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Posted 21 December 2006 - 05:37 PM

I am the opposite, I'm loving work at the moment. Keeps me on the go for sure and I get to see all the weekday people that I don't get to see now. Back in the 'morra!
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Posted 21 December 2006 - 05:39 PM

I hate myself, why do i always have to get into financial difficulty sad.gif

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 06:13 PM

i love my pretty new phone. ordered it on tuesday afternoon, it arrived yesterday afternoon. can't fault o2's delivery system can i! the camera on it is amazing - better than my actual camera - and it can do all that 3G stuff. even if i do keep sending people blank texts cos i've got quite got the hang of it yet!
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Posted 21 December 2006 - 08:31 PM

Anyone else bored?

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 08:35 PM

I'm bored.

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 08:45 PM

Not been on here for a wee while.

My work is alright at the moment. I'm in the Sale Prep team so it's in the stockroom all day so I've been in at work everyday since I finished my exams last week. I'm also in tomorrow all day preparing men's shoes for the sale and Christmas Eve as well to get stock on the floor. On Boxing Day I start at 6:45am and work until 4:15pm (Triple Pay) and then work every day upto the new year.

Sale prep can differ, if you're with a good group we can all have a laugh. I had one of my friends buzzing me today while I did a staff announcement so I was desperately trying (and slightly failing) to not laugh while addressing the whole store! laugh.gif Ach, it's good fun. Slightly pressuring but it has many funny moments.

The best part: 7 days after being paid Barr will have already hit the 400 wage mark for this month. biggrin.gif God I can't wait for the next pay day!

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 10:26 PM

Craftin's fun. Just made a last minute christmas present for a friend, all thanks to card and glitter! Woo. And now, I sleep.
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Posted 22 December 2006 - 12:28 AM

My work's busy week is after christmas because I'll be returning peoples unwanted presents AND theres a sale on AND im working 8-5 all of next week crying.gif

I have been told its 3 people to a till unsure.gif

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Posted 22 December 2006 - 11:50 AM

QUOTE(dondon @ Dec 22 2006, 12:28 AM) View Post

My work's busy week is after christmas because I'll be returning peoples unwanted presents AND theres a sale on AND im working 8-5 all of next week crying.gif

I have been told its 3 people to a till unsure.gif


My shop's like that. Hell, the whole of McArthur Glen is. Completely and utterly mobbed from Boxing Day onwards. Only we don't have the luxury of 3 folk to a til at once, considering we usually only have 3 staff working at any one time.

Customers have been pissing me off in the run up to Xmas. I'm hoping they ooze good karma in the days following, otherwise I'm going to start ramming coathangers in awkward places. <.<;

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Posted 22 December 2006 - 11:54 AM

The wonders of working in retail happy.gif



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Posted 22 December 2006 - 02:05 PM

QUOTE(Switch @ Dec 22 2006, 11:50 AM) View Post

QUOTE(dondon @ Dec 22 2006, 12:28 AM) View Post

My work's busy week is after christmas because I'll be returning peoples unwanted presents AND theres a sale on AND im working 8-5 all of next week crying.gif

I have been told its 3 people to a till unsure.gif


My shop's like that. Hell, the whole of McArthur Glen is. Completely and utterly mobbed from Boxing Day onwards. Only we don't have the luxury of 3 folk to a til at once, considering we usually only have 3 staff working at any one time.

Customers have been pissing me off in the run up to Xmas. I'm hoping they ooze good karma in the days following, otherwise I'm going to start ramming coathangers in awkward places. <.<;



ooo I like the coathanger idea, and usually at non-christmas times theres only 2 of us on so there won't be anyone working anywhere else in the shop. And now im dreading after christmas more, because I've realised theres only two of us who work from 6-10 on weeknights who aren't christmas temps blink.gif so its going to be horrible.
And people I serve are just not friendly at all, only one person has said anything along the lines of have a nice christmas, most people just dump the bag on the counter and continue talking on their phone(I hate the phone thing!!!) and expect you to magically know what they want you to do.

But apart from all the bad things and the snobby customers and the horrible disorganised managers, I love my job biggrin.gif

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Posted 22 December 2006 - 04:53 PM

QUOTE(dondon @ Dec 22 2006, 02:05 PM) View Post

QUOTE(Switch @ Dec 22 2006, 11:50 AM) View Post

QUOTE(dondon @ Dec 22 2006, 12:28 AM) View Post

My work's busy week is after christmas because I'll be returning peoples unwanted presents AND theres a sale on AND im working 8-5 all of next week crying.gif

I have been told its 3 people to a till unsure.gif


My shop's like that. Hell, the whole of McArthur Glen is. Completely and utterly mobbed from Boxing Day onwards. Only we don't have the luxury of 3 folk to a til at once, considering we usually only have 3 staff working at any one time.

Customers have been pissing me off in the run up to Xmas. I'm hoping they ooze good karma in the days following, otherwise I'm going to start ramming coathangers in awkward places. <.<;



ooo I like the coathanger idea, and usually at non-christmas times theres only 2 of us on so there won't be anyone working anywhere else in the shop. And now im dreading after christmas more, because I've realised theres only two of us who work from 6-10 on weeknights who aren't christmas temps blink.gif so its going to be horrible.
And people I serve are just not friendly at all, only one person has said anything along the lines of have a nice christmas, most people just dump the bag on the counter and continue talking on their phone(I hate the phone thing!!!) and expect you to magically know what they want you to do.

But apart from all the bad things and the snobby customers and the horrible disorganised managers, I love my job biggrin.gif


That's what I meant by the whole bad karma thing. I usually get a load of nice customers, and the odd one-or-two rude folk. But since it's Christmas, that rule's severly reversed since everyone seems to be on edge.

We had some women in on Monday night trying to buy an 8 top on debit. Came up telling us the card needed authorised, so we explained the whole procedure to her, that we'd need to phone them up and if there was any other way of paying. What were we met with? A massive shouted tirade about how we were ruining her Christmas and she'll gladly take her business somewhere else.

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Posted 22 December 2006 - 05:07 PM

laugh.gif lots of people use that line, yet no one ever does(apart from once) I hate how peple seem to thinks its all the fault of who ever happens to be serving them that company policy says something they disagree with.

For example, what real reason could you have for wanting to return something more than 90 days! after you'd bought it, and! If I tell you theres only one queue for 2 things, I'm mot going to suddenly change my mind cos I feel like serving someone whos been standing for 2 minutes rather than someone whos been waiting for about 20. AND don't dare give me a dirty look cos I need to go for a break. And one last complain i promise I'll stop after this, just because I may be younger than some of the other staff it doesn't mean I'm less experienced and have no idea what I'm doing, its usually the complete opposite actually!

This is what hours of forced smiling does to you laugh.gif


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Posted 22 December 2006 - 06:46 PM

I want a job on retail. Sounds easier than waitressing. And there might even be work in winter.

Glad I'm not working now though. Feel pretty crap. Got the cold. And I'm sore all over. It was the Christmas dance, I've pulled all my muscles from the ceilidh. Theres a move called the basket, anyone done that? (two guys, two girls, stand in a square and the boys lift the girls up by the waist and the girls hold onto the guys shoulders, then they get spun around). If you don't quite get held up properly it pulls all the muscles down your sides and you shoulders.
But it was a good night. I managed not to realised someone had stood on me with a stiletto until I got home and sore the mark.

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Posted 22 December 2006 - 10:26 PM

Hmmmm. Just back from th'Isle of Lewis. Och how I love that place.
I have brought my nearest-and-dearest with me once again.

Unfortunately me old daddy isn't too well. Yarr. The big C. Tis nae gud sad.gif

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 12:19 AM

I am never ever hosting a party/get-together again. Ungrateful jerks.

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 10:11 AM

QUOTE(ice_illusion @ Dec 22 2006, 06:46 PM) View Post

I want a job on retail. Sounds easier than waitressing. And there might even be work in winter.


How very, very wrong you are. I thought it'd be easy too, but it's bloody hard work.


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Posted 23 December 2006 - 10:14 AM

QUOTE(Lindsay @ Dec 23 2006, 10:11 AM) View Post

QUOTE(ice_illusion @ Dec 22 2006, 06:46 PM) View Post

I want a job on retail. Sounds easier than waitressing. And there might even be work in winter.


How very, very wrong you are. I thought it'd be easy too, but it's bloody hard work.


I agree with Lindsay, if you want to work in retail you are insane.

Hence why I don't want to go back to retail, I'd prefer to be a prostitute to be honest.

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 12:22 PM

i don't wanna go to work today. its gonna be busy. and we have lots of people off sick these days. its crap
when i'm dancin' with you,
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turn that music up,
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cos you're the only one who can get me on my feet,
& i can't even dance

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 03:21 PM

I prefer my work when it's busy... too boring just now cos it's winter. Thought it woulda been jumping with people going away for Christmas but it was pretty okayish.

My old Hom Ec teacher from school came in. She never recognised me at all... lol she only taught me for 2 years! Though I do look a wee bit different it's not that much!
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