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Aug. 6th, 2006

dreamed that Dubya accidentally died. i was sad for the loss of a life, but so relieved he was out of office. he had died during some sort of spinal proceedure that is routine, but is fatal half the time. most everyone else didn't really care that our president was dead. some other country started wanting to invade, and i remember being worried and hiding and watching a lot of people die.

in other news, it's time to go to work. bleh. they keep saying that corporate is sending down notes that they don't care how good an employee is, if they don't sell max assurance (the money-back insurance warranty thing on electronics and furniture) or officemax credit cards, that management needs to get rid of them and find someone who WILL.

and guess who hates selling those things? sigh.

my three year anniversary is exactly two weeks from yesterday. i lie. it was really two weeks from friday. anyso, i keep bugging store manager rick to do my review, knowing that he gave me a RAVING review and the biggest raise possible last year. yesterday, he said 'oh, steve's doing it this year'..... okay, steve is the only manager in two years that has written me up for being late (totally warranted, of course, but he actually DID it), and is constantly riding my ass to sell the max assurances. bleh. in a nutshell, that means i'll be lucky to see a raise at ALL this year.

management also keeps trying to edge poor roxana out. she got her certificate for medical doings, but i'll be sad to see her go. she's also the manager that will write me pretty much any schedule on earth that i want, so i'm afraid that once she's gone, i won't be able to have the flexibility for band and school that i do now.

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colonelpanic
Aug. 6th, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC)
Now there's an interesting question: Who's the bigger threat, a living Dubya or a President Cheney? I'm guessing the latter actually, as in some tiny way Dubya is "innocent" in that he doesn't truly understand the role he's been playing lo these many years, or the world around him for that matter (the other day it was revealed Dubya didn't realize there were mutliple sects of Islam in Iraq, must've missed class that day.)

Good luck on the review!
sweet_tiff4prez
Aug. 6th, 2006 09:10 pm (UTC)
agree
dubya might suck but if cheney became president all hell would break loose. id move..
aubkabob
Sep. 20th, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC)
I'm still TOTALLY open to wedding a Canadian ;)
aubkabob
Sep. 20th, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC)
I totally agree. Part of me wonders and totally feels as if they are going to pull something for the next election, screwing us for another eight years.
cursedslytherin
Aug. 6th, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC)
Waaiiiitt they want Roxana out? What's going on over there? Bleh, I'm coming in later this week with my brown bag anyway. I needs me some pens.
aubkabob
Sep. 20th, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC)
It's been over a year now and she's still there, thank Doodness, though there has been talk of making her go part-time. Mike Farmer is so freaking shitty for that, oh how I wish we could get a different district manager. But her knee is bothering her SO very much, and it's becoming harder and harder for her to get around.

I'm still stomping around, begging SOMEONE to do my freaking yearly review, as my anniversary was 8/18. Kirk says it's him that does it, Ted says it's him (who I prefer to do it, methinks), Jason says I don't get one because after taking over Muriel's position, it started my anniversary over from mid June instead. A POXY I SAY!
defensor
Aug. 6th, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
does the store not seem to realize if I buy something electronic and it breaks while under warranty I'm bringing it back and expecting a refund or replacement anyway?
aubkabob
Sep. 20th, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC)
According to everything written on the receipt and on our wall by Customer Service, we don't have to do a damn thing after 14 days for electronics. Granted, we almost always DO help the customer, especially if it's something easy to take care of and the vendor will take it back (i.e. Sony cameras returned, we have to zero out and take a full hit on, as it says in the box to not return to store, that you have to go through Sony.)
nothinganything
Aug. 6th, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC)
Oh god... two words for you: Cheney.
I know it looks like one word, but it's two.
Think about it, won't you?
aubkabob
Sep. 20th, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes. Methinks that the entire reason why there hasn't been an attempt on Dubya's life is because the evil that is Cheney would be oh so much worse.
blue_kamehame
Aug. 6th, 2006 09:31 pm (UTC)
wait...why is roxana leaving?

ugh, i was HORRIBLE at selling max assurances.
aubkabob
Sep. 20th, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
Roxana still hasn't left, but I think district and the current store manager wouldn't be sad to see her leave, as she makes a TON of money for how many years she's worked there, and she is quite limited on what she is able to do because of her faulty knee. It makes me sad, it does.

I'm just happy to be back in Muriel's position - I rarely have to help customers and working mostly overnights caused me to be able to sleep through almost all of back to school this year - AND I'm never expected to sell MA's, woo! Though they don't really care about them as much anymore, it's all about the "average ticket".
idioscosmos
Aug. 6th, 2006 10:37 pm (UTC)
f they don't sell max assurance (the money-back insurance warranty thing on electronics and furniture) or officemax credit cards, that management needs to get rid of them and find someone who WILL.

The thing is, those things are kind of a total ripoff (not that you don't know that, but I'm just saying....). What do they want to do? Turn OfficeMax into some kind of latter day used car lot where the air stinks of desperation and the employees hurl themselves at you desperate to save their jobs by upselling crap?

dreamed that Dubya accidentally died. i was sad for the loss of a life, but so relieved he was out of office. he had died during some sort of spinal proceedure that is routine, but is fatal half the time. most everyone else didn't really care that our president was dead. some other country started wanting to invade, and i remember being worried and hiding and watching a lot of people die.

You are a very peculiar woman. Then again, it might just be jealousy - the last dream I remember having I dreamed I was filling out benefits forms for a job.
aubkabob
Aug. 7th, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
omg, i totally forgot about the... SPACE.... MADNESSSSSS!! one of thee best ren & stimpy eps evur.

some employees make BANK by upselling that crap, so that's their personal drive. i never could sell anything i didn't believe in 100%. for example, i was top seller of travel insurance, because IT'S REALLY FREAKING IMPORTANT and better for you than eating your broccoli.
bigstusexy
Aug. 7th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC)
"she got her certificate for medical doings"

¿Que?

I reall dislike how companies are starting to treat employees like products themselves. Its like they don't make enough money that they NEED the employees to toil as hard a possible.

Gah!

aubkabob
Sep. 20th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
I can't remember exactly what she studied, but I think it has to do with medical billing and such things. I know that transcription was needed, and lots of terminology.

The demands on employees seems to get worse and worse. In my new position, I have access to the store's email, and see all the emails we get daily from the district manager - over 20 each morning, ALL of them negative. He never has anything nice to say about ANYone. How can someone rule like that?
baryon
Aug. 9th, 2006 08:22 am (UTC)
Good luck in the review! I hope selling all the extra crap or scheduling never becomes an issue at work.
aubkabob
Sep. 20th, 2007 02:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks so very much - now that it's a year later, I'm hoping - still - for my review again this year. I wish they would make up their minds about who does it and freaking DO it already.
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