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17 December 2009 @ 04:51 am
Retail SUCKS  
This is your friendly Voice of DOOM, hijacking Lois' journal for an announcement. Warning: Profanity Ahead!

Working retail around the holidays sucks like Electrolux. And that ain't a good thing. Lois is now scheduled til midnight every night she works, they're making her work on Christmas Eve, and to top it all off, Fucktard Manager is trying to keep her 'til ONE FREAKING A.M. I am gonna drive my car through the front doors one night, I swear. The crew mutinied against him tonight and left at 12:30, half an hour later than scheduled. FUCK YOU, FUCKTARD MANAGER. Try writing her up for it, I'll march my bitchy PMSing ass into that store and pimpslap you clear into next week.

ETA: She will not be working til 1 AM on Christmas Eve.  They're forcing her to come in 2 hours BEFORE her scheduled availability and working until 8 or 9 PM at the latest. 

Ahem. Anyway, this is leaving us with precious little time to do, well, anything. We got the tree up and lit, and the outside lights put up (in fucking 80 degree sweaty weather, which also sucks), but the ornaments are not yet on it. And I don't think any of our gifts are wrapped. Most of mine haven't been BOUGHT yet.

As for writing, well, being forced to work for complete morons for more hours than you expect tends to kill your muse. And in my case, frothing in impotent rage at my inability to cram some motherfreaking SENSE into Lois' bosses' minds has the same effect. So our progress on the current chapter of Heirs to the House of El has not exactly progressed. We're due this weekend, and it's just not gonna happen.

On the other hand, our oneshots for 12days_of_clois are almost complete. So we're gonna flip it, and post the oneshot this weekend, the chapter next week. As of now, it looks as though we'll be back to a normal posting schedule with a chapter on the first of January.

Thanks for your patience, folks. We both HATE delaying a chapter, but sometimes it's inevitable. Real life has a way of riding roughshod over your good intentions.
maaike_fluffy on December 17th, 2009 09:59 am (UTC)
O_O Working till 1 AM on Christmas Eve?!? WTF?

*has no words*
Loiskalalanekent on December 17th, 2009 10:04 am (UTC)
Ooops. better edit that - she won't be working THAT late on Christmas Eve.

Maybe just til 8 or 9 PM.
maaike_fluffy on December 17th, 2009 10:10 am (UTC)
Oh, well, that's some relief, but I still don't see why it's necessary to keep bb&b open until past midnight. Seriously... Exactly who's gonna come over in the middle of the night to buy towels anyway?

I thought the hours at my last job were bad...
Tamanna: vtf?swingandswirl on December 17th, 2009 10:26 am (UTC)

I have no words.

*hugs the both of you*

*kicks the fucktard manager*

*hugs again, just for good measure*
Loony Loopy Lea Lovegoodchickadilly on December 17th, 2009 10:56 am (UTC)
*hugs to you both*
winddancer55945: Boston terrier Christmaswinddancer55945 on December 17th, 2009 01:22 pm (UTC)
Now I can understand why I have to work holidays. But to make people in retail work the holiday is just plain greed.

saavikam77: Dean WHATsaavikam77 on December 17th, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC)
D: What the hell? How soulless can these bastards be!? When I worked at the mall, I never had to work past 7 on Christmas Eve, since the mall closed at 6. Anything beyond that is just fucking stupid. >:(

*hugs you both tight*
athenesolonathenesolon on December 17th, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC)
I used to work in retail and the movie theater and I understand the issue (the movie theaters were WAY worse than the retail job that I worked interestingly on this very subject). I had to have them change it multiple times. Eventually (when it was in the spring and therefore NOT the busy movie season) I left.

*huggles to you!*
Obsessed fangirl: Lois and Clark - STM so closebabettew54 on December 17th, 2009 03:44 pm (UTC)
*argh* That sucks. Christmas Eve!? Until 1:00 am??!! Who would have the nerve to even suggest such a thing?! I'm glad Lois was able to get out of that?!

We'll be patient. *gives encouragement and hugs*!! :D
nire135nire135 on December 17th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
You have my sympathy. I'm working everyday between now and Christmas. At least i only have to work till 6 on Christmas eve.
the_scary_kitty: Stich: Armed & Dangerousthe_scary_kitty on December 17th, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC)
Gah! That sucks harder than a black hole!

*hugs you two, then launches a tac nuke at the fucktard bosses*
Grace: DW; Rose; Bamf gunrepmetsyrrah on December 17th, 2009 10:30 pm (UTC)
This sounds so much what my work tries to do sometimes. Most of the time we're just like "wtf, we have lives you know" Luckily we close early on Christmas Eve and I'm not working then anyway.

*hugs the both of you*