atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#4490: A new entry in the table of loud noises

That would be major electronics store 10 days before Christmas Eve.

Holy shit was it loud in there today. I feel like I should have worn hearing protectors. By 8 PM I had a headache, one that began receding once things started shutting off.


Welcome to retail.

I'm also wondering what next week's schedule is going to look like. I have a $5 which says I get scheduled to open next Monday, which means being at the store at seven freaking AM. But maybe I'm wrong and will actually have to work that early on Sunday or Saturday, after closing the night before (and the store is open until 11 from Friday through Tuesday of next week) so regardless I am going to have to endure at least one hell day.

Welcome to retail.

It wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't so damned tired after working. I don't do anything, not like I did at Target, when I'd move literal tons of freight in a night. All I do is talk to people and fill out service orders. Sometimes I install software or something. Yeah.

Well, it could be worse, I suppose.

* * *

It's looking like no white Christmas this year. The weather is going to be too warm; even if we get snow it will melt before Christmas.

I'm continuing to predict that this winter will be much milder than last winter. I don't think we're going to get a lot of snow or cold temperatures.

* * *

Today I observed that it's hard to sell a service plan costing $200 when new computers are on sale for $229.

* * *

We still have a lot of work to do to get the bunker shipshape for the holiday. I haven't got the energy to get the ornaments from the attic or do anything else. Here's hoping that tomorrow is easier--but I bet it won't be.

* * *

I had this dream that I'd pissed off a mafia don and had to give him $1,000 to placate his anger. In the dream, I had $1,000 to give him, so I guess that worked out. That's the most money I've seen in one place for quite a while, though, and it wasn't even real.

Welcome to retail. *sigh*

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