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    Re: Whatcha thinking about now? (v2)

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    I was browsing BC history at work today, and now I'm terribly homesick. I love the north, but the idea that I may never feel the salt air on my flesh again makes me sad.

    I wish I could live in both places at once.

    Yeah, I understand this...I'm a bit aprehensive about our potential move to Germany because it will be the first time I've not lived coastally in over 10 years (except for the brief stint where we went back to the midwest for me to finish college).
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    Re: Whatcha thinking about now? (v2)

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    Yeah. One of the Facebook groups I'm in posted a trigger warning for it for adoptive/foster parents because it was triggering their kiddos abandonment triggers.
    Nope I wont see it. My parents divorced around the first time I saw the original Dumbo I cried for weeks. It hurt, it still causes incredible sadness when I think about it. My MIL saw it and said it was not as sad as the first but I'm not chancing it.
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    Re: Whatcha thinking about now? (v2)

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    Yeah, I understand this...I'm a bit aprehensive about our potential move to Germany because it will be the first time I've not lived coastally in over 10 years (except for the brief stint where we went back to the midwest for me to finish college).
    I haven't lived coastally in 8 years, and I still miss it. I'm moving in September, back to BC for school, but I'll still be an 8 hour drive inland.

    My partner is from Ontario and just doesn't understand the need to be near the coast. It doesn't even have to be the coast of my childhood. Just a coast. Anywhere.
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    My job throws me an early birthday surprise birthday party since my birthday is on May 4. Very random and unpredictable. Then after work I went to Barnes and Noble and got the Pixie's Astounding Lenormand Deck as my early birthday present.

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    Finals are in a week. I'm nervous. I need to focus on law and embalming. But focusing is hard.
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    Still, it was a blessing I would never relinquish. Love, genuine love, was always a cause for joy.
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    Re: Whatcha thinking about now? (v2)

    Quote Originally Posted by Shahaku View Post
    Finals are in a week. I'm nervous. I need to focus on law and embalming. But focusing is hard.
    I know you will do great!

    Yesterday was one of the longest calls I had and I was very pissed off. So it was a 40 minute call. The guy that I was talking to had called about the jean promo that we are doing at the stores. So he told me that the store had no more coupons to give out and that they would have to place the order right away for the promo. So he goes back into the store and I ask him to let me speak to the manager. I speak to the manager and tell her that instead of a coupon that she could give him a gift card. She asks me 'how do you do that?' Are you kidding me? You're a manager and you can't do a gift card? So I explain how to do it. We then wait about 15 minutes more. He had me on speakerphone and I'm trying to get the manager's attention or an employee's attention. So I ask if they can hear me. Finally, I say that we are supposed to have the best customer service. He then went out and I promised to send it off to corporate and I gave the location of the store up to them. Let's just say I was very pissed. I could be a better manager. I felt like if I could reach through the phone I would have. I'm big on customer service since I have had so many jobs in that area. If you can't work in that area, don't. Ugh.
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    Re: Whatcha thinking about now? (v2)

    Quote Originally Posted by anubisa View Post
    I know you will do great!

    Yesterday was one of the longest calls I had and I was very pissed off. So it was a 40-minute call. The guy that I was talking to had called about the jean promo that we are doing at the stores. So he told me that the store had no more coupons to give out and that they would have to place the order right away for the promo. So he goes back into the store and I ask him to let me speak to the manager. I speak to the manager and tell her that instead of a coupon that she could give him a gift card. She asks me 'how do you do that?' Are you kidding me? You're a manager and you can't do a gift card? So I explain how to do it. We then wait about 15 minutes more. He had me on speakerphone and I'm trying to get the manager's attention or an employee's attention. So I ask if they can hear me. Finally, I say that we are supposed to have the best customer service. He then went out and I promised to send it off to corporate and I gave the location of the store up to them. Let's just say I was very pissed. I could be a better manager. I felt like if I could reach through the phone I would have. I'm big on customer service since I have had so many jobs in that area. If you can't work in that area, don't. Ugh.
    Oh wow. Sounds like the manager is very incompetent to do his own job. I'm sorry you have to go through with that.

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    Re: Whatcha thinking about now? (v2)

    In the -30s with the windchill, and our work building has run out of fuel. I feel like anywhere else, this would be an emergency, but I'm just gonna go put on some layers and keep working.
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    Re: Whatcha thinking about now? (v2)

    Quote Originally Posted by volcaniclastic View Post
    In the -30s with the windchill, and our work building has run out of fuel. I feel like anywhere else, this would be an emergency, but I'm just gonna go put on some layers and keep working.
    Yes it would be. We shut down just about everything for a few days this winter because it was in the -20s(F) without the windchill. It was cold and it hurt.
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    Re: Whatcha thinking about now? (v2)

    Quote Originally Posted by anubisa View Post
    I know you will do great!

    Yesterday was one of the longest calls I had and I was very pissed off. So it was a 40 minute call. The guy that I was talking to had called about the jean promo that we are doing at the stores. So he told me that the store had no more coupons to give out and that they would have to place the order right away for the promo. So he goes back into the store and I ask him to let me speak to the manager. I speak to the manager and tell her that instead of a coupon that she could give him a gift card. She asks me 'how do you do that?' Are you kidding me? You're a manager and you can't do a gift card? So I explain how to do it. We then wait about 15 minutes more. He had me on speakerphone and I'm trying to get the manager's attention or an employee's attention. So I ask if they can hear me. Finally, I say that we are supposed to have the best customer service. He then went out and I promised to send it off to corporate and I gave the location of the store up to them. Let's just say I was very pissed. I could be a better manager. I felt like if I could reach through the phone I would have. I'm big on customer service since I have had so many jobs in that area. If you can't work in that area, don't. Ugh.
    It's been my experience that many times blaming a manager for lacking knowledge often falls to who actually trains them. You've never meet this manager yet are passing judgement upon her and her abilities. Have no idea of how she was trained or to the level she was trained. Yet have a great deal of presumption about her training.

    I've seen and had to deal with people who were trained to managerial levels by others who intentionally gave minimum skills as district level managers. It ensured their positions appeared to shine and they looked better. It's part of that rice bowl mentality. Something rather common in some areas, somewhat often encountered when your actually in a managerial position. Some call it job security.

    You say she asked you "How do you do it?" Now your here giving us this. Saying you could do it be with the statement "Are you kidding me!" Sorry that is not managerial material. A manager would recognize the need to fix the situation, correct it and move on. Not get on some site and belittle the employee.

    Maybe your not as big on customer service as you seem to be implying. Yep we know you've had a number of job's we've watched that history unfold here. Tried to support you in your seeking I think.

    Sorry about being harsh and if the mods want to warn or infract me that's fine. I just get irritated with stuff like this, it leads to statements like BMH's below about this person being incompetent. Don't know her and the people making the statements don't have the best track records themselves.
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