DemonGoddess

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  1. Wear a mask.  That is all...

    1. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      I’ll double-down on that request. 

    2. pittwitch

      pittwitch

      Quit licking doorknobs!

    3. kagome26isawsome

      kagome26isawsome

      i do anyways for work….

  2. I will be very happy when July 31st gets here.  That’s when the extra $600 a week for unemployment finally expires.   That may sound horrible, but I’m on the opposite end of that.  I have worked through this entire thing, and the only applicants I’ve gotten for my critically short staffed store, have been applying for the unemployment requirement that they do so.  Have only had one day off since November 14th.  ONE.  Plus, I’m already on schedule for a minimum of 80 hours a week, and if anyone calls off, I get to cover it.  Because I don’t have enough staff.  So my average work week is more like 90 hours or better.  Awful damn tired of people working the system.

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    2. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Egads. Hope you go from understaffed to just staffed soon.

    3. DemonGoddess

      DemonGoddess

      We should have, between full and part time, 15 people.  We have 8.

    4. InvidiaRed
  3. Happy Birthday BronxWench!

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    2. InBrightestDay

      InBrightestDay

      I need to be on here more.

      Well, like the others, happy (even more belated) birthday, BronxWench! :)

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Thank you! Honestly, I’m not all that bothered by getting older as long as I don’t act older. :lol: 

    4. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      As “they” say, growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional :D 

  4. Keep yer fingers crossed that we get staffing issues finally settled for where I work.  It has been BRUTAL.  Sixty hours worked since Saturday.  And I’m not done.

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    2. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Aw daaaang. Yes, hope that sitch gets fixed.

    3. pittwitch

      pittwitch

      I feel your pain.  Training the newbies – who are younger than my children.  As if the work wasn’t exhausting enough!  Good Luck DG!

    4. DemonGoddess

      DemonGoddess

      Yep, get paid OT.  But, it would be NICE to be awake to enjoy it!  Ah well.  Going into my third hell week, and then things should be evening out a bit.

  5. One flower bed weeded,  four to go..

    1. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      I took the day off from one job, and I still have dinner to finish and a ton of laundry that needs doing….

    2. DemonGoddess

      DemonGoddess

      Yikes!  I got my clothes in the wash, and got called into work to finish second

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      You have got to be kidding me… they can’t let you have ONE day off????

       

  6. woohoo!  Two days off in a row!  So far.  Keep yer fingers crossed!

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    2. Sinfulwolf

      Sinfulwolf

      Have the garden gnomes made a tribe, and play drums to keep you awake at night as they pray at their little altar to their demon Goddess?

    3. DemonGoddess

      DemonGoddess

      weeds are certainly tall enough for me not to know!

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Sounds like your yard’s a jungle.  It’d be a real shame if your phone somehow got “lost” in it for the next two days… I mean, you were simply unavailable if work decided to call.

  7. And my day off is no more.  Got called in for second shift.  Jeeez

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    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Do you like this job?  (Just asking, because I’d suggest finding one that lets you have some time off...)

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Honestly, you can’t keep this up forever, you know… You need some down time. :hug:

    4. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Seriously, this is how the USPS ended up making “going postal” a household phrase.

  8. 85.24 hours this pay period.  AAAAAAAAGGGGGGGHHHHH

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    2. DemonGoddess

      DemonGoddess

      Pay period is seven days, Wednesday to Tuesday.  So that 85+ hours was Thursday through Tuesday.  I also worked Wednesday for 13.5 and today for 10.5.  I THINK I’m off tomorrow, but I don’t know for sure yet

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      7 days is 168 hours, max, so yeah, 100+ hrs/week, that’s some serious overloading which I normally don’t hear about apart from the game development industry!    And here I thought you’d have a vacation or something, you deserve it!

    4. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Where’s the “Yikes!” reaction button? 

  9.  

    70.45 hours and there is one more day to the pay period.  Put me outta my misery!

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    2. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      That is bruuutal! 

    3. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      That is just insane, you’re working similar hours to my dad during high season! That’s just crazy. :hug:

       

    4. JayDee

      JayDee

      I had a stretch with overtime like that and it was a killer, but the money was good. I hope you do get a quieter period coming up though after the pay period!

  10. Ugh.  Phase one of my VERY LONG WORK WEEK is done.  12 hours Wednesday, 14 hours Thursday, and 14.5 hours yesterday.

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    2. DemonGoddess

      DemonGoddess

      We’ve had call ins as well.  Hence the excessive hours.

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      I prescribe you a two week vacation, you know, stress relief.

    4. Arian-Sinclair

      Arian-Sinclair

      Call ins should have a limit to them, not give anyone hours like that, with little chance to rest.

  11. So, I’m on vacation this week.  Not going anywhere, just getting caught up.  Caught up the yard, and am now working on the house.  And the archive. :D

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    2. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      On your vacation? That’s really friggin evil. Tell them you’re in Hawaii. 

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      @DemonGoddess  IMO, a vacation is a vacation.   Too bad about the accident involving the phone and a sledgehammer….  Or, dismiss the call as a scam. 

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Now, if you still have to go in, make it fun.   You could leave an empty roll of plastic wrap in the restroom.  Or, go for the game/adventure with a toilet paper scavenger hunt.

  12. Gotta love allergies.  ugh.  My eyes will be gritty until I mow again, and then I go back to the eyes glued shut the first day after.  :angry:

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    2. DemonGoddess

      DemonGoddess

      Checked with my son, last snow was April 20th.  All these weeds sprouted up in that short time.  ugh

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Holy caw… Lawnzilla is on overdrive! :blink:

       

    4. DemonGoddess

      DemonGoddess

      We’ve mowed at least 5 times since April 20th.

  13. Keep your fingers crossed for me, looks like I actually get a day off Thursday!

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    2. Arian-Sinclair

      Arian-Sinclair

      That's awesome! I'm really happy for you!

    3. DemonGoddess

      DemonGoddess

      It’s been a looooong month.  HATE being short staffed.  ugh.

    4. Arian-Sinclair

      Arian-Sinclair

      I feel you there. I remember being short staffed almost every night back when working at the doughnut place for my last job.

  14. I am playing catch up, finally.  We’ll see how long this fairly normal hours at work thing lasts, though.  ugh

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Good luck, hope the work load stays reasonable for you!

  15. Everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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    2. JayDee

      JayDee

      Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, and my sincerest sympathies to any working in retail for tonight/tomorrow..

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      A very Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating, and may your feast be fabulous! :hug:

    4. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Hope you had one too, DG.

  16. It was an eventful October, and it doesn’t look like it’ll be easing up.  :angry:

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    2. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Stupid real life. I say we lobby to be put back into the Matrix and forget all of this ever happened.

    3. JayDee

      JayDee

      We are in The Matrix. Problem is, it’s being run by EA hence all the grinding and microtransactions.

    4. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      @JayDee all of a sudden I'm regretting all those Sims I've tortured over the years...

  17. I need a day off from work.  I need to be able to take a loooong weekend even.  HAH.  Hah, hah, hah.  Not likely in the near future :angry:

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    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Not a doctor, but I’ll prescribe a week off for you.

       

    3. DemonGoddess

      DemonGoddess

      Yes, getting OT.  But ye gods, it doesn’t make up for it after awhile.

    4. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      “Irritation pay” should be a thing. :)

  18. We have new hires, that are even trained!  Let’s see how long this lasts, to where I can actually work a NORMAL week.  Keeping my fingers crossed!

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    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      1. HOORAY!!!!! :cheers: :yahoo:  :twirl:
    3. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      … ::is not sure whether to trust this, or have entered the TwilightZone:: …. 

      I second what Bronxie said, HOORAY!! And I sincerely hope it’ll last for you, DG. :licking-cat::cheers::running::happykitten:

    4. DemonGoddess

      DemonGoddess

      I hope it lasts too.  Very tired of the work/sleep work/sleep work/sleep cycle.  With NO time for hardly anything else, except errands.

  19. So, I’ve finally gotten a day off, after many 12 to 14 hour workdays, and guess what I did?  Mostly I SLEPT.  Slowly getting other stuff caught up here now.

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    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      I’m planning on sleeping next weekend. ::nods::  Yes, indeed, for more than 4 hours and without any alarm clocks going off next to me.

    3. DemonGoddess

      DemonGoddess

      Can’t avoid the alarms, have to get up a certain time daily to be sure my cat gets his shot! :D

    4. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      ElderSpawn helps with pup meds. :)

  20. So, Monday was 12 hours, Tuesday was 13 hours, Wednesday was 12 hours, yesterday was 9 ½, and today is 12 plus.  arrrrrrrrgggggggghhhh

    1. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      That doesn’t even sound remotely sane… or legal, honestly. :hug: 

    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      At least for the daft one, it’s seasonal. Commencement has meant many, many 16 hour shifts. He went to work yesterday at 7am and isn’t home until tonight at 5pm…. they are short-staffed, too.

    3. DemonGoddess

      DemonGoddess

      Well, at least I get overtime and I’m not salaried.

  21. We really need to get some people hired.  This is BEYOND ridiculous at work :angry:

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    2. Melrick

      Melrick

      Okay, I’ll apply.  But the commute to and from work is going to be a bitch!

    3. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Wow. That sucks even more than my situation. (I went through almost 50 applications and managed to find 3 candidates who actually seemed worth interviewing. One didn’t show up for the interview, another backed out, and the third declined the job offer.)

    4. Melrick

      Melrick

      What the hell is wrong with people today and their attitude to working?  I don't understand it.

  22. Had to put Grendel to sleep today.  He was a good old cat. :(

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    2. Melrick

      Melrick

      I know how tough it is to have to do that, no matter how necessary it is.  As long as he had a good life, that’s the important thing.

    3. pippychick

      pippychick

      Sympathies, DG… you gave him a good life and a compassionate ending. I hope as much for all of us... :hug:

       

    4. JayDee

      JayDee

      Sorry to hear it. It’s always hard :(

  23. I really, REALLY wish shit would stabilize at work.  Two twelve hour days in a row :bash:

    1. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Gyaaah. I had a week like that recently; not fun.

    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      I sure hope you’re at least getting paid overtime....

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Yeesh… Isn’t there an end to sight in all this overtime???

       

  24. So, my boy goes back to the vet yet again for a glucose curve on Monday.  Hopefully, the dosage worked out on Friday is the one that’ll work.  It has certainly made a marked difference in his overall behavior!  He’s doing things he hasn’t felt like doing for the last month!

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    2. Melrick

      Melrick

      Fingers crossed all goes well.

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Oh, I am crossing everything for you! But go, Jeb, go! :D

    4. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Glad to hear it!

  25. So, took my second oldest of the old men cats in for his glucose testing to determine his insulin dosage.  He started losing massive amounts of weight about 3 ½ weeks ago, so we took him in last week for an initial appointment, which is when we found out he was diabetic.  He went from 26 pounds to 10.  Since his appointment last week, he lost another half pound.  My boy can’t afford to lose any more weight :(.   I hope this works, because if I don’t see big improvement over the next couple months, I’m going to end up having him put down so he doesn’t suffer :(

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    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      If they’re fussing, they’re getting better. :D

       

    3. pippychick

      pippychick

      Now I’m imagining a vet peeling a cat off the ceiling… *has read too much Herriot*

    4. DemonGoddess

      DemonGoddess

      heh, we were peeling him off of ME this morning :rofl: