my poor feet
June 14, 2006 11:41 AM Subscribe
So I got a job working in a bar. But I've got a problem: my feet don't seem to be able to take it.
posted by reklaw to Work & Money (28 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I like the job -- I like the people, it's not too much hard work, and all the rest of it. Every day I've worked so far, though, I've come away with my feet hurting like absolute hell, to the point where I can hardly move (it takes me a ridiculous amount of time to walk home). The pain doesn't even start to subside until I wake up the next day, making it impossible to do anything in the evening apart from writhing around in agony.
I've tried a few obvious things. At first I thought it must be my shoes, so I tried some old, comfy trainers, but the same thing happened. Then I thought I must just be moving around too much, so I asked to stay behind the bar for a day -- but they still hurt the same. Stupid as it sounds, it seems like my feet just can't take standing up for extended periods without hurting.
This is bad enough now that I'm seriously considering taking a lower-paid, crappier job just to avoid the foot pain. Is there anything I can do to stop it hurting so much?