October 4th, 2010

Delayed for Another Week

It's starting to feel like they're just waiting until P2P receipting actually needs to be done to ask that I come in, and most likely brush me out the door again when it's done. I emailed Michele last night pointing out that it was October and the beginning of a new week, and the reply I received from her says "I'm heading to Provincial office this week for STAR P2P training so wait until after Thanksgiving because I'll know more the role I have to play in this new module and how much inputting needs to be done", which is exactly what I don't like. Sure, I've been doing (most of) the P2P receipting for at least four years now, so I already expect to be told "You'll do the same thing this year", but why oh why do things need to change? I know last year there was some concern about a certain spreadsheet not being filled out in addition to STAR, but the decision made back then was to not worry about it quite yet. I do realize there won't necessarily be anything stopping me from completing sizable chunks of receipts in one day once I figure out exactly what needs to be done this year and the fastest way to achieve it, but hearing that things may be changing yet again is kind of annoying. Oh, but there is a (slim) chance this P2P training she's going away for is stuff I already know. As mentioned, the receipting part of it has largely been my task alone for a fair number of years now, so it stands to reason I know things that she doesn't.

Besides, to look at it another way, I have tomorrow / Tuesday off, which is quite a relief, because while I've almost completely recovered from being sick, I'm still coughing a fair bit and my nose is somewhat plugged up, and I'd rather be all better before going back there. That doesn't mean I can't go to other places though, and at the moment, I have just one in mind. Value Village, for a couple more shirts and / or pairs of pants. I figure I've been wearing the same two shirts and single pair of pants around most of the summer, so instead of being completely boring, I'll go there to look for some new clothes. Maybe. I just don't want to spend another day off doing nothing except for being bored, but if I come up with something else I'd rather do more, then there's a fair chance of that as well. Then somewhat along the same lines, I'm also making it a point to have made this fall's first batch of those oatmeal cookies by the end of the week, just so Melissa will stop asking for them, but I need ingredients first. I could get them on Thursday, but rather like the idea of waiting a day later for that. See, Adam's supposed to be coming home this weekend, just in time for Thanksgiving, and as such, even though I work 8-close on Monday, would like to make one of those cakes again. Thursday would be the best (if not the only) time for me to pick the ingredients for that up, because I need chocolate bars, which are cheaper at Dollarama. Ingredients for cookies, on the other hand, could be collected in the same day, but skipping ahead to Friday I work only 5-9, and given the two places out at the far end of St. Clair are open until 10, I could go there. Yeah, yeah, I know if it ends up being as busy as it was last Friday I'll be asked to stay later (possibly even to close if it's anything like last weekend), but that's only why I shouldn't get my hopes up / make too-definite plans plans yet. I like the sound of them, but we'll see.

Speaking of last weekend though, right after I changed last night, Sheila asked to speak to both Manoah and I out in the dining room. Turns out she only wanted Manoah there as a witness to hear what she wanted to say to me, which was really only how they were extremely dissatisfied with our close on Friday, and wanted to hear how things went from my point of view. I'm just copying this from what I wrote last night too, so if anything repeats or jumps about, that's why.

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It's not a big problem, in that the solution is simple (don't take anything from anybody), but I'm tired of having to deal with this. Yes, I do kind of like how I've been given permission to boss the manager around in such cases where I know certain work should be done, but I'm still not a manager, so their only concerns with me should've been how my areas (drive through and the back) looked, and getting my side of the story. Don't take it out on me because you had a bad open.

It definitely won't do to get caught up in this state of mind just before I head out for another shift though, so I'll just be off, but not before saying I know that cord I bought works. I was able to try it last night, and took special care to put the radio back just as it had been before I started messing with the thing, so now the counting begins. How long will it be until word that I have and use a cord that allows me to play my own music through the radio? And how long will it be before I tell Melissa or whomever else "You wish" when they tell me to give it to them? I do enjoy pushing, so it's bound to happen eventually. But yeah, that'll be it. Not much planned for when I get home tonight outside of going to 7-11, but now that I have tomorrow off, I'm sure something will come to mind. Eventually~