Overtime

November 7, 2008 at 10:00 pm (Life, NaBloPoMo, reflections, Work)

Lately, we have been really shorthanded at work.  So, for the last couple of weeks I have put in a couple of hours of overtime every week.  now, not a lot, but, anything on my paystub under overtime goes right into the savings for a car.  So, that is helpful.  But, i am struggling with, how much overtime do i work.  I know it probably sounds stupid, but i am not real great at working a crapload of hours.  I am in desperate need of downtime.  and my days off have been full too.

So, i struggle.  Do i work as much overtime as i can get, and be closer to a car, sooner.  sounds great.  but if mentally, emotionally, i am a mess everywhere else, what is the point. 

I think i need some me overtime.  but until then, i keep plugging along.  I really wish i would be independently wealthy and didn’t have to work.  That sounds terrible!  but i just would love to work part time in a bookstore or craft store, and enjoy myself the rest of the time.  oh i can dream…

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Quote of the day: 9/6/08

September 6, 2008 at 5:32 pm (Humorous, Work)

You meet all kinds of people in my job.  Today, this conversation happened.

“My mom used to tell me to put my wishes in one hand and spit in the other, rub em together and see what you have more of.”

I don’t really know what it was supposed to mean, but it made me laugh.  and then he counted his money to me in german.

it was an interesting day

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Happiest Moment of the Day

November 15, 2007 at 10:55 pm (family, Life, Work) (, , )

So, my mom and have lately done this thing where we write down the happiest moment of our day.  She is much better at it than i am.

These things can be anything.  Examples from both of us include:

  • Getting my house clean
  • feeling a sense of accomplishment about a task
  • Getting an owl pellet (seriously, i have never seen anyone so excited about what is essentially owl puke)
  • a good day at work
  • etc etc

So the happiest moment of my day…being able to give a bouquet of flowers to a customer just because, no strings attached.  she was amazed.  and i think it probably brightened her day too.  nothing better.

What is the happiest moment to your day?

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Sir, is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

August 28, 2007 at 3:14 pm (Work)

So the other night at work was yet another night of adventure.  I am trying to figure out who needs breaks and needs to go home when this conversation occurs:

Man in orange shirt: excuse me ma’am, are you a supervisor?

Me:Yes I am, how can I help you? (Have I mentioned i got a promotion?)

Man: I thought you should know that my youngest son just saw a man walk in with a gun in his pocket.

Me, In my head: Shit, shit, shit!

Me, out loud:  Ok, what door was it at?

Man: that one.

Me: what did he look like?  I need a description.

Man: short, heavyset, dark hair.

Me: anything else?

Man: um, no, i just thought you should know.

Me, in my head: well thanks for the vaugeness!!!

Me, out loud:  thank you for letting me know, i will let management know immediately.

now, i am the only supervisor around, so i radio management to call me in the office, and they do, i give them the description, and they go looking around the store for anyone matching this description.  they can’t find anyone.

In the meantime, someone came and returned a pellet gun in customer service. (do you see where this is headed yet?)

Now, the rest of this story is assumption, and hearsay, from the girl from customer service.

I guess the cops were called when i alerted management.  So the man with the exchanged pellet gun leaves the store, and is greeted by 2 cops, guns drawn. They get cuffed because they can’t produce a reciept, until they finally go inside to get a duplicate reciept, and they are ticked!!!

I can’t wait to read the police report on this one in the paper tomorrow…then maybe i will have more of the story.

Moral to this story: let a people greeter know when you are returning something.  thank you!

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Attention Customers and Associates…

August 6, 2007 at 10:51 pm (Work)

I got to make this announcement over the intercom yesterday:

“Attention Customers and Associates.  If you are the owner of a red pickup, license plate number blah blah blah, your vehicle has been spotted rolling through the parking lot.  Our stockmen were able to stop the vehicle, but we would appreciate you going to make sure your car is in park.  Thank you.”

just another crazy moment.

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Lucy the Lobelia

May 25, 2007 at 1:56 pm (things I love, Work)

lucy.  I decided that is the name of my new Lobelia hanging plant that I planted today.  My first real foray into gardening.  It is purple and blue and I am hoping it looks real pretty in a couple of weeks.  right now, it is looking kind of peaked.  i should post a picture of it, i just don’t have the energy right now.

I had a job interview today!  cross your fingers and pray to whatever God you pray to that I get this job.  I really, really want it.  its at a bank, which means great hours.  I think the interview went really well.  So here’s hoping!  i find out at the end of next week.

Ok, off to ice my ankle for awhile before I have to go to an open house then work tonight.

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Blechy

May 4, 2007 at 1:32 pm (Life, Work)

that would describe how i feel right now….blechy.  I worked this morning, went to lunch, and broke out into a cold, cold sweat.  plus, i am have some digestional issues, so i called in sick for the rest of the day.  I don’t know if it has to do with the fact that my feet hurt so bad I can’t concentrate on anything else or if i ate something funny.  i didn’t think it was a good idea to go back to work feeling so icky, especially since the front bathrooms are currently out of service.  So, I am going to shower and relax tonight, not walk much, because that hurts.

I got my car back today!  not sure what was wrong with it, but it is running like a dream right now.   makes me happy.

So here are some Wal-mart observations for you.

beer+personal lubricant+condoms.  How old do you think this customer would be?  any guesses?  well I have learned with this combination they are firmly over 60.  not.kidding, and kind of gross.

People without teeth are hard to understand.

I love little kids.  they make me happy and it is fun to talk to them.  by the time they get to me, they are usually crabby, hungry, want something, or all of the above.  So I get to try and cheer them up some and help the parents relax a little.  i love it.

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