So, yeah. It's been too long, but the whole "managing a store" thing is pretty time-consuming. And then there's the "Freaks and Geeks" I've been watching.
Last week was the third inventory I've done for the company in seven weeks. Huzzah!
This time, I didn't have much help. I mean, sure where's all my employess, but none of them has done an inventory before. And every manager I tried to round up to help me talked their way out of it.
When I asked EFB to help out, he said, "What did Marky say?"
Me: "Well, he's closing tonight, so he won't be able to help me out."
EFB: "Bull! It's just a matter of not taking 'No' for an answer. How often did you help him?"
Me: "Yeah? How much did I give him? I went in to inventory when I was hallucinating due to sickness! I couldn't even stand up properly, and there I was helping out Marky. No, wait a sec. That was you."
EFB: "Good luck. Gotta go."
So it took two days to count the store, which is super-long. And when I was going through the tilts, some of my employees weren't exactly helping. (More on this later.)
So I got it down to about 13% wrong, which isn't too bad, and a bit less than what I was expecting. Too bad there was a $6600 inventory loss attached to that. But when you've got digital cameras, a few top-end cell phones and some random stuff missing? That's what happens.
I swear, though. If I have to do another inventory in the next few months, I'm going to kill someone.
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Unhelpful employees. Well, one of them that's really getting on my nerves, anyways. I'll call him LX.
LX has not been doing his share of work around the store the past while. Especially when we were doing inventory, and I was emphasising the fact that you have to be super-vigilant and not take the front box as proof as to what's actually there. I'm sure he cost me 3% by himself.
Apparently, he's been pretty angry these past few days. I couldn't tell you why, since I'm so involved in my own shit. All I know is if I have to tell him to do something five times in an hour, he should be ready when I yell at him about it.
"LX! Do NOT sit down on the job. How are the tilts going? Get back in the booth."
And repeat a few times.
I swear, I'm ready to let him go. Good thing I'm at West Ed come next week. Let the new manager deal with him.
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Tonight, I'm going to see Matt Good for free! Thank you, Rogers Wireless!
I'd thank Monster Cable for the pen I won at their last training session, but it broke a week into using it. The hell?
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I just got a call from the store about a guy who came in looking for a TV in the new flyer. Apparently, the flyer said there was a Panasonic LCD TV for $2500 or something, but the number they had in the flyer was for the more expensive $4000 model. So the guy was making a fuss, saying he'd better get that TV for that price.
I didn't talk to the customer on the phone, but I'm telling you there's a reason that the flyer says on the back that the Company's not responsible for printing errors and mistakes happen in our flyers. No way would I let an LCD TV go for less than cost due to a wrong stock number, that's for sure.
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I bought a new keyboard for Kow rehearsals. This time, it actually has the USB connection, and it's pretty awesome how I can play computer arrangements through it and see a composition I play show up in Finale. Whooo!
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Dev, D! and I are all part of this new e-wrestling federation. You create new wrestlers and have them interact before big matches. Dev and I had to tweak our usual PS2 characters so they'd be more than simple Chris Jericho and Undertaker ripoffs. So far, so good.
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I found out today that my brother, Braden, just got engaged to his girlfriend of over a year, Marsha. Congrats! Now you can actually come up and visit me, so I can MEET this mystery fiancee.
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That's about all I've got going on my my brain today. Now to get ready for Matt Good tonight.