Monday, December 28, 2015

Over Prep

In a lot of things it can be good to over prepare; make checklists, lay out your outfit, make sure you have the ingredients for the meal you're going to cook tomorrow/later tonight, have diapers and wipes for the soon to come baby (and clothes LOL), etc. 
However when you work for a company in the kitchen and food only has a 7 day shelf life in the fridge it's better to prepare less than you'll need than it is to prepare more. I've had to waste food because to much was prepped. Sure I'm grateful that my coworker filled up some of it no doubt! I just wish she'd done WAY less. 
Been a busy day and I had way more cleanup to do because of this.. I'm not even finished with it all yet. Tomorrow I should have it all weighed, bagged, and wrote down as expired.. oh and the dishes clean. 
Oh well, hopefully we've all learned our lesson. Lol.   

Have a great night! 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

People Underestimate Us

I think a lot of people underestimate people who work at gas stations. I can't speak for all stations of course, but the company I work for you work 8 hours, get one 5 minute break (unless you smoke, as if that's fair. I was once even "informed" by a coworker that my break isn't as important because I don't smoke...), there's no break room, no seats to sit down besides the one chair in the manager's office (yes, I stand ALL day), no lunch break, we have a drive thru window so we are going back and forth to get people literally anything that we sell, we aren't allowed to hire someone or give more hours to current employees to have the staffing that we really need for our later shift, we deal with some really rude people (some really great ones too), we work Holidays, our scheduled hours keep us from seeing much of our children, no insurance/benefits, our break room is standing outside by the shed (unless you have a car and feel like sitting in it. I don't have this option.)... even factories have chairs, break rooms,  benefits and a lunch break.

I love my job, but I'm sore from head to toe, I'm tired and when the day is done at work I have no energy or care left to do anything but sit and use my heated foot massager. If my heated back massager wasn't missing the cord to plug it in I'd be using that too. All I want to do after work is eat OUT, come home, play video games and/or watch tv. That's it...

Appreciate us!

Now... my head is hurting so I'm going to rest now. Have a great night and a Merry Christmas, everyone! If you're lucky enough to have Christmas day (or Christmas + days off) just know I'm sticking my tongue out at you. Lol.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Secret Santa

Next time I sign up for Secret Santa please slap me... unless I have like a month to plan the gift.

Thank you!
 Your Truly Awful Gifter,

I wish I was better at this. With more time I could have gotten better gifts. Most of what I wanted to get would have come from Amazon and wouldn't get here on time. Ugh why?!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Thank You Mr. and Mrs. Obvious

Well if I wasn't self conscience before I started my job I am now. I've had 4 (possibly 5..) people make comments about my face in the 2ish months that I've worked there.

1 rude guy
1 nice guy (happened today)
1 Mary Kay worker (happened today)
1 kid (happened today)
and I may be forgetting someone.

I really must make an appointment with the dermatologist. This is getting ridiculous.

Don't mind the worker with the bag over her head...

Monday, December 14, 2015

I'm Getting There...

I think I'm getting the hang of this Gas Station work. I come in, make lunch, clean up the mess I've made from making lunch, help "up front" (cashier, cleaning, filling ice, etc) for a couple hours, I go back to the kitchen to make dinner, clean up that mess, help with the front again for another couple hours, take the food I made for lunch off around it's "shelf life" time, and then leave when it's time. It's a pretty much run non-stop day.

Register isn't hard, but it's different than the one I'd run at a previous job so I keep hitting the wrong buttons (On 2 or 3 parts, always the same ones). I'll get there. Some days I'm ringing things up without thinking about it and others I'm having to stand there with the "Which button was that again..." look and thought LOL

Lottery is still throwing me for a loop if they get ones that I have to print off through the computer. The scratch offs are really simple to deal with.

Cigarettes... I'm getting the hang of where they are and which ones are what, of the popular ones anyways. I try to always show them the box and make sure I've got the right ones that way if it's wrong I can fix it. If they say it's right and it isn't it's their own fault LOL

The drive thru is crazy! People come all at once, traffic is going by, you can't hear what the customer is asking for some times... Most of the customers have been very kind (Thank God!), but I've had some real jerks come through. It's not my fault we're next to a busy road and you won't talk louder or clearer. And heaven forbid I don't know everything in the station front to back. Lol. Oh well, people are people.

One of the girls from work suggested we do Secret Santa so those who wanted to participate signed up and she talked me into it. So now I need to figure out what to get for my person. I asked our boss what this person liked and I got a one word answer.. a pretty good one word answer, but you can find a lot of things to fit this. Our cap is $10 and I have to have it brought in by 2pm on the 21st.. Looks like I need to go to the store... I'll tell you more about that later.

Hope you're all having a great week!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Slow Down Christmas!

I finally ordered my husband's gifts today. That's really the most shopping I've done for Christmas so far. Guess I need to pick up the pace.

I've talked to a few others who were behind on their shopping too. Anyone else with us?

My plan is to shop all through the year that way I have nothing to worry about when Christmas comes. Last year I did pretty good. This year is an epic fail.

Forgive me family, I'm not a good gift giver, it's not that I don't want to give I'm just not that great at it.

Good luck all you last minute/fell behind shoppers! I hope you find great deals and get gifts for everyone on your list before Christmas Eve LOL

Let It.... Mow?

It doesn't even feel like Christmas time. I know it is from looking at the calendar, but there's no snow on the ground, not that I'm complaining, it's just not normal around here.
I had a friend who posted a picture of them mowing on Facebook and said, "Let It Mow, Let It Mow, Let It Mow" Lol. Yeah, we normally have snow and instead people are mowing. Odd.
I'm good with the warm though. Keep it coming!

Friday, December 11, 2015

"Can You Stay Over?"

Hmm.. can I stay over? Sure I CAN. Lol.
So my sister tells me one of the employees called in and she's trying to call someone to see if they can come in for him. After trying to get a hold of someone and having no luck yet she says "I hate to ask, BUT could you stay over until 7 or 8?" I say something like I should be able to and I looked at the clock to see that my husband should be on break so I told her I'd call and make sure. He says it's up to me and to let him know what time. So my sister says lets go ahead and go with 7:45. I text my husband and let him know.
So today I had my first day of staying over. It was fun working with the girls I was with, but OMW I'm SOOO sore. Way more sore than yesterday. My feet feel like.. idk.. a car ran over them.. yeah, I think that'd feel about correct.
I'm off this weekend and I'm hoping that my body will stop hurting so much. Unfortunately my church is having all the parents bring their kids in for Christmas practice tomorrow. I was really hoping to just BE... such is life.

My brain is in shutdown mode..

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Hurry Up Weekend!

Tomorrow is the last day of work before I get days off! I'm so excited... and SOOOOOO extremely sore! My body just is not used to this. Tomorrow 6pm cannot come fast enough. Don't get me wrong I love my job, but I need some time for my muscles to stop aching. I may be in a hot bubble bath from 7pm tomorrow to 9am Sunday LOL
Have a great Friday!  Pray for me LOL

An Intentionally Rude Customer..

Yesterday I was helping at the drive-thru window at work and a lady came through to get Lottery tickets. Well I'm new to the whole thing so it took me a while to get it all together. I finally get her through and the next vehicle pulls up...
The lady in the vehicle says, "What did you have to print those tickets?" (Obviously in a crappy tone) so I look at her and said something like "Sorry I'm new" and suddenly she's all "Oh, it's ok, baby" I'm just sitting there thinking seriously you couldn't just be patient?
People even if it does take a while, new person or not, you don't have to show how upset you are; be an adult and smile; vent to a friend or family member about it later! Lol.
Now obviously if this was happening a lot, especially with the same person, you'd need to notify a manager or contact the company. BUT you also have to take into account how busy of a store it is. In our station it's pretty much either you have no one there or you have the whole town, not much in between. People have us running to get them drinks, ice, lottery tickets, cigarettes.. you name it. When the employees leave my station they're sore and tired from running nonstop. If we aren't helping a customer we're putting away a truck, cooking, cleaning the floors, taking out trash, cleaning counters, cleaning the bathroom, stocking the cups, etc. Not to say there aren't employees who just stand there and talk, every company has some of those, not my problem (But it is an annoyance) Anyways stop being rude, people.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015


Today was my first day of full-time. I figured it'd be kind of long, but then again I know full-time shifts can sometimes pass faster than part-time. It chose to be long. Good thing I love my job. Lol.
I got to do a lot of things I'd never done before at this job, including the cash register. It was different than the other registers I've dealt with, but everything seems pretty easy on it so I should have the hang of it in no time. However where to locate the several different kinds of tobacco is going to prove difficult. Lol.
My poor legs aren't used to this full-time stuff anymore. So my legs and I are going to go sleep so I can rest up for another full-time day. Can't wait to see the paycheck. Lol.