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tomorrow: INVENTORY, GROUND ZERO.

apparantly, i get to coordinate....things. like wag my finger at the higher ups and make certain they get fives somewhere because we'll be out (ooh, and note to self: CHANGE ORDER!), preorder pizza for all shifts, blah di blah.

hrm. maybe i SHOULD ask for a raise.

i tried reading my friends list, i really did. but i can't tell reality from dream, so mayhaps i'll begin rereading it tomorrow. mitch still dead? that's the only thing i HAD hoped had been an april fool's joke, but cheez, would that have been probably THEE worst publicity stunt or whatnot. wait, didn't steve burns (blue's clues) supposedly die once?

i can't remember. my contacts are too dry.

and why on earth do people feel the freaking need to go into places like where i work (officemax for you beloved newbs), and try to HAGGLE the price of the merchandise? this isn't freaking saturday market! the next time someone says "so. you have this chair for $129. how bout you throw in a 20% off coupon in the deal to lower the price?", i should nod solemnly and say "no good. how bout 10% and you throw in the 4 year old? we're short on labor for sewing the leather on the things. a bit thin, but it looks like she has muscle."

and 2ce in as many days, the parents have been RIGHT NEXT TO THEIR kid in the aisle, letting them climb all over the ladders, and then they get angry when we tell their kids to get the hell down. reminds me of when i worked at wal*mart all those years ago and the parent let their kid go SAILING up and down all the aisles, running full speed, and when he ran straight into a pole, breaking his head open, the FIRST word out of the mother's mouth was "OH MY GAW! I'M SO SUING YOU! I'M TAKING WAL*MART TO COURT!" um, yes. i lured him away from you at the speed of light AND planted the pole there. in fact, the pole usually ISN'T there, i kicked it out in his direct path as he careened around the corner. she didn't even ask 'are you okay?' or any such thing, although he was sobbing and there was a CONSIDERABLE amount of blood everywhere.

so. speaking of loverly parents, last year (i'm too sleepy to find it to link) during inventory, a 10 year old kid dropped his drawers and walked a trail through our furniture area, dripping liquid dookie in a trail between the desks. i wonder what tomorrow will bring?

STAY TUNED!

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supervixen528
Apr. 2nd, 2005 08:43 am (UTC)
whoa dude, officemax.

that was place was fucking weird. scott always spoke to me in such a condescending tone that i wanted to punch him in the face every single day.

and, roxana was always expecting me to suck up to her all the time.

good luck with inventory, maybe this year somebody will come smear dookie all over the pen wall?

xoxo
aubkabob
Aug. 25th, 2005 06:25 am (UTC)
ha ha, yeah, things have changed muchly around there, roxana has mellowed out a lot, scott AND tony are gone, and we now have a manager and assistant manager that are SOOOO freaking laid back, that it makes things go so much more smoothly.

though sometimes i miss those two ;)

in fact, i think the only people that are still there from when you were are mary, roxana, deb, muriel... and that's it. they fired betty, cathy just quit...
bigstusexy
Apr. 2nd, 2005 09:16 am (UTC)
wow that was too funny, but the last one, sent me ooooohing for a moment. You've really gotta wonder these days about parents, I mean its cool todo whatever in the safty of you own home but GOSH start the public deacency traning before you bring those little monsters out! Correct them too, don't just wathc them!

I hope nothing that bad happens, I wouldn't want that to happen to anyone.
Stu-
aubkabob
Jul. 23rd, 2005 04:00 am (UTC)
and the trend lately seems to be for 'parents' to just let their kids SCREEEEEEEEEEEEAM a the top of their lungs, just for the sake of screaming, not because they're throwing a tantrum or antyhing.
bigstusexy
Jul. 25th, 2005 01:38 pm (UTC)
YES OMG! I CAN'T FREAKING STAND IT!!! One day something bad is going to happen like some kind screams into a persons ear and ends up getting back handed by that person before they knew it was a kid and then its going to blow up all over the place on the news and the back hander is going to be the bad one. However PEOPLE START CONTROLLING YOU KIDS!!!

Thank you.
aubkabob
Apr. 29th, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC)
and what scares me so, is that it seems like it's the idiots and the uncaring parents that keep spawning children at the speed of light, when the better parents aren't breeding nearly as much.

yes, folks, this is the future of america.
bigstusexy
Apr. 30th, 2006 01:35 am (UTC)
I believe that one only needs to look at music to know where this country more over this world is going. I believe that most new artists and offerings have just lost all sight of everything. Things are more of the business venture than anything else. there is no drive invention spirit or direction tis all just for show just for $$$

I was just in the car and I was audibly upset that someone took the melody for Softcell's tainted love. it wasn't a cover it was just the melody DIRECTLY from the song with some other beat over it and what they call singing. It wasn't even a cover like Marylin Manson's cover I actually liked that. However my friend was going on "so what who cares, the original sucks anyway" I came back with th comeback "it sucks so much that someone bothered to take it and make something ontop of it?" Only to later hear some song that was a the spead up chorus of yet another song. There is no talent anymore. All anyone ever cares about is looking out for themselves anyway they can get it.

Ok I'm done ranting.
aubkabob
Jun. 6th, 2007 03:24 am (UTC)
EGADS, that's one of my biggest musical hatreds. I won't even call it a "pet peeve", as it's WAY beyond that. So many people are called "musicians" when they don't do SQUAT. So many people that are popular nowadays never write a note of their own music, yet they get credited with the WORLD. And so much of what IS written has been regurgitated time and time again, or is of such a weak (but sadly, proven) formula that .. UGH.

Biggest musical pet peeve of all, though? When people write music and are not creative enough, so they just repeat the chorus five or six times at the end of the song to take up time. UGH. I CANNOT HANDLE highly repetitious music.
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aubkabob
Jul. 24th, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC)
we have an outside service. in the past, they would coordinate 2 people from each store in the area to come and help verify the counts, but last year, they just had us do it instead.

thankfully, i was scheduled for the morning crew, so i was out of there by 6 and was having NONE of it.

tee hee hee.
_evil_kitty_
Apr. 2nd, 2005 04:18 pm (UTC)
good luck tomorrow, hopefully youll all make it through and theyre no freak papercut accidents.
macmanchad
Apr. 2nd, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC)
Don't bring up the raise until AFTER you wow them with your inventory-prowess.
soulresilience
Apr. 2nd, 2005 11:04 pm (UTC)
You said wow them....you must die now.
aubkabob
Aug. 24th, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC)
ha ha, good thing that i didn't beg for a raise, as they ended up taking my keys away after getting a new loss prevention district manager (wasn't anything i did, they just wanted to limit who had access to what while they tried to figure out why we had $130 THOUSAND dollars in shrink last year...)

with my two year anniversary just past, i'm sure i'll get SOME kind of raise, though i'm not hoping for much as i'm constantly late and never sell the add ons they want me to sell. other than that, though, i think i'm a good worker.

most days.
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aubkabob
Aug. 12th, 2005 07:57 pm (UTC)
that's what i always say, too. and then people sometimes get offended and say 'but don't you want children?'

to which i always reply "accidents happen."
dive01265
Apr. 2nd, 2005 05:55 pm (UTC)
I love kids, but aren't they a pain in the ass in public sometimes?
aubkabob
Jul. 24th, 2005 05:48 pm (UTC)
egads, yes. and it seems like all the parents want to do lately is deprive them of naps and make them all tired and CRANKY and then bring them to officemax.
dive01265
Jul. 24th, 2005 09:00 pm (UTC)
Aww, poor you!
imnotbob
Apr. 2nd, 2005 08:33 pm (UTC)
and why on earth do people feel the freaking need to go into places like where i work (officemax for you beloved newbs), and try to HAGGLE

People do that to me at the faires. I tell them I can only bargin up. At first they think I am joking. One lady pissed me off so much that we got to the point where I refused to sell her a 25 dollar fan for under 200 dollars.

Her: "How about 20?"
Me:"30"
Her "no, 20"
Me:"35"
Her:"Thats now how it is suposed to work, sell it to me for 20!"
Me:"40"

ect ect..


aubkabob
Aug. 22nd, 2005 08:05 pm (UTC)
stuff like this is why i love you so.
imnotbob
Aug. 22nd, 2005 08:29 pm (UTC)
*note to self, keep doing stuff like this..*
jenniffer
Apr. 2nd, 2005 09:02 pm (UTC)
LMAO! I remember that!!! I can't believe it's been a year. Well, look at it this way....it can't get any worse than liquid feces dribbled about the store.
aubkabob
Aug. 23rd, 2005 10:21 pm (UTC)
quite true. and now we have new carpeting (well, replaced a month after the doodie incident...)
dolmadez
Apr. 2nd, 2005 10:14 pm (UTC)
gah, parents are so dumb. Cheap labor is always good. Definitely throw that in there for "negotiations." bah!

I worked as Santa's Helper 2 Christmas' ago. Parents would just drop their kids off at "Santa's Village" and go shopping. The manager would say something to them, but they would just make dirty faces and leave, dragging their kids by the wrist.
aubkabob
Aug. 12th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC)
egads, i can't even IMAGINE being santa's little helper. i think i would... hurt something.. or someone.

unless it paid a bizillion dollars, of course. and if i got to dress up as a cute elf AND keep the costume.
dolmadez
Aug. 12th, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC)
well, I was a helper, not an elf. I wore black pants, tux shirt, bow tie, and sparkly Christmas-themed vests. I have a picture and I keep meaning to scan it and put it in my journal.
dolmadez
Aug. 12th, 2005 07:37 pm (UTC)
I WISH I got to wear curly green shoes with bells on them!
aintesduck
Apr. 3rd, 2005 01:22 pm (UTC)
Better watch out, if you ask someone for their crying little piss machine... er, toddler... they might say yes...
aubkabob
Jul. 21st, 2005 03:35 pm (UTC)
generally, people aren't willing to hand their children over until back to school or Christmas season.
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