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Ummeiko
02 February 2010 @ 09:58 pm
I got laid off from Gamestop. There just weren't any openings for the GAs from our store. Or so we've been told. It's weird not working there, even though it's only the first week. Kinda sad. I really really really really loved that job, even if it was low pay and few hours. It was a nice getaway from more stressful jobs and life and stuff.

On the plus side, I know a lot of the managers in Omaha, particularly in the other district, which technically I'm closer to most of those stores anyway. So perhaps as we get closer to summer I might be able to snag a job again.

I've been doing a bit more cake decorating at Walmart. The manager wants me to try to get in as many as I can when I get done with donuts early (basically... not during the weekend, lol). But sometimes I get the feeling I'm just in the way of the main cake decorator. She's a real nice lady and really really really talented, but she doesn't want to train me I don't think. Or maybe doesn't have the time. But every time I bring up maybe doing a cake (like if I have a half hour or so before my shift ends) she just tells me to go home early. And it's like "You are constantly talking about how you have tons of work and not enough time and here I am offering to help and you're pushing me away." I know I'm not up to her level of technical skill (I think I'm right up there in the creativity and possibly a bit ahead in the artistic skill) but it's something I really want to do.

Otherwise life in general has been kinda same-old, same-old. In terms of my "resolutions" from last month, I'm working on them. Definitely got the reading one down, so far. Read 4 different books in January (dunno what's going to happen when I finish this series though, lol). Played a few video games but haven't beaten any yet. Mini ninjas is fun and kinda like Zelda, though maybe I should've gotten it for PS3 instead of wii (despite wii being 15 bucks cheaper, the controls are a little offputting until you get used to them). Fairytale Fights is fun but the platforming is frustrating and I'm glad I only paid like 20 bucks for it. Castle Shikigami 3 is well... like every other Castle Shikigami game - retardedly hard (I doubt I'll beat it anytime soon).
 
 
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Ummeiko
25 January 2010 @ 04:03 pm
I saw Martina McBride and Trace Adkins last night in concert. Very good show. Pretty good seats. Not amazing but definitely good. Worth the money and the drive in the shitty weather to Council Bluffs.

On the drive home my mom and I had a bit of a conversation that upset me a little. Not going to go into details because it involves boyfriend/girlfriend stuff that I generally keep to myself, but it's just odd to hear your parent of all people insisting that there's "something wrong with you."

Did you ever have one of those days at work where there are a million things you want to say to your boss but you know better so you just smile and nod and pretend to be dumb about things? Yeah, that was Friday. Oh who am I kidding... that's just about every day. I love working at the bakery. My boss is a moron. Also, if you have employees under your supervision who have been there since the store opened more than five years ago and you don't know their names... chances are they don't hold you in super high esteem. I'm just saying.

Apparently Bryan White released a cd back in September (the few of you still hanging around that knew me back in middle school and high school understand the fandom I used to have). It also can't be found in stores anywhere it seems. :(

I have some art stuff to do now. I'll update more later!
 
 
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Ummeiko
17 January 2010 @ 08:17 pm
:(  
So the signs are up now so I can officially officially announce it.

My gamestop is closing at the end of the month.

The DM said he'd try to place us all in another store. I haven't heard anything yet about where I might be offered.

I will miss that store. Many many many good times.
 
 
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Ummeiko
16 January 2010 @ 03:06 pm
Soooo...

A little birdie told me today that the person they WERE training to be the secondary cake decorator has stepped down.

Little birdie also told me that my name might be in the pot to take her place. :D

Tweet.
 
 
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Ummeiko
12 January 2010 @ 03:08 pm
Dear Mr Manager,

If someone is offering your company 50-60 dollars in donut sales per day for almost a month, you might find that important enough to NOT LOSE THE GUY'S PHONE NUMBER AND INFORMATION so that you can call him back and confirm the order. Oh, and possibly inform your lowly employees of whether or not they are supposed to make an extra 12 dozen donuts each day. It's only a 25% increase in my usual workload.

Sincerely,
Donut Girl (you probably don't know my name anyway)

P.S. Please finalize orders in a more timely manner so that there is enough glaze and rings for 12 extra dozen donuts per day.
P.S.S No, I don't know where you expect me to put the 40 cases of heart-shaped donuts and 20 buckets of pink frosting that were so graciously dropped off 15 minutes before my shift ended.
 
 
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Ummeiko
11 January 2010 @ 09:33 pm
Hmmmm...

450 dollars, but my car's fixed now, for the most part. Need to get a couple more spark plugs replaced after next payday, but they are not on the "emergency must do now" list.

Oven at work is still broken. Part won't come in until at least Tuesday afternoon, then who knows when said part will be installed. Out of bread. Can't make anything new but donuts (the glazer has a little oven component, but even so some donuts are better off not being made).

Speaking of... some random employee comes up (and by "comes up" I mean starts barging into the bakery area and pulling on racks and stuff) at about 1:30pm today and is like "do you have sugar-coated donuts?" and I'm like "all we have is what's in the case." And he's like "there's not much in there." One of the other employees was like "See the sign that says the oven is broken?" And all I could think was that there was a whole tray of sugar donuts, when I put them out... SIX HOURS AGO. You know... in the morning... when you put out donuts.

Also, if when our oven gets fixed, some guy is potentially putting in an order for 12 1/2 dozen donuts... EVERY DAY... for THREE WEEKS. >.> Work, work.

Couple days off coming up. Supposedly going out to dinner on Wednesday, but I've heard that before, and we totally didn't go last time. :( But I have faith. Maybe. :P
 
 
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Ummeiko
10 January 2010 @ 07:35 pm
Imagine the worst thing that could break in a bakery.

Yup.

The oven broke today.
 
 
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Ummeiko
09 January 2010 @ 09:47 pm
...  
Soooooooooooo...

Car's dead. Reason to be determined by my father tomorrow. Had to get a ride to work yesterday at 4:30am. Nick wasn't entirely happy (or awake).

They found some lady in a snowbank in our apartment complex. Yikes.

It's supposed to warm up to the thirties this week. Heat wave.

There's also rumors of another snowstorm late next week. :( I'm done with snow, kthx.

Finally watched season 1 of True Blood. :)

AMC is showing Volcano now which means it's time for bed. Shitty movie.

Life is weird.
 
 
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Ummeiko
07 January 2010 @ 07:48 pm
Sooo... for our third winter storm in about a month...

Let's play "how many people showed up to work at the Wal-mart bakery today?"

The answer is... me.

And one woman who was scheduled to come in at 11... who at first I had been told called in, but I guess that wasn't true.

And one girl who works overnight that knew how to bake the 15 racks of bread that would otherwise have to be thrown away tomorrow, who helped us out by working a double shift.

It was kinda lonely.
 
 
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Ummeiko
06 January 2010 @ 10:11 pm
So we had a meeting tonight at Gamestop.

The news was not cheerful.

I don't know how much I'm allowed to say yet. Not cheerful though. :(
 
 
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