innocent+twisted Alchemy

Friday, April 26, 2013

04.26.13 - "New" camera and gift from Hawaii

What!? A new camera again!? Well, this isn't exactly new. It's new to ME. 
Every year at our store, they majorly discount their digital cameras and camcorders. It always only goes for one day because they sell out so fast! (Mostly to the associates that work there LOL)

I didn't know it was that time of year again until one of the Audit associates hijacked a Panasonic camera that I had been looking at before. She told me it was that time of year again and omg! Word spread FAST!
Luckily, I had an opening shift cuz I could check them out before everyone else ;)

I went with one of the cashiers and I was looking at a Samsung and she was looking at this Canon ELPH 320HS and.. well.. Hehehe Omg! This is a story ^_^;;;

We both wanted it. But she saw it first so I felt obligated to give it to her but she wasn't sure if she was going to get it because it didn't come with a charger. This was a display model, btw. A lot of them are brand spankin new! She also found another one and I was like... bah. But I really wanted this blue one.

I kept bugging her about it. (I'm so annoying :P) All day, in fact. I thought it would be fair to have someone that actually wants to buy it...BUY IT instead of an "I don't know...."-type person. But I wanted to be fair...

Though, I admit to having devious plans with others to somehow get her to let me buy the camera. Like "I'm your supervisor so you have to do what I tell you" <-- Lol! No, I didn't use that XD

Anyway, halfway through our day; she wasn't feeling too hot (well...all day). So she asked if she could go home early. I wasn't the Supervisor in Charge at the time so I told her I'd ask Sandy (who was). Sandy said it was okay. So I asked her "does that mean you're not going to buy the camera?" She said "Yeah, I won't." Then I asked her a billion more times to be sure and she said she'll let me have it.

>_<;; When she finally clocked out she came back to buy the other camera and then she asked for the blue one. I said "what?! You told me that I could buy it and I already purchased it!" (there were 4 other people that wanted it, lol!) She said that she thought I was kidding <__<;;; But she doesn't mind. 

One of the sales people also found the charger for me. *dances*

Photos taken with my Panasonic DMC-SZ7 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

04.11.013 - First Order

My friend, April, and I were talking about doing a combined order to Jet Pens for awhile but never actually did it. Finally, we did. Lol. 

By that time I didn't know what to get and I remembered the limited edition Majolica Majorca pens that I had randomly seen. If you didn't know Majolica Majorca is a Japanese cosmetics' brand and their packaging is always so beautiful. 
That's what I ordered. I ordered all of the singles and one of the multi-pen. Turns out that the singles are refills for the multi. But you could still use the singles by themselves.

Look at that beautiful packaging!

04.11.13 - Allergies, go away!

No photos in this post, as this is a boring life update ^_^;

It's funny how allergies work. When I lived in SF, I had no allergies. When I lived in Chico, my allergies were bugging me a tiny bit. When I moved here, it was the same as in Chico. It bugged me a bit, sometimes itchy eyes and an itchy nose... but this year... OMG! -_-; My allergies are really bad! My eyes are so itchy, dry, or watery; I've been sneezing a billion times. The weather isn't really helping it's been super windy and it's hot too, so my windows are opened. 


Work has been crazy. We have enough people to help with our lines and etc but we don't have the labor to schedule them to work. Because of this, all the supervisors have to ring up. Now that they've changed the "Dept Sup. in Charge" duties, it kind of helps so that we don't have to stand behind the counter all day as customer scream at us for not helping them. Now, we don't have anyone behind the counter and all the supervisors are ringing up. 

It's really difficult too because they got rid of the Returns' Associates, so OUR cashiers have to go to Returns. It really sucks when we have a line and Returns has a line... :/ We're constantly getting screamed and yelled at for more cashiers, but it can't be helped. The sales people on the floor, can't ring up, and they're like us... scheduled thin.

I think it's so ironic that if there are big lines in supermarkets or ... Walmart (or something) no one complains. But in our store, we, literally, get screamed at. 

It's been extremely stressful for three of the supervisors. During my Dept Mgr's vacation; the store manager called those supervisors into the office and told them that their positions were eliminated. It's not because it's them but because of the positions. It really sucks because these three supervisors work the hardest. They were stressing so much and they didn't know what to do. 

Last week, we found out about what's going to happen to two of them. Because they can't be part-time (they need the benefits/hours); they're going to be demoted back to cashiers. There were rumors that Jenn was going to sales because of her experience. But she didn't want to do sales.

Apparently our Dept Mgr talked to Jenn on Tuesday about what's going to happen to her and it's good news for both me and her. She's staying as a full-time supervisor. Yay! Wait, but how is that possible when there's not really any room for supervisors? She's not going to part-time... Was someone getting fired?

Nope, they're moving me up! (FINALLY!) To that position I was supposed to get before M stole it away! And Jenn's taking my position! Yay! That's good! Though, I don't think the other supervisors will be happy about it. But, she knows a lot more than the others and she's been supervisor longer than all of us! (Including me!) It's supposed to start next week... PLUS, our hours are going to be really weird. Apparently, there's only one opener (no surprise), one mid-shift person, and one closer. O_o; Hmm... I wonder how the one closer thing is gonna work...

As for the Filofax obsession. No worries, I'm still obsessed with them. I'll be doing some posts on them soon ;)