Monday, November 23, 2009
**CONTEST** Win a $10 Barnes & Noble Gift Card!!!
Because the people at work are trying to kill me you, my friends, get lucky!
This year I took a position at as a kiosk manager for a popular sausage/cheese chain at my local mall. The job would last for seven weeks. Or at least that's what the district manager told me. What she didn't tell me was the job would last either seven weeks or until my head exploded.
Last Wednesday was my day off. During this time I received seven frantic phone call from employees for various things that really didn't need my immediate attention. I didn't think that could be beat.
I was wrong.
Yesterday, Sunday, was another day off for me. The mall closes early on Sundays, and yet, I received EIGHT phone calls. To give you an example of what they sounded like here's and actual transcript.
EMPLOYEE: Hey. We can't find the paychecks.
ME: They're in the safe.
EMPLOYEE: No they're not. I looked.
EMPLOYEE #2 in background: I looked too. They're not in there.
EMPLOYEE: Did you move them?
ME: No. I put them in the safe.
EMPLOYEE: I looked in there. I really need my paycheck. Did you take them with you?
ME: No. They're in the safe.
EMPLOYEE: **Exaggerated Sigh** Fine. I'll look again. But they're not in there.
EMPLOYEE. Oh my God! The checks are in the safe! They were under the change bag the whole time!
(Keep in mind the change bag is clear plastic)
5 minutes later my phone rings again
EMPLOYEE #2: Just calling to let you know we found the checks!
ME: **hangs up phone and heads to liquor store**
Keep in mind also, that I'm soon to be thirty and most of my employees are older than me.
So here's the deal, in order to keep some semblance of sanity, I've decided to turn my next day off into a contest. That might make the phone calls a bit more interesting. Here's the deal:
Sunday, November 29th, is my next day off. Please put in the below comments your guess as to how many phone calls I receive that day. It might be zero (doubtful), it might be 100 (more likely). If your guess is the same as someone else's I will shuffle the winning guesses and pull out a random name. The winner will receive a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card! Sound like fun? I hope so. The only other contest I could have was guess how many phone calls it takes for Cole to drink herself into a drooling stupor. And the only winner there is me :)
The contest ends Saturday at midnight so get your comments in now!!!