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Old 01-05-2018, 03:44 AM   #7921
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That sucks Indigo, sorry to hear, also that you had to find out on-line rather than being told.
It's sad seeing so many stores/companies going under or closing a lot of stores.
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Old 01-05-2018, 11:49 AM   #7922
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Thanks. Yeah, and especially sad that the roots of this company go back to 1886. The whole thing is likely doomed sooner or later.

I feel for my managers having to tell people yesterday and this morning. It's probably a shock as, from what I heard from my direct manager, we were expecting some changes to an extent in the store early in the year (combining my team and the cashiers; rearranging part of the upstairs), but we were not at all expecting to close.


Pretty ironic really that while government talks about supposedly saving jobs, and now a tax cut that is supposed to benefit companies and, some might try to believe, us little people... this happens. Retail is ignored in the job saving heroism rhetoric and as I damn well knew, those tax cuts will just go right into the pockets of those at the top that have been making all these failing decisions yet still paying themselves millions, while cutting the rest of us out... (And lost jobs, well, then what income is there even to tax or give a cut to...)

I do worry about the likes of Amazon eating most everything else alive. If that ends up being where a lot of would-be retail workers end up someday... I was already there for a short time once a number of years ago and, while it may be great on the customer side, it is not a place you want to be as a worker. Even their corporate offices are supposedly a terrible, soul killing environment. Anyone who can work for Amazon long term and not end up emotionally dead inside deserves a medal.


edit: Local article mentioned that my store has been there since 1963...




1/6 - These temperatures we've been having for WAY too long need to frigging stop. I'd say these temps should go to hell, but then hell will just freeze over! (And lord knows what would happen then, given all the things that are said wouldn't happen until it did freeze over... lol)

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Old 01-16-2018, 12:42 PM   #7923
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I thought I left the playground behind about 25 years ago ;o).

sigh...children everywhere.
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Old 01-16-2018, 12:44 PM   #7924
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I thought I left the playground behind about 25 years ago ;o).

sigh...children everywhere.
You almost sound like you have a problem interacting with people, both online and offline.
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Old 01-16-2018, 12:48 PM   #7925
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All these fanfic ideas and not a clue of where to put them and no idea how to make them work together...
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:17 PM   #7926
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Ah, I know the feeling. I get so many ideas and often don't know what to do with them.
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:33 PM   #7927
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And now I HAVE the ideas but I'm not sure how to fit them all together! Or at least better ideas than I had the last time.
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Old Yesterday, 05:21 PM   #7928
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Being told during my work review that I need to “soften my opinions”. Now, mind you, part of my job is making credit decisions which I regularly have to debate and defend to credit officers and reviewers. But no, they weren’t talking about that. They were talking about me saying something in a casual conversation. As in my political views are different than the VAST majority of people where I live.

What was relayed to me as an “example” of my hard opinions was when I got frustrated at my cube-mate for some very racist things he was saying. “People infringing on my European privledge”. I sh!t you not. At work.

I told him I didn’t care to hear such things because even though I look white, I’m not. I’m biracial. I was not mean or agressive and I said it in as even s tone as I could. Now I am a “snowflake” and “Pocahontas”.

And when I take it to my boss....I need to soften my opinions. And Cube-mate continues his nasty remarks everyday.

Good times.
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Old Yesterday, 05:28 PM   #7929
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Old Yesterday, 05:39 PM   #7930
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That sucks something fierce.

Is there an HR you can go to, Katie?
Because that's one hell of a hostile work environment.

Keep a tally of what's said. Write it down. Document the ever living crap out of that.
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Old Yesterday, 05:49 PM   #7931
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There is an H R, but I’ve gone down that road on a different matter and it was basically career suicide. I was a fast up and coming “star” in the company before that. Now, stuck in career quagmire.

I’ve been looking for another job since late 2016, but there isn’t anything comparable around here and I have an aging parent that I need to stick close to. At the end of the day I am the sole income for my family. I’m kinda stuck for now.
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Old Yesterday, 05:52 PM   #7932
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Well that's all KINDS of illegal, but yeah...holy crapstacks is that a terrible situation.

Well...you could start an annoyance jar?
Every time they crack something offensive drop a coin in the jar.
Then when it's full...
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dump it into a sock and smack them with it.
...I mean, buy yourself something nice. Or donate it somewhere in their name.
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Old Yesterday, 05:59 PM   #7933
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Yeah, Fuzzy ethics in this company. EEOC my a$$.

I’d love to take that guy out. Like, if I had nothing else to lose, just punch the crap out of him. But. Gotta. Be. Soft.
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Old Yesterday, 06:06 PM   #7934
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Well, in totally twisting the words of Teddy Roosevelt but still making them work...

Speak softly...carry a big stick
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Old Yesterday, 06:11 PM   #7935
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"European privelige", ew... he can take that and shove up a place the sun don't shine, and I don't mean Norway during wintertime.
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Old Yesterday, 06:17 PM   #7936
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Heh, those comments were the topic of conversation today.

Sad thing for me is that I 100% know that when I tell people I’m from Alabama, they judge me just as if I say the things this guy does. All because that’s all anyone ever sees from here.
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Old Yesterday, 07:58 PM   #7937
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The sheer irony of him whining about his poor "European privilege" yet not being reprimanded for this... I hope you find a better place to work in the near future.


That's one of my biggest worries over the fact that my store is closing come April and I'll lose my job. Not just finding something else, but finding a GOOD place in terms of the employee environment. I'm certainly not making great pay where I'm at, but the vast majority of the people are all pretty awesome so it's been a bit of a trade off. Not sure how so many ended up under one roof. Will miss it.

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Old Today, 06:27 AM   #7938
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Ah, I know the feeling. I get so many ideas and often don't know what to do with them.
I've got ideas.

unfortunately I don't have the art talent to do anything with them. that's the most frustrating thing of all. best I can do is imitate what other people do. But when I try something of my own, no matter how many times I Try to get get better at it, it still stays the same crap.

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