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24 November 2007 @ 10:53 pm
Quick Hits  
1. On Sunday we did a family Thanksgiving. It was a small gathering: Mom, Dad, Kenny, me, Popo, Uncle Tom, Auntie Tanya, Seanie. Best dish was definitely the chow mein that we usually use to stuff the turkey. It didn't actually make it into the turkey this year, but it was still delicious.

2. Monday my store manager's father passed away, so she took the rest of the week off. My shifts on (Black) Friday and Saturday were extended as a result.

3. Tuesday my parents left for Southern California so that they could spend Thanksgiving with my grandfather.

4. Wednesday was boring. I think Seanie and I just watched a lot of TV.

5. Thursday I went up to Seanie's house for Thanksgiving. His brother and his uncle tried to teach me to play pool, but I have yet to actually hit the ball into a hole pocket. The family play with complicated rules! Seanie's mom made so much food, but there were tons of people to eat it. Mom, Dad, three brothers and their girlfriends/wives, Uncle, Aunt, and Rhi's parents. I don't think my family's ever had 12 people at a Thanksgiving... Best dish was the candied yams that Rhi's family brought; they were sweet and tasted like they'd been carmelized.

6. Black Friday. It sucked. It was slow; we didn't make nearly as much money as we were projected, but I suspect that the projection a little too hopeful and not well-grounded in facts. I closed. We left the store around 10:30 pm.

7. I opened the store at 8:30 am, which was rough after closing. It was slow in the morning but it picked up in the afternoon as I left. I hope we did well. We are not trending towards bonus and that is bad news. I hate the new bonus system that started this month; there are no individual bonuses so if even one member of the team slacks off we all get punished for it.
 
 
 
creatorpunksaturn on November 25th, 2007 10:31 pm (UTC)
Not to make you jealous, but I am so glad I did not have to work Black Friday (or the holiday season) for once. :(

Hang in there, girl face!
whimsicalbeauwhimsicalbeau on November 26th, 2007 08:00 am (UTC)
Girl-Face?
Suzi: piranha - obviously everything is fine.k00kaburra on November 26th, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
I'm already jealous that you're in England, you can't make it any worse than that! :-p Did you do anything Thanksgiving-esque last week?

当て字: O_o_Oateji on November 25th, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
According to Consumerist.com, people spent $10.3 billion on Friday. O__O Some chunk has to be yours!
Suzik00kaburra on November 26th, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)
I know! Apparently it was a fabulous Black Friday, but we didn't see any benefit because we didn't have huge sales and markdowns.
当て字: O_o_Oateji on November 26th, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC)
You said earlier they're a British company, right? That's the only reason I can think of not to have a Black Friday sale. Unless you want the company to die completely.
Suzik00kaburra on November 26th, 2007 07:20 pm (UTC)
It's a British company, but the North America division is run out of Canada. But they have a US Marketing team and I believe there were some Black Friday specials for the website. They just don't like to do "doorbuster" type sales, which is all anyone goes for on Black Friday. A $20 gift with $100 purchase, which was the promo we did, just isn't that exciting.
jeanniejeannietran on November 26th, 2007 01:18 am (UTC)
you're still at LUSH? for how long?
Suzik00kaburra on November 26th, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)
Until I find another job that isn't retail and pays more, and yet manages to be part-time.
Sigh.

Any openings where you are?