What A Week!

Sometimes, “upgrades” don’t feel like an improvement, and Mother Nature throws curve balls.

On Monday night, we got new software for the registers. The changes are most noticeable on the EZ Scans, because we aren’t supposed to use the Attendant’s Station for anything anymore. We have to go to each unit to fix problems, teach customers how to search for their own card number and produce codes, and ring in paper bags for their order. Tuesday, we got hit with a brief but hellacious storm that knocked out the power…. and screwed up all credit/debit/benefit lines as well as the search lines for the cards and Reward Point program.

We did not close. We were up and running on generators from 4pm Wednesday to 3pm Thursday. Everyone else in the area was closed, but for those 23 hours, we kept going.

On Thursday, I went up the hill early to get my paycheck, make a payment on my Spectrum bill, and get some cigarettes well before I needed to punch in for work. D asked me to punch in early… and I can rarely say no to him. I knew the issues caused by power outages and downed info-lines were giving everyone a hard time. So I punched in at 11:30am…… and by noon, I was ready to run out screaming. Finally got a break at 3pm. I was still ready to just pack it in, but I wouldn’t do that to D or B.

The storm made a mess in the park, but clearing that is low priority to getting roads cleared, and power restored. And I understand the Bike Path is in worse shape. You can safely walk through the park…. there were apparently spots on the Path you could not.

Gotta love living in the northeast. It is rarely boring!

About Mad Annie, Bronwyn, Ann

I am a wife.mother, writer, cashier (hey, it helps pay the bills), Pagan who sometimes thinks too much. A jackie of all trades and mistress of none
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