Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Taking My Own Advice Ö Part 2.
My Day: *Whispers Positive thoughts in my head* We had 3 corporate folks at work, they walked through my department. Thought it looked good. They were even impressed that I sold so much candy in the new location. They said that Iím getting new racks for the potatoes and onions, which means I will have the same amount of stuff but condensed in a smaller area. (Keeps inventory down)
Then the Roller Coaster of Cuts. To put it bluntly, January-March just suck! Yes, it is a time for those of us in retail to kick back, relax a bit, pre-book everything for the next year. It also means cutting hours in your department and the way it effects part-timers, full timers and salaried. Part-timers are given zilch. Full-timers get to give the Part-timers the bad news and work harder, smarter and faster. Salaried folks basically go in at open and leave at close to pick up all the slack.
THIS, my friends, is the reason I am not salaried. What they can do to Full-timers is totally screw up our schedules, come in for 4 hour shifts, then send someone in your department that has no clue, to run your department when youíre not there. Example: You come in, in the morning, and find a Ĺ case of bananas sitting in your cooler. That is what I was greeted with.
Taking my own advice to Think Positively, I have a job. I could choose to work elsewhere. Bananas arenít too expensive and at least it wasnít California Head Lettuce. So There!
My Diet: Because I stressed over my lunch hour, I ate practically nothing. I honestly didnít realize it. I ended up going to the gym, doing the elliptical for 30 minutes and wondered why I was starving! *lightbulb goes off* I behaved and had a tortilla with Laughing Cow the moment I walked through the door, with cookies right in front of me. *whew*
I followed my own advice and talked to the instructor that does the exercise classes I am interested in taking. It turns out that in a month, they will be free with my membership for an entire year. Also, they meet on Saturday mornings so I wonít be worried I will miss due to working late. The best part was that she made me feel very comfortable. There are so many members at different levels that no one will notice me. If they do, they will want to help.
Thank Gosh for the crock pot tonight. I left a load of laundry in the dryer (huge NO NO), plus have a load going in the washer now. The dishwasher wasnít full, so I didnít run it and thus donít have to unload it.
Todayís mission was to cushion dive Ö. Lift the cushions on your couch and clean out the debris. I made 27 cents. I need to do the 25 item toss boogie Ė basically you run through the house as fast as you can and find 25 items to throw away. Ready, Set, GO!