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Long Time

Its been a long time since I blogged, so here I am, I really dont have anything to blog about, Jeniece and I started up a new website called NewCookerz.Com where you can find recipes for tonight’s dinner or tips and howto’s when it comes to cooking, please keep in mind that the website is a work in progress. The weather here has been nice, cold, wet, it has been typical spring weather, I am ready for warmer weather which they are calling weekend to be really nice and 70 degrees which I cant wait.

Is it just me or is the economy getting even more shitty? They say things will get better, my question is WHEN? It is just getting worse and I think President Obama has put the United States deeper and deeper in the hole and we all might as well be homeless and live in the streets and everyone be equal.

I been trying to find a new job because Wal-Mart sucks but there is just no one hiring, well this was a waste of a blog entry but being I have not blogged for awhile I thought I would at lease blog about something, I think the reason I have not blogged in awhile has to do with the weather getting better and spending less time on the computer, I started this blog on the May 14th, and here it is the 20th and I am just now finishing blogging. LOL I am such a loser, feel free to comment or email me at scottmead@comcast.net and give me a topic to blog about because I really have ran out of ideas.

Scott

May 20, 2009 Posted by | economy, General, Rant & Rave, Weather | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Typical Work Day

I twittered last night that I was not looking forward to today, I got replys back saying. “Overcome that negative thing and turn it into a positive. Only difference between a good and bad day is how you view it.” and today a reply saying “Do you ever have a non-crappy day working at Walmart?? LOL. I’ve never heard you say… “What an awesome day at work today!!” 

So I thought I would blog about my typical work day, and I dont know if today was a good day to blog about this subject because today was a shitty day.

I work at Wal-Mart and the apartment complex I live in is right behind Wal-Mart so I walk to work, so I arrive at work at 4am, walked to the back and I clocked in, I work with a guy every morning who also works the early shift, we both clock in at the same time, I get to the department (Produce) about 4:02am. and my co-worker after he makes his rounds saying hello to everyone, he makes it to the department about 4:20-25ish and then he has to talk some more, he spends about an hour just talking to everyone before he actually does something, awhile back I had a closed availability work schedule to be able to have the same days off as Jeniece and to be able to be able to do family things, I had Fridays and Saturdays off, well all that changed, I was told if I want to keep my full time job, I cant have Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays off, I have to have a open availability, and if I did that I can continue to have my 4am shift and my days off, well I was lied to, I was given Thursdays and Fridays off and now for the next 3 weeks after tomorrow I have a closing schedule and Jeniece has completely opposite shifts as me and she has Tuesdays and Wednesdays off. I keep asking about my schedule and I keep getting lied to and different excuses, lately they have been doing some mass firings, and I noticed this morning when the overnighters were leaving loss prevention was at the front doors basicly frisking them as they were leaving, checking  their begs, feeling their pockets. They are finding every way possible to find ways to fire people. The overnighter in my department was telling me, no matter how good you are at your job, they will find something that they can fire you.

With how the Economy is, they are taking advantage of it and basically playing games. I am 27 years old and I am too old for head games, it feels a lot like being in High School all over again.

Back to my Typical Work Day, management walks the floor around 7:30am and they never have anything positive to say, it is all negative, do this do that, then they threaten your job with customers within ‘listen’ distance.  I look forward to my first break, then I go to lunch and come back and bragging that I only have 3 more hours left and then I cant wait till my last break, then I cant wait to get off work.

The co-worker I work with which is a total slacker is such a brown noser and never has to hear about anything as far problems, I am always the person management goes to and asks, why is this not done, etc, I don’t understand what I have done to be treated like shit all the time, im the only person that is getting bounced around on the schedule. Ohh I cant blog about this anymore it just makes me more pissed off, time to fix dinner.

May 2, 2009 Posted by | economy, Rant & Rave | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sales are down!

You know the economy is getting worse when you work for the #1 retailer (Walmart) and sales are down, and they start sending people home, on the plus side, it is a nice day outside, I am home!!! Happy to be off work, but now is when you start to worry about the economy up until now I was not really worried with how the economy. It really seems like things are getting worse and worse now, so many people out of work, so I ran over to the bank to get my cashiers check because I had to pay rent, went over to the leasing office to pay it and I was talking to the manager, and she was telling me so many people are moving out today due to people loosing their jobs, no longer can afford to pay rent, and on top of that, no body to fill the empty apartments once they move out. I live in a very big apartment complex with close to 400 apartments.

Everything in this lifetime is just starting to get worse, is us humans going to start just dying out? A deadly flu called the Swine Flu seems to be spreading at a rapid rate, what is the swine flu? Hell if I know, I just know it is deadly and it is killing people.

Swine influenza
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Swine influenza (also swine fluhog flu, and pig flu) refers to influenza caused by any strain of the influenza virus endemic in pigs (swine). Strains endemic in swine are called swine influenza virus (SIV).

Okay so that is what it is, which started in mexico , and day before yesterday was only in 5 states, now its like in 11 states including my state (Washington) which just yesterday morning said it was no where near Washington.

April 30, 2009 Posted by | economy | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Twitterific

How cool WordPress, I am so happy I am able to have a widget for my twitter updates, I am happy I decided to move my blog over to WordPress afterall. Feel free to follow me on twitter http://www.twitter.com/scottycam

I was reading news this morning and came across a story that in the state of California they are wanting to ban certain color cars, like the color black because they say lighter cars you will use your A/C less in the summer which is cause you to use less gas, and lighter cars stay cooler then darker cars. This made me think for a second, what color is all the cars that the president rides in? Black. Just something to think about.

People seem to be out and about spending money again according to CNN You can read the whole story here, I been hearing on the news that people are hording their money and not spending, which is causing all these business to have to fold and close their doors. Here in Spokane, Washington we have had very little impack as far people not spending Money, unless I live a sheltered life because I work at Wal-Mart, because we are always busy, doing better then last year.

March 27, 2009 Posted by | economy | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Past Blogs

Alright one of the things in the past with my blogs is I never got really any visitors to my blog so I found writing a blog posting was a waste of my time, so this time around I thought well maybe I will give WordPress a shot being it is the #1 blog posting site so maybe people will find my blog this way. Well I have had this blog for about 24 hours now and well it disapoints me, ZERO visitors to the blog okay so what gives? My question is, how do people become so popular in this ‘blogging world’? I guess I really dont understand. Maybe my first blog post was too short? I have done lots of blogging in the past but never really had anyone interested in what I had to blog about.

Really other then blogging about my boring life which does not change from day to day like normal people, I dont know you be the judge.

Today I woke up at 2:45am, I got it was like every other day, I got in the shower, got ready for work, poured a cup of coffee, sat at the computer and I browsed everything new and exciting, which of course was NOTHING it was the same old crap, the newspaper had 70 posted jobs which use to be over 200 back before the economy went to crap, then I headed to work at 3:45am, stocked freight all day in my department, which is Produce at Wal-Mart, came home and waited for Jeniece to get off work, which she also works at Wal-Mart in the Meat department, she got off at 4pm, we watched the news, I made dinner and then went to Starbucks, got coffee and now I am sitting here blogging.

Pretty boring. I can see why no one would want to read my blogs. I have a question. Feel free to leave a comment, giving me advise or leave a general comment.

March 23, 2009 Posted by | General | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment