Welcome to Wisconsin in the spring. This is not (much of ) a joke.
On Wednesday, Prime and I took a bit of a road trip, hunting for saline solution in the wilderness of Green Bay. It seems that Prime has HSA funds to spend and saline is covered by this, so off we went to grab what we could. Along the way, we hit every damned pothole in the Green Bay area and surrounding towns. Ugh. I’m glad spring is coming, but I have a real problem with those freaking potholes. Some of them you can’t see until you’re practically rolling over them, which can ruin your car if they’re deep enough. Not freaking awesome.
Yesterday, I had two appointments. Both were brief and went well. But since we had to go to Oshkosh for one of them, I grabbed more saline for Prime. His eyes should be well taken care of, all things considered. He deserves it, after all. (His eyes will roll if/when he reads this, I guarantee it. Hi, honey! ;p )
Supposedly, our schedule at work was changed; in my case, I had an eight hour shift and an opening. But the rest was the same. One of my co-workers mentioned that: our manager was in a tizzy, telling everyone to check the schedule because it had changed. But nothing much was different. Yeah, I don’t get it either.
As you may or may not know, Wal-Mart is eliminating the people greeter position. If that’s not bad enough, there are strings attached to any job opportunities the greeters might apply for: they have to be able to lift twenty-five pounds and have the ability to use a ladder.
In other words, corporate wants them to be floor associates.
There are a lot of problems with this; a good number of greeters are elderly people or disabled, which makes those conditions extremely problematic. One of the greeters at that first store I worked in was wheelchair bound and couldn’t hold his arms above his head. There’s no way he can meet those requirements. I can only hope that he took retirement in order to escape this.
But to be perfectly honest, this doesn’t surprise me in the least. I was employed by Wal-Mart for thirteen years. They do things that are best described as unethical. And that’s putting it gently. It’s all about the almighty dollar to them. Slag that company and slag the Waltons as well. Both are morally corrupt.
I have no appointments today. I don’t have to go anywhere. I think I’ll just stay home and relax, since I haven’t had a good chance to do that lately.