December 06, 2013


The Fall semester has come to an end at the Duck U Bookstore... except for Finals week.  And when it's Finals Week, that means it's also Buyback week, which means that Wonderduck is going to be in Hell.

Which would be bad, except I've been there all semester.  As yet, I still can't get into all the details, but let's just say that I still don't have an assistant manager, and probably never will again.  What I also haven't had is another keyholder.  Yup... since July 30th, I've been open-to-close every day, minimum 9.5 hours.  Minimum.  Also five home football games, a few visit days, and quite a few days where I went in on Saturday to get stuff done. 

Like I'll be doing tomorrow.  Because I've got to get that stuff done before Monday, or we're seriously screwed.  But I lost a filling a week-and-change ago, and I can't go get the tooth pulled until I've got another keyholder.  I'm doomed.  Doomed, I tell you.

I hate working on Saturdays.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 11:26 PM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 Sounds like you've been shot at and missed....  Corporate cutbacks deeming the bookstore sales too low to rate an ass man (as Laura puts it)? Why do I also have the feeling that you're salaried and get no overtime?
Good luck with scheduling the dentist, amigo....

Posted by: The Old Man at December 07, 2013 05:47 AM (JFB5K)

2 Salary indeed.  I can neither confirm nor deny your cutback thought.

Posted by: Wonderduck at December 07, 2013 08:36 AM (Izt1u)

3 Dang.  They're luckier than they deserve that you haven't just walked away.

Posted by: RickC at December 07, 2013 12:51 PM (swpgw)

4 So, basically, they're going to flog you until you drop, and then what? Find some other willing body to brave that kind of schedule?

Grrrr. I did the open-to-close, Mon-Sat thing for a couple years. I was in my 20s at the time, though. Still it nearly killed me.

Posted by: GreyDuck at December 07, 2013 06:17 PM (CUkqs)

5 GD, open-to-close wouldn't be so bad... that's just 830a to 530p, most of time (half hour on either side for getting cash in and out of the registers).

What I've been doing is more like 815a to 7p or so, more or less every day for the past four-and-a-half months, all while under a particular stress that I dare not speak of yet. 

Posted by: Wonderduck at December 07, 2013 07:47 PM (Izt1u)

6 Blurgh. Sorry, man. I hope there's relief of some kind, and soon!

Posted by: GreyDuck at December 08, 2013 10:07 AM (CUkqs)

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