…I’m here, I promise. It’s been a hell of a long week, honestly– Sunday was spent doing mostly nothing at work and trying to recover from the case of 24-hour Con Crud that I came home with, Monday and Tuesday were the Longest Days Ever at work, and then Wednesday and yesterday I pretty much sat around the house playing Nioh. I managed to get out tonight; the three of us went to dinner and then selected pumpkins at a local patch; there will likely be some sort of carving thing happening on Sunday night, so there’s a post right there.
Actually, Monday’s shenanigans deserve at least a brief mention, if only in a holy shit I survived that sort of way. We sell beds, right? We also sell what we, perhaps too grandly, are supposed to call top-of-bed products and most of us just call bedding, because saying top-of-bed products is Goddamned stupid.
Anyway, we’re clearancing out all of our bedding. All of it. Every last piece. We’re doing it because we’re bringing in an entirely new line of stuff, and the old stuff has to go before the new stuff comes in. As you do. Selling bedding has always been fun, because in addition to the usual commission we make a substantial number of points on it too. We get paid 20% of our points (which we can get for a variety of reasons) at the end of every week, meaning it’s not only basically immediate money but it’s good money– you can make $20 on a $100 bed set, and our bed sets went up to $300.
As of Sunday, we were still paying out full points for bedding. Which meant when I sold a set of bedding for– get this– $24.99, that money basically went straight into my pocket. So I was actually pretty damn excited about the idea of steering every single person who walked in the door toward buying bedding, and making up for several weeks of low pay.
And then they turned points off on Monday, meaning that where I was expecting to make about $20 a sale I made $1.25 instead, and instead of the usual three or four sales for a Monday I had twenty-nine, well over half of which involved stripping a bed and bagging everything up. By myself, since I was the only person on my side of the store.
And then Tuesday I did it again, only with eighteen sales instead of 29, because most of the good shit got sold on Monday.
So yeah. I’ve been tired. Real tired. I’ll try and post more next week.