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Alyssa
20 February 2008 @ 01:55 pm
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So I haven't posted in like months.  I suck at life, I'll admit it.  But now I'm on mid-winter break & I don't have to work too much right now.  Supposedly January & February are fast food's slowest months.  I'm not buying it.  I've been there 4 months not & the last 2 have been much worse then the first 2.  It's mainly because they think they're the slowest months, so they're not scheduling a lot of people.  I'm normally stuck doing front counter & presenting (last part of drive-thru) at the same time.  Not easy, let me tell you.  But yeah, yesterday we had so few people & so many customers that labor was at 8%.  That basically means that only 8% of our profits are going to paying for all of the workers.  My manager was thrilled, it was so funny.  I've seen labor at as high as 80% & it's normally about 20%, so 8% was pretty amazing.  Maybe they should start paying us more... just a thought.

Past few months haven't been that bad all & all.  My favorite manager quit, but I'm really do love just about everyone I work with.  School kind of sucks, but you know...  I've been fainting lately.  Well I've only fainted once, but I keep getting that same nauseous-lightheaded-blackout feeling that I got when I did faint.  They want me to get blood drawn - probably tomorrow - but I'm deathly afraid of needles digging into me.  Just thinking about it makes me cry - seriously.  I'm so scared!

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Alyssa
10 December 2007 @ 11:00 pm
I'm alive & busy.

Over $360 in the bank from working so far.  It's only about 4 or 5 weeks worth.  Not too bad.  I got a debit card - which makes me so happy.  Since I can't drive, it'll be nice to be able to buy things online if I have to.

I've decided that for Christmas, all I want is the iPod Touch.  If you don't know what it is, or have only heard about it, check it out at the Apple site.  It's amazing and you'll be jealous - unless, of course, you already have one; then I hate you.

Work has been interesting.  Lots and lots of guys there.  Some are definitely creepy, but there's some pretty awesome ones too.  I love most of the people I work with, but I hate customers.  Not all, but a lot.  Working fast food makes you realize how rude people are.  Every girl that works there gets hit on every single time they work by gross, middle-aged men.  The other day, this guy tipped me.  I can't accept tips, which I told him, so I just put it in my register.  He was persistent and rude about it.  While it's a nice thought, I couldn't accept.  And I being called sweetie, baby, sweetheart, honey, darling, etc.  I think I now hate most people in general.  But I'm an amazing presenter (last part of drive-thru, where you get the food).  You'd be jealous.  I've had times under 120 seconds twice in the past week, and each time that happens you get free ice cream.  Pretty amazing, let me tell you.  There's only 1 manager that I absolutely hate - and so does everyone else.  Besides that, it's a decent job.  Low paying, but fun.  I will admit that school's been coming second lately.  It sucks, but when you work 4-10 on a school day, it's hard to get everything done.  My art class has caught most of the downfall, sadly.





Me : *opens drive-thru window* Hi
First Teenage Guy : Hi, how are you?
Me : I'm good, thanks, how are you?
First Teenage Guy : Great.
Second Teenage Guy : Better now. *stares creepily as they both start giggling*
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Me : *opens drive-thru window* Hi, here's your food. *hands bags to customer* And here's your drink *hands extra-large drink to customer*
Customer : *shoves drink in my face* This is not what I ordered!
Me : I'm so sorry, what was your order *attempts to take back drink and fails*
Customer : This is not my drink!
Me : I'm so sorry, what drink did you order?
Customer : *finally shoves drink back at me* Check the receipt.
Me : It's in your bag. *silence* If you'd give me the receipt, I'd be more then happy to get it for you.
Customer : I didn't want ice!
Me : I'm so sorry about that, I'll be right back. *closes window, gets extra-large drink without ice* *opens window, gives new drink to customer* Here you go, sorry about -
Customer : *shoves receipt in my face* It says it!  Although, you obviously couldn't see it clearly enough, this printer's running out of ink!  You should tell your manager about that.  I'm sure he'd like to know.
Me : So sorry, have a good one. *closes window as customer keeps talking to himself*
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Me : *opens drive-thru window* Hi!
Customer : Hi sweetheart.
Me : *hands food to customer* Have a good one.
Customer : Thanks, you too baby.
 
 
feeling like: aggravatedaggravated
listening to: *lapdance* n.e.r.d.
 
 
Alyssa
02 November 2007 @ 11:35 pm
Orientation : 3 hours = $21.45
Movies day 1 : 3 hours = $21.45
Movies day 2 : 3 hours = $21.45
Day 1 : 3 hours = $21.45
TOTAL (so far): 12 hours = $85.50


Only one day of official work and I'm already at $85.50 (before taxes).  Not too bad.

The movies were training movies.  After every few scenes there were quizzes on what you just watched.  Not hard, but so boring that I wanted to scratch my eyes out.  I literally banged my head against the way for 3 hours straight.  Day 1 was today : 7:00 - 10:00 PM.  A girl from my 4th grade class trained me on the register and cleaning the lobby.  It was ridiculous.  The register at my restaurant is seriously the most confusing thing ever.  If somebody orders anything with chicken (select strips, nuggets, wraps, etc.) there's about 50 different buttons and their all under things that make no since.  I felt bad.  My trainer left at 9:00 PM, so I had to struggle the rest of the time.  It was ridiculous.  I had to keep interrupting everyone else to clean up whatever mistake I made.  And customers are really horrible!  Most of them were either really rude or some old creepy guys who felt like hitting on me.  It sucked.  I can only apologize so many times.

Order a burger and I can take care of it.  Chicken and wraps - not so much.  Hopefully I'll get better at it, but tonight sucked.  I felt so bad after I'd have to interrupt people to ask for help that I seriously felt like crying.  You could tell that the managers were getting annoyed.  But my sister started today too (right before me) and she had as much trouble as I did - so it wasn't just me.  I really hope that they let me stay on register before shoving me to drive-thru so I can get a hang of things.  I guess that they thought about starting my sister on drive-thru.  The good thing about register is that people can see how much you're struggling, so most of them don't complain as much.

Focus on the money, I guess, cause I'm sure as hell not working there because I enjoy it.
 
 
feeling like: depresseddepressed
 
 
Alyssa
14 October 2007 @ 04:15 pm
Guess who got a job at McDonalds?  LOL, I can't help but laugh every time I think about it.  But anyways, I went with my sister for her interview on Thursday (10-11) to fill out an application - which she'd already done online.  I filled it out and we had a joint interview right after, and we were both hired on the spot.  Neither one of us have had a job (and my sister's 20), so I guess that their expectations aren't to high.  Who would've guessed?  Anyways, I have to get a work permit from school and come back to get the manager to sign it sometime before orientation, which is on the 23rd.  We'll see how that goes.

The last home football game was Friday.  The other team was undefeated.  They were ahead to begin with, but we took the lead 17-16 by the end of the 3rd quarter.  But with about 4 minutes left, they got the lead with 24-17 and we never caught up.  It was really sad.  I never realized how big of a deal football was to my school.  The seniors in the audience were crying and every football player looked like they wanted to.  We stayed after and tried to cheer up a few of the senior football players, but we couldn't even get a smile out of them until we handed them free pizza.

After the game I went over to my friend Chelsea's boyfriend's house.  His name is Chris and we just met that night.  Me and Rachel (my ride to the game) had been drinking vodka mixed with Gatorade all night and we were planning on drinking a little more at Chris's house.  He said he had Smirnoff and Corona.  I was happy about the Corona, because I hate Smirnoff.  Anyways, when we got there his parents were already home so we just hung out in front of his house in Chelsea's car.  It was pretty dumb.  Chelsea definitely didn't want us there, which I knew, but Rachel refuses to take a hint.  And it was either go with her in Chelsea's car to Chris's and possibly get something to drink, or ride home with Rachel's mom after the game (she worked concessions).  So I agreed to go.
 
 
feeling like: boredbored
listening to: *naughty girl* beyonce
 
 
Alyssa
29 September 2007 @ 09:34 pm
Fun fact of the day: Michigan sucks.

Our government's shutting us down.  Completely.  Okay, not quite, but it's pretty bad.  I don't feel like thinking about it, let alone rambling on and on about it, but if you're interested and have no idea what I'm talking about - click.

Our football team had another game Friday.  We lost 42-14.  It got ugly.  Several fights almost broke out.  But don't worry, the friendly neighborhood cops had their dogs so we were good.  And some people say I'm sarcastic.

I applied at Kroger today.  My friend who works there made me.  I've never had a job before, so I doubt I'll get it.  But my older sister, who's 20, has never had a job and she's been looking for a few months now, so I figure I should start sooner then she did.  It sounds like a good job and everything, I just really don't want to work.  I'm so lazy.  But I need money.  They pay $6.50 an hour and my friend said she got about $100 her first week.  Not a lot, but it's better then nothing.  But like I said, I don't expect to get it.   No one can get a job around here, Michigan's economy obviously isn't in great shape.
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feeling like: apatheticapathetic
listening to: *p.i.m.p.* 50 cent
 
 
 
Alyssa
24 September 2007 @ 06:41 pm
Homecoming was last weekend.

The game was on Friday and we won 14-0.  We played pretty horribly, but we won so that's all that matters.  After the game we went over to James' house (I don't really know him) and broke into his camper right outside of his house.  His parents locked him out because they found a bong in there I guess.  He lives on a private street with these gorgeous houses, but we spent all night going into his camper through the vent on top and hanging out in the dark.  It wasn't hooked up electrically, so we used our cell phones for light.  It was really hot in there.  Clothes came off and the vodka came out.  We mixed vodka with Gatorade.  It was really, really good, actually.  And I normally hate Gatorade.

Saturday was Homecoming, so I got my hair done at about 1:00 pm and only took about an hour.  At 3:00 pm my friend, Rachel, came over.  We decided to go to Homecoming only a couple days before, so we didn't really go in a group, just the two of us.  We had Pizza Hut right before we left and before the dance we got a Monster at 7-Eleven.  Once we got to the dance we found a bunch of her friends, only one of which I actually know (well, another one lives across the street from me, but I don't know him).  It was kind of awkward for me, I hate dancing to begin with and I don't want to be dancing with a bunch of people that I don't know.  The rest of them all had dates, and Rachel was waiting for hers.  Once he got there I ditched them and found a bunch of my friends who went in a big group.  We had fun, only one of them had a date, so it wasn't awkward at all.

Joe came over every now and then and he'd grab me by the hips and make me dance even more.  It was kind of weird, because I've hardly seen him since Chemistry last year.  And the way that he grabbed me freaked me out.  He grabbed my hips from behind and I didn't even know who it was at first.  An ex-boyfriend did that once a couple years ago and then he got kinda violent, shoving me against walls and shit.  So it kind of scared me.  I've been having nightmares the past two nights about it.  I know it sounds stupid, but it's one of those things that I can't deal with.  If I would have seen him before he grabbed me I would've been okay, but I didn't.  I didn't realize how much it freaked me out until I got home, tried to sleep, and woke up from the same damn nightmare quite a few times.  I really hope I get over that one, because it's weird.  That really shouldn't creep me out like it did.

Anyways, the after party.  It was alright.  All juniors and freshmen, which was kind of weird.  The guy that threw it was a junior, but he has quite a few freshmen friends.  We left at like 2:00 am and attempted to get some sleep on my couches.
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feeling like: numbnumb
listening to: *wonder woman* trey songz