Friday, November 24, 2006

Goodbye Party

About half the employees showed up to my goodbye party......the ones who liked me and I liked them. The person hosting the party may have even *forgotten* to invite a couple of employees who should have been fired weeks ago (if Boss had any kind of backbone).

We talked, joked, ate, drank (non-alcoholic drinks only, as the party was IN the store), and generally just had fun together. It's a tradition to do a late-night party for good employees when they leave. It's also a tradition to do bad things to the cars of aforementioned employees. Guess where I parked? RIGHT IN FRONT of the store where a quick glance outside could confirm that my car was SAFE and not being filled with packing peanuts or wrapped in saran wrap or having goofy things written on the windows or being wrapped in streamers or any of the other things that have been done in the past.

Everyone behaved inside the store, too. WOW! We had fun while still being grown-up! No water balloon fights or shaving cream explosions or ice down the shirt or anything along those lines. A nice goodbye. Bittersweet, but nice. Some really creative/cute stuff was written in the card and I received several funny gifts. A hug from Duh Boy, who will be leaving as soon as he confirms another job. We had some good times together.

I can't help thinking that it's Black Friday and they're all working with neurotic customers while I'm enjoying a Th-F paid holiday from New Job. I considered going out in the madness to shop, but my cozy home is so much nicer!

4 comments:

James Herbert said...

So are you glad to have finally finished?

Now that you've left, will you tell us which company you used to work for? It would definitely illuminate some of your tales a little better!

me said...

lol. true :-) my guess has always been an office store like office max/office depot. Some reason I always invisioned that as I was reading your tales.

Neal said...

I was thinking some sort of pet specialty store...

June 20th's post started me thinking that way, and the rest of the stories seemed to fit...

Pet food lables changing causing confusion to customers, not being able to re-use items like litterboxes and catnip chew-toys, expensive scratching posts which are bough on a whim only to be returned by the husbnd a month later...

Or perhaps I'm reading into things too much...

Retail Recorder said...

James--yes, very glad, especially to miss the holiday season!

Me--no, wrong guess.

Neal--we have a winner!

As to the specific company name, I still prefer not to share....protecting my identity and such....I certainly don't want any former employees suing me for things I wrote on the blog!

If you read VERY carefully, you can even determine what region/state I'm in. And from that, it wouldn't be hard to guess the company.

I've said enough.