Nubbinz is back and a bit upset.
Job hunting sucks.
I'm still employed in RV hell cleaning shit (literally).
So I hit another fuck this day and decide to job hunt. I come across an ad for a vehicle painters helper for a different company with the GLORIOUS words "no experience needed!"
I waste no time sending off my plea for hiring me and why I want this job and within hours, have a phone interview set up the next day.
When interviewer calls he starts right off by saying he was calling to interview me about .....the exact same position I'm trying to leave..... No words about the position I actually applied for.
When it got to the question where he asked why I wanted to join the company I briefly mentioned the job I actually applied for and he seemed surprised (like he didn't know) and admitted they were still searching for that spot.
Why do companies do this crap? Should I stay far away? Because it seems like someones already fucking with hiring process and if I get in it might get worse.
I have that OCD thing, where when I'm in someone else's store I start to straighten what I'm looking at.
Tonight I had to run into Walmart to get some soap and I wanted to make sure the one I picked smelled nice, so I smelled a couple of them and put them back nicer than I found them; all neat and straight and faced to the front of the shelves.
One of the bottles had a cap that someone left half off and when I picked it up it fell on the floor, a man walking by actually picked it up for me and gave it to me! I think he was like some sort of angel, haha.
He actually contributed to keeping shit off the floor and nice and neat! It was crazy, I don't think anyone will ever believe it happened. (:
This was originally posted on November 30, 2008.
For Kerry, the day after Black Friday went down like a category 5 Piggy Hurricane:
Piggy Shoppers tore through her department leaving Retail Hell everywhere.
And during it all Kerry cleaned up after them, feeling a cold coming on as her body ached, her throat became scratchy, and her head felt fuzzy and pressurized.
A customer's wife didn't order coffee, just a sandwich, and thought that coffee comes with the sandwich (as opposed to getting it at a discount if ordered together with the sandwich).
When I told him that he'd have to pay for it he screamed, bitched me out and told me that I wasn't helping him because he was Spanish.
My boss asked me what happened and I explained it.
He called the guy an asshole.
Beware - The Vultures are Coming, the Vultures are Coming!
We have made the sad decision to close the doors on our family-owned independent new/used bookstore. We announced the closing in mid-March, and began the liquidation sale April 1. I've heard about the Discount Rats who make such closings even more miserable than they already are, but didn't think I'd get one the very second day of the sale.
He walked around, sneered at the reduced prices ($3 for regular paperbacks, $5 for oversized paperbacks, 30% off new books, kids' books $1.50, everything else half off), and wanted to know when the REAL sale started, with the LOW prices.
"Sir, we only started the sale yesterday - perhaps you'll find lower prices next month - we close in six weeks." He shoved his hands in his pockets and stomped out.
Then there was the lady who had a credit (we trade books for credit which is good for half a customer's purchase of other used books - i.e. you wind up with an $8 book for $2, and can bring it back for another $1.10 in credit - pretty cheap).
I rang up her $25 worth of used books, used $12.50 of her credit, leaving about three bucks to use later or at a neighboring store after we close). Now, this is a lady we all dislike, 'cause she always walks in and immediately winnows through the books we have sorted on our "just came in" table (think, "I just recovered that area!") and leaves them in a jumbled mess, and she always tries to get her purchases for free.
I stood there and weighed "have her back again, whining and making a mess" against "never see her again", and guess which urge won? So she got her $25 worth ($50 retail value) of books for under ten bucks. Good riddance.
And then there are all the people who come in and berate me for daring to close down "their favorite bookstore". The people *I've* never seen before, in twenty-five years of six-day weeks.... Y'know, folks, if this HAD been your favorite bookstore, I'd recognize you as a regular and a spender - where have you been hiding?
Now, to await the vultures who will show up for the last week. No wonder we decided not to advertise the bag sale we'll have the final two days...
Anybody need some nice wooden bookshelves?
--Bored at the Bookstore