Not to sound like a broken record, but...

Once again, I'm being transferred.

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.

([Ring ring]



("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.

Cultural Creative
















What is Your World View? (corrected...hopefully)
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Interesting little test.


Nezbitt said...

I'm a Cultural Creative too!
But I'm way more of a Romanticist (75%). Must be a girl thing...

Gray's Matter said...

I was a little confused. You said that your aversions to taking a management role were well-known within the company - if that's the case, then why don't you tell them you'd be interested in doing it? I know that the other person may not necessarily be qualified, but it doesn't sound like they're passing you over at all - merely respecting your wishes.

Do you remember when I told you three weeks ago that I figured I shouldn't make lasting plans as I figured you'd be trasnferred again before I had the chance to hang out? ;)

Jago said...

Do you remember how I laughed sarcastically, and then started to sob openly into a pillow?

Carol said...

Hey there. Ces writes Sally Forth, not Mary Worth. Not that the distinction is that impressive, although his writing Mary Worth would be that much more bizarre. Thanks for linking us!

Gray's Matter said...

Actually, Jago, although I know it was in half jest, you probably do have a good case for asking for a management position now that you've been put everywhere there is.

I did forget about mentioning the sobbing into a pillow, but considering every one of our conversations ends in that manner I am sure overlooking it once is OK? ;)

Sent the invitiations today, BTW (finally!!!)

Marky Mark said...

So I went to Westmount yesterday... the store needs about 3 weeks of solid work to get acceptable and the staff needs to be completely cleaned out.

Lucky me.

Apparently Jen was offered Westmount and turned it down for a few reasons:

#1) It's too far from her place, she lives in Sherwood Park.

#2) The Staff suck and there is a wack load of internal theft.

#3) Last month someone held up the store with a loaded gun over a discman. Yes, you read that correctly.