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With great power comes....

...really fucking annoying phone calls at 6am.

Kent and I were both up with the chickens this morning.  It usually happens on Sundays, because recalibrating sleep cycles after three days of the dreaded 4:30 am alarm (which my bladder seems to have decided is better set for 4:15.  Like I'm going back to bed for 15 minutes) doesn't always come easy.  We turned on Queen's Greatest Hits and broke in the new Munchkin deck (I got Munchkin Grimm Tidings at Walgreens with my bonus rewards.  The spousebeast has officially quit making fun of me for my obsessive frequent buyer cards and couponing).  That deck is EVIL.  We combined it with the Nightmare Before Christmas deck and the Kittens expansion, and it was just....beyond wrong.  I love it!

(Also, I made an amazing come from behind win.  So I might be a bit biased)

Anyway, we headed back to bed at about 6.

And the phone rang at 6:30.

This is Every.  Fucking.  Sunday lately.  Kent's work.  It is always something, and always the same person.  "I need to talk to Kent."

Because it was not the Statford's number and listed as "Out of Area" I asked (perhaps a bit curtly.  I had just gotten back to sleep and was all cozy, damnit!) "Who may I say is calling?"

"It's K.  From his WORK.  I need to talk to him NOW."

Don't take that tone with me when you call my house at ridiculous-thirty on the one day I have off with my husband.  She is on my official "I don't like you" list.

Problem Child was late.  Again.  Now, he sauntered in while Kent was pulling on his clothes with one hand and trying to calm K's ass down at the same time (she has a temper.  He's had to talk to her more than once about bullying and talking down to the residents.  I don't care how long she's worked there, she'd be gone on my watch.  And so would Problem Child), so he didn't have to go in.  But...jeez...the ONE DAY this week I could have slept.  Arrrrgh.

Between Kent's work and mine, I can't believe what I am seeing.  When did chronic tardiness and no call, no shows become okay?

Goddess help the staff if I ever work somewhere where I have the ability to hire and fire.  That's why I'm sticking with the plan to ride it out through my year mark and become a store opener.  A bit of travel, extra money for the two weeks it generally takes to train a new staff, hella overtime...then back to my cozy corner of Franklin St.  I have no desire for a management position at this point, in part because it would mean leaving my store.

Now, if Manager Tightpants decides he wants to go back to Durham (and he *is* running out of groupies atm), I might consider it.

One thing I have learned in this business:  you never know.

Happy Sunday, y'all!

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unmowngrass
Oct. 2nd, 2016 10:32 pm (UTC)
You could always unplug/switch off the phone? ;)
niknak0
Oct. 2nd, 2016 10:43 pm (UTC)
Boo on the phone call!

After I started working, there was this guy who was chronically late. Then one day he was going to be late and he never showed up. Next day he got fired.

I am notoriously early to work. I hope you guys had a good rest of your day off together.
adoptedwriter
Oct. 3rd, 2016 04:44 am (UTC)

I hate early AM wake-ups for any reason, except for cute kittens playing w jingle bell toys they find under the sofa that I thought I'd put away. I can forgive cute, fuzzy baby kittens. Not anyone else though.

AW

communitybee
Oct. 3rd, 2016 09:26 am (UTC)
I still like the early alarm in the weekends. I just do.
richaarde
Oct. 4th, 2016 01:18 am (UTC)
There should be a law against calling people that early on a Sunday.
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