Tuesday, August 21, 2007

4:30am -- 3 Minutes 10 Seconds


We had our physical inventory this past Sunday night. It happens once a year and involves an outside inventory service scanning every piece of merchandise in the entire store. The process is annoying and leaves the store extremely messy (imagine some strangers coming into your home and touching and moving every single thing), but is usually completed by about 2am. This time the crew was very sllllooow in their pace, so we didn't get out of there until 4:30am. Holy crackers. I got my 2 hours of sleep and then went back to work to open Monday morning. Then I put myself to bed at 8:30pm last night.

3 Minutes 10 Seconds

That was my commute this morning.

Nothing else really exciting.


Anonymous said...

Oh boo hoo, you worked until 4:30am, and have a 3 minute commute. Am I suppose to feel bad? -blu

Jenny Robin said...

blu, why should you feel bad? This has nothing to do with you.

Anonymous said...

did anything come up missing?

that's probably the best time of year to clean all the kidden spaces people forget about.


Jenny Robin said...

Your average big box store of any kind...department store, home improvement store, electronics store, bookstore, grocery store ...is going to have thousands and thousands of dollars of missing 'stuff' each year. Some will have hundreds of thousands of dollars in missing stuff.

Even your smaller mall stores of all varieties are going to have thousands of dollars of product go missing.

Shocking? Not really. If you're not a person who normally steals, then it would not necessarily ever occur to you that thousands of other people do steal.

But that is not the only thing that causes 'shrink'. And that is a topic for another day....

UrbanStarGazer said...

How does anyone get away with stealing now-a-days with all the sensors and such?

Jenny Robin said...

People can be very imaginative...and I'll leave it at that.

But again, the myriad ways would not occur to the normal non-stealing people such as yourselves.

CatBoy AKA Charles said...

I saw a Crane sitting on my chimney today. They are big.

That may be slightly off-topic, but I know you like nature and so forth.