We all know juggling life is tough, its tests you and pushes. Sometimes in to much we juggle to much with out realising till we crash. Thats where we are as a family right now.
Im so lucky to homeschool my son as we still get our precious time, but running three shops that open 7am-11pm everyday staffed with 30 staff is tough, there’s always a drama, disater, they have no thought of our personal or family time, they ring us like dial a taxi and expect rapid response else its met with either repeated phone calls (the ones you think need a 999) response or ?????? text messages. Im sure they think were robots who dont eat or sleep or actually i think the problem is they dont think at all.
The excuses they arrive with when they dont show up for shift are worthy of there own post, but explaining to them theu are responsible and employed in the job they look at you with a blank look. Even setting times they arent aloud to ring is still set with a blank gaze.
We originally decided to work for ourself due to my health and serve anxiety disorder, at first it was good but as we grew and became more successful and opened more stores we needed staff, this is my struggle as although i come across as a confident person i struggle to engage with people im very black and white in thinking and cant understand why i have to repeatedly repeat myself. Its tough working with people but in the line of business weee in its a everyday buying game so stock is constantly needed there is no break, no holiday your always on call.
which leads to burnout, anxiety, fatigue and fibro flare ups.
family life goes out the window and each days a struggle. Big decisions have needed to be made and business sold time for a change and a new way of life.