Out to Dry

So I forgot to post yesterday about the insane guy with a JCPenney card.  If he shows up again, I’ll get into more details.

What I really want to talk about is my day today.  It was not fun.  Not from 9:45 AM to 5PM, at least.

First off, there are “goals” that all associates have for getting JCPenney charge card applications (”charge apps” around the office) from customers.  Only, they’re not so much “goals” as “quotas”.  Yeah, you can get away with nothing for a couple weeks.  Which I have.  But now, having done that, I’ve been put on the “zero list”.  Pretty self-explanatory, right?

So, today I come in, and I’m presented with this sheet for making a personal charge app goal, or some such tripe.  Only, I didn’t fill it out.  Someone else had already written in how many I was promising, they just had me fill in my name.  There was no choice in this matter.  I expect I’ll be having a one-on-one talking to at some point in the near future.

But what really takes the cake is that I wasn’t even scheduled for today.  I went out to the store on autopilot, and I was put to work.  Again, I wasn’t given a choice.

Now granted, I was trying to punch in.  But I was doing so as part of “this is my job” and not “I really want to work on my day off”.  So, the same manager who wrote my empty promise for me also said, “That’s okay, we can use you.”

Did it occur to you, madam, that maybe I just came in on the wrong day?  Or that I’d like to sleep?  Or that JCPenney isn’t my life??

I’m seriously thinking about giving my two weeks’ notice.  Hopefully the Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin Robins needs people for the midnight shift…that would be awesome…

And, while I’m being ranty, I’d like to announce that I’m going to do something totally selfish tonight: I’m going to get rid of my Maple Story account — without telling my ‘buddies’ in game.  I mean, I already tried, and the person I talked to didn’t get it.  So now, I must do this for me.

On a different note, I went grocery shopping!  And ate an orange!  Joy!

Also, there are too many games vying for my attention.  Radiata Stories, Dragon Quest VIII, Vagrant Story, Final Fantasy Tactics…I want to play them all!  So much to do, so little time…

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