MORE random stuff about your day

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby souphound » 12 Apr 2018, 16:45

Some nasty people brought in home-made brownies and over-supplied Easter chocolate to the office this morning. I'm temporarily chocolate out.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 12 Apr 2018, 18:22

My boss is okay but kinda weird. At every other place I've worked, my boss has told me when he or she would be out of the office or late so I 'd know to cover for him or her.

Sometimes my boss will tell me if he's going to be gone, but lots of times he doesn't so me and our vendors are just left to wonder where the heck he is.

I'm working on a mobile-friendly site for one of our divisions and one of our vendors called me to look at something she'd done on the developmental site and asked where our boss was. I said I had no idea.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Count Machuki » 12 Apr 2018, 18:32

Morale is low in my office. It's almost like people don't want to work for $8/hour plus commission, no matter how much they like classical music.

Time for "Funny Hat Day?"

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby never/ever » 13 Apr 2018, 00:40

Thank Fuck It's Friday then!
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Postby never/ever » 13 Apr 2018, 01:48

Since two years we have a store manager active where I work- the guy is a total disaster. He was managing other stores in the chain and the stories from some of the staff there were less than flattering. The reason he is still in a job is that he is a good friend of the regional manager who doesn't mind shopping him around rather than sack him. The moment he was installed our sales manager immediately asked for a transfer out as he had worked with him before and didn't want anything to do with him.

Our store manager is a keyboard warrior, one that rather decrees via e-mail than by leading by example. The store is a mess. He is not one of those guys that gets angry or upset no does he hold people accountable for the created mess. He pushes all his work to the other members of the management group who are buried in dealing with their own jobs as well as the ones he should be doing himself. He excels in playing off people against each other, never is to blame for any bad results and is more concerned about outward appearance than factual solutions. He is now micro-managing all stock going out, either when it is being sold or transferred out- it is a pain in the ass to sell something that way.

i am lucky in that sense that I have managed to combat some of his inane philosophies. I run the CD and DVD-departments in the store and those are extremely successful. In the first week of his reign I was hauled into the office once for (believe it or not)- playing an Eurythmics-CD instore. His problem was that playing 80s-music wasn't in line with the projected view of what the store should exude- young, dynamic, energetic. He has the philosophy that our chain should focus on the 12-44 age group and anything playing/selling should support that theory. So lots of chart hits and upbeat stuff.
My response to this bullshit was to point out the vast number of elderly still using shops rather than going online and they don't (always) appreciate to be bombarded with house beats. The music playlist I set up is meant to be a sales tool rather than window dressing or his own personal (or mine, for that matter) radio station. The regional manager even got involved in this insanity- I managed to convince him of the 'sales' strategy and that was the end of that. Ever since that confrontation which was wide in the open, he avoids talking to me. We are cordial but never talk to each other and that suits me fine.

Late last year our company issued a survey asking staff's opinion on the running of our store and management in general. The results came back and apparently our results are so bad that the regional manager has asked for an investigation....to be led by the store manager. You can't make this shit up.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby fange » 13 Apr 2018, 02:13

never/ever wrote:Late last year our company issued a survey asking staff's opinion on the running of our store and management in general. The results came back and apparently our results are so bad that the regional manager has asked for an investigation....to be led by the store manager. You can't make this shit up.

:D That would be funny if it weren't so fucked up. Keep punching, maarts!
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Postby Hugh » 13 Apr 2018, 08:06

You ought to have been fired for the Eurythmics song though.

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Postby never/ever » 13 Apr 2018, 08:08

Hugh wrote:You ought to have been fired for the Eurythmics song though.


It was a full album. I should be in jail.
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Postby yomptepi » 13 Apr 2018, 15:49

I have just completed my first full week of work in 11 weeks. I am shattered, but in a good way. So that is one thing which has sorted itself out, and a little regularity has returned to my life.
Unfortunately we had some bad news on Wednesday. The MOL was taken into hospital in St Helier on Tuesday complaining of a distended stomach and severe pains in her abdomen. At first it looked like it was nothing serious, just wind or a colic. Which it was. However she continued to complain of severe pain, and when Bid finally got through to her on Wednesday night, she was in floods of tears and clearly very distressed. They gave her an MRI and some xrays, and it seems she has a fractured hip. Worse still, the bone is so friable they cannot do anything about it. We cannot go over as there are no flights this weekend, so Bid is really upset. Just when we thought we had the whole Jersey thing sorted and running, it all goes to shit again. So now I am going to see if we can get a flight over next weekend. We have been told she is going to be in the hospital for an extended period.

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Postby Belle Lettre » 13 Apr 2018, 16:22

Awful for you all. I hope they are managing to relieve her pain.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Toby » 13 Apr 2018, 17:14

Got a NEW car! As in a 2018 one!

No longer driving a creaking crate of shit.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 13 Apr 2018, 17:57

Toby wrote:Got a NEW car! As in a 2018 one!

No longer driving a creaking crate of shit.


Let me guess, Volvo?

A real Tory would've bought a Saab for status, by the way.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Jeemo » 13 Apr 2018, 18:09

a cousin of mine had a heart attack yesterday. thankfully he seems to be ok and fairly comfortable. younger than me by a good few years. scary stuff
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Postby sloopjohnc » 13 Apr 2018, 18:33

My car was broken into last night. All they took was change but a bunch of my CDs were strewn all over the place. When I noticed they hadn't taken one CD, part of me said, "What, you don't like the Pretty Things, Todd Rundgren or Al Green? What kind of moron are you?

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Postby Wally Bingbang » 13 Apr 2018, 18:39

They probably only listen to vinyl.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 13 Apr 2018, 18:42

Jeemo wrote:a cousin of mine had a heart attack yesterday. thankfully he seems to be ok and fairly comfortable. younger than me by a good few years. scary stuff


Yeah, it makes you consider your own mortality, that's for sure.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 13 Apr 2018, 18:44

yomptepi wrote:Please remind to drive off Beachy head when I get to 75 please. I never want to be old and frail...


After going through what I did with my dad, I have told my kids to tie a steak around my neck, drive me up into the woods where they know bears and wolves live and let me out of the car. Hopefully, the end will be quick.

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Postby Toby » 13 Apr 2018, 18:54

sloopjohnc wrote:
Toby wrote:Got a NEW car! As in a 2018 one!

No longer driving a creaking crate of shit.


Let me guess, Volvo?

A real Tory would've bought a Saab for status, by the way.


A Saab? Pfft. No, a Jaguar or a Lexus.

Honda Civic. And leased, not bought.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 13 Apr 2018, 20:07

Toby wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:
Toby wrote:Got a NEW car! As in a 2018 one!

No longer driving a creaking crate of shit.


Let me guess, Volvo?

A real Tory would've bought a Saab for status, by the way.


A Saab? Pfft. No, a Jaguar or a Lexus.

Honda Civic. And leased, not bought.

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Postby Jeemo » 13 Apr 2018, 21:31

sloopjohnc wrote:
Jeemo wrote:a cousin of mine had a heart attack yesterday. thankfully he seems to be ok and fairly comfortable. younger than me by a good few years. scary stuff


Yeah, it makes you consider your own mortality, that's for sure.


he's getting out sun/mon. and then check up in 4 weeks. good news.
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