May 7th, 2015

#4709: I'd cut the grass, if I had any money

But lawn mowers run on gasoline, no one will give me gasoline for free, and payday isn't until tomorrow, so I'm kind of stuck.

Thought I had to be at work until 4 today, but was pleased when I got there and learned I was only scheduled until 3. As usual I was the only person scheduled to work the counter until 1 PM, and in fact because various other people called off I was alone in the precinct until noon. One coworker--who was scheduled to start today at 11 AM--showed up for work, then left again; I don't know WTF is going on with that nor do I really care, because it's totally not my problem.

But of course since I had no help it was assholes and elbows for three hours straight, and naturally things tapered off after the other person who was scheduled to work the counter arrived. That's usually how it works when I open: as long as I'm working alone, it's a fucking madhouse, but as soon as help arrives, there's nothing to do.

Today, among all the phone calls I took, I fielded three calls from people who wanted to know if their computers were done, and in each case I asked, "Did anyone from the store call you?" and all three answered in the negative. The last one was a guy who dropped off his system yesterday; I told him that our turn time is running about 2-4 days. In all cases I checked the status, told them their machines were still in work, and reminded them that we'd call them to let them know when their machines were finished.

--taking far too many phone calls around all the other stuff I was doing, I might add. "Multitasking" barely covers it; I think I'm into "hyperthreading" territory now. Crimony.

But work is over until Saturday, and I can relax a bit. Now I just have to worry about all the other work that I have to do, around the house.