September 19th, 2014

Work-related suspension of disbelief

In my almost completed first week of this new job I have:

A: heard what I only knew as buzzwords used in a competent, earnest fashion.

B: watched a PowerPoint about company values that didn’t make me want to scratch my eyes out.

C. was told I didn’t need to eat lunch at my desk […]

April 14th, 2011

A ha! It’s not just me!!

Housekeeping calls a while ago to say there’s something wrong in a room. They call back later saying a guest is waiting on said room “… not to rush you or anything.”*

Boss responds: “Well, that’s rushing me isn’t it?”

1. Dick move, right? 2. Is he trying to be funny?

* Yes that’s a […]

April 5th, 2011

Unhappy times are unhappy

With Coworker on vacation the big problem is his 12 hour Saturday shift.

Yeah. Twelve hours.

Normally with two people left behind and one day to cover it’s pretty easy, just alternate. But neither Boss nor I want to work 12 fucking hours. So we’re splitting the days in half. Boss works morning, I work […]

March 31st, 2011

The happy time ends

The last two weeks I had three day weekends. Last week because I traded with a coworker, the week before that because of my birthday.

The week before that my boss was on vacation. And just as a warmup he took the prior two Mondays off (which, since I work solo on Sundays, was like […]

March 2nd, 2011

Final proof: Self-teaching is bullshit

Yesterday in three hours I failed to achieve this.

Today, after my boss told me what tool and technique to use, I did that in a total of 48 minutes, including two trips back to the shop (via the stairs, elevator tech’s here) and talking to the dumb bitch running housekeeping today. Actual drilling […]

October 17th, 2010

Back to business

Today is the first day on my regular schedule at the new job. It’s time for me to get back to business. When I was offered the job and roughly calculated what full time paychecks even at this shit wage would look like I went a leetle crazy. Plus I started working six days a […]

January 27th, 2010

Progress and reflection

I just realized the title kind of sounds poetic. That was unintentional.

Progress is I (soft of) found a (sort of) job. The first sort of is my temp agency actually found me the job, and the second sort of is it’s temp to hire, so I can blow it and not get hired. At […]

December 31st, 2008

I’m leaving early…

This is the fourth time I’ve been laid off. If you count the month or so I worked at Tin Shed. I can only think of two jobs I’ve left on my own terms, no three. If you count the two weeks and four days I worked at Portland City Grill. Wait, Elmer’s, four. Whatever. […]

December 29th, 2008

And it’s all gone…

The snow, I mean. Except for the larger piles and spots under cover, the snow is el disappearo. At least it is downtown. Friday it was snowy with extreme slush action. It rained at some point overnight and Saturday the streets and sidewalks were clear. Heading to work today in the rain (beautiful, beautiful rain!) […]

December 2nd, 2008

It’s official!

The company I work for has been fired. The company that used to manage the property (which, did I mention, I’ve already interviewed with?) is taking over again.

How Alanis Morrisette.

If you’re curious, this is the deliciously ironic possibility I suggested way back when I first blogged about my employment sitch.

Numbertwo is all […]