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yay for another day of working 6 am until midnight! woo! at least i remembered my book AND my boxknife today. i AM a boyscout in drag!

got my schedule for black friday weekend. it had been terrifying at first, as i was set to work on saturday from 8 am straaaaight through until 1030 pm, without a break in between. without asking or even hinting, my boss at omx decided to schedule me to come in an hour later so that i wouldn't... i don't know... DIE. yay for eating! being able to eating!

friday itself doesn't seem to horrid, though i won't get much time off for thanksgiving itself. i close wednesday night, which means tons of ad setting, and probably a midnight closing. thursday off, and 7 to 12 on friday at mike's, 4 or 3 to close at omx. i think i can handle that! i was extremely pleased to see that i'm not even scheduled to come in before the gates open at 6 am, which pleases me greatly. i'm also ecstatic i'm not opening at omx like i did last year. hoo wee! that was a panic attack waiting to happen.

anyhoo. i should have left five minutes ago. i get to walk in the dark creepy fog! *cue psycho music*

i had been dreading wearing my itchy hat to work, and it's entirely too cold (34 degrees) to do the half hour walk to work sans hat. doy! i have the bear hat that faetal made me! that should tie me over until i get off me lazy bum and finally finish my moogle hat.

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aintesduck
Nov. 16th, 2005 02:16 pm (UTC)
Man I don't miss retail...
aubkabob
Nov. 1st, 2006 02:33 am (UTC)
and work is already plastered with hand written signs telling us that it's mandatory to work those three days. as if.
beccak1961
Nov. 16th, 2005 02:48 pm (UTC)
I'm glad your schedule worked otu for you. Ugh on the cold and fog.
aubkabob
Nov. 1st, 2006 02:34 am (UTC)
it's been foggy lately, which has oddly pleased me greatly. it's quite pretty. i just wish that i had a decent camera.
soulresilience
Nov. 16th, 2005 02:54 pm (UTC)
Bear hat? I WANT A BEAR HAT!

I didn't have a bear icon so you get a hamster
faetal
Nov. 16th, 2005 05:51 pm (UTC)
forgive the self promotion
http://enviee.etsy.com

I have some other colors also, we might be able to work out a custom order if you'd really be interested.
soulresilience
Nov. 16th, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC)
Re: forgive the self promotion
Hrm...what colors might those other colors be?
faetal
Nov. 16th, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC)
Re: forgive the self promotion
i have navy blue, black, orange (sorta burnt orange) BRIGHT AQUA (it deserves caps) purple (as in the monkeyhat thats listed) hum, i MIGHT have some light blue left over still. (checks fabric stash) yep i do!
i also have some bright red fur as opposed to the berber.
soulresilience
Nov. 16th, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC)
Re: forgive the self promotion
such decisions...blue is my favorite color...but navy blue wouldn't really go with my black pea coat...but it would go with my blue hoody... oh what a fashion dilema!
faetal
Nov. 16th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
Re: forgive the self promotion
i might be able to look at some additional colors when i next go to the fabric store, being broke makes it hard to buy new colors :P but i'd be willing to keep my eyes out for bargains if you'd like.
soulresilience
Nov. 16th, 2005 06:37 pm (UTC)
Re: forgive the self promotion
I'm perty broke too. So I don't know that I'd be able to make such an important purchase at the moment. I will certainly keep it in mind. After all, I WANT A BEAR HAT!
faetal
Nov. 16th, 2005 06:59 pm (UTC)
Re: forgive the self promotion
alrighty, feel free to contact me when/if you decide to pursue it :)
soulresilience
Nov. 16th, 2005 07:02 pm (UTC)
Re: forgive the self promotion
Oh, I'll pursue something alright... *ominous music*
bealeave
Nov. 16th, 2005 03:15 pm (UTC)
Hope you don't mind me asking, but what kind of job has you working such a crazy schedule?
aubkabob
Nov. 17th, 2005 08:26 am (UTC)
i don't mind at all! i work mornings at michael's arts and crafts, and nights and weekends at officemax. they're right next door to each other, which is convenient!

sometimes, almost TOO convenient!

it's only temporary, though. i went back to michaels only for the holidays (and i get paid $1.40 more an hour at omx.)

to make a short story long.. :) when i first created this journal, 5 years ago, (well, under aubreystar) i was a travel agent in phoenix. i ended up moving back up to washington state on a spur of the moment decision, only to find that no one would hire me in travel... or property management... or any receptionist job... or any other thing i had previously had experience in. so i hit retail. both places interviewed me and hired me the same day as each other, so i decided to do both for awhile. and did until nine months later, i came to my senses.

but i realized during that time that i enjoyed working retail so much more than i had at a desk job. if you look back to old posts, i was sooo freaking miserable behind a desk. funny how that works.

and now i feel the burning need to turn this into a post! thanks for the inspiration!
jenniffer
Nov. 16th, 2005 04:51 pm (UTC)
I read this and begin to thank God that I am no longer in retail...and I think I'll go shopping on Friday
soulresilience
Nov. 16th, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC)
I think I'll go shopping on Friday

MEAN!
jenniffer
Nov. 16th, 2005 06:17 pm (UTC)
What? I won't go shopping where she works...
soulresilience
Nov. 16th, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, so it's okay to make other retail people suffer so long as it's not Aubrey. I see how it is. INHUMANE!
jenniffer
Nov. 16th, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah...but they're such good deals
flame_song
Nov. 16th, 2005 07:26 pm (UTC)
Friends?
Hoi Aubrey!
Greatings from the other side of the Great Big lake.
All the way from Germanee just ta hear you sing!
Seriously, I found you hangimg out at that add me over 25 comm and thought: Wow! Another musician!
(I'm hunting for a band again these days....)
Just check me out, and if you feel like you might like me, I'd be glad to be part of your chorus...;-D
aubkabob
Nov. 1st, 2006 02:37 am (UTC)
Re: Friends?
eek! you got lost in the shuffle! sorry i never responded to this, but i love your journal and would love to have you if you would still love to have me? :)

i've since joined a band again and am now majoring in music in college - many changes in the last year!

happy halloween :D
kateri_kachina
Nov. 16th, 2005 09:18 pm (UTC)
My weekend manager at Sears tried to trick me into working. Good thing I have about 100 IQ points and a well-tuned ear for bullshit. Besides...I'm already working at my regular job...think I'm going to give up my $18 an hour here for a measly $6.50 an hour at Sears? *lol* Good luck, and I wish you strength and oodles of (noodles) patience. =)
aubkabob
Nov. 1st, 2006 02:38 am (UTC)
ha ha, that's why omx always took precidence over michaels. not that i make eighteen an hour there, but yanno.
peachthief
Nov. 17th, 2005 12:17 am (UTC)
Hats off to you for working retail during the holiday season.

(Sometimes I just want to hug the person standing behind the counter - it often looks like they need it.)
fredericks
Nov. 17th, 2005 05:48 am (UTC)
God, Black Friday. Takes me back to the days I was under contract as an indentured servant at my local Radioshack. Sales were amazing! but there's something extremely wrong about going to the store when the sun has yet to rise and not departing until well after sunset.

yay for eating! being able to eating!
*grin* Indeed. YAY! for nutrition and survival!!!!

It's a shame you're going to be working on Black Friday, though - you miss out on all the amazing sales. I hear Best Buy is slashing DVD box set prices on that day.
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