As you don't recall, I have had a steady upward trajectory of wage changes over the years. In fact, they have skyrocketed with my time and experience. I used to make 6.6% above minimum wage, now I make 1.5% (4/17/21) I went from 6.6% to 1.5% to 18.1% above minimum wage. (8/8/21) But it gets … Continue reading Is this fair? You be the judge.
Random craps #51: Retail Christmas Edition
One cannot overstate the deleterious effects the holiday season has on a retail worker. Did you know that holiday music has been shown to induce a months-long psychosis (four thousand versions of all I want for Christmas is my heart I gave you last Christmas... God help us all). If you think it's annoying how … Continue reading Random craps #51: Retail Christmas Edition
A sales manager walks into my office and stops. She looks at me. I look at her. She says nothing. I raise my eyebrows. "You know who you look like right now?" she asked. "No. Who?" "Amber Heard. You look like Amber Heard sitting there at your desk." "Oh. Okay." (Was it the dirty look … Continue reading Play nice.
It’s been a minute (random craps #785)
You know what your brain looks like on drugs. This is what your heart looks like on work: My FitBit is so proud of how I do forty-five minutes of exercise a day. Too bad it's just my heart racing. The orange peak is how I start my work day. I didn't realize I barely … Continue reading It’s been a minute (random craps #785)
Would you hire me for a job?
Don't answer that. Anyways, this is something I'm very much interested in hearing people's varied feedback on. At work, I'm marginally involved in hiring. I'm not a manager so I do not directly hire (and have zero desire to ever do so--I don't want to be blamed for the stinkers), but I do review applications … Continue reading Would you hire me for a job?
And now for something REALLY different.
No, seriously. Blogger Jewish Young Professional (not a dating site) has issued the Anti-Self-Deprecation Challenge, and I thought, why not rise to the occasion? On the other hand, she has issued this challenge previously, so it's taken a year or more for me to think of something. Y'all know it's hard for me to say … Continue reading And now for something REALLY different.
Overused phrases at work I don’t like.
I had no supervision today, and instead of working hard, I made a short list of phrases I hear people at work say all the time. A few of these are pretty universal, others are endemic to my workplace. "In full transparency." As anyone who has ever held a job might expect, this phrase spoken … Continue reading Overused phrases at work I don’t like.
She’s at it again.
Yes, her, who else? (In case you don't know, the chain of command in the department store where I work is that I'm the lowly administrative assistant, my manager is the office/business manager, and her manager, the boss, is the store manager. My manager, for some inexplicable reason, is best friends with the boss. However, … Continue reading She’s at it again.
Just a little girl-talk about hair…
Why do people care so much about other people's hair? The other day, I got my hair done, as many people do every so often, and suddenly I became worthy of being fawned over. I didn't change my makeup, or my clothes, or my personality, or anything, just freshened up my hairstyle. People are always … Continue reading Just a little girl-talk about hair…
Meanwhile, at the ant farm…
UPDATE: I totally forgot this part but it perfectly illustrates how the boss thinks of the associates. Let's say she doesn't like "John" (because John probably is over fifty-five and keeps his head down because he's, you know, working). She'll refer to all associates she doesn't like collectively as "the Johns." Isn't that nice? Many … Continue reading Meanwhile, at the ant farm…
Now, I'm supposed to be on a break but I have to share this with you because it's just too funny. During my check-in with my supervisor, she asked me what she could do to help me further my career goals. We are on very friendly terms and have a good rapport, so it's a … Continue reading Aaahahahahahahahaha
I finally did something intelligent…
I deleted the Reddit app off my phone.* There was a bridge too far for me which prompted this, and I wrote out a whole screed as to why I did this, but it was very political. And I hate talking about politics. When I tell people that, (if they know) they say "But I … Continue reading I finally did something intelligent…
Three days before Christmas
Just a self-indulgent blogger life ramble post, comments disabled so you can feel free to skip. I have nothing left to give, I'm bled dry, I can do nothing but whine. I mean this in the gentlest way possible but I don't want your sympathy, I'm no more important than a whoopee cushion... A whoopee … Continue reading Three days before Christmas
Late night epilepsy rant with a little of my boss thrown in.
I've written about my life with focal epilepsy here and there, I'm sure anyone who's been on this blog before is tired of hearing about it. My boss is at it again. (She's not the main focus of this post for once, nor does she deserve to be at this hour, but she got me … Continue reading Late night epilepsy rant with a little of my boss thrown in.
I went from 6.6% to 1.5% to 18.1% above minimum wage.
Oh yes, it's a job rant! And you know who that means! If you don't want to hear about her, go away! If you know my story you might not believe me, but I managed to wrangle a raise out of my boss. Instead of doing yearly reviews, they’re now doing quarterly ones so that … Continue reading I went from 6.6% to 1.5% to 18.1% above minimum wage.
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