This is the point where I’m supposed to tell you how great my weekend was…

But I’m not going to because my weekend sucked a$$. I guess the only good thing that came out of it was that I got out of bed to help my team be successful in our first night with our store’s holiday hours. That’s about it. That’s the only good highlight from my weekend and that pretty much bites. I’ve been running back over the weekend as a whole in my mind and I can not come up with anything else good that has happend and that is the saddest part of all. So I’m just going to check out some blogs, have a couple brewski’s and go to bed and hope that tonight is a heck of a lot better than the last three nights have been.

It’s the small things that are making me happy….

I’ve added a couple more pages to my blog again.  One is about the upcoming trip to Nampa, Idaho and the other is a page full of some of my favorite posts.  I’ll be updating those pages pretty often so please keep checking them out to see if anything new has been added.  You just never know what you might find! 😉

 

Yesterday, my mom finally broke down and went out and bought a crate for the “Little Blonde Bomber.”  She’s gotten into a pretty bad habit of peeing on the carpet in our living room and it finally got to the point that something had to be done ASAP.  She doesn’t like being in there at all but we can totally tell that she’s been crated before because once she’s in there she just lies down and goes to sleep.  We thought she’d howl and cry and carry on but there’s been none of that at all so far.

Going to be putting another recipe up on the cooking blog today also.  I haven’t made this recipe in a while and it’s pretty simple for those out there that don’t cook a lot.  So please keep checking back at The BITRCountryGirl Cooks for the updates.

If anyone out there knows of any good coupon/money saving blogs/webpages please send them my way.  With the way our economy is right now I’m looking for every resource I can possibly find to help myself save some money on my basic everyday needs.  That and who DOESN’T like to save themselves some money every now and then?

I’m super excited this week I only work two of my regular 4 day rotation.  I took off for the last two days of the PBR World Finals and my dad also turns 50 on Sunday so I took off for that also.  It’s the little things that are making me happy right now.  Is that weird?

I’ve posted about this before but I’m going to put it out there again….I’m in the process of trying to acquire a postcard (or a couple) from each of the 50 states and even internationally too.  You can click here to read more about the challenge and what is going to happen after I have gotten all the postcards.

What The Fuck!

Ok, so I very rarely use bad language on my blog but I’m being a rebel here peeps.  That and it is my blog right?  Sorry if the title of this post upsets/offends anyone.

Moving on…..

Have you ever just known it wasn’t going to be a good night at work when you start your truck unload at 9 pm and by the time 10 pm rolls around the softlines department is 4 pallets in the hole?  Well that is how my Monday night at work started ….I was one of the chosen 5 to work in our softlines department….. when I walked over after completing my pulls for the night I was SHOCKED by what I saw.  Apparently, from the truck unload itself there were a total of 8 pallets of just clothes that needed to be unpacked and hung on z-bars (the racks that we put the product on so we can wheel it easily to the department it belongs in), but not all of the boxes that the clothes come in a boxes of things that need to be hung up…some of the boxes are full of folded shirts, jeans, belts, etc. 

Soooo back to what I saw…..I saw 4 z-bars FULL of women’s bath robes……I know it’s getting cold out but seriously 4 z-bars of pretty much the SAME product is more than a little bit excessive.  Not only were they pretty much the same product, the prints that they are available in aren’t very cute either. Apparently, there are A LOT of women in the greater Madison area that need a big fuzzy bathrobe because they’re still cold in their flannel pajama’s.  Not only did we get a crap ton of bath robes, we also got a crap ton of even uglier flannel pajama’s too.  I’m sorry but turquoise pj’s with BRIGHT pink elephants on them are just flat out nauseating to me.  The problem with getting all this product in all at once is that our sleep wear department is jammed full to begin with and our job is to find a place to put all these new less than beautiful pieces of clothing…..it was a complete pain in my backside!

 

               

Let’s move on now to what I unpacked from the boxes of folded product…..2 heaping carts of men’s basics (socks, under ware, etc.) and 1 HEAPING cart of men’s jeans……Apparently on Monday there were A LOT of men running around the greater Madison area in their tightie whities/boxers/boxer briefs/etc.  And here I thought you got tickets for indecent exposure but apparently not…..or maybe that was the reason that we got sooooo many pairs of jeans in that night, who knows.

 

But really it ended up being a great night over in softlines with the 5 of us over there.  We got all of the work done a little after 5 am and all was well in the Target galaxy…..For now anyway.

Ok so I need a little cheering up….

Ok so I have a thing for cowboys.  They make me happy and right now I’m anything BUT happy.  I actually stayed home from work tonight because I’m soooo upset about this situation with my friend.  I’m still doing some thinking on the situation but it may come down to I just can’t be friends with her anymore because of the way she treats me…There is more than once kind of abuse and I’ve done the kind(s) she’s using on me before and I swore I wouldn’t do it again.  I’m tired of being messed with mentally and emotionally….well I guess I pretty much made my decision for myself haven’t I?  Gonna be hard to break the ties but what doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger right?

I’m frustrated!

I am super frustrated right now.  My friend from work is upset with me again and I have no idea what I actually did.  She seems to be mad at me ALL the time and I can do no right by her.  I’ve tried asking her why she seems to be angry with me all the time and that just seems to make things worse.  I’m in the process of trying to leave her alone cause she had to work with one of the people who are really good at ticking us all off last night.  I’m just dreading that I may actually have to almost completely wash my hands of this friendship…I hope it doesn’t come to that….but if it does, so be it.

Other than that I’m a little bit frustrated with my brother’s fiancee too.  They’ve been engaged for almost two years (they are waiting until they have a few more of their bigger bills paid off – the car mainly before they actually get married).  Her engagment ring is a 60+ year old family heirloom.  Shortly after they became engaged the band on the ring cracked and they have yet to get it fixed almost 2 YEARS after the fact.  What I’m most frustrated about is that she actually said that it wasn’t a priority for her to get a family heirloom fixed….that and she was actually supposed to get the wedding band and I was supposed to get the engagement ring from this particular set (I get my grandmother’s jewlery in her will and she asked me to pick and I picked the one that she has….I’m over that part….I just wish she’d treat it a little better than she is.)

Have a great weekend everybody!  Mine’s not going so good so far that’s for sure!

Jamie

Have a great weekend for me!

I spent last night at work doing 18 hours worth of Softlines Reshop while I was there.  Please if you feel the need to have a cold one….have one for me too please.  Also, getting my stuff together for my blog designer so hopefully really soon the look of the place will change again!

Welcome to the Looney Bin

I really don’t like to “bad mouth” my job here on my blog but there has been enough SH!T going on at work lately that I must vent and vent good! As I’ve posted about recently, the boss that we actually like is leaving our team on the 20th of this month. Leaving us with “The Wicked Witch of the West” and our new ETL. This vent/rant is about our “Wicked Witch.” Now the “Wicked Witch” has been doing a crap ton of stuff to tick off her veteran team members to the point that several of us just don’t care anymore. Our opinions/concerns/problems just don’t matter to her at all.

We have a group of people from Albania….there’s maybe 7 of them to 40+ American’s on our team and THEY are the favorites and the rest of us are just there to be their American work horses. Two days in a row one of the Albanian team members has come over to the H&B department where her aunt works and has stood there in the aisle she’s supposed to be working talking for 20 plus minutes. When I told the “Wicked Witch” about the whole situation instead of dealing with it right away, she dicked around in the office for another 15 minutes. Then when the other person I was working with was trying to explain why the whole situation was frustrating to her, while we were on our break, our boss pulls her into the office and yells at her for 15 minutes! It’s not even just this one time that this has happened….they get away with EVERYTHIING EVERY time.

To top that off she’s pretty sexist too. She doesn’t believe that female’s should go to our offsite warehouse or unload trucks at all. She’s of the frame of mind that we feeble female’s should pretty much make ourselves useless. While all the guys get all the big “heavy lifting” jobs….soooo NOT cool!

We have a lot of new team members coming in right now because we are getting close to yet another busy Christmas season (the “C” word) and there has been little or no training done with these team members. We haven’t had a safety meeting in probably 4 months and there used to be one at least once a month. People who have been working there for YEARS still aren’t signed off on equipment that they’ve been using since they got hired. It’s just super frustrating!

So before I completely lose my cool I will say that I would totally love to get a new job. I really would but I’m a wee bit afraid to leave my job right now with the economy the way it is. That and if I leave the Wicked Witch wins and I just can’t have that right now.