Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Finally Salesfloor :)

I forgot to mention that the pricing job at Target was just temporary, while they got me switched over to salesfloor. I'm now officially a salesfloor person and it's much better. My only complaint is how I never really know what to do. Like with cashiering, I always knew exactly what I was supposed to do. I kinda of assumed it would be like that though so it's all good. It was funny the other day because I was in charge of five phones in the store, and I didn't even know where they were or how to answer them really. They briefly explained how to do it, but I never actually did it before I was in charge of them. And of course, it's been a little difficult because I'm so used to tuning out the calls, because I've never had to answer them before. I'm getting it, though. Supposedly sometime this week I'll actually be trained and put with someone so I can learn how things are done. Which will be very nice...

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Price is Right

That's what I make sure with my new job at Target. I pulled a muscle in my shoulder a few weeks ago, and cashiering seemed to be making it just get worse and worse till I really couldn't do it anymore. I'd asked to be moved to the salesfloor a while ago so it would be able to heal, but they sure took long enough to move me out of cashiering. It's not quite the salesfloor, but it's definitely better. My hours are 6:00am to 2:30pm every day, which is a little early for me, but manageable. I get up at 5:00 and that gives me about 15 minutes to get ready and go. Basically what I do is put up new prices, put up signs for sales, mark things that are on clearance, and just make sure things are coming up at the right price. It's a party, I tell you. I really like getting off at 2:30. I was kinda tired when I got home today, but hopefully it won't take too long to get a little more used to the hours. I also went to the chiropractor today, and he smacked me around a bit, which definitely helped my shoulder. I guess a tendon was out of place, and that's why it hurt so much. He told me to try not to reach behind me while holding heavy things, and that's exactly what I'd been doing as a cashier. Good thing I'm not anymore!!! :D It's funny though, remember what I said before about how they don't really train you there at Target? Well they did the same thing to me again. One lady told me to work with this other lady, and she said not to give me my own work just yet but to just show me everything today. Well guess what I had within ten minutes? My own work, in another isle. Everything went fine except when I thought the isle went to the back wall when really it went across the back wall too, so I missed some sale things I was supposed to scan and see if they needed to be taken down. But oh well, I can just blame it on the lady because she should have been there. I wanted to ask her to make sure, but I assumed I was because that's how all the other isles went...but yeah, I had no clue where she was. So other than that it was all good. :)

Monday, September 1, 2008

The Great Kitchen Renovation

After having lived in this old farmhouse for almost 15 years, we decided it was time to change the kitchen floor. Actually, I decided it was time, and started tearing it up when my parents were gone. :) They knew though, that I was going to, so it was all good. My mom was very much ready to change it. Who wouldn't be? After all, it was ugly, split-pea-soup green, faded, cracking, peeling, etc. etc. etc. Just gross. Honestly, it doesn't seem to be a horrible looking kitchen in general...but I do think that it looks somewhat better in the pictures than it did in real life. Maybe just because you can't see all the details of the grossness. So, I invited Nick to come over for a couple of days and help us tear it up, which he did willingly. I think the willingness was more just wanting to be with me rather than wanting to tear up a kitchen floor, but it worked. And he only broke two or three of our tools.

Valley Fair!!

The weekend before last, I was lucky enough to get Friday and Saturday off to go to Valley Fair with Nick and his family. It was the last week that the water park was open, so we really wanted to go, but for a while I thought I might not be able to go. My time off request was denied because it was the week of UND's opening something-whatcha-ma-call-it for freshmen, so a lot of people wanted it off. The lady in charge said I wouldn't be able to get it, and she felt really bad about it, but there wasn't really anything she could do. So I asked around, and begged around, and I finally found someone who would work for me on Saturday. Then later on, as I was getting slightly more desperate, I asked one of my supervisors about it and she was able to find someone for me. I was incredibly lucky.

Anyway, I had a great time there. After my first roller coaster ride I was sort of dizzy and and didn't feel terribly good, and I was afraid that maybe I wouldn't take to roller coasters quite as well as I thought I would. After a few more times though, I got used to feeling like my stomach was ten feet behind me and had a lot of fun. I even went on the roller coaster that goes upside down and on the power tower - the tower that takes you up and drops you. It was intense. We were there from 9:30am, before it opened, till after 10pm, when it closed. Luckily we didn't have to eat the nasty fair food, we brought sandwich fixings and ate in the truck instead.

After we rode roller coasters for a while, we decided it was way too hot and that the water park would be a good idea right about then. There was a sweet water slide, with a tube made for four people. We found out that the bigger the people in the tube, the higher it went around the corners. Jared and Nick tried to get it as high as they could, nearly flipping themselves, along with Becca and me, over. Then it started to rain and the wind picked up, so we decided to go back to the roller coasters. Overall, it was most definitely worth $26.95.

The next day, on Saturday, Nick and I went to the Mall of America. We basically just wandered around the whole time looking at random things. I guess that's probably what most people do there though. We did find some pretty sweet clothes...that we didn't buy.