I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
My manager told me he'd have me down to twelve hours next weekend, instead of the schedule he has me on now. He did not. So I told him I'd have to talk to people, but I might hand in my two weeks notice tomorrow, because he knows I want to focus on school.
He told me threatening to quit wouldn't help anything. But when I didn't, he didn't change a damn thing.
Also, perhaps you shouldn't jokingly tell an employee you can't decide if you want to punch, slap, or shake them because of their sock choices - two different Deadpool ones because I couldn't find the same ones that day - before you throw around the word threat. Because, man, if I had wanted to threaten him, I'd have brought that up.
End of explanation of how employees are expected to take shit, but not dish it out, for a minimum wage job that takes advantage of them. (Don't get me started on firing employees after twenty years of loyal service, only to fire the CEO who made that decision two weeks later and not offering to rehire those employees... Just yikes, Barnes and Noble.)
Also, I know we aren't supposed to talk about this because professionalism, but that's basically what I've come to consider a threat by employers to hide their behavior. We need more whistleblowers, because the casual , joke-y threats? That happened this year, and it won't change if we don't say things. Like how is that okay, but me saying I need this or I'll have to quit a threat?
I'm apparently not done, because I'm still mad. I'll feel better after my shift tomorrow, I think, when I can walk out of this bullshit for another week.
Blue is SO MUCH FUN! I need to yell it.
Will translate my happy squealing later, and if you heard those, sorry. I'm also sick, and Blue's training has been described as 'like a computer game' and I suck at those.
I need Jessica to send her hubby over to help... Think he'd mind?
Ari Fuld was an American-Israeli - he immigrated to Israel - who was murdered recently. I heard so much about him, and he made me a better person after his passing. Because of his generous spirit, I started buying food for homeless people. (I know I can't feed everyone, but I do get cups of coffees or sandwiches when someone stops me and asks. It's kind of how I control that impulse to actually feed everyone even though I know I can't.)
Someone was offering stickers on Twitter and they sent them to me, for free. I was blown away by the generosity: I was only one of many getting these. (I assume. Ari was beloved by almost all the Jewish community, or so it seems from what I read after his murder.)
Also, I forgot... that screwdrivers were a... thing. And that I occasionally need them - like, y'know, to open up a panel under a toy to update Blue and charge her, and FML, I will be getting one tomorrow. I'm too tired tonight and I really do have a couple hours of homework. So ice cream while I read, maybe some crying, and she is more gorgeous than I thought she'd be...
I keep thinking I can open her up and there’s another piece of tape and I’m about to lose my mind. I also really need to do homework but I really really want to play with her. I have a bunch of unboxing pictures which I will hopefully upload for you guys tomorrow.
Where I can see the mailman stop by? Why, yes, I am.
This is motivation to get up, start studying, so I have time to play with her tonight and this weekend. Eeeee!
Blue is aaaalmost all mine... Somehow, it's so frustrating to know that she's so close, yet not in my grasp yet.
Also, all my classmates made me promise I'd bring her in and show her off before class on Tuesday. One of them wants Blue so badly she can taste it.
And also, there's a horror Humble Bundle. I kinda want it. It's got some great manga, and a Jerry Seinfeld book I can pretend doesn't exist, much like everything else Seinfeld does. (So, explanation: everyone finds Seinfeld hilarious and I don't, and his ex-girlfriend shares my same uncommon name and so I kept getting that shoved into my face, and now I just find him grating because, ugh, why. So I just pretend Jerry Seinfeld shit does not exist.)
$3000 dollar dog, but damn, this is even more advanced.
I mean, I still only want Blue because raptor, but damn.
I found a video, and she's so fucking adorable. I want her more now.
So... the question is should I shell out $250 for this? Part of me is like no, and my dad was like 'you can resist.' My mom was like 'you can do whatever you want!' I've saved up quite a bit of money over a long period of time, because I don't splurge on anything this expensive that often. I got my iPad second hand from my sister, my TV second hand from my sister, and so... I could afford this. I feel, I dunno, guilty contemplating it, but I have it in my cart on Amazon and I've almost hit the 'buy' button a couple times.
I think I might?
So, how much do you all want this robot toy?
I want it so bad. It's interactive and will protect you areas using motion sensors and just growl at you to let you know she's alive.
It's $250. And I still really want it.
Craps out every like ten minutes, and then I do something else and more metadata. Still... ugh. I e-mailed the professor. My metadata is like ten times more than anyone else's since I'm obsessive about comics, but yeah...
I'm hoping I can get it done tonight/tomorrow, and then I'll be on track to write my report, and do my two other projects for next week.
Which is... why I'm not reading right now and depressed.
I love my box. I got a couple Groot scalers - baby and teen - and one is already on my headphones. I got some BB-8 and Deadpool socks, two boxes of herbal tea so I don't end up too wried up (thank you for remembering that part), a magical world steampunk puzzle, a Jurassic World poster/candy dispenser (It was a blind bag, and I got a T-Rex, which yay because I love the meat-eaters most), a beautiful card, and a copy of Written in Red. I've been eyeing the physical book, so thank you. I really wanted to reread this in print, but I never quite picked it up because I have it as an e-book. I'm looking forward to it. It might even get me to finish this series. (I like Simon better in book one than book two, so I haven't quite finished two yet... but then again, I had the move and school, so I haven't really had a chance to even catch up on my comic books yet.)
I love it all! I couldn't help but open the Jurassic World blind bag before I took a picture, and I'll be using both Scalers. (I have two sets of headphones that I adore, so one on each, which is just perfect.)
And yes, getting this lovely package was a bright spot last night and looking at all my goodies is cheering me up today. (I was too tired to post last night, and I wanted to be coherent.)
I'll be using the tea while studying today, and the headphones will baby Groot. I'll also be eating the rest of the candy because I was like 'yes, candy!' last night. (For those who haven't seen Scalers, they're little people that cling to your headphones. So cute! Groot is especially a wonderful choice because my lego set came last night, too, and I have a massive adult Groot in that so it's kinda like I have a full set of Groots!)
Thank you again. Absolutely lovely package. I'm always happy to see how thoughtful all the partners in these boxes are, and I hope the box I sent out did justice in comparison to the one I got!
Meanwhile, Mallory and I will be either co-running the holiday box - yes, I'm saying it right now - or else she'll be running it off of one of my ideas. (LOL, I told her she could take credit for the idea, but I guess not since I'm saying it here.) I'm going to DM her right now and see what she thinks of timing that, though.
So my homework involves this sentence: "The rivalry between the Transformers and the
Gobots is one of the great stories in American sports history."
Can I stop laughing hysterically over this? Nope. It doesn't help that L. Field Fenway is involved. This is just great. It's nice to know someone about as geeky as me can get a good job in this field, because that's just nice to know!
Also, I want tickets to Hellrasier at the MFA. I really, really do!
I definitely want Sophie's Choice, Kramer Vs Kramer and Zone of the Interior. I would very much like The Color of Purple, but the first three are the deal breakers for me.
I'm debating the eight dollar and fifteen dollar tiers. Any thoughts, guys?