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Happy Mabon!

Erm, sorry for forgetting to post the "long story" notes from my last post. I promise you that I'm not THAT crass.

My morning crew was working freight. I came across an empty package for a scented disc thingie that we used to sell - ages ago. It was crammed behind a shelf in such a way that it could only have been a theft. I showed it to Jeremy.

Jeremy: Who would want to steal such a thing?
Me: *shrug*
Jeremy: I mean, they would have to had to stick it in their pants after they stole it!
Me: Ha, and walked around with it down their pants.
Jeremy: Can you imagine what that person would be like? Like, if it was Terry?
Me: Ha ha, SMELL! *points to crotch*

Thankfully, the woman seemed to not hear or notice what I was doing. I could just imagine what would have happened if she walked away, offended, and asked the cashier up front to call up the manager on duty... and saw me come up to answer that call.


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Sep. 23rd, 2008 01:23 pm (UTC)
LOL nerds....at least you can have fun at work. Hard to joke around like that here :(

Can I get hired on your crew?
Sep. 23rd, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
As long as you can pass a pee and background test!!! Most of our applicants do not.

That's one thing that I LOVE about my job. It's not nearly as fun as it was when Ted or Jason worked there, but we still manage to have fun. Not having them around has helped me to forge better relationships with the store manager, Kirk. Funny, that. It's like now that all the cool people are gone, he's now my BFF. The good about that is that he tells me EVERYTHING regarding work, so I know who's in trouble and who isn't.

Ironically, out of my entire store, the only two people who are not on someone's poop list is Jeremy and me.
Sep. 23rd, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)
That's awesome that you're not on the poop list. I'm usually always on the poop list for running my mouth or doing something like being on messenger. But at the same time usually I know too much for them to fire me or can't fire me without getting in trouble. So they just make my life hell until I quit instead. Sucks.

I so could pass the pee pee test, but I bet they wouldn't hire me because I'm overqualified lol. Stupid experience. If I stayed in retail I'd get more job offeres lol
Sep. 24th, 2008 05:33 am (UTC)
Pish. I was way overqualified, too. The only reason I got in the door for an interview was because they lost my application and when I called to check on it, the person on the phone asked "Do you have retail experience?" Well, I worked at Wal*Mart... ten years before.
Sep. 24th, 2008 11:18 am (UTC)
LOL hm, maybe I can have a few big name, high-paying companies "lose" my application and give me an interview lol pshaw.
Sep. 24th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
LOL there you go!
Sep. 24th, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
*flail* so bored. don't want to beeeeeeeeee here.
Sep. 24th, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
I's sorry! I don't miss desk jobs. At least at my job, if I get bored doing one thing, I can go to the other side of the store to do another. Being a mini boss has its benefits!

Sending you happy, motivation luv hugs!
Sep. 24th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
woohoo luv hugs!

only....4 and a half hours to go.
Sep. 24th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
Stupid servers are down for maintenance, blurg.

I like tiny user icons.
Sep. 24th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
That's the smallet one I have. he can be your dancing whatever's tiny boyfriend.
Sep. 25th, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC)
Sep. 25th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
Well, I knew it was from FF....and I think it's what they ride around on in FFXI isn't it?
Sep. 23rd, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC)
oh yeah and I remember when you and jason were at each other's throats. how weird is it that in the end you got along so well lol
Sep. 24th, 2008 05:29 am (UTC)
We got along FINE once I remembered that he's a Marine and thusly big on each person having their role - I had become so lax in my role that I was constantly acting like I was above my station, since all the supervisors were considered friends.

Seems REALLY silly and a bit demoralizing, but the very second that I realized that, and that instead of telling people to do things, I had to present it in a particular way to Jason and he would Make It So, Jason and I were suddenly BFF.

I so wish we could trade our managers back. Chris is a nice guy and all, but he's failing at our store and Jason is failing at his new store - people at the other Vancouver store don't get his sense of humor and have reported him three times via the tip line.

Edited at 2008-09-24 05:30 am (UTC)
Sep. 24th, 2008 11:20 am (UTC)
I hate when people report people instead of trying to work it out. Getting "Written up" is so horrifying, I swear.

Well, maybe someone will take notice and rotate people again? Doubtful though, retail managers always seem to do dumb swaps.
Sep. 24th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
And especially to do it anonymously, so all Jason is getting is that three people in his store hates him THAT MUCH that they're willing to use channels that people normally never use.

Kirk was saying that they were thinking of switching them back, but we have a district manager that absolutely REFUSES to admit that he's wrong and will go through massive lengths to prove it.
Sep. 24th, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
I hate district managers like that. They also tend to have anger management issues and are clearly psychotic.

I've never used any of those "anonymous tiplines" they give you on the first day of work somewhere. it's so lame. just walk up to the person and be like "I hate you bish!" it's just so much more condusive to a peaceful work environment....right? lol
Sep. 24th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
It almost seems like District Managers are cookie cutter images - Craig was quite nice and cool until he made DM, and then suddenly... There's another manager, Otis, who was absolutely FUN beyond belief until he was promoted - briefly - to the DM position, then he became a tyrant. Now that he's just a store manager again, he's swell.

I'm certain that a certain level of it is from all the massive pressure that they get from above - shit rolls downhill, afterall.

I came VERY close to calling the tip line only once - to report Sean for drug use. Everyone seemed so freaking sure of it, especially those that had worked with him before when he was normal, so I figured "why shouldn't I make $300 off of it?". (That's a reward for reporting and catching coworkers in drug use.) Because out of the entire store, about the only person that had to deal with him every single day was ME, I felt that if anyone should get the reward, it should have been me.
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