i just wanted to get this off my chest. normally i’m not extremely emotional, but these past few days have been hell. we’re broke, a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer for the second time, i don’t see my mom much, kids are a hassle, and i got screamed at at work today. how the hell was i supposed to know i fucked up? i’m not even supposed to be back there. i can usually take criticism, that’s no big deal. but “you totally fucked this up, what the hell am i supposed to do with that?” isn’t really the correct response to an employee with little to no experience in a position YOU put them in that’s different from their normal duties.i cried in the bathroom for an hour about it. but you didn’t know that. my loved one is getting a less than desirable surgery in three days, but you didn’t know that. i can hardly pay the bills or feed the kids, but you didn’t know that. all you knew to do was scream at me in front of customers and another employee. but it’s just another day for you, right? life is hard. growing up is hard. being an employee is hard. being the boss is hard. running a business is hard. i understand every single bit of this, but it’s not hard to have a little compassion for those around you and realize that we are people too, and we have things going on outside of this workplace that are fucking difficult to navigate. it’s hard to keep yourself together, especially in this day and age. but i apologized for the mistake i made, and now i feel like i deserve one too.