I want to angrily flip the table and storm out on the world today.
So it would need to be a big table.
...Or find a place that has this arcade game:
The last 4 years I've managed a Rosetta Stone store. Last year during Xmas I had my only other 2 employees fink out on me. One couldn't find a babysitter even tho she was staying with retired parents. The other, a vet, went off his meds and wound up barricaded in his house with his phone turned off saying 'the giants were after him' . I wound up catching the flu and had to work my store solo thru the extended holiday mall hours.
In January RS closed all but 50 of their stores, with 2 week notice to employees and no severance offered.
Rosetta calls me in November to come back and work, as a sales associate, at a seasonal store in the same mall. Despite my bad feelings, I agreed to return. I know the job, have the work clothes, it's easy enuff to get to, and it'll give me something to do instead of sitting at home collecting unemployment (which is more than I'd be making working part time) and filling out job applications. Not having the responsibilities of a boss was going to be a nice change too.
One of the 2 other employees announces he's going away for 2 weeks to be with family for Xmas (why was he hired if he was going away for the time we really needed him here?)
The other has caught a cold and keeps calling in sick, leaving me to cover his shifts as well as mine.
And now I've caught a cold that's progressing from head cold to gurgling chest event, and there's no one to cover my shifts for a day or two so I can recuperate.
Should I just call in sick and leave it up to the current acting manager to work it out, or should I be a professional and work despite being under the weather, risking the chance the cold will just get worse. ?
Tru Dat. And here I thought it was just me getting old (although I am), but I look at guys like Seth Rogan, and I say "yeah, likable presence, when is he going to say something funny?"
Because of the economy, maintenance at most buildings are understaffed and the windows and fixtures are filthy. All that ever gets cleaned are the floors and the tables. Now everybody is sick. It used to mean "going out" was a break from the germs in our stuffy homes and cars, but now there are germs everywhere. It could be the super-flu is in all the horror films is here, it's just not killing us.
When you buy a box of cards these days, you can't just buy a box of, say 6 cards. Oh no.
You gotta buy a box with 20 of the fuckers in it.
And with a relatively small circle of folks you send cards to, you tend to again send the same card design to a lot of people.
Repeatedly. You can only hope they don't remember getting it last year, or the year before. You take advantage of their age, mental state or possibly heavy drinking.
The good news is I only have 1 more of the design ( pictures of 3 sleigh bells and a stone--'Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell, rock.')
and no envelope for it.
[hoping Santa brings me some bright shiny rep points fer New Year's]
Apologies in advance, I cannot help but pimp my self.
or, my favorite
Yes, my roundabout point is that pimping yourself anywhere but the self-promotion thread is, in fact, tired shit.
On Christmas Eve, just as it started snowing, my car's Traction Control and ABS went out. It felt like I was driving through drying concrete and I couldn't stop for shit. Took it to the dealer the day after Christmas. They still have it. Everyday there is a new excuse - yet every one of them could have been relayed to me sooner. i.e., tech working on it is out on vacation today, parts truck is behind, etc.
So, I finally just got a rental. I get a 2012 Chevy Malibu. Let me tell anyone reading this: it is no wonder these people needed a bail out. This is one of the ugliest, unsafe, poorly built pieces of shit hole I have ever had the displeasure of driving. It makes my car seem like a Porsche and I dread every trip I have to take in it. If I got into an accident, they'd find a pair jeans, Vans and a t-shirt in the bubbling pile of plastic. Elitist bitching over. Carry on.
I think Steve is in the USA. You guys are gonna get him fired.
It's a lousy seasonal job for a company that laid me off 10 months ago, so you can imagine how much I give a shit.
But recent company word is they may re-open the store as a regular thing again with me at the helm, so I'm real glad I didn't sick-out.
Note: Airborne product don't really work to fend off/diminish colds. Mucinex does work to diminish head and chest congestion.
Airborne actually only works if you take it prior to getting a cold, as a preventative measure. Which means that you need the fucking box from Primer to know when to use it.
I've actually found this to be true. Ever since I started washing my hands obsessively--like, 5-6 times a day, in addition to any time I use the bathroom--I haven't gotten sick.
Also, tired shit? Complaining about the boob thread.
Tired shit? Crippling shyness & impenetrable insecurity. It's in my bones & I can't think my way past it. My co-workers think I'm a dick or maybe weird. Dating is a no-win scenario. Bloody frustrating. I'm trapped in a Morrissey song...and I want out!
I think you may have just coined the greatest reality show ever.
Totally sympathize, though. I've always been incredibly shy by nature. The capacity for gregariousness I do have I scraped together through years of work, and it often fails me when I'm in an environment I don't click with. I'm pretty sure my co-workers think the same of me, but you know what? they're not the people you choose to have in your life, so fuck it. As long as it's not holding you back career-wise in areas you're passionate about, all you can do is shrug and get on with your day. Most likely they're the dicks anyway.
But us? We're smart, and know to respect the Art.
I live in a small town in Ohio called Steubenville. We are in the midst of a huge scandal involving rape and juveniles. We made national news.
Tired Shit: Fucking family from out of state constantly calling me, texting and facebooking me about this crap. I deactivated my Facebook. My wife is one of those media zombies who hangs on every post anonymousKY makes. And if you show disinterest in the hubub it means you condone rape. Fuck that tired shit and fuck Roseanne Barr, Nancy Grace and that silver haired bastard on CNN.
As part of a course that I'm enrolled on, I get access to an online resource (which has various pieces of information on it from mock exams to online versions of my study text). Unfortunately, I was locked out of it today and had to ring the customer service department of the company which oversees it. The call went like this:
DAVID: "Hi. You're speaking to David today. How can I help you?"
ME: "Hi David. I'm having some trouble with my EN-gage."
DAVID: "Can I take your email address?"
ME: (Gives email address)
DAVID: "Okay, I'm just going to put you on hold."
(Around three minutes pass before the phone is picked up again)
DAVID: "How can I help you?"
ME: "Um, you put me on hold three minutes ago!"
DAVID: "Oh, right! Sorry about that. I'm going to have to call you back. What's your number?"
ME: "Is this a joke?"
DAVID: "I'm sorry?"
ME: "I asked if you're joking. Why do you need to call me back?"
DAVID: "I don't have the solution to the problem and have to look into it. If you give me your n-"
ME: "Oh, really? Well, tell me David - what's my problem?"
DAVID: "I'm sorry, sir?"
ME: "What problem will you be looking into exactly? I'd be interested ot know seeing as I haven't even told you what it is yet!"
ME: "Is there a member of management I can speak to?"
DAVID: "I can help you."
ME: "No, David. You can't."
I hung up on him there and, even though I need to get this sorted out, I'm quite happy to leave it until Monday in case I get David on the phone again.
I did ten hours for a Social Studies class in high school. It ended up being really rewarding -- I went out to a local firehouse and reorganized the shed holding all the donations for kids/families, and got it all ready to be utilized. Got to scrub down the fire truck and do some odd jobs here and there, and afterwards they fed me tacos and tostadas, and I had a great time hanging out with them and shooting the shit.
If you have to do volunteer work helping out at a library is painless. It's more fun if you live in a small town and get to see what weird books your neighbours have on hold though.
I'm tired of hearing people worrying about impending blizzards or freezing rain. Ya that's winter in Canada for you, snow tires and "turn into the skid" are all you need to know generally.
Random customer service complaints #5632 and #5633, respectively.
- Fed-ex used to have a bunch of self service drop boxes around here, but now there's only one left in town, with a 6:30 p.m. pick up time. Had to ship something overnight today, got to the box at 5:30... pick up has already happened. Fuck you, Fed-ex.
- CVS. Called in a prescription on Saturday. Nothing unusual, just an albuterol inhaler. Go in to pick it up yesterday, and am informed that they're out of stock, but will have it filled by today. Go in today, and the lady informs me they have no record of me, or the prescription ever existing in their system. I've been going there for years. Thankfully an old friend works there now, and was able to sort things out, said they gave them to someone else, and hopefully will have more in stock tomorrow. Think I'll call first before going in tomorrow.
Does anyone know of a good crippling virus that I can download/upload to my work laptop to screw it up?
I'm getting let go for the second time in 34 months by my job---after 32 months as shop manager they close my branch with many others as downsizing, ask me to come back and work seasonal till 15Th of Jan, and now they've decided to keep it open, are not hiring me back as manager even tho they never said they had any problem with me or my performance.
Any 'virus' would not effect theWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
main computers, I'm looking to make useless the one laptop we use as our main point of sale/web connection. PM me.
I'm not joking, and will delete any history associated with this action.
Phew! Never worn them, never have.
All that being said...they are sooooooooo comfortable. I refuse to wear them out of the house, but when I get home and am still running around the house, I put them on. I made the same crack as you Chief, but then my dad gave me a pair.
Why? Jealousy? I used to every year for five years straight. My wife worked for a company that gave their employees and spouses a weekend trip to Mexico. It was awesome. Also, my birthday is this month. I typically take a long weekend to fuck around and play video games and chill. I also avoid any big deal being made of my birthday in the process.
Busting your ass at school and work but not getting anywhere in the end. Wondering how people can go about their day without thinking the slightest bit about the world around them. And finally, wondering if you would be a little happier if you were a little dumber and didn't think so much.
Don't worry, Tesco may be selling off all the Fresh and Easys.