Room 101!

Well, Ok, not room 101, more like post 101! Lol!
I cant believe that its been more than a month since my last post, doesn’t time fly!?!

Since my last post there has been a few things happen, some I had thought about posting about, but I just haven’t been able to get the time!

The nights are now drawing in, and the past few days has been sunny, unlike May and June!

I am now on a three week rolling rota at work, I am now working one in every three weekends.
Staying with work, one of the warehouse colleagues is cutting back his hours, and I’m taking over his Tuesdays, and will be bringing in deliveries!

Me and my girlfriend are still together, and on Sunday we go off on holiday to Jersey for a week. We will be camping. Its my first holiday on my own, and my girlfriends first out of the country!

One of my other less known websites http://linux.roganty.co.uk/ is being worked on. And I have nearly completed it. I just need to tidy it up, and make it more presentable

The spam count has reached 7,800. That’s 2,800 in just over a month! Thank you Akismet!

I think that’s it, for this post!
And hopefully not for another month!

I’ve just washed my arms!

Thats it, I’m back!
I have been on and off overtime for the past month or two, but for that last two weeks, or at least since the 10th of April, I have been working every day!
Yes, I was even working on Easter Sunday!
But today was the last day, and I worked 11 and a half hours! I started at 8am and finished at 7:30pm

The reason, Stock take!

Yes, today was the last day, today we had to count the entire ambient warehouse, apart from the bits and pieces on the racking that was counted during that past couple of days.
That included all of the edible and non-ed cages, crisps, toilet rolls, drinks cages, euros, and a couple pallets of promo that came in delivery today!
Grocery had almost completly finished by about 6pm, that included health and beauty, and BWS, but not frozen, but it was close to completion!
And Grocery was the only department to finish first, just like a couple of years back when stock take was canceled due to the system being too slow, Grocery, or Ambient, was the only department to finish.

As I was dragging my tired ass out of the place the stock take team were preparing.

All nights have to do is work the new stock on delivery, then at 6am the stock takers can then start counting.

On Stock take Mondays nothing is worked, no updates to the system can be done, only tills are allowed to access the system!
We do not get the system back until about 6pm on Monday!

I was in the warehouse all day counting, and I’ve been home since about 8pm, but I’ve only just noticed that my forearms were filthy!

Windy!!

Boy was it windy today!

Unfortunately in work one of the main doors that the lorries are unloaded through was broken, it was broken by the wind some time last week.
This meant that the wind was coming through the warehouse through the grocery corridor and onto the shop floor.

In the corridor we have a rubbish cage (also know as: comp; roll-cage) where we put the cardboard from the shop floor before putting it into the compactor.
The wind was so strong that it was pushing against the cardboard in the cage and it was rolling onto the shop floor.

Later on in the evening the other main door was closed, but it got stuck down, the motor that winds it up burnt out or something like that!
I came back down after my break and the door was open, it had been fixed!
Usually it takes one to two days for someone to come out to fix the doors, but today someone came out and had fixed it within half an hour!

Other wind related stories:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/gloucestershire/6273679.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6272193.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6274377.stm

Well thats about it!
Until next time
Bye

Twelve Days of Christmas Driving for ASDA

As promised yesterday, here is the twelve days of Christmas driving for ASDA as written by one of the home shopping colleagues

On the first day of Christmas
ASDA house gave to me
A van to replace AZP

On the second day of Christmas
ASDA house gave to me
Two woolly gloves
And a van to replace AZP

On the third day of Christmas
ASDA house gave to me
Three redeliveries,
Two woolly gloves
And a van to replace AZP

On the fourth day of Christmas
ASDA house gave to me
Four customers to call,
Three redeliveries,
Two woolly gloves
And a van to replace AZP

On the fifth day of Christmas
ASDA house gave to me
Five orders on hold,
Four customers to call,
Three redeliveries,
Two woolly gloves
And a van to replace AZP

On the sixth day of Christmas
ASDA house gave to me
Six geese with feathers,
Five orders on hold,
Four customers to call,
Three redeliveries,
Two woolly gloves
And a van to replace AZP

On the seventh day of Christmas
ASDA house gave to me
Seven totes of Carling,
Six geese with feathers,
Five orders on hold,
Four customers to call,
Three redeliveries,
Two woolly gloves
And a van to replace AZP

On the eighth day of Christmas
ASDA house gave to me
Eight flats to walk to,
Seven totes of Carling,
Six geese with feathers,
Five orders on hold,
Four customers to call,
Three redeliveries,
Two woolly gloves
And a van to replace AZP

On the ninth day of Christmas
ASDA house gave to me
Nine totes a missing,
Eight flats to walk to,
Seven totes of Carling,
Six geese with feathers,
Five orders on hold,
Four customers to call,
Three redeliveries,
Two woolly gloves
And a van to replace AZP

On the tenth day of Christmas
ASDA house gave to me
Ten straps a swaying,
Nine totes a missing,
Eight flats to walk to,
Seven totes of Carling,
Six geese with feathers,
Five orders on hold,
Four customers to call,
Three redeliveries,
Two woolly gloves
And a van to replace AZP

On the eleventh day of Christmas
ASDA house gave to me
Eleven customers moaning,
Ten straps a swaying,
Nine totes a missing,
Eight flats to walk to,
Seven totes of Carling,
Six geese with feathers,
Five orders on hold,
Four customers to call,
Three redeliveries,
Two woolly gloves
And a van to replace AZP

On the twelfth day of Christmas
ASDA house gave to me
Twelve days to recover,
Eleven customers moaning,
Ten straps a swaying,
Nine totes a missing,
Eight flats to walk to,
Seven totes of Carling,
Six geese with feathers,
Five orders on hold,
Four customers to call,
Three redeliveries,
Two woolly gloves
And a van to replace AZP

Christmas Monday!

I’ve just got to finish of my sister, and get something for my dad and that’s it.
The only thing that would be left to do is wrap the presents!

What have I been doing since the last post?
Working mainly!

I had Sunday off, but that was because it was granddads 86th birthday on Saturday, and me, dad, and sister, and granddad (obviously) and auntie Sue went to the White Horse on the A38 just past Thornbury for a meal.
On Sunday morning me and dad went around the shops. Which was when I finished mums presents.

On Monday I worked. Luckily it was only in the morning, so I could still go out in the evening with my girlfriend.

For the next three of four days, until Friday, or Saturday, I will be working close to 12 hours a day!
Tomorrow (Wednesday) I’ll be doing a bit of Christmas shopping in the morning, so I wont be working 12 hours, but I will be working longer than my usual eight hours!

In the home shopping office someone has written out the twelve days of Christmas song, but changed it slightly!
Each verse starts with: On the n’th day of Christmas ASDA House sent to me….

I’ll try to get a copy of it and post it soon.
As for my Christmas theme…I wont be able to do the twelve days of Christmas header image after all, mainly due to the fact that I haven’t been able to have any time to make a start on them.
If I can manage to do at least the first three or four, then I will be able to make them up a couple of days in advance. But I cannot see myself being able to find the time to do even one!

As for the rest of the Christmas theme, I will put up the additional images, but not the banner, as I haven’t complete it yet.

I wonder what a couple of my New Year Resolutions will be….

Merry Christmas every one