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UER Forum > Journal Index > The McBain Files > The week of bad luck..I think so... (Viewed 2060 times)
The week of bad luck..I think so...
entry by McBain 
8/12/2005 5:08 PM

Well the last couple of weeks seem to have brought back luck to me. Earlier last week, my employer was looking for 50 employees to volunteer for a new project that is to going live starting Sept 1st. I did not volunteer for it because the workload would increase dramatically, as well I would be stuck in training for over 2 weeks to learn a new job. What is the new job? Well it is doing customer care work for T-Mobile USA. I deal with the big business accounts. Accounts with hundreds or sometimes thousands of phone lines on each account. Very stressful job, dealing with escalations, troubleshooting handset and billing issues. Just not my cup of tea. What I am doing right now is fine, I know the job inside and out, and have made a name for myself as a good knowledgeable employee.

Fast forward a few days.... I guess they did not get enough volunteers for the job, so they starting going down the list and hand picking agents to be "voluntold" to go to the new project. They claiming the criteria for this was simply not picking all the best agents, as well they looked to see who did not have any vacation booked for the next two weeks (training time), and bingo.. I was picked along with 9 others on my team. I am ranked 58th out of over 500 employees, and I was picked. I am definitely bitter about this, but what can I do?

To continue with the bad luck... Coming into work for the last day at my current project, just within 2 kms of my work (I commute 30 KM each way). I get a flat tire on my vehicle. So I have to call in to say I won't be in... I call CAA to get my vehicle's spare put on, and the spare is all rusted to hell and unsalvageable.. This so far has killed half my day, as I had to get my vehicle towed to the nearest garage to get 2 new tires put on the front end.

Just glad it is the weekend!



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Spyder 


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Holy Fuck!!! There's a tree frog in the toilet!

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Re: The week of bad luck..I think so...
< Reply # 1 on 8/12/2005 5:14 PM >
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Sorry about your bad luck I hope things get better for you. On a side note why would you need to call CAA to put on a spare? It not that hard to do!

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McBain 


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Re: The week of bad luck..I think so...
< Reply # 2 on 8/13/2005 3:45 PM >
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Well I know how to put a spare tire onto my vehicle, but I was in my work clothing (white shirt). So a white shirt and rust and oil just don't mix at all. CAA couldn't even put the spare on because it was so rusted out from being underneath the vehicle for ??? who knows how long.




McBain

My new film is a mixture of action and comedy. It's called McBain: Let's Get Silly." "The film is just me in front of a brick wall for an hour and a half. It cost eighty million dollars."
Spyder 


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Holy Fuck!!! There's a tree frog in the toilet!

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< Reply # 3 on 8/15/2005 5:18 PM >
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Yah, that makes sense. If you have nice clothes on you wouldn't like to get them ruined. I almost never wear anything but jeans and t-shirts, so it did not even occur to me about someone not wanting to ruin their clothes.





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