The last three months have been an utter whirlwind of activity at work. Up until the 1st month of this year I worked for a small chain of video stores as an assistant manager. Then, at the end of January I was promoted to manager a scant two weeks before we were sold to Movie Gallery
, the fastest growing video chain in the world.
Well, one of our other stores that was sold had the entire staff walk out and I was asked to go fill in. It's about a 50 minute drive from where I live, but I said OK -- I wasn't execting to be there for more than a week or two. Well, two and a half months later I'm still there and working 60-90 hours a week. I'm exhausted, but I keep on going and I've made a good deal of progress at the store. So much more needs to be done, but we did rank the #1 store in our district a few weeks ago.
The blessing/curse of the store is our tanning services. Whoever thought of putting tanning beds in a video store ought to be strung and quartered. I have no interest in selling tanning services, but we are like hotcakes, so that's what I'm doing.
A week into being there my car broke down (RIP) and I spent a small fortune on a rental car. Now I've got a new ride, but the CD player that's in it is shot, so I make my commute in silence. I miss NPR and being able to listen to my CD collection.
Speaking of which, in the scant moments I get, I'm currently listening to:
Eisley - Room Noises
Rachel Yamagata - Happenstance
Jamie Cullum - twentysomething
The Verve - This is Music: The Singles 92-98
Bright Eyes - Digital Ash in a Digital Urn
The Cure - Galore: The Singles 1987-1997
Le Tigre - s/t