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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.

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

Country of Origin

I really need a new flipping job, I don’t know if anyone knows about the new federal law here in the united states, but all produce and bulk food has to be signed with the Country of Origin (where its from) You can read more about the federal law here in detail if you are still without a clue to which I am talking about. 

Today I swear to god I was setup, my department manager asked me to fill the carrots, so I did, him and the co-manager walked past me filling up the carrots and he looks at the case the carrots came in and he said “where they from” I said “I dunno, USA” and he goes “well how do you know” I did not say a word, well the rule is if it is not labeled where its from you have to call the warehouse to find out where its from, even though I know the carrots are from California, USA. I had all the carrots filled, so being the dick that I am, I unfilled all the carrots, tossed them back in the box and went to the back, called the warehouse and low and behold they were from California, USA. So now that I was 100% sure where they were from I went back out to the floor and filled the carrots.

About five minutes later my department manager, and co-manager called all of us to the back to discuss about the ‘COOL’ signing (Country of Origin) and our co-manager said “I am not going to take the fault, and your department manager is not going to take the fault, so we are going to have to coach the associates” I am like this is flipping bullshit, at that point I was happy it was almost time to go home because I really just wanted to walk out of there throw my badge on the floor and leave but good thing that it was pretty much time to go home because that really pissed me off.

My goal now to get hired by the State of Washington, I have the application right here in my hot little hands, Jeniece’s mom said she can get us jobs with the State of Washington, they are turning her building that she currently works in, into a Washington State call center, which she told us starting pay would be double what we are making now.

photo-2Whoooaaa that image needs flipped. 😛

We will see how that goes.

April 25, 2009 Posted by | Rant & Rave | , , , , , , , , , | 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