So something actually kind of funny happened last night. It would appear the, ahem, fine managers at Mervyn's are not yet done with me. You see, I am no longer welcome in the store! Haha, bear with me!
I wasn't planning on it, but I needed something and knew that Mervyn's carried it and since I couldn't find it anywhere else, I dropped by last night after TKD class to pick it up.
As I am literally being rung up, one of the managers gets in Instant Bossy Mode and says to me, "Spencer, are you shopping?" (to question the legitimacy of me being in the store). This same manager is the one who bossed me around last time. This time, I simply wasn't going to take it. I'm a human being and am no longer her grunt; I will be treated with respect, not disdain. (Long story short, our work relationship was pockmarked with little problems here and there, and I have fairly good reason to believe she stabbed me in the back multiple times. I'm not sure who the lies came from, but three different events may have been directly invented by her. But this isn't my point.)
So I replied, "What do you think she's doing? She's ringing me up." The manager literally saw this, and in fact was standing literally right next to the person who was ringing me up.
Next, she says, "Don't be smart with me."
I don't work there anymore; she has no power over me anymore. I dealt with loads of crap when I was there; I won't take any more insulting behavior from her. So, I flat-out told her, "I'm not an employee anymore." She was very displeased with this response (as I could tell) but she proceeded to ignore me.
So, I finish up, and leave. I head right for the door, and come to find out she calls to me (I'm no longer your workhorse, remember?). Wondering what she what she might think of to pull next, I stopped. And get this, this is what she says next:
"I know you don't work here anymore, but that doesn't give you the right to disrespect me. If you come and do it again, I will ask you to leave."
(She was trying to be the only one to get any words in at this point it seemed; she wouldn't allow me to break in and speak, and after finishing herself hurried past me. She was also visibly very angry.)
I was entirely finished with this place, and especially these people, a long time ago now. I won't take the crap they so loved to dump on me, and others. I calmly answered, "Go ahead."
Haha; she still thinks I'm her little toy. :-)
My visits are always received positively with the employees, but negatively with management. You see, in my later days there, I became a little bit of a problem for them, I think. I was so tired of all the crap that I began to stick up for myself, and I was somewhat the "rebel" (if you understand what I mean, don't take that out of context, I always did what I was told), and began doing what I knew to be right, which obviously flew in the face of the whole establishment there. And on top of all this I quit, making me a bit of in issue if I talk to any of their employees. :-) My visits have just about every single time have been strictly business; I always buy something. Hey, if they don't want my money, then they won't get it!
I'm so done with them, and for all they care they could try to kick me out, but on the one hand only she said this (although I clearly am unwelcome in the eyes of others in management), but I really don't need to go back, and really don't want any problems for the friends I have that are still there.
What really, really makes me mad, is that they've been picking on a friend of mine that I always see when I go there, and picking on her because of me. We were very close, and still are, and she kept me sane in all those months from last fall onwards that were so full of their shenanigans, acting as my true confidant and very very often, the only highlight of my day-to-day job; we were often tied together on the opposite side of management, and our friendship, and perhaps thus mutual loyalty, was well known. I'm going to find out if they picked on her again last night. If they did, if I had the power to do it, I might just literally (now brace yourselves, this is harsh) fire them. If anyone knows a thing about me, the last thing on this earth that you do is pick on one of my own.
Hehe, I just got an idea. If I ever got in good with Donald Trump I could have him buy out the company, and then I'd bring him waltzing in, have him point his finger at the said people and say, "YOU'RE FIRED!" ;-P Make some room, give some promotions and raises to people who can actually do a little leading for once in their lives.
The best thing I can do is steal their employees away and take them to my new job. And I've been working on that one. :-P
Ahhhh. So there's my rant for the day. ;-D
P.S. Hey...I just got another idea! She said "ask" me to leave. Hehe, they can do that all they want, but what are they really gonna do, beat me up and throw me out the door? Teehee!!!! I'd love to see the whole herd of them try that one. :-P
Photos of Clean Up Day -- before and after.
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