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"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - A9

12 Sep 2023 7 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

one grocery aisle at one small store   The eleventh column of the new items spreadsheet is an all-purpose, generic remark field, as Teri had titled this, when she created the template. She was only using this cell to make note of the original co...

Loose Lips Sink Ships!

11 Sep 2023 6 minute read 2 comments SweptOverNiagara

Over the weekend, while browsing through Youtube to find a video that would peak my interest, I came across one that actually 'hit home', so to speak. The video titled, 'Your co-workers are not your friends', was posted just 5 months ago by user A Li...

How to Deal With Working 12-Hour Days Regularly

11 Sep 2023 4 minute read 0 comments WinterYeti

The idea of an 8-hour job for many is a fantasy from a time that was generation or two ago. The fact is, most people are working a regular job if they are lucky and then at least one gig on the side for extra income. If you balance your living costs...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - A8

10 Sep 2023 10 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

the modern office: clutter as a moat, your desk a fortress   “I’m just used to being an overachiever,” Valerie’s saying to Edgar, “you’re an overachiever, too, I can tell. Have you gotten into trouble even once since you’ve been here?” “Mmmm…not rea...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - L7

10 Sep 2023 7 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

sections 14–16 of the Southside beer empire   The next morning, he’s in the wine aisle at Southside, inspecting a curious development. Though coming down here to figure out whether a couple of items on the latest Benevolence Vineyards invoice...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - J7

8 Sep 2023 16 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

The invisible discount fairies were powerless to sprinkle pixie dust on these   “Well, I’m engaged!” Chef Anthony announces with a broad grin, in Edgar’s office just a few days later. “Oh wow. Congratulations! Who is it? Anyone I know?” Anthon...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - I7

6 Sep 2023 14 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

doors 20–22 of Palmyra beer set   Nobody except the two parties involved in that closed door discussion really knows what happened, of course. From the beginning everyone told Edgar that Duane and Arnie had significant history together, so thi...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - H7

6 Sep 2023 6 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

Information on these stickers? Data guy’s problem. Equipment used to print them and contents within containers? Not so much.   Melissa quits as the company driver after about one month. But then a few weeks later, she is hired back in the groc...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - G7

5 Sep 2023 4 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

Nothing a few gallons of nail polish remover won’t erase   Inventory shenanigans are not limited to towers of honey charged to the next period, however. It’s a not exactly well disguised secret that Harry often has select members of a store’s gr...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - F7

3 Sep 2023 8 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

Larger venue for vitamins manager complaints   The eighth column on the new items spreadsheet is a simple flag field, which everyone else is instructed to ignore, because it is meaningless to them. Here Edgar enters a 1 if something is to be wei...