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( May. 28th, 2009 03:44 pm)
Yay! Nutrisystem is working really well. I've lost 5lb in the past just-over-a-week. I'm pretty sure that's mostly from not drinking pop, but still. Yay!




In other news, still no job. I'm starting to get pretty depressed about it. At least I don't own any money on my credit card, so I don't have to worry about paying that off. It'd still be nice to have a job though. I'd take almost anything at this point, even fast food.
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( May. 28th, 2009 03:43 pm)
Yay! Nutrisystem is working really well. I've lost 5lb in the past just-over-a-week. I'm pretty sure that's mostly from not drinking pop, but still. Yay!




In other news, still no job. I'm starting to get pretty depressed about it. At least I don't own any money on my credit card, so I don't have to worry about paying that off. It'd still be nice to have a job though. I'd take almost anything at this point, even fast food.

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( Aug. 24th, 2008 09:58 pm)
I'm done work! I had my last day today and it was...boring. I was all alone and had a grand total of 14 transactions. That's how bored I was. I counted. I wish yesterday had been my last, since we were $300 over goal. It would have been great to end on a high note like that. But whatever. Today wasn't bad. I left a picture of me with a sad face and holding a "Bye" sign on the camera, so the girl who's in tomorrow will see it during her first shoot. And I was alone, so I got to do a final walkthrough of the studio. I even got a little sad. I mean, I went there almost every day for four months and now it's over. I'm going to need a few days to recover I think.

In other news, check out this awesome fic. And then the Heroes Came Along. It's Stargate Atlantis/DC Comics crossover. I don't really know anything about comics, but this was hilarious.
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( Aug. 24th, 2008 09:58 pm)
I'm done work! I had my last day today and it was...boring. I was all alone and had a grand total of 14 transactions. That's how bored I was. I counted. I wish yesterday had been my last, since we were $300 over goal. It would have been great to end on a high note like that. But whatever. Today wasn't bad. I left a picture of me with a sad face and holding a "Bye" sign on the camera, so the girl who's in tomorrow will see it during her first shoot. And I was alone, so I got to do a final walkthrough of the studio. I even got a little sad. I mean, I went there almost every day for four months and now it's over. I'm going to need a few days to recover I think.

In other news, check out this awesome fic. And then the Heroes Came Along. It's Stargate Atlantis/DC Comics crossover. I don't really know anything about comics, but this was hilarious.
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( Aug. 14th, 2008 08:01 pm)
So I just finished my second day at work with the new system. That's right, we're all digital now. It's pretty cool, once we figured everything out.

The new camera is tiny. The old one took two hands and a shoulder to move. This new one just slides around with a finger. Okay, so there's the pistol grip, which needs two hands, but still. The actual moving is really easy. Though, it's so easy that it takes some getting used to. I try to move a smidge and I end up moving a slide. But, I'm getting used to it. We do get to do cool angles though. We did a practice shoot where I was peaking out of the corner, like "sup, bitches?" It was great!

The new monitor for the camera is kind of annoying. It only shows the picture for 10 seconds. Maybe less. But, there's no limit on how many photos we can take, unlike the old system, which only let you take 24.

The sales computer is the newest, biggest, awesomest change. We can do enhancements! Black and white, sepia, other tones, text, graphics, ZOOM AND CROP!!!!!! Can you guess which I'm most excited about? Yeah, no more slightly off centre, no more background showing. It's going to be great!

The POS, now called SAS is very annoying if you make a mistake. There's no back function. And you can't cancel. You're left in limbo unless you can find a way to finish a transaction without charging anything. It sucks. Also, since we only JUST changed over, we still have to do deliveries for film and returns and such. And the computer doesn't like it. Doesn't like it at all. It freezes and then we have to restart, which is a big no-no. Hopefully in a few weeks, when all the film stuff is gone, things will be easier. Though, I'll be gone by then.

Oh, yeah. 8 more work days left!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Only 8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!! HUZZAH!!!

Yeah, I'm kinda excited.

Oh, I forgot. On top of the enhancements, we can do 10x30 portraits and 3-ups and 9-ups. I want a 10x30. One of the pictures from the practice shoot came out really well, and I'm thinking of ordering it in that size. Or I might wait until Mom, Grandma and I go for a shoot and order a 3-up (3 photos in a row) then. I'm not sure. There are so many choices now. It's exciting!


So, anyway. That's the new digital stuff.  I get to play for 8 more days and then I'm done. Then I get to pack to move back. I'm leaving on the 3rd, so all my Ontario friends, I'll see you then! And my Alberta ones, I'll have to see you some time before I leave.
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( Aug. 14th, 2008 08:01 pm)
So I just finished my second day at work with the new system. That's right, we're all digital now. It's pretty cool, once we figured everything out.

The new camera is tiny. The old one took two hands and a shoulder to move. This new one just slides around with a finger. Okay, so there's the pistol grip, which needs two hands, but still. The actual moving is really easy. Though, it's so easy that it takes some getting used to. I try to move a smidge and I end up moving a slide. But, I'm getting used to it. We do get to do cool angles though. We did a practice shoot where I was peaking out of the corner, like "sup, bitches?" It was great!

The new monitor for the camera is kind of annoying. It only shows the picture for 10 seconds. Maybe less. But, there's no limit on how many photos we can take, unlike the old system, which only let you take 24.

The sales computer is the newest, biggest, awesomest change. We can do enhancements! Black and white, sepia, other tones, text, graphics, ZOOM AND CROP!!!!!! Can you guess which I'm most excited about? Yeah, no more slightly off centre, no more background showing. It's going to be great!

The POS, now called SAS is very annoying if you make a mistake. There's no back function. And you can't cancel. You're left in limbo unless you can find a way to finish a transaction without charging anything. It sucks. Also, since we only JUST changed over, we still have to do deliveries for film and returns and such. And the computer doesn't like it. Doesn't like it at all. It freezes and then we have to restart, which is a big no-no. Hopefully in a few weeks, when all the film stuff is gone, things will be easier. Though, I'll be gone by then.

Oh, yeah. 8 more work days left!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Only 8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!! HUZZAH!!!

Yeah, I'm kinda excited.

Oh, I forgot. On top of the enhancements, we can do 10x30 portraits and 3-ups and 9-ups. I want a 10x30. One of the pictures from the practice shoot came out really well, and I'm thinking of ordering it in that size. Or I might wait until Mom, Grandma and I go for a shoot and order a 3-up (3 photos in a row) then. I'm not sure. There are so many choices now. It's exciting!


So, anyway. That's the new digital stuff.  I get to play for 8 more days and then I'm done. Then I get to pack to move back. I'm leaving on the 3rd, so all my Ontario friends, I'll see you then! And my Alberta ones, I'll have to see you some time before I leave.
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Not to any of you guys, I promise. Mostly to work. Actually, completely to work, and all those associated with it.

Let’s start with my manager, who scheduled me alone, on a week close, on a night when we have to change all the signs, flyers, messages, etc, on top of the normal week close jobs of cutting the film, counting the week’s cash, preparing the delivery, doing the deposit. This is a two person job even without the new promotion.

Now let’s go to my studio partner, who told me she would be in today. Which means I wouldn’t have to do the week close, just help change all the signs. When she didn’t show at 11 I called her. Ooops. No, she’s at another store today and, oh, isn’t that so silly, she forgot to tell me. Fuck you. I had to call appointments and reschedule, since you now wouldn’t be there to do them. They weren’t happy and they took it out on me. And I had to do everything at close, which meant I was there until 7:10, instead of 6.

 And speaking of customers, fuck you guys too. Okay, not the nice passport people, or the family who had the $150 order, but everyone else. No, your kid wiggling around like that isn’t cute. It’s damn annoying. For fuck you and him. And an especially big “fuck you” to my last appointment. You came in at 5:15, already late. And then we had to fit all 12 of you in the photo. And again, your kids making funny faces? Not funny. Annoying. And then, when you kept me there, taking photos until 6, so I couldn’t start closing until the time when I should have been leaving, you only brought enough cash to buy the package. You wanted to buy more, but apparently there’re still people in today’s world who don’t have debit or credit. And no, we don’t take only partial payment. So fuck you for making me work so hard to get the shots, teasing me by originally ordering a huge order, and then switching out for a little one.

 And I’d like to give another fuck you to the regular customers at the self-checkout who couldn’t figure out how it worked. It’s not hard guys. You swipe the item, put it on the scale, repeat. Morons.

And finally, the last fuck you goes out to the people on the bus. Starting with the driver, who was late, the guy who decided to sit sideways blocking the path so no one could get through, and finally the kid who wanted the bus to stop at every stop. It took half an hour to get home, which should have been a 10 minute ride.

So that’s my list of fuck you’s. Why, yes, I am pissed off. How did you guess?


EDIT: Forgot to add, fuck you to my stapler too. I stapled my right thumb today. It hurts. A lot. And bleeds. All over passport photos and stuff. So fuck you stapler that wasn't working right in the first place.

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Not to any of you guys, I promise. Mostly to work. Actually, completely to work, and all those associated with it.

Let’s start with my manager, who scheduled me alone, on a week close, on a night when we have to change all the signs, flyers, messages, etc, on top of the normal week close jobs of cutting the film, counting the week’s cash, preparing the delivery, doing the deposit. This is a two person job even without the new promotion.

Now let’s go to my studio partner, who told me she would be in today. Which means I wouldn’t have to do the week close, just help change all the signs. When she didn’t show at 11 I called her. Ooops. No, she’s at another store today and, oh, isn’t that so silly, she forgot to tell me. Fuck you. I had to call appointments and reschedule, since you now wouldn’t be there to do them. They weren’t happy and they took it out on me. And I had to do everything at close, which meant I was there until 7:10, instead of 6.

 And speaking of customers, fuck you guys too. Okay, not the nice passport people, or the family who had the $150 order, but everyone else. No, your kid wiggling around like that isn’t cute. It’s damn annoying. For fuck you and him. And an especially big “fuck you” to my last appointment. You came in at 5:15, already late. And then we had to fit all 12 of you in the photo. And again, your kids making funny faces? Not funny. Annoying. And then, when you kept me there, taking photos until 6, so I couldn’t start closing until the time when I should have been leaving, you only brought enough cash to buy the package. You wanted to buy more, but apparently there’re still people in today’s world who don’t have debit or credit. And no, we don’t take only partial payment. So fuck you for making me work so hard to get the shots, teasing me by originally ordering a huge order, and then switching out for a little one.

 And I’d like to give another fuck you to the regular customers at the self-checkout who couldn’t figure out how it worked. It’s not hard guys. You swipe the item, put it on the scale, repeat. Morons.

And finally, the last fuck you goes out to the people on the bus. Starting with the driver, who was late, the guy who decided to sit sideways blocking the path so no one could get through, and finally the kid who wanted the bus to stop at every stop. It took half an hour to get home, which should have been a 10 minute ride.

So that’s my list of fuck you’s. Why, yes, I am pissed off. How did you guess?


EDIT: Forgot to add, fuck you to my stapler too. I stapled my right thumb today. It hurts. A lot. And bleeds. All over passport photos and stuff. So fuck you stapler that wasn't working right in the first place.

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( May. 21st, 2008 08:11 pm)
Today I did my first portrait shoot at work! And I did it alone!

For those of you who missed it, I'm working at the Walmart Portrait Studio. So far I had only been doing sales and taking passport photos, but today Eileen, my trainer, got called away to another store. We had a shoot scheduled for 4:00 today, with a 2 week old baby. What was supposed to happen was Eileen would do everything except take the actual photo, which was going to be my job. Of course, with Eileen gone, that all changed.

I spent all day freaking out about this shoot. I went through past shoots with young children and got some pose ideas. I had cue cards and everything.

So, 4 o'clock comes and they show up. They actually want Mom, baby and a toddler.Okay. I can deal. I get them all set up and we head into the studio. They know exactly what they want and how they want it.

It went so well!!!! They were so easy to work with and they loved my photos! The baby was so cute and perfect and the toddler was amazing.

I finished the shoot and took them into the sales room and they bought $240 worth of stuff. I called Eileen to help me with one of the menus on the computer and she was really happy. The family was happy and I'm happy (okay, ecstatic) and I can't wait to do it again!
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allykatb: (move it)
( May. 21st, 2008 08:11 pm)
Today I did my first portrait shoot at work! And I did it alone!

For those of you who missed it, I'm working at the Walmart Portrait Studio. So far I had only been doing sales and taking passport photos, but today Eileen, my trainer, got called away to another store. We had a shoot scheduled for 4:00 today, with a 2 week old baby. What was supposed to happen was Eileen would do everything except take the actual photo, which was going to be my job. Of course, with Eileen gone, that all changed.

I spent all day freaking out about this shoot. I went through past shoots with young children and got some pose ideas. I had cue cards and everything.

So, 4 o'clock comes and they show up. They actually want Mom, baby and a toddler.Okay. I can deal. I get them all set up and we head into the studio. They know exactly what they want and how they want it.

It went so well!!!! They were so easy to work with and they loved my photos! The baby was so cute and perfect and the toddler was amazing.

I finished the shoot and took them into the sales room and they bought $240 worth of stuff. I called Eileen to help me with one of the menus on the computer and she was really happy. The family was happy and I'm happy (okay, ecstatic) and I can't wait to do it again!
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( Aug. 5th, 2006 08:06 pm)
So, I had to work on Monday. I normally work at a Tim Horton's in a mall, but on Monday I was sent to a different Tim Horton's. Now, I've only been working their for the summer, so I don't know everything. One of the things I don't know is drive through or closing procedures, which I would have to do at this other store. But, whatever. My manager says they'll teach me.

Read more... )

Today was much better, but I felt sorry for my runner. )

On the bright side, there's only 18 more days that I can possibly work on until I quit! Yay!
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( Aug. 5th, 2006 08:06 pm)
So, I had to work on Monday. I normally work at a Tim Horton's in a mall, but on Monday I was sent to a different Tim Horton's. Now, I've only been working their for the summer, so I don't know everything. One of the things I don't know is drive through or closing procedures, which I would have to do at this other store. But, whatever. My manager says they'll teach me.

Read more... )

Today was much better, but I felt sorry for my runner. )

On the bright side, there's only 18 more days that I can possibly work on until I quit! Yay!
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( Jun. 27th, 2006 04:47 pm)
Seriously, I have no idea why. I picked up my paycheck today and under rate it said $9.00 where it used to say $8.50. It's not much of a raise, but it's still a raise. Guess all I had to do was take 2 weeks off.

Today was my first day back and thank God I was only on for 5 hours. My neck started to hurt half an hour before I left, so it's a good thing I didn't have to stay longer. I did have to put up with some annoying customers today, though. Our ice capp machine wasn't freezing (so many people wanted ice capps) and people just couldn't understand that nothing I could do would make it freeze faster. Plus, our toaster was broken. People still asked of bagels toasted. I was so very tempted to just point to the sign on my register saying we couldn't toast anything. Most were good about it, but some put up a fuss before storming out.

And to the man who helped the woman in the motorized chair who couldn't move her arms, you have restored my faith in humanity. Thank you for giving me her debit card and handing her the PIN pad and then, when she wasn't able, pushing the buttons for her. If you hadn't already paid, I would have given you your coffee and bagel free.

Also, a huge thanks to my dad over the past week. He cleaned out my cut on my neck and changed the bandage every day and every night. I'm sure it was gross and you didn't have to, so thanks for making my life just that much easier.
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( Jun. 27th, 2006 04:47 pm)
Seriously, I have no idea why. I picked up my paycheck today and under rate it said $9.00 where it used to say $8.50. It's not much of a raise, but it's still a raise. Guess all I had to do was take 2 weeks off.

Today was my first day back and thank God I was only on for 5 hours. My neck started to hurt half an hour before I left, so it's a good thing I didn't have to stay longer. I did have to put up with some annoying customers today, though. Our ice capp machine wasn't freezing (so many people wanted ice capps) and people just couldn't understand that nothing I could do would make it freeze faster. Plus, our toaster was broken. People still asked of bagels toasted. I was so very tempted to just point to the sign on my register saying we couldn't toast anything. Most were good about it, but some put up a fuss before storming out.

And to the man who helped the woman in the motorized chair who couldn't move her arms, you have restored my faith in humanity. Thank you for giving me her debit card and handing her the PIN pad and then, when she wasn't able, pushing the buttons for her. If you hadn't already paid, I would have given you your coffee and bagel free.

Also, a huge thanks to my dad over the past week. He cleaned out my cut on my neck and changed the bandage every day and every night. I'm sure it was gross and you didn't have to, so thanks for making my life just that much easier.
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( Jun. 1st, 2006 08:15 pm)
I love the CSI that's on tonight. It makes fun of forensic shows. Grissom's great line "There are too many forensic shows on" and when Nick and Hodges are discussing how, when they splice footage, a 6 hour test takes 3 minutes. Ah, this episode makes me laugh.

Update on the x-rays, I have a "narrowing of the somethingorother". It's basically a cartilage injury and if it starts locking up or giving out I have to go for an MRI. Other than that, nothing's wrong. Yay!

I've also been offered a job at the YMCA Rocky Mountain Camp in the kitchen, if I want it. I also have an interview with another summer camp to schedual. Apparently I make quite an impression in my cover letters and interviews. Go me!
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( Jun. 1st, 2006 08:15 pm)
I love the CSI that's on tonight. It makes fun of forensic shows. Grissom's great line "There are too many forensic shows on" and when Nick and Hodges are discussing how, when they splice footage, a 6 hour test takes 3 minutes. Ah, this episode makes me laugh.

Update on the x-rays, I have a "narrowing of the somethingorother". It's basically a cartilage injury and if it starts locking up or giving out I have to go for an MRI. Other than that, nothing's wrong. Yay!

I've also been offered a job at the YMCA Rocky Mountain Camp in the kitchen, if I want it. I also have an interview with another summer camp to schedual. Apparently I make quite an impression in my cover letters and interviews. Go me!
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So I've decided that Liam O'Brien has a sexy voice and I want to marry him. He does Hisoka in Descendants of Darkness and Gaara in Naruto. I never noticed it in Descendants, but I sure did with Gaara. Maybe it's because he was killing people in Naruto and I'm attracted to the bad guys. He says "I'll kill you" so nicely. Though, it was annoying how they made the blood black. So, it's okay to crush someone to death, but it's not okay to show their blood? How does that make sense?

Well, moving on from anime. I didn't get the job at Blockbuster, though the interview was kind of fun. They actually asked me what my favourite colour and bird were. Oh well. At least they were considerate enough to call and tell me that I didn't get it so I wasn't waiting around for weeks. Now I can apply at other places.
So I've decided that Liam O'Brien has a sexy voice and I want to marry him. He does Hisoka in Descendants of Darkness and Gaara in Naruto. I never noticed it in Descendants, but I sure did with Gaara. Maybe it's because he was killing people in Naruto and I'm attracted to the bad guys. He says "I'll kill you" so nicely. Though, it was annoying how they made the blood black. So, it's okay to crush someone to death, but it's not okay to show their blood? How does that make sense?

Well, moving on from anime. I didn't get the job at Blockbuster, though the interview was kind of fun. They actually asked me what my favourite colour and bird were. Oh well. At least they were considerate enough to call and tell me that I didn't get it so I wasn't waiting around for weeks. Now I can apply at other places.
I've decided that Halloweentown Sora is the coolest. By far the best outfit in the game. Now I'm going to have to go back and play Kingdom Hearts 1 so I can get to that part.

In other news, I applied for jobs today. Coles, Chapters, Blockbuster and Toys 'R' Us (please God, save me). I have no idea why I applied for that last one, but I actually talked to the manager and he said he'd be calling next week. So, yay. I might be getting some work soon. Then I can go buy all the anime and manga that's calling my name right now. I hear you Descendants, Fullmetal. I'll have you soon.
I've decided that Halloweentown Sora is the coolest. By far the best outfit in the game. Now I'm going to have to go back and play Kingdom Hearts 1 so I can get to that part.

In other news, I applied for jobs today. Coles, Chapters, Blockbuster and Toys 'R' Us (please God, save me). I have no idea why I applied for that last one, but I actually talked to the manager and he said he'd be calling next week. So, yay. I might be getting some work soon. Then I can go buy all the anime and manga that's calling my name right now. I hear you Descendants, Fullmetal. I'll have you soon.
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