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Monday, February 11, 2013

02.11.13 - Happy New Year! (and work rants ;P)

As the title says, Happy New Year! It's the year of the Snake and I still don't know much about it ^_^; What kind of Chinese person am I!? Lol. >_>; 

On Lunar New Year EVE, I had to work. My brother came up from San Francisco to visit (not like it's far away :P). My "crazy" grandma was brought up here a few days before. I guess my Dad wanted a good start for his Dad. Speaking of good starts, last week my parents paid of half of my credit cards. I went a little crazy the first few years I got it and was stupid and was taking my time to pay them off. But now that they've been cutting our hours and *sigh*... I just can't pay them any more. So, they paid COMPLETELY half of them. Though, I have to pay them back so from every single paycheck I get, I have to pay them $250. (I get paid weekly). 

Anyway, I rambled on. Back to New Year's talk :P!

I had a closing shift on Feb 9th and my brother was stuck in traffic. Mom made some New Year's Eve food for us and we had to pray to our ancestors and Gods and thank them for the year. 

Today, I woke up to the sound of my brother and my Dad watching Mission Impossible 3. I think they did it on purpose to wake us up. ^_^; Once we were all "awake" and ready, we prayed to our ancestors and Gods again and ate a traditional Vegetarian dish. We finished watching Mission Impossible 3 (via Netflix) and received a few calls from relatives wishing us a happy and prosperous new year. Once we were done with the movie, we went out to Hong Kong Islander for some Dim Sum

As we were headed out, we saw my Aunt walking around and we all felt bad for her. Our car couldn't hold any more people (we were already packed in like sardines!) because if we had room, we'd take her too. My cousin was stuck at work and my Uncle went fishing or something (as usual). So, she was by herself. She did stop by to chat once we got home, though.

At Hong Kong Islander, it was super packed which really wasn't a surprise. My neighbor works there and she was running around. We waited in line for 45 minutes and were ushered into one of their banquet rooms. Unfortunately for us, the people pushing the carts kept missing our table. Which made our stay very short. It also was very annoying that I was sitting directly under the speaker and they were blasting a New Year song  which ones one song over and over and over again.

I thought it was cute that they got the owner to dress up as....>_>; who I believe to be the Kitchen God (?) and was passing around red envelopes to every single table or customer that asked for it. The red envelopes contained a chocolate coin and a coupon for a future visit. We ended up getting four of these red envelopes since my Dad knew the owner. It was cute watching the families run off to take pictures with him. ^_^

After Dim Sum, we just ended up watching TV (uh... Netflix, I mean) until around 9pm. We watched: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, The Untouchables, and K-19. ^_^; We had leftovers for dinner and my brother "left" at around 7 PM. I say "left" because after he went to get gas, he saw that there was heavy traffic and decided to come back and wait it out. We can see the freeway from my house.... He, eventually, left at 9 PM. He probably returned at around 11pm (if there was no traffic).

Well, that was how my day was spent. I wanted to do a blog post but I didn't know what to write. I wanted to do one on my Filofax setup, but for some reason I just didn't feel like it. Maybe I'll do it on my next day off? I don't know....

I'm, also, seriously looking for a new job. I've applied to 8 places in the last 2 days. There are many rumors about my workplace shutting down. The store in Roseville fired all of their Returns Department...Our store might be headed that way and there's a rumor that my store has "too many supervisors" in my department. :/ Well, if that's true, then I hope they get rid of the new supervisor that jipped (sp????) me of my position.. Yes, I'm still bitter about it. ESPECIALLY since she doesn't do anything and she gets paid more and she's getting on everyone's nerves including all the managers in the store.

Speaking of her >___>; All of the supervisors in my department have at least one closing day. I have two (Mondays and Saturdays). All of us are mad about her not having a single one. Everyone's complained about it. Now that the Holiday season is over and people are going back to school, we've received a new schedule. 

Her new schedule has her closing on one day. When she saw that, she was pissed. So, she called up our District Manager (because they're friends and that's how she got this position. Did I mention that before? Oh, well there! This is why I'm bitter about it!) and whined to him about it. So he calls up my manager and asks him about it:
DistMgr: Why is she closing?
Mgr: All the supervisors close except for her. It's not fair to the others...
DistMgr: Well, she has school, so she can't close
Mgr: She only goes to school on Tuesday and Thursdays. She has plenty of time...
DistMgr: Oh, okay...carry on!


Oh, but she's still pissed about it. How do I know? I have a mid-shift on Friday (the day she closes [with Sandy]). So far...these first two weeks of her closing are not going well. She has her lunch earlier than Sandy... and on both times, she's come back late from lunch. Not just late...but EXTREMELY LATE! One hour and 50 minutes!!!! NO! It made me go home late and Sandy go to lunch late. Who cares about me going home late. Because of her, Sandy has to take a SHORT lunch because of her! 

Uhh... Wow, this isn't turning out to be an uplifting post. Lol! Oh! I know!

I've received my Tax Return/Tax Refund (whatever) and the two things I wanted the most I have purchased. I'm still waiting on the other to arrive (in the mail). The first thing I purchased was the new Urban Decay Glinda palette. Is it sad that I really wanted that palette for the case and one of the colors? :P

The other thing I purchased and am waiting impatiently for is another Filofax. What?! Another one!? Yeap! The one I'm getting is also on sale. It's a Personal Metropol in Lavender. It's beautiful. As much as I still love my Pocket Finsbury, it's a little too small for me to write certain things.

I decided that the Metropol will be used for the "serious/business/financial"-part of my life and will be a stay-at-home planner. (I was going to type stay-at-home-mom. Lol). I've already planned what I'll be using it for. The thing I haven't decided is if I should just keep with the Filofax crap paper or order ones off of Etsy, like I did for my Finsbury (the paper, I need to do a review on). 

Anyway, I'm finally getting sleepy...

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