Becuase Mark and I are doing wonders with Capilano, it looks like it's time to be upgraded to a bigger store.
So Mark's getting Westmount. And, apparently, I'm going with him.
Which is okay in some respects. Because the person who they're thinking of putting in Cap as the new manager, I don't get along with.
(Mostly because as an employee of Sherwood Park, she'd CONSTANTLY phone Chris to bitch and whine about her manager and stuff. Four, five times a day. To the point where, during an inventory that was going long, and the phone rang for the tenth time, I answered the phone by hollering into it.
("Oh, hey, Blaine. Sorry, I thought you were Jen.")
When Mark told me I'd be staying behind for a bit so I could ease the new manager in, I asked who would be taking over.
"Most likely Jen."
The look of shock and abject horror made him laugh.
Mark had the choice between Northgate and Westmount. He chose Westmount because it's easier for him to get to from his house.
If it were me, I probably would have taken Northgate, simply due to the fact that the current manager isn't the idiot that the last manager of Westmount was. I'm predicting one very, very entropic store there, mostly because Linda couldn't manage a cardboard box, and Jen, who's been looking after the store since Linda quit, is barely an assistant manager.
I guess my point is that while my aversions to managing a store are very well known within the company, it would really be a pleasure to be asked if I wanted a store, instead of being passed over for people who shouldn't be AMs in the first place.
As it was, it made for a fun conversation with D! and Dev last night.
D!: So, what is this? Are they trying to put you into every store to see if it's possible? And then, after you work at every store, they'll offer you one, and you'll know which would be the one to choose?
Me: I'd like that, actually. 'I'll take the Kingsway from 2002, and the Bonnie Doon staff from 2003.'
Dev: I'm pretty sure it doesn't work that way.
Me: Whose fantasy is this, jackass?
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Drink at Work has become a new place for me to visit these days. A hilarious site, it's written by the writer of the Sally Forth (Whoops! Thanks for the alert, Carol!) comic strip. And, no, it's nothing like Sally Forth.
The conversations with Ces' father are particularly hilarious, although I'm glad that I don't know a single dad that's like him. (That's a VERY good thing.)
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On a quiz I took recently, I found myself to be a Cultural Creative.
| You scored as Cultural Creative. Cultural Creatives are probably the newest group to enter this realm. You are a modern thinker who tends to shy away from organized religion but still feels as if there is something greater than ourselves. You are very spiritual, even if you are not religious. Life has a meaning outside of the rational.|
What is Your World View? (corrected...hopefully)
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Interesting little test.