Everything seems to be going just a bit wrong for me as of late. I just don’t know what to do.
- My monitor died on me, which cost a pretty penny to replace.
- I injure my knee when I fell over at the kid’s school after it snowed last Wednesday afternoon.
- I have had to take some time off of work because of my knee.
- I got a call from my step dad saying that my mum had been rushed to hospital with chest pains and they think she is having a heart attack.
- I got flashed by a speed camera in Kent after picking my sister up on the way to the hospital.
- My current employer doesn’t want to give up a reference for me for the new job I applied for, which unfortunately they wont continue with until they have it, plus I have just been notified that I may miss out because of it.
Everything seems to be falling apart. The most annoying thing about this is that everything was going so well, then it all fucked up on me. I am hoping for some good luck, I really need it. I have been trying so hard to better myself, and this just puts a real downer on life, which I do not need!
It snowed in England! The country has stopped and everyone has turned into children! It’s time to build snowmen and have snowball fights! These are my photos from that day!
Buying new shoes, gadgets, clothes etc should be a good and easy experience. I recently bought some trainers from SportsDirect.com who use Yodel as their courier.
A few months ago I was watching a show on BBC 1 where they exposed the crap service that Yodel provide to its customers: non delivery, damaged goods, lies about deliveries etc.
Just the other day, I ordered a new pair of trainers because mine are just shite and were letting water in, mainly because of the huge gaping holes in them! Anyway, I paid £3.99 for delivery.
I eventually got a tracking number from SportsDirect for Yodel. I eagerly awaited the delivery of my trainers. Delivery day came, my new long-awaited trainers were on their way. I anxiously checked the Yodel tracking website. Nothing new, still out for delivery. 5.30pm, it finally updates with some new information: “Delivery attempted, unable to gain access” it read. What the hell? 5.41: “Returned to local service centre” What?! At this point I got quite mad. I had been in all day. I live in a building which a buzzer system and the main door is usually unlocked. How could he have no gained entry?
A while later I noticed that the package was at their Southampton Service Centre. Yodel allow customers to pick up packages if they have missed a delivery, so that’s what I decided. I would go to Southampton and collect my new trainers. When I looked up the address of the service centre, turns out that it was in Fareham, so it begs the question: How the hell did the driver get from Winchester to Fareham in 11 minutes? Even if I read the address wrong and some how it was in Southampton, 11 minutes is still very far-fetched at the height of rush hour 5.41pm
Thankfully, Yodel’s twitter support is much better than their delivery counterpart. They gracefully arranged for my package to be delivered the next day and I made it clear that I would be in and there would be no excuses for not delivering it. A guy banged on my door at around 5pm despite what the tracking website says.
So, after being ill the other week and having some time off work, i came back to work the other morning to find a new guy opening up instead of the usual person; it turns out he’s the new store manager. After I found this out; I was a bit anxious, thinking to myself “oh no, what if he doesn’t like the way I do things?” and “I hope he doesn’t think I’m doing a bad job!”
I finished later than usual that day. The reason? It seems that the new guy was pretty down to earth. He seemed to treat people he worked with like equals. Sadly, this is rare quality found in anyone who is in a management type role; usually you get treated like a lackey; someone who should jump at every command, and this is not how a business should be managed. For a successful business and happy staff, you need someone who treats you with respect; just as they require it from you.
The thing I found awesome about the new store manager was that he seems more than happy to “get his hands dirty” and do the every day jobs that the normal staff are paid to do; again, this is a very rare quality to see from someone in this type of position.
So, I have to give kudos to this guy, he deserves them!