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Monday, November 27, 2006

Its been more than a week now since I last posted. I was supposed to post as soon as Manny won his match against Morales. I was too tired, so sorry. What a fight though. It was fast and it was a good thing that Morales quit because if he even tried to finish the fight, he would've been hospitalized for a long time. It was that brutal.

Black Friday came and gone. Our store did good. We were busier than last year. More stuff to offer, of course, but our sales were up there. We could've used more ESPs but what are you gonna do? I always chime in on the fact that, historically, our store is not known for that because we always blame our customers. But, I believe that we just don't want it more, like the other stores. It just drives me crazy.

The company auditor is at my store right now. He was due 3 weeks ago. Of course, he comes in on my days-off, but again, what're you gonna do? Now I gotta come to the store tomorrow and find out how I did on my audit. I'd say we maintained our score, possibly gone up. At the very worse, we could lose a point, due to new personnel handling the paperwork.

I'm having second thoughts whether I'm cut out for this position. The stress is getting to me. All I'm asking is to let me cook the meal. Too many chefs will spoil the broth. Thats how I feel. Too much meddling with my job. I asked my brother if he could hook me up in his company. He's real tight with one of the VPs there. Being in that sector is totally different from where I'm at right now. Retail isn't for me anymore. Before, it was all about customer service. Now, even the customers don't give you the respect that you deserve... I could go on and on. I'm fed up. I want to leave but I want to leave to go to somewhere else. I want to know that when I jump, I'm gonna land on my feet. I'm just sick and tired of all the BS.

I've had it.... I just hate going thru the motions just to finish the day... I'm not cut like that.

Hopefully, I'll hear from my brother tomorrow, definitely within the week...

Wish me luck

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Its just a few minutes before the start of the Pacquiao/Morales fight. So this will be a short blog.

This afternoon, I finally gave way and bought a 360. I was in awe of the graphics of this game, Gears of War. I had to get it, since it was an exclusive game for the 360. I went to Best Buy to just buy games for the 360. I was planning on buying it at Circuit city. Anyway, I noticed a queue of people by the door. They were in line for the Wii which was going to be released tomorrow.

Anyway, as I hooked up the 360 to my TV, I was having a hard time with the output to my TV. I wanted it to be HDTV, I didn't notice the little switch by the plug. When I switched it from TV to HDTV, I quickly noticed the difference when the logo came out. Wow! The graphics were incredible. I bought 3 games: Gears of war, Call of duty 3 and Raw vs. Smackdown 07. What can I say, I'm a wrestling fan. I played the rasslin' game first, the graphics were unreal. And this game wasn't even pushing the video card to the max yet.

All in all, I'm satisfied with the 360. I was too eager to get the ps3, but I can wait till next year when Sony decides to release more units for the US public.

The pre-fight is starting right now... I'll probably be back later tonight with news of the winner. If I'm back, Manny won. If he didn't, you'll probably hear from me tomorrow.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

After a rousing day yesterday in ESPs, we fell back to earth. The reality of maintaining such a lofty dream burst our bubble. We're back to where we usually are, under 1%. It blows but what can I say? We're a hit or miss kinda store.

Anyway, the new Spiderman 3 teaser is out. They left out Venom! Oh well... You get to see him in the movie anyway. I thought it was a nice one. Looks like another blockbuster.

The days are counting down to the release of the PS3. I want to get one but with the limited quantities out there, I really doubt it if I could get it. From what I heard from my brother, the lines are already starting. From the reports I read from Japan, the console was overheating way too much. The upside, of course, is that the Blu-ray player has no problem and is probably the best blu-ray player in the market right now, beating the stand-alones. I'll probably get one next year when the bugs are all fixed and the madness diminishes. But then again, Halo 3 is coming out soon. And thats only available on the Xbox 360. Hmm... maybe I should just get a 360. I sure as heck won't get a Wii.

Yeah, I still have that gift card for a C note so I might use that for a 360....

Either that or some new movies...

I have way too much free time...

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Well, I guess coming back from lunch drunk just gets you a final write-up. Go figure. One of the guys got a verbal reaming from my HC. I'll handle the other guy. I'll make sure this doesn't happen again. And if it does, I'll make sure it'll go off without a hitch, like a another write-up. That would be ludicrous.

Historically, my store hasn't sold any ESPs even if we're giving it away. Today, we're having a heck of a day. At around 3pm, we were at 3%. Which is a guaranteed 2% day. Then we got this guy who bought 2k worth of merchandise and almost $340 worth of ESPs. The store is sitting at 6% right now. Unreal! I haven't been involved in any store that hit that high. 3% the most. Not 6%. I left the store happy. Hope we keep up the momentum. We ride this wave right and it'll carry us for the whole month.

Anyway, looks like the Everywhere man is going on a road trip again. I'm heading up to Visalia on Tuesday for a meeting on Wednesday. An almost 4 hour trip. I don't mind. I like driving.

Well, the midterm elections are over. I like all the coverage I saw last night. all with maps and different colors and pictures. The networks were giving a lot of information. Any more bright colors and I might go into an epileptic seizure. the Dems won the house, and it looks like they'll win the Senate too.

A change would do us good...

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Stupidity, thy name is coming to work drunk...

We sent 2 guys home today. They came back from lunch a little tipsy. Idiots. They were trying to hide it by chewing gum to mask the scent. I wasn't surprised about the other guy, but the newer one, Tony, I expected more from his sorry ass. Considering he was kinda strapped out for the dough, he hung around with the wrong people. A couple of idiots.

The last 2 weeks have been breakthrough kind of weeks for us. We killed the truck last Thursday within one day, albeit, for a couple of pallets that could go out. But still, it was a better showing for us compared to the 3 months since I've been here.

Looking forward though, I need 2 extra bodies. I'm in this desparate mode again. I might end up hiring people with no good background because we're going to be shorthanded. Finding good minions, thats a tough job.

Oh well, at least I still have a job to worry about...

I was watching Howard TV a couple of days ago. I couldn't believe Artie would turn down that porn star's publicist. Leah, was it? Dang, that was a piece of ass. Plus she was coming on to Artie! I couldn't believe that fanook for not giving her a call at the very least. See, Artie and I are on the same boat. We're in denial. If I'm not mistaken, he's trying to get back with Dana. But dude, if its over, its over. Stop clinging to that which is done. You have all these girls' #s. I would call them, no doubt.

But thats me...