to live in The Netherlands as well haha Then I’d take you out for a day full of fun, just to let you forget whatever’s going on your mind for a bit. Enjoy your summer !!

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    Haha, well that’s decent pay and I guess since it’s in euros it isn’t so bad I just calculated it and 7 euros is about 2.75 dollars more as the minimum wage here =_=; I live in such a great country /end sarcasm. >.>; Still I guess that’s fair since it does sound like a physically demanding/stressful job, no? And, unfortunately I live in the United States =[. I’m a college student as you could have guess from my blogs and I currently reside in Austin, Texas. Not sure if you’ve heard about us here and if you have you might have the image of cowboys with hats and stuff but there’s a lot more to do here (especially since I’m in the capital of Texas). Where in Poland do you live and your English is great (don’t take it the wrong way >.< but I thought the official language over there was Polish) Then again I do hear a lot of European countries are moving towards a more bi-lingual standard. Sigh, I mean I'm sure there are drawbacks to living in any place in the world but sometimes I feel a bit deprived here in the U.S., aha.. That and most people I talk to outside of here are sometimes readily hostile or think perhaps that I represent or am part of the actions that past political figures/leaders have taken. But, I meet genuinely nice people like you as well and it just reminds me that everywhere I go I can at least hope to meet someone who's nice and thoughtful ^^; I would definitely take you up on your offer if one of us lived nearer but it's kinda hard with the 9000-ish kilometers separating us =P. I'm actually kinda by myself since most of the people I knew went back for summer break and I was the only one that decided to take summer classes here. So I guess that kinda makes it harder but I mean my case isn't all that special a lot of people go through this I guess the sheer subjectivity of my situation kinda just makes one realize just how significant something like this is. One last question before I end my ridiculously long comment, where will you attend college? I'm curious and to be fair I'll tell you where I'm going to school right now. I'm at the University of Texas at Austin and it's ridiculously expensive and I can totally understand you getting a job for the money I'm probably going to have to take a loan to pay this year and hopefully get in good academic standing after my stupid mistakes last semester and get some sort of financial aid then again they're pretty stingy here with that too. Lol. Okay, I'll stop it here. Take care!

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    Ugh, it did it again the comments thing seems to hate me luckily I saved what I wrote since my comment was kinda long and I was worried it would happen again =_=;

    Haha, well that’s decent pay and I guess since it’s in euros it isn’t so bad I just calculated it and 7 euros is about 2.75 dollars more as the minimum wage here =_=; I live in such a great country /end sarcasm. >.>; Still I guess that’s fair since it does sound like a physically demanding/stressful job, no? And, unfortunately I live in the United States =[. I’m a college student as you could have guess from my blogs and I currently reside in Austin, Texas. Not sure if you’ve heard about us here and if you have you might have the image of cowboys with hats and stuff but there’s a lot more to do here (especially since I’m in the capital of Texas). Where in Poland do you live and your English is great (don’t take it the wrong way >.< but I thought the official language over there was Polish) Then again I do hear a lot of European countries are moving towards a more bi-lingual standard. Sigh, I mean I'm sure there are drawbacks to living in any place in the world but sometimes I feel a bit deprived here in the U.S., aha.. That and most people I talk to outside of here are sometimes readily hostile or think perhaps that I represent or am part of the actions that past political figures/leaders have taken. But, I meet genuinely nice people like you as well and it just reminds me that everywhere I go I can at least hope to meet someone who's nice and thoughtful ^^; I would definitely take you up on your offer if one of us lived nearer but it's kinda hard with the 9000-ish kilometers separating us =P. I'm actually kinda by myself since most of the people I knew went back for summer break and I was the only one that decided to take summer classes here. So I guess that kinda makes it harder but I mean my case isn't all that special a lot of people go through this I guess the sheer subjectivity of my situation kinda just makes one realize just how significant something like this is. One last question before I end my ridiculously long comment, where will you attend college? I'm curious and to be fair I'll tell you where I'm going to school right now. I'm at the University of Texas at Austin and it's ridiculously expensive and I can totally understand you getting a job for the money I'm probably going to have to take a loan to pay this year and hopefully get in good academic standing after my stupid mistakes last semester and get some sort of financial aid then again they're pretty stingy here with that too. Lol. Okay, I'll stop it here. Take care!

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    KuchiQ said,

    I posted a comment on your blog, but it doesn’t seem to register or something. Luckily I copied everything before I submitted, because my hyena-instincts felt there was something wrong. *I’m being weird here, ignore =]*

    -lol- I think you got confused, because I was mentioning Poland in my latest post. The country I live in is actually The Netherlands and people from Poland come here to earn some more money I guess. The official language here is Dutch haha And actually, I saw a whole documentary on Austin, Texas the other day. I can’t remember the name of the hotel, but there are some creepy things going on there. I watched the whole thing though and it all sounds and looks so great. Delicious-looking food included =] I love food ❤ haha But I think when you meet new people a lot of them expect a certain image that you may not fit. It happens and sometimes it is frustrating when they think we all follow the same standards and/or principles. You happen to be one of those people I meet that seems to be more than skindeep. It's refreshing really, to be able to have a somewhat more refined and serious conversation. So what's your major? I believe you're somewhere in your third, maybe fourth year of college already? I'm majoring in International Business & Languages, by the way. Which explains my English, as I've always been interested in languages and culture. I'm going to attend college in The Netherlands of course, at the HAN College of Higher Education in a city called Nijmegen. A two-and-a-half hour drive from home, so I'll sure be missing the food at home. *Sorry for mentioning food all the time, I just love to eat hehe 0=]* The most fun part of it all is that during my second or third year I'll be having the chance to be an exchange student for 6 months. I haven't decided yet where to go, but I'm sure I'll figure it out. College really is no joke though… The tuition fee that they said was going to be for one year turned out to be a lie ^^; It definitely motivates me to work harder though, since I don't want to waste all the money that went into all this haha Here in The Netherlands we get financial aid from the government every month, depending on how much your parents earn. It's a great aid, because with the money that I'm about to receive I'll be able to pay for my rent, food and other costs. Also we get a pass to use public transport for free. Though it's not going to be enough in the longrun, it still keeps our shoulders from shagging any further. Does it work the same way in the US? Or are they really that stingy about it like you said? =] And your situation is similiar to mine. I'm all by myself this summer, too. It's just that my friends and I are slowly growing apart I guess. I tend to be more on the serious, yet weird and goofy side lately, while most of the time they like to talk about their boyfriends and I'd like some more variation in our conversations. *sigh* Anyway, I think I'm the one who talks *or writes* way too much now. Oh, wait. You speak Spanish right? What's your origin then? I'm learning Spanish in college soon, but one expression I used a lot in class just to annoy others;

    i Dios Mio !

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