Category: Work

The End of an Era

On Friday my manager (who has been my boss for seven and a half years) left the store (and the business) after seventeen years service with them. It doesn’t feel real yet, but on Monday the reality will begin to set in that he won’t be in charge – that someone else will end up… Read more

Long Days

Today I ended up doing an all-dayer at work. This is not the first time this has happened and won’t be the last. Why put myself through that? The bottom line is, if I don’t, I will never get through everything I need to do. It sucks, and and I am loathe to do it,… Read more

The Return of Angry Laptop Man!

Back on the 7th of August, I wrote this post about a guy who just didn’t understand how his warranty (or it would seem, laptop) works. The guy isn’t English (not that this automatically means he’s a crook or a bad guy, I hasten to add), and I wonder if he’s playing up to the… Read more

Thieving Little…

So there I am, thinking to myself as the working day slowly draws to a close, that the day has gone well, that the store will be tidy and that everything is upstraight. I could not have been more wrong. Having been rocked by the news that a thoroughly nice man I knew had died,… Read more

No, I cannot change the system

It seems that customers are under the mistaken impression that I can alter the system – including the company website – if they complain about it long enough. They are also under the misguided belief that showing up to collect a reserve-and-collect order before they’ve had confirmation it’s arrived is going to mean the order… Read more

Retail!

A lot of people operate under the mistake idea that retail is easy. It really isn’t. For starters, in supermarkets like ASDA or Tesco, the staff never stop – the tills are always busy, and if the staff are not serving on the tills, they are dealing with the never-ending flow of deliveries and re-stocking shelves. Oh… Read more