Only way it can redeem itself is if Russia pulls out of Ukraine, Ukraine, Finland, and Sweden join NATO, and Putin and his oligarchs got stripped of their powers and wealth (all gone towards fixing the damage they did to countless countries, including Russia) and flung off a cliff while the Russian Federation establishes legit democratic elections.
It won't make 2022 amazing by any means but that's the bar I'm setting.
I'm down with being sick from food poisoning, great way to start February.
Also I even lost balance and collapsed on the floor at 6 am trying to get water with my hearing muffled and my awareness being foggy, couldn't even get up and that was honestly a pretty terrifying experience. Water and lying on bed did solve these but yeah I'm feeling weak right now as I type this.
Now that I'm out of Micro Center, some fun things about it:
*My record of transactions is 216 of them. That's a lot! I usually average around 150, but I am one of the faster workers.
*Longest shift exceeded 12 hours and it was predictably on Black Friday. There wasn't a single day where I didn't work over time in actuality...
*Biggest transaction I made was a $9000+ one. It was a bunch of Apple products.
*Sold 12 service plans at maximum, but that's because one customer bought 8 cameras and wanted service plans on all of them. I'm not good at selling service plans because I tend to be overly blunt in telling the truth.
*Our cash registers use 32 bit operating systems and have a command prompt interface. No really. The Ultimate Computer Store runs on tech infrastructure from like the 90's-2000's. And yes, we had broken registers throughout the entire time there. There was like always at least three registers broken in a single day.
*Point-of-Sale (PoS) is unfortunately named and its abbreviation is subject to being the butt of jokes.
*Lots of people complimented my Baby Luigi necklace, which I wore to work!
*My legs no longer hurt from excessive standing up but I still get uncomfortable from doing it too long.
*My last day ended with me getting a 50 cent coin AND a 2 dollar bill in my till!
Hello. I'm resigning from my current job at Micro Center so....
Main reason is that the management has grown much much more toxic over time and wants to transform the what was once fun work environment into something much more...how I say it..."customer-oriented" than caring about the well-being of associates. This isn't a decision I made, but a one that various coworkers made, those who spent much more time working here who have noticed the change of work in environment has gotten for the worse. Some of my coworkers, who are known for dealing with issues and being beaten down, finally broke down and started resigning, last Saturday was the final straw for one of my Team Leads, who is otherwise a very sweet and caring associate who ran the place before management starting getting a tighter grip on the place and getting incompetent people to supervise us. A large wave of people are resigning, I've known already two people who have quit from the job, I'm among three who resigned that one day, and I know two more resigned the next. I haven't really been abused myself but the Team Leads were pretty fed up with management laying the blame on them and trying to run the place that they don't have any idea what they're doing, rampant miscommunication, and fixing things that aren't broken.
Plus my boss is temperamental, unprofessional, likes to give us a hard time for mistakes, very incompetent (he fucked up my login so I had to work without a login for at least an extra week) and not a fun guy to work with, and no one likes him. People laughed when he was out because he slipped and got a concussion, that's how unlikable he is. Even the incompetent supervisor doesn't seem to like him.
I discovered, I really love helping customers out, I genuinely love helping them with their purchase and making the transaction as smooth as possible. It brings such joy when they thank you for helping them, even though it really wasn't a serious issue to begin with, I get this warm fuzzy feeling when they tell me, thanks I appreciate it. I love my coworkers a bunch, and they always make staying overtime a joy. My team leads have been amazing, and sadly none of them will stick around much longer anyway.
I also discovered I don't like dealing with large groups of people (I was close to getting panic attacks on weekends where it's at its busiest...though I dealt with Black Friday smoothly because I drank an energy drink that day and I didn't get tired), and I'm not a good salesperson; I'm not good at selling protection plans because I hate lying and I'm socially awkward. The time has also made me realize how much I value my free time and really helped me discover what I'd want to do with my life.
Overall, it's been an excellent learning experience but I felt like I made the right choice to migrate to a better working environment and hopefully, I can get things back into the groove here again.
*It is a Paper Mario environment in something that looks like Gusty Gulch, but not quite. Mario was there and he's vaguely supposed to have a partner, but I don't recall seeing Bow.*
Gusty Gulch Boo (Stanley most likely): Aaaah! Mario! Tubba Blubba is coming, and he's specifically coming to eat YOU! You need to hide somewhere before he comes and eats!
*Ray Trace is an NPC who follows Mario in his adventures similar to Kolorado. He was there, and he was bold.*
Ray Trace: Never fear! For when that monster comes around and asks, I shall call myself "Mario", and you will call yourself "Ray Trace", and I shall proceed to fight him!
*This is a reference to when various NPCs ask for Mario's name in the Paper Mario games, such as when Buzzar asks if you're Mario, Luigi, or Peach, but this time, it's Ray Trace the one doing the selection.*
Stanley: Tubba Blubba's invincible, though! You'll get eaten!
Ray Trace: I'm doing this mostly to cover Mario, while he goes around and finds out that monster's weakness.
*Mario eventually hides, and Ray Trace was bold. Tubba Blubba eventually comes around.*
Tubba Blubba: I AM HERE LOOKING FOR MARIO! Which one of you here is Mario!?