I loved fender amps and a fender starcaster is one that I’m looking out for and I’m hoping that one will come into our store eventually. Now if you have a vintage bass fender, I will get it off anyone’s hand because they are hard to come by. I’ve just been given a lesson by someone who owns a number of fender and am very intrigue in collecting some for re-selling at our store. For someone who is not really that into musical instrument, I sure know a lot about Fender, I will take just about anything from Fender because you and I know that they are made for pros.
While bigger businesses have lots of internship, small businesses has been asked to be a role model to high school kids as well and offer internship to these kids who are about to graduate from high school. We of course, have been asked many a times to train and provide internship positions as well but have yet had any success with it.
This year is no different, we have been approached once again not only by the school but by other people as well. I’m all for internship because, it will be our chance to give back to the community but being such a small store, the intern will be bored really soon. So how do I create a viable internship for these kids as well as make the boss interested in taking in an intern?
I threw the question out to the boss again this week but he said that he was too busy to train some one this year because it had been a lot busier since our “friend” quit the store. We have had more computers come into the store for repairs and more rentals of late and more people coming in to buy consoles as well as movies and games. I have no idea why the sudden surge of customers but I ain’t gonna complain at all.
But it is a few months more till summer, so I am still hopeful to bring in one or two intern this year.
Is it me or is it the people coming into the store that stinks? oh my God! i kid you not, some people are so stinky, I can smell them even before they get to the counter from where I’m sitting. And if you know the layout of our store, you would know that I sit very far from the counter, yet I can smell their smelly smell. I’m not offended but other customers are and they turn around and walk outta the store which makes us look bad and make us lose our business. But how do you tell smelly people not to be so smelly or get a shower sometimes? pray tell without offending anyone?
Yes! we are backlogged having 7 to 8 computers/laptops coming in everyday. So instead of 24hrs service, we have to say 2 days now. But the boss is trying his best to finish repairing all the computers/laptops asap. But I guess we are quite famous these days with computer repairs just by word of mouth.
This August will be our 15 years in business, no easy feat I assure you. We have seen good customers, bad ones, good employees and bad ones and ignorant people and customers who turn into friends. It was quite a journey I have to say.
So a customer told me that the boss should hire someone during lunch time, so that we can have lunch properly without interruption. In which I replied that in our kind of small business, it is US or US – there isn’t anyone that can come in for an hour just to relieve us for lunch. hahahha!! and really I don’t mind having my lunch interrupted to be honest, better than paying someone 3 hrs for coming in and he talks and talks and talks non – stop while you try and have some peace and quiet. So nope ! love to hire someone but not worth the hassle as of now. So lunch as the store is usually take outs at the Zhu’s and I’m happy with it and if I needed to go out and have lunch with my g/fs, the boss will cover for me.
So the boss finally put up a curtain between the bathroom area and where I am sitting because there is a bad draft coming from there for the longest time. Even though we had mentioned it several times to the landlord, nothing had been done about it. I have a heater on below my desk as long as I am in the store but still I’m always cold. With the curtain, it does help a bit but the draft can be seen and felt better now. Now I’m just waiting for the landlord to come into the store and I hope that the boss will take the initiative to show him how drafty it is sitting where I am. And perhaps if we are lucky, he will fix it, one can always hope right?
When I tell ppl that the boss is a slave driver, I’m so not kidding! Yes! we went to work in the blizzard that we had the other day! i’m not a happy camper that’s for sure. But we went with him to work because I didn’t want him driving alone in such a weather! But if it was up to me – I wouldn’t leave the house.
The store was busy despite the bad weather but that’s beside the point ! i still wouldn’t have gone in if the boss didn’t insist on going in *sigh*. Sometimes I wanna smack that fella!
Yes! we did it!! we survived the holiday season without any help at the store! woohoo!!! we are pretty resilient as you can see hahah!! nothing really deters us. You see, we had someone who helped us during our supper time and the busy season for the last few years and he said he didn’t want to help anymore. So that’s ok, can’t force someone to help you when they don’t feel like it right? afterall, we were thinking that we were helping him.
I didn’t really think that we wouldn’t make it but it would be a bit hectic for us since it was always busy during the festive season but we made it without no one getting sick or anything. The kid was great during this time and I had a g/f who volunteered to send us home during the days she didn’t have to work and the boss didn’t have to close up at all during the festive season. We even stayed open on Sundays during the month of December without any help! woohoo!!!
This made us realize something – that whatever the situation, we can make it work. Hard work don’t kill no one – now on the other hand, if you don’t work, you cannot buy the things you want – now that must be miserable. I’ll take hard work anytime.
The Christmas rush is on now – are you done shopping for your family and friends? we are – but I’m tell you there are still lots of people who are not done shopping. The store is completely crazy – our store I mean, it’s a non – stop people paying for things at the store. We are sold out of all the good stuff but of course, lots of games and movies still. But I’m telling you this year, there seems to be more people spending money at our store – it’s awesome!
Yes! I went crazy on a seller – who kept telling me that it was F***ing retarded that the boss was not in to buy his stuff ! *roll eyes* REALLY???!!!???
So he went on and on – so I went crazy on him! I called the boss and told the boss that he was “F***ing” so much ! and that he insisted that he had called him at 2.30pm when it never could have because the boss leaves the store at 2.15pm everyday to pick his kid up from school. So what the hell right?
Anyhow, after the episode, we didn’t see crazy for only 2 days and he was back again to sell stuff *slap forehead* ! wished I could have gotten rid of him permanently but for now, I’m just gonna go ballistic everytime he is unreasonable.