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Give up, you're not going anywhere...

as i posted to a response to one of my dear con_science's posts:

i remember the precise moment that i realized that i could die at any moment, doing just about anything.

that was when i was a teenager and was mid-ass wiping when an earthquake hit.

i remember because it was a quick potty break during a commercial of Headbanger's Ball, it was.

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all of you that now work in retail, or have ever worked in retail? i know that you will understand and gasp in horror.

this week? inventory week.

*bows her head and raaaaaises up her hands to accept all of your prayers and condolences*

yesh. the officemax i work in has approximately 130,000 items, and we get to touch, read, organize, label, scruitinize, fondle, and/or/possibly/maybe eat every single piece of those. i'm sure that i'll get a large hunkachunka that, as my hours this week have DRASTICALLY increased over those i've been getting over the last month.

i can hardly contain myself.

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My LiveBrownie status!

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nothinganything
Mar. 29th, 2005 08:14 pm (UTC)
Oh crap! Best of luck!
aubkabob
Aug. 25th, 2005 03:36 am (UTC)
ha ha, thanks hun!
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golden_lotus
Mar. 29th, 2005 08:15 pm (UTC)
the more you eat, the less you have to count...
aubkabob
Aug. 22nd, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC)
this is very true.

it actually wasn't that bad this year. maybe because we have a much lower maintenance manager this year, compared to last year's?

also granted that i got off work right as all the inventory stuff was starting, so i had it easy ;D yay for being a management favorite!
jenniffer
Mar. 29th, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
just don't eat any staples okay?

I realized I could die at any moment while I was sitting at home one day. I wasn't doing anything that would make me think of dying. It was just something that...came to me. That I could die. Really DIE. And yeah, I haven't been the same since.
aubkabob
Aug. 23rd, 2005 10:20 pm (UTC)
i try not to dwell on it anymore, no matter how many times i'm almost hit by a car on my walk to work.
ohsaycanyousay
Mar. 29th, 2005 09:03 pm (UTC)
My thoughts are with you...
aubkabob
Aug. 25th, 2005 03:57 am (UTC)
thanks, luv!
bitchtransformr
Mar. 29th, 2005 09:31 pm (UTC)
And why don't they have RGIS do it?

I hear that post-it notes taste like starburst.
aubkabob
Aug. 25th, 2005 04:56 am (UTC)
RGIS does come in and do it, but we have to stick around for the recount, not to mention all the lovely preparation going into setting it up for RGIS to come in and swarm through like locusts.
scene_stealer
Mar. 29th, 2005 10:28 pm (UTC)
i don't remember inventory being that big of a pain when i worked at the video store. i remember someone had to count a section, then someone recounted it to make sure they got the same. we had people that came in w/their gadgets and count and really only a few of us had to hang out while they did that. i don't think i ever had to stay that late either. and i was an assistant manager.
aubkabob
Aug. 25th, 2005 04:53 am (UTC)
i wonder how many square feet our officemax is. i had helped with inventory at other locations, but ours is about 130,000 pieces, vs the others' 75,000 pieces, give or take.

i had so meant to ask what the total item count was this year, but i totally spaced it.
stanieldaniel
Mar. 30th, 2005 02:13 am (UTC)
Fun times
I feel for you aubrey :-( it can be hell, but yes that should be a mighty fine check! So fun times should be close at hand! and just think your zones following will or should be a breeze
aubkabob
Aug. 25th, 2005 05:27 am (UTC)
Re: Fun times
oh heck, yes. i forgot that everyone else on earth calls it 'zoning' instead of 'recovery'. i called it zoning at every single other retail establishment i ever worked at.

and now that it's back to school and they are still MASSIVELY cutting hours (hence why i've been scheduled for 23 hours a week instead of 38), the store constantly looks like eaten crap now.
inisfair
Mar. 30th, 2005 03:36 am (UTC)
Ack. Inventory is an evil task to inflict upon someone.
aubkabob
Aug. 23rd, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC)
indeed. i had requested to be let off work before it all started, so i got to miss all the fun stuff.

i'm a bit sad that i hadn't been brought in for the specific inventory crew, because it would have been MUCH cooler to get paid to count things for a day instead of helping people.

but only for a day.
wallbrat
Mar. 30th, 2005 05:01 am (UTC)
I can sympathize. We went through it a few weeks ago. Thank the universe it's only once a year.
aubkabob
Aug. 25th, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC)
no freaking doubt. i also love how they pretty much space out the 3 main events for people that work in places like you and i do: back to school, inventory, and Christmas.

convenient.
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dive01265
Mar. 31st, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC)
Hey, I just added this journal of yours! Thanks! Add me back?
_evil_kitty_
Mar. 31st, 2005 11:13 pm (UTC)
Holy Shnizits! I feel for you...Ive done inventory too many times. I work at blockbuster, so scanning each and every movie we have...and counting each peice of out small candies...dear lord >_<
I hope you didnt die, i almost did...12 hours of beeping does somthin to ya.
aubkabob
Jul. 21st, 2005 07:06 am (UTC)
ha ha, luckily this year, they sent me home at something like 6 o'clock, so i didn't have to deal with ANY of it. it was schweet.
soulresilience
Apr. 2nd, 2005 08:00 am (UTC)
haha at your mood. that's my favorite line in that entire movie.
aubkabob
Jul. 21st, 2005 04:30 pm (UTC)
ha ha, i had to go back in and see what the mood was.

yes. i love aladdin. not fanatically so, which is hard to believe once you go into my bedroom: i have an aladdin comforter on my bed, as well as aladdin pillowcases, as well as aladdin kleenex boxes.

i'm a nut.
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