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06 August 2012 @ 10:49 pm
Work day: slices of hell. Yelled at my Manager. Yelled at my District Manager. Sent someone home in anger.

Good point: movers delivered my stuff today. Yay for possessions.

Down note: All my DVD's are missing. For those of you who know anything about me, this is a huge loss. I'm really, really not happy. There's a chance that they are still at madeofmeat's, and he's going to check. There's also a chance they are with matrixleap, and he's going to check. Either of these possibilities would thrill me, as they are easily handled. The moving/shipping manifest shows none missing, so the chance that a mover nabbed them is slim to nil. Final possibility is that they got left with my ex-wife...which would mean I'll probably never see any of them again. That's something like 400+ DVDs, not to mention my sets of The Prisoner, Space: 1999, Blade Runner: Ultimate Cut, and other box sets.

I know it's just stuff, and stuff can be replaced, but the idea of losing all those hurts.

....meanwhile I'm working open to close, most of them time, and my day off this week is going to be spent at a management class. Getting to and from it is an hour drive if there's no traffic, and I'll be fighting rush hour traffic both ways. Hooray for a day off. Plus, 4 of my 5 days a week lately are spent running the shop, which would be good if I had the foggiest idea what I am doing. my stress levels are through the fucking roof right now.

I'm going to bed.
Ursula Messerschmitt: Bear-Green-bearsnobahr on August 7th, 2012 05:23 am (UTC)
We still love you!
Kristachinadoll66102 on August 7th, 2012 05:28 am (UTC)
Seriously? She'd be so petty as to keep all your DVDs if she had them? o_o
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on August 7th, 2012 10:12 am (UTC)
Well, in a year and a half, she's certainly not come forward at any time to say "hey, you left this box behind with all your movies, and I'm sure you want them".
Crowley St. Bastarddaemonwise on August 7th, 2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
I can ask, if you'd like? I know she's never mentioned you leaving them behind.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on August 8th, 2012 12:14 am (UTC)
Hopefully, they'll just turn up. I'd rather just leave her out of it all, if at all possible. I somehow doubt she has any desire to talk to/about me, and that's fine. i'm sure she's moved on with her life as I have, and I hope it's just what she wants. Me, i just want my movies, dammit. ;)
Stax: Cheerleaderstaxxy on August 7th, 2012 06:37 pm (UTC)
I hope they are easily found and returned to you. We have discussed what sorts of things are in that collection and how obscure some of them are. I hope it is easier than replacing them, but if that does end up being necessary, an amazon wish list specifically of dvds will be a good way for your friends to help you replace things and for you to keep track of what you have already replaced as well (plus, hey, adding new things while you are at it!).

I am soooo sorry to hear these are missing. I would be freaked right the hell out by this as well.

and, from what you have told me I have been given the impression that pretty much NO ONE ever really knows what they are doing there until long after they have been doing it for months and months and months. I get the impression that your store is filled with places where things could be far more efficient, saner, and generally handled better. All of which adds up to them throwing people in and letting them fly by the seat of their pants. TO be fair, it sounds like the turnover rate is high enough that they have to do it that way more often than not. But still. egad.

The bright side here is that you are extremely intelligent, and actively use it, so you are likely to pick things up very quickly and be the best manager they have ever had by the end of August. I am confident that you will not only get a handle on what *you* are doing faster than anyone they have put in your position previously, but I expect that you will find ways to make things work better for everyone as well. I further will not be at all surprised if you have begun working on a "manual" that has all of the procedures that need done each day, week, or month laid out so ANYONE can open it up and know what to do with their suddenly idle hands, or just know what needs to be done if there is an emergency and there's no manager around to see it all happen. Cause you are awesome like that, and you think ahead, and you actually take the time to handle projected needs of others, because you *give a shit* about things. <3

I have complete and unwavering confidence in you, baby. I know you feel overwhelmed and out of your depth now, but I would not be at all surprised if your bosses think you are the best manager they have ever had *already*.
Gloryhole Gal: Drink mesquishybear on August 8th, 2012 03:02 am (UTC)
Oh man, I would be so sad too - I hope they turn up!
Vortex: Blue Vortexvortex on August 8th, 2012 06:33 am (UTC)
Oh Man!

I can't believe you had Space 1999!
I loved that show. I've been downloading episodes using WinMX and have most of the 1st and second season...