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We'll go back together.

Work thwarted me at every turn this evening.

We get there, and they're replacing the server, which will take all evening. No access to any of the RF guns, innernets, store system, or anything. Ted and I shrug and go on our merry way to accomplish Things, until... the lights go off.

For whatever reason, our lights are on a timer and have to be "overridden" every single hour to turn them back on, until the real store hours arrive. We didn't think about it much until the lights went off the first time after we had arrived.

Doy, we need the innernets in order to turn them back on.

So Ted and I are shuffling around the store or hanging out at the front (briefly), trying to figure out what the hell we're going to do with only a few random security lights to see by. He decides to build a couple of endcaps, I decide to fix top stock on the pen aisle.

Two hours into it, I call Ted over. "Between you and me, if we come in early in our week so we're well rested, I really think that we have the capability to reset this aisle in one night."

"Yanno? I totally agree." (We had been putting it off because we were getting a remodel in September. The remodel has been postponed indefinitely, and the pen aisle - all 56 feet of it - is a MESS from us removing clearance merchandise and stuffing new stuff in.)

I spend another hour on it, before realizing that we're tearing it down in a few days, so...

LIGHTS COME BACK ON, YAYZ! THE GUNS WORK, YAYZX2!!! I'll shoot signs for the dumpbins I created! Whaaa, no access to signage? Shoot. Okay, I'll take care of my defects. I still haven't received authorization from the vendors? Double shoot.

And so on.

I'm watching Gleaming the Cube for some.. unknown reason. I remember seeing this yeaaaaaars ago and thinking it was a good movie. Another example of a movie that changes quality as you age.

I also officially got full time status as an employee today. This seems weird, I know, as I have been working 40 hours a week for a couple of months now. Now, I will be accruing vacation time as well as receive benefits for pretty much the first time since I left Phoenix, 4 1/2 years ago.

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bostondave
Jul. 27th, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)
Oh geeez.. The Christian Slater flick still playing tv?
aubkabob
Jul. 27th, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC)
Apparently, somewhere!

It was truly terrifying.
bostondave
Jul. 27th, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)
But it was so cool.. laughs.

I tried to look like the guy way back in the day. ;-)
lordrexfear
Jul. 27th, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC)
No lights without the internet...whatta a world we live in.

Don't be insulting Gleaming the Cube...I mean at least it's not Prayer of the Roller Boys.
aintesduck
Jul. 27th, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
"Thwarted" is a good word. I want to use it more often. ^_^
chappell
Jul. 27th, 2007 11:53 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the full-time! Benefits are the best.

You should have totally made out on the pen aisle.
idioscosmos
Jul. 28th, 2007 12:42 am (UTC)
I'm watching Gleaming the Cube for some.. unknown reason

A.) It's awesome.
B.) I refuse to watch it again so it stays that way.
C.) Hi! I'm Christian Slater's inexplicably asian brother! GO ME!
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