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Reading toongirl's post about working overnights, it makes me that much more thankful for my management, although it's only Ted and I, instead of the six or more people usually working the shift. We work well together.

Talked to Store Manager Captain Kirk today, he is having a meeting with the district manager regarding my pay raise on Thursday. (Pardon me, whilst I chew my nails nervously...) I told him I am severely hoping for a dollar an hour, considering how much I have exceeded everyone's expectations and how much the job has been kicking my ass. I also met the district manager - Mike Farmer - for the first time EVER a week or two ago, which is funny, considering I've been there for FOUR YEARS. I told Kirk to let him know how much I was impressed with him when I finally met him, and to give him a big bear hug for me. He laughed greatly, which is good, as the poor guy is beyond stressed. Our sales have been sucking lately, and apparently we have some really big person coming in at the end of the month to do an evaluation. I asked Ted if it was an evaluation to see whether or not we stay open, he didn't reply. Considering that we don't advertise at ALL (they refuse to play OfficeMax commercials in the area, saying word of mouth is good enough) and we don't even have our name on the plaza sign to let people driving by know we're there - PLUS two Office Depot opened up on either side of us - one a block away in one direction, another two blocks away in the other direction. Sales dropping is a no-brainer, if you ask me. (Not to mention that when Michael's moved to the other side of town, we lost a LOT of business - husbands were no longer browsing - and buying - while their wives were picking up yarn from next door.)



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Jul. 3rd, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
hey, mom wants to know if you'll be joining us at her house for the fourth? a pickup can be arranged, dan is invited as well, of course, jess says he's working..
Jul. 3rd, 2007 06:33 pm (UTC)
I'll be sleeping, as I work at midnight. I will be there in spirit, though!
Jul. 3rd, 2007 07:07 pm (UTC)
I hope your store is not closing. Or if it is, that you get transfered to another nearby officemax with the same job and likelihood of a raise, while still getting a ride there and working with people you get along with.
Jul. 4th, 2007 05:00 am (UTC)
Keeping my fingers and toes crossed so you have good luck!
Jul. 4th, 2007 05:39 am (UTC)
Yeah I thnk advertising is a good idea, I never really hear anything from officemax anymore, its not like I myself need any kind of office supplies but when I do I'd probably think office depo, officemax, staples. In that order only because office depo is closer but I know officemax longer than depo but really in the eyes of the consumer we see them all as just the same. Of course if I were around I'd make it a point to go to your store but I'd be bummed because you wouldn't be there when I can shop.

I hope everything goes well and that it goes well for your raise too. Sorry I haven't been commenting much, even on the post you wondered why no one had commented on it when you did it.
Jul. 4th, 2007 06:20 am (UTC)
*keeping my fingers crossed for your well-deserved raise*
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