Why Working at Blockbuster sucks Could Be Better
I have to work tonight during the Superbowl. Which means if I get to hear/see it, it’ll be because I find a place to do so on the internet, because our TV’s aren’t connected to anything but the trailer dvd player.
Last night, our DL called and told me we better sell two more Blockbuster Online pre-paid cards or he’d call the store manager in the morning. We were at 4 for the week, and that was busting our chops to sell them. We had two hours left. We didn’t sell any more online that night.
Well, this morning, my store manager called my cell phone while I was in church and left me a message saying that because we sold 4 onlines this week, we could wear jeans and any atheletic apparel we wanted. Confused? So was I.
And Blockbuster isn’t exactly paying the bills right now, either. A month and a half ago, I got “promoted” to shift lead/manager, which was supposedly a 15% pay increase. Fast forward to today, and my pay hasn’t been fixed and I’m paying rent now, so I’m in the hole with the bank and pretty much everyone else until they fix it. And I’m definitely not going to be doing any precious metal financing. Don’t go work for Blockbuster. Ever.
I’m putting my resume together again soon, and probably will end up posting a copy here and on Monster and HotJobs. I’m probably going to start looking for a new place to live back in Fredericksburg as soon as I find a new job, so be praying for me for both situations.