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20 June 2008 @ 11:15 am

Wow, holy horror stories here.  I haven’t worked retail or foodservice for quite a while, though I did work in restaurants in various capacities for almost 10 years in high school and college.  

 

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Please feel free to browse our listings, who knows, you might find a job so great that you won’t need to post on this LJ anymore! ;)

 

Good luck, and thanks in advance for reading and visiting.


 

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06 March 2008 @ 02:11 pm
I work at a convenience store. CVS to be exact. My first job and I have many, many complaints.

I started working in the pharmacy as a clerk. What I thought would stop at simple tasks and running registers went on to be blatant abuse of power. I was a new worker and I understood that I'd be doing a lot of misc tasks to learn the ropes, but why only me?
I worked with older employees (mid 30's, early 40's) and they'd usually order me to refill vials, unpack stock, and run both registers at the same time. I wouldn't have had such a problem if they'd actually do work themselves. The usual scenario was me running both lines at once while the other workers sat down and gossiped. Then they'd yell at me for not going fast enough.
I am one person. I have two arms and one head in which to work with. There is no way that I can run both registers, refill vials, take out the trash, dust the shelves, scrub the counters, and take care of customer complaints at the same time.
It's simply not possible for someone of my disposition to handle so much at once.
This is not why I stopped working pharmacy.
While working the counter I met with a woman in her late 70's. She was to pick up her insulin and heart regulating medication. She was a medicare recipient and on that visit she had fallen into the "donut hole", which is where you have met the federal limit and must pay out of pocket in full for medication. This woman had no job and not capable of getting a job. She was faced with the tough decision of choosing between a high dose of insulin for her diabetes or her heart regulating medication. Having one and not the other could very well kill her. The dilemma was certainly upsetting her.
I had been at Wal-Mart previously that morning and had the list of 4 dollar prescriptions and saw that the one that she took for her heart was on the list. I told her this and told her we could back out the prescription and give her the hard copy to take Wal-Mart. She thanked me profusely and I sold her the insulin. She seemed very grateful.
But what irked me about this was the fact that my pharmacist boss reprimanded me for telling her to go to another store for her medication because it lost her business.
If you're in a medical field isn't a person's well-being more important than your personal gain?
All for now
 
 
22 July 2006 @ 02:35 am
No one has posted here in a lil while, so I decided to share my good news. I got a raise!!! of 75 cents...which is the biggest raise to ever be given at our Wendy's before (I told them I'd quit if I didn't get at least that much :P). I have nothing else to say :P
 
 
08 July 2006 @ 11:32 pm
:/  
my aim: so today at culver's
my aim: they were like
my aim: "I need a milk"
my aim: and so I throw it to them
my aim: and I was aiming towards a girl
my aim: and then someone went in the way and tried to catch it
my aim: and it ended up hitting the drive window
my aim: and I was like
my aim: omfg.. OOOPS !

I didn't get in trouble for it.. but like, I dunno. I'm worried about it somehow O_o (like.. what if they watched the tap or something? O_O)
 
 
Current Mood: worriedworried
 
 
07 July 2006 @ 02:39 pm
Last week, my work paid me $3600 instead of $360 due to an error at the paycheck center. I accidentally deposited the check (stupid, I know) before I realized the error. I contacted my manager and everything got all fixed, but not before the office manager yelled at me. I was feeling yucky (mouth issues) and lack of sleep. Today at work, they gave me a $30 gift card to one of the local eateries. I call it a bribe, but accepted it even though I have already decided to quit at the end of August. Only seven days of work left....
 
 
Current Mood: creativecreative
Current Music: Black horse and a cherry tree
 
 
 
14 April 2006 @ 03:22 pm
I taught at Christopher Elementary last week and I had the funniest time ever! I walked in and there were a huge amount of people in the room, who I was told, were all going to leave before I had to teach. I started the class and about halfway through the first cartoon, I heard some very loud ballet folklorico music. We were in the cafeteria and their is a stage in there too, like most elementary schools. I looked over and saw about 20 5th of 6th graders on the stage. My students told me that they were going to practice a dance. I thought, "Wow... This is going to suck." But I had no idea how much it would suck. I kept teaching and suddenly I heard the loudest racket I have ever heard while I was teaching. Apparently, all the dancing kids had two paddles that they were smashing together like claves. They hit them together every second for about 30 seconds straight, making so much noise that I couldn't hear myself trying to talk over them. At this point, I was yelling the directions to the kids and at one time, I stopped teaching altogether and started laughing at how ridiculus the situation was. The kids told me to just keep drawing and they would follow along, even though they couldn't hear at all. The dancers went through their song about 3 times. Each song had 3 sections of stick hitting in it, each about 30 seconds long. They finally left just as the kids started using sharpies(the second to last step in the drawing class). Apparently, this had been going on for a few weeks and no one bothered to tell me about it. And when I called Vinhquan (my boss) to tell her how it went, she was totally shocked. Apparently, Bryan (the previous teacher) didn't think it was important to tell either her or me what was happening.
x-posted to my personal journal
 
 
14 January 2006 @ 11:47 am
Ironically enough, works seem to have speeded up my getting-over-this-crappy-sickness process.
 
 
13 January 2006 @ 07:09 am
Glarg. Today's supposed to be my first day back at work, but I woke up feeling like shit again. My work place gets all bent out of shape if I call out without having anyone lined up to cover my shift, and I had been hoping I'd be better by today, so I haven't found anyone who can cover. So do I go in, and risk having a crappy ass day and prolonging this sickness, or do I call out this morning, and get a lecture from an irate supervisor,and get listed as an unreliable employee?

ugh.
 
 
08 January 2006 @ 08:29 am
back at work after a far too short vacation. Yesterday was not fun. New trainer lady came in--very nice person, has some interesting techniques that seem to work really well with some of the dogs. But because she was coming in, and because we didn't have that many boarders, someone thought it would be a good idea to INVITE A FEW OF OUR VERY WORST DOGS TO COME FOR DAYCARE ALL ON THE SAME DAY. 5 scuffles/incidents in 4 hours. bah.
 
 
26 December 2005 @ 07:47 pm
going on day number 7...

55 dogs on Christmas Eve and Day

2 new boarders came in and 11 went home, so we're down to 46 today. Still not enough kennels for all of them, so there's another overnight shift coming in to have a slumber party with the pups. We're doing extended shifts through the 30th.

two more days, and then I get my first day off.
yay!
(holy mother of god, i need it.)