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aaah, 615 ay em, and time to go to work, though i'm still half-dressed in my pajamas (i say 'half dressed' because i am donned in my work pants and the tshirt i slept in, complete with bathrobe...)

shall be a long honking day, and i'm sure i'll be ready to hack my feet off with a hand saw by the end of the day. one thing that i've noticed about working both jobs again, and the fact that i seem to keep getting chained behind registers, is that there is a specific point during the day, usually mid-transaction, when it clicks that i am SO done with people for the day.

i give my all for customer service. i tell jokes and genuinely smile throughout the transaction, elicit sympathy where needed, and spread my knowledge extensively. the anti-people moment generally clicks during a good transaction, talking to a nice person, so it isn't because i've had angry people. (usually, i'm good at turning around angry people, except the exceptional stinkers.) it's just... egads. there's just so much Outstanding Customer Service that one can exude in a 24 hour period.

thank goodness i get 2 hours before michaels opens in order to do mindless stocking. YESH!

and 3 1/2 hours in order to keep myself occupied between shifts. if i didn't not feel like walking 3 miles (mile and a half home, mile and a half back), i just may come home to take a nap during that time. but instead? i'll probably read at B&N instead.

must remember to take book.

see you all later!

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pyrochan
Sep. 28th, 2005 02:02 pm (UTC)
you posted reminded me of my college years... I worked at a movie theater and would frequently pull double shifts... open the theater at 9am... close box office at 2am... ugh. Good luck with the long day!
msanborn
Sep. 28th, 2005 02:03 pm (UTC)
Hey you

don't forget the book.
aubkabob
Oct. 15th, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC)
good thing about hanging out at a barnes & noble is that when i DO forget the book, they have plenty that i can borrow, though i sort of feel odd camping out in their cafe for 4 hours and reading their books. they don't seem to mind, though.

though what amazes me is that (though i haven't done it much in the last 6 months) although i would camp out there for HOURS a few days a week, the cafe workers still didn't seem to remember me.
msanborn
Oct. 17th, 2006 10:01 pm (UTC)
I love camping out at the java houses, but really it's to stalk the baristas.
dbaxdevilsfan
Sep. 28th, 2005 03:06 pm (UTC)
Just FYI....a good place to vent about your stupid customers..... customers_suck :)

Have a good day!
jenniffer
Sep. 28th, 2005 05:04 pm (UTC)
nonono....the best place for venting about bad work issues is soggybuttmoney

Though no one's used it for a moth or two....
dbaxdevilsfan
Sep. 29th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC)
Hmmmm, haven't been to that one. customers_suck is VERY active....as is co_workers_suck, but I don't go there nearly as often. :)

I may have to check out this other community though. :)
jenniffer
Sep. 29th, 2005 08:02 pm (UTC)
Hehe...wow....I just checked the old community....hasn't been used in almost a year....but was lots of fun when it was active. Wow....I have a really bad concept of time.

I'm going to have to remind the members to post more often...
aubkabob
Oct. 15th, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC)
i join customers suck every once in awhile and then leave it for awhile, then go back. it's a bit tooooo active for my tastes.

but still awesome ;)
poptopia
Sep. 28th, 2005 03:57 pm (UTC)
As soon as I read "half dressed" I started singing in my head...

"...when the king is half-undressed" :P

aintesduck
Sep. 28th, 2005 04:55 pm (UTC)
9 years in retail and a few more years doing e-mail for a bank SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO put me off people. And... And...

I STILL HATE CHRISTMAS!!!!!!! NINE RETAIL X-MASES!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! IF I NEVER HEAR A CHRISTMAS SONG AGAIN!!!! DAMN THOSE CHIPMUNKS!!!!!! DAMN THEM TO HELL!!!!! NINE YEARS OF 'DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING MY UNCLE WOULD LIKE, I DON'T KNOW WHAT HE WANTS.' NINE YEARS OF...

*pant snarl drool*
jenniffer
Sep. 28th, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC)
*sings* Meeee I waaant a hoooooooooooola hooooooooooop

*hangs head in shame*

I'm sorry....I just couldn't help myself.
aintesduck
Sep. 29th, 2005 10:45 am (UTC)
Nooooo! Noooooooooooooooo!!! Now it's in my head! Must - gouge - brain - out - with - spoon!!! Arrrrrrrgh!!!!!!!!
jenniffer
Sep. 29th, 2005 08:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah...I did too...for the rest of the day.....and again....now....

DAMN ME AND MY HUMOR!
aubkabob
Oct. 15th, 2006 10:29 pm (UTC)
thankfully, with all my retail years worked, i think i've only done like 6 so far or so, if you count the two weeks over the holidays that i worked in st. paul, minnesota, at the warner bros. studio store.

and sorry that you've been so down lately. my heart goes out to you.
aintesduck
Oct. 17th, 2006 02:21 am (UTC)
Thanks.

I really have to ask, because I'm always wondering... Why do you sometimes answer comments from a year ago or more? Don't think that I'm complaining, I just find it odd...
aubkabob
Jul. 13th, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
I guess that I don't want to completely let go of old comments, in case there may have been something more shared between that person and I before the conversation is truly dead.

I've gotten much better at deleting them instead of responding, though... I'm still three years behind :x
jenniffer
Sep. 28th, 2005 05:02 pm (UTC)
i'll probably read at B&N instead.

must remember to take book.


You do know they have one or two there right?
aubkabob
Oct. 15th, 2006 10:30 pm (UTC)
oh, you silly girl! ;)

i thought they were just a cafe.
duffy61
Sep. 29th, 2005 05:14 am (UTC)
Da voice in my head nobody hears but me
I hear ya.
Although it's usually someone needing extra attention or with a trying, complicated order that flips the switch in my brain.

Click!

*I'm sorry, the person who gives a damn just left the building. How can I help you, mother-effer?*
aubkabob
Oct. 15th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
Re: Da voice in my head nobody hears but me
thankfully, now that back to school is over, we've had mostly cool people (knock on wood), though yesterday i had two people treat me as if i didn't know what the hell i was talking about and insisted on talking to one of the males in the building. i gladly passed them over to someone else and smirked as the guys told them the same exact thing.

ha freaking ha.
dive01265
Sep. 29th, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC)
Working two jobs sounds complicated:(
belenen
Oct. 7th, 2005 01:24 pm (UTC)
poor Aubs! your schedule is just crazy!
aubkabob
Oct. 15th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
and what's even more interesting is how much busier i am now that i'm in school instead of working two jobs. i'm sure that i would be a lot busier, too, if i would stop getting sick all the time.
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