Saturday, June 27, 2009

Working retail will ruin you

I've quit my retail job and once more, I am left hoping that I have left that world for good. Because retail ruins you.

The company treats you like shit. They pay you very little and are paranoid that you're either committing time clock fraud, stealing merchandise, or stealing cash from the register.

If you are sick, you might as well come into work because you will get written up if no one covers your shift. Tough luck, its only excused if you have a doctors note. And the corporation doesn't insure you.

They will hear how many hours you want to work and over/under schedule you by at least ten.

My desk job encourages those who are sick to stay home. No one freaks out if you aren't working every second or go to the bathroom. And its nice. I could get used to it.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Surviving the Digital TV Transfer

Grandpop, just wanted to say how proud I am of you this Father's Day for surviving the digital TV changeover

I think most of us made it through the transfer. I mean, it is kind of a mind fuck: the idea that more than a million people who have televisions plus antennas may have been left without a service that they had the day before? A service that warned them of service weather and emergency situations, as well as provided (usually sub par) entertainment?

But congratulations, America. Most of us made it. It's only the technophobes that got left out of the loop. And who cares about them, anyway?