After nearly 23 years of working the same schedule every week, we were switched from five eight-hour nights to four ten-hour nights this week. While this allows me to tack Fridays onto my usual Wednesday-Thursday weekend, I still had to work my final night under the old format this past Friday, which made for a fun 48 hour week for me the past five nights. I slept for almost 12 hours yesterday, and didn’t even attempt to run my Random Image Inspiration feature after work. I’m sure I’ll eventually adjust to the difference. Plus, it’s better than the track Mecca was on pre-youknowwhat. Two years ago, they began eliminating overnight stocking from the smaller stores, shifting everyone to mornings or evenings, and it was to spread slowly company-wide… likely to my store by this year. Now with all the emphasis on online pickup, the importance of productivity during non-business hours has been restored. I’d rather work 10 hour nights than ANY hours during the day…
And now it’s time to do some work I’ll never get paid for…. my weekly foray into Share Your World! Questions, as always, by Melanie…
If not now, then when?
Can you describe your life in a six-word sentence?
Rules don’t apply to me.
Do you remember that thing people used to say, about how you swallow eight spiders a year while you sleep? It’s not true, but do you think you’ve ever swallowed any? What bug do you think you’ve eaten the most of by accident?
Accident? Why would swallowing bugs be an accident?
What’s the best approach to resolving conflict?
As someone who is the deadly combination of being a contrarian with passive-aggressive tendencies… I tend to avoid conflict at all costs. And when I do address conflict, it’s going to be with subtle barbs and a heavy dose of sarcasm and cynicism that will go over most people’s heads anyway. Some people don’t believe that’s a healthy way to deal with issues…. but it beats the Ninja On A Skateboard option that many others try.
Where do you find inspiration?
Under my armpits…
Oh wait, I thought you said perspiration!