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19 April 2005 @ 01:51 pm
Believe you me!  
So we decided to screw the coffee shop. Tomorrow I will stop by in the morning and tell the owner that since Bath & Body Works is giving me more hours for more money, I will not have the time for this job that I thought I would. (I will leave out the part about I only applied to please my mother anyway.) If in the future I do decide that I need another job, Starbucks is looking pretty fine - but realistically, I think I would be more likely to apply at Victoria's Secret or Express. It's within Limited Brands so it should be easy to get a job there, and the pay is so much better! Besides, once Taitai opens up that new Muffin Break at Valley Fair I'm practically guarenteed a job there, so it's all good, baby.

The next day in London is up but it's a pretty dull one, because it is photo-less and I was too zombied-out to remember much about that day.

This relationship with Seanie is weird. It's totally on fast-forward mode or something; everything moves at a much quicker pace than my previous romantic liasons. Yesterday we booked our flights and hotel reservations for Las Vegas; if you need me between June 3rd and June 6th that's where I'll be, baby. We also got tickets for Blue Man Group and We Will Rock You; too bad Avenue Q won't be there until September or else we'd be seeing that too. Ah, credit cards. I really oughtn't be allowed to have one, because all I ever do is spend, spend, and spend.
At any rate, I think we may be spending too much time together. He's not hung out with the guys for a while and I probably haven't been giving the girls the proper amount of attention. Last week we went on an Owen Wilson binge (Seanie is totally gay for him!) and watched Shanhai Noon, Zoolander, and Starsky & Hutch. Last night we watched Pirates of the Carribean, which as you know is always a fabulous movie. However, we're always falling asleep in the middle or right after the movies, which is a bad idea, because Seanie doesn't live very close anymore and it isn't good for him to be groggy on the ride home. So while I do have fun seeing him four or five nights out of the week, it probably isn't the brightest idea in the world.
I dunno. I'll figure that out later.

Final thought: BookCrossing is really, really neat.
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~ * flurr sprite * ~nkicroft on April 20th, 2005 04:28 am (UTC)
pictuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuures :D:D:D where be them?
Suzik00kaburra on April 20th, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC)
They (still) be trapped in my flash card in my camera because my mom hasn't reliquished control of the reader to me. :-/
Narrator: shoppingaswirlymatrix on April 20th, 2005 04:32 am (UTC)
How much does Express and VS pay?
Suzik00kaburra on April 20th, 2005 04:53 pm (UTC)
Presumedly they pay the same rate as B&BW, which would be negotiated from person to person. I started at $8 at B&BW, and have had two raises since I started, and Express would probably start me higher because of my experience w/ the company. I'm not so sure about VS - Express has the advantage of already knowing me because their store isjoined with ours. :)
Narratoraswirlymatrix on April 20th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC)
$8 isn't bad for San Jose, right? I'd like to work for Express for the discount but I know I'd hate folding all those clothes... Which one are you talking about, the Valley Fair?
Suzik00kaburra on April 20th, 2005 06:33 pm (UTC)
$8 is pretty good; the usual mall job starts at $7. I'm talking about the stores at Oakridge - Valley Fair pays more, but they're quite a bit more demanding. I know that the way they staff the BBW at Valley Fair is by taking the best employees from the other stores in the region - it's considered a promotion to transfer to Valley Fair. I don't know if Express works the same way, but probably they do.
The discount is very nice - 30% at your principle store and 20% at all the other stores in the brand. :D
Narrator: shoppingaswirlymatrix on April 20th, 2005 09:03 pm (UTC)
Wow, a 30% discount at Express would be awesome since I spend most my clothes money there. The folding the clothes though! Ugh!!!

How is working at BBW? You've said they don't have enough hours?
Suzik00kaburra on April 20th, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC)
As near as I can tell, the clothes-folding wouldn't be *too* bad 'cuz they've got someone in the back doing it most of the time. I *think* that if you work mostly on register, you don't have to do clothes. But then you have to sell credit cards, which in my mind is a worse deal.

Bath & Body Works has gotten a lot better lately. While it's true they have less hours available, we've been extremely short on people lately so there have been more hours to go around, and also I think seniority plays a key factor. A year ago I hardly got any hours, but now I average 10-15 a week, which is a lot more than some other people. It all depends on sales performance and how well you know the product, I think.
Narrator: thinkingaswirlymatrix on April 20th, 2005 10:37 pm (UTC)
So if I were to apply, I don't suppose I could get forty hours a week right off the bat. =(
Suzik00kaburra on April 20th, 2005 10:45 pm (UTC)
Definitely not, unless you were qualified for a management position. Managers are the only people who get 40 a week.
Z: creepy smilethez on April 20th, 2005 05:00 am (UTC)
that icon = the best

That is all!