Category Archives: frustration

Alternate truths

Have you ever wondered why some people from the subcontinent have an issue with the truth more than people from any other part of the world (to my knowledge).

Let me give you a simple examples: I had a close relative stay with me last year (I am not mentioning names due to the fear of reprisal) and he made phone calls to his friends on a particularly cold night and indicated that Saskatoon was the coldest place on earth that night instead of it being Edmonton. Was this person trying to be boastful or was it just in this person’s mindset that an indication of that nature was acceptable.

Due to the reason that I am aware of this I tend to check the facts after the conversation unless of course the information cannot be checked through an online source.

  

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2 weeks and 2 days left

There are only 16 days left before we start to get plunged into the depths of the inventory count at our store. The store hires a company called WIS to get the count done. It is a nightmare due to the reason that the count is generally done over 2 days during peak business hours instead of after hours. What would happen if a customer were to take a product in one part of the store and put it in another part of the store. Would the inventory count of that particular product not be wrong?

There is going to be store walk today and tomorrow in preparation for the event. The walk will consist of regional managers who will walk through each and every department to make sure that the stores’ in their region or our region are ready for inventory.

I have started to put in the DNI (Do not inventory) labels on my brochures that I have placed in totes that I will write off sometime this week. I was also given the task of completing the critical inventory path last week considering I only knew half of what I was doing.

Planning Ahead

I am a huge fan of planning ahead and getting all the information ahead of time. My biggest problem is when other people dither or throw confusion in the wind either making me spend more or having to cancel plans all together.

Less confusion and more clarity please.

What kind of a government would you like?

I found that a lot of people in this country suffer from some sort of amnesia when it comes to remembering facts and the wrong people or in this case politicians. A colleague of mine was indicating that when the current government won the election in November of 2007 the population started to increase. The actual fact was that the population started to increase in mid 2006. The other thing was that the economy was picking up under the current administration as well.

The best government is based upon a political parties stand on issues. If they are an old party as in a party that has been elected before to form government a good start to find information would be the ministry or the department of finance. In this province that would be www.finance.gov.sk.ca.

Superstore = Stupidstore ???

I might regret this post. But this is what happened when I bought some food at Superstore and to be more specific it was the store on Confederation Drive. I was scanning a couple of items using the self checkout counter and one of the barcodes pulled up as an error. The customer service rep who was nearby called the associate or the manager of the aisle I picked the product up in and was informed that I could not buy the product.

This is my question. Why would you place a product on a shelf without a price tag and without a price on the system? Even if that was the case could the associate have not just put the item on a clearance bar code to make the customer happy.