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« Reply #45 on: December 19, 2009, 11:26:14 AM »

hey sam, why don't we scribble in each others books? Smiley Roll Eyes
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« Reply #46 on: December 19, 2009, 12:05:32 PM »

people who should NOT be out driving in rain OR snow ..... grumble mfers grumble .... THIS just takes my nerves up to a whole new level!
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« Reply #47 on: December 19, 2009, 01:56:23 PM »

people who should NOT be out driving in rain OR snow ..... grumble mfers grumble .... THIS just takes my nerves up to a whole new level!

Ditto--and it rains so much here you think people'd have it figured out.  But noooooooo...

And mine for the moment: "On-call" shifts for retail jobs.  WTF???  If you want me to work, just put me on the damn schedule for sure, and if you don't, don't.  But don't disrupt my life making me call in 2 hours before my shift's supposed to start to find out whether I have to go in or not.  Oh, and it's not "on-call" when I've only had 2 shifts where they didn't need me.  All the rest I've had to go in.  That's not "on-call."  That's stringing me along not letting me plan anything else in my life but hoping I won't have to go in, then making me work instead.  I just don't understand the concept of needing shifts like that in retail.
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« Reply #48 on: December 19, 2009, 03:49:55 PM »

hey sam, why don't we scribble in each others books? Smiley Roll Eyes
who said anything about scribbing? Roll Eyes

this conversation is reminding me of a dance friend... brilliant man, encyclopedic knowledge of ballroom (amongst many other things). his hard copies of various ballroom technique books has mebbe 25 years' worth of carefully, lovingly annotated writing and highlights, with various bits whited out and written over with amazing delicacy and thoughtfulness. he knows every entrance & exit, ever foot position, ever bit of choreo for every level, introduced by every pro at every juncture of history. a ballroom scholar. and his heavily hand-annotated books are such an inspiration. imagine the passion that went into such a thing. wow.
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« Reply #49 on: December 19, 2009, 03:51:15 PM »

people who should NOT be out driving in rain OR snow ..... grumble mfers grumble .... THIS just takes my nerves up to a whole new level!

yah, but... people work... at the malls... starbucks... as in both of my kids this very moment.

i drove them both and will pick them up, since i have the safest car in the family. am wondering if they will actually  make it to the end of their 10 and 11:30 shifts tonight...
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« Reply #50 on: December 19, 2009, 03:54:19 PM »

people who should NOT be out driving in rain OR snow ..... grumble mfers grumble .... THIS just takes my nerves up to a whole new level!

And mine for the moment: "On-call" shifts for retail jobs.  WTF???  If you want me to work, just put me on the damn schedule for sure, and if you don't, don't.  But don't disrupt my life making me call in 2 hours before my shift's supposed to start to find out whether I have to go in or not.  Oh, and it's not "on-call" when I've only had 2 shifts where they didn't need me.  All the rest I've had to go in.  That's not "on-call."  That's stringing me along not letting me plan anything else in my life but hoping I won't have to go in, then making me work instead.  I just don't understand the concept of needing shifts like that in retail.
if people call in sick... if it's been a rainy day and therefore busier on the shopping end... the manager has the option of bringing you in. it's such a practical way to manage a schedule (and the staffing $ required). would you rather they made you get dressed and come in, and then sent you home because they didn't need you? Wink

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« Reply #51 on: December 19, 2009, 07:49:18 PM »

cyclists who ride through junctions as if there is no other traffic - and then get angry with you when they almost get run over...
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« Reply #52 on: December 20, 2009, 01:26:21 AM »

people who should NOT be out driving in rain OR snow ..... grumble mfers grumble .... THIS just takes my nerves up to a whole new level!

And mine for the moment: "On-call" shifts for retail jobs.  WTF???  If you want me to work, just put me on the damn schedule for sure, and if you don't, don't.  But don't disrupt my life making me call in 2 hours before my shift's supposed to start to find out whether I have to go in or not.  Oh, and it's not "on-call" when I've only had 2 shifts where they didn't need me.  All the rest I've had to go in.  That's not "on-call."  That's stringing me along not letting me plan anything else in my life but hoping I won't have to go in, then making me work instead.  I just don't understand the concept of needing shifts like that in retail.
if people call in sick... if it's been a rainy day and therefore busier on the shopping end... the manager has the option of bringing you in. it's such a practical way to manage a schedule (and the staffing $ required). would you rather they made you get dressed and come in, and then sent you home because they didn't need you? Wink



We're not supposed to call in sick--we're supposed to get somebody else to cover our shift before we even let the manager know.  As for busier shopping days--it's the holidays, they KNOW it's going to be busy, they know how many people they'll need.  Believe me, it may be practical for the store, but it's not practical for the employees and their lives.  Besides, I'm the type of person that likes to have a plan for my day/week, and that's just not possible when I don't know if I'm going to have to go in until a couple hours beforehand.  And, the last retail job I had didn't have on-call shifts, this is the first time I've encountered it.
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« Reply #53 on: December 20, 2009, 01:50:03 AM »

yah, i know. still... the mindset is "business first". and it is a way to manage schedules that exists in the restaurant industry as well. not uncommon. it's just a fact of life in the service industry.

not to undermine your pet peeve. you have every right to be peeved. Smiley
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« Reply #54 on: December 20, 2009, 06:48:08 AM »

people who just walk in front of you while they are on the phone...they must have a death wish!
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« Reply #55 on: December 20, 2009, 09:48:49 AM »

people who just walk in front of you while they are on the phone...they must have a death wish!

they're a special gift to challenge one's mindfulness... Cool
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« Reply #56 on: December 20, 2009, 10:57:31 AM »

..and the (lesser) peeve - people who talk loud enough on their phone so that everyone around can hear their conversation...
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« Reply #57 on: December 20, 2009, 02:24:59 PM »

Or an extension of that--people that talk on the phone (or worse, ANSWER the phone) while I'm trying to check them out.  HELLO, I need information from you!
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« Reply #58 on: December 20, 2009, 06:45:44 PM »

Funny how the person on the phone takes precedent over the person in the store isn't it?
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« Reply #59 on: December 20, 2009, 07:35:51 PM »

..and the (lesser) peeve - people who talk loud enough on their phone so that everyone around can hear their conversation...

well then they must have hearing loss...from the Ipods...because I dont think they realise they are sharing their conversation with the world Roll Eyes
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