Tag Archive: Borders


I Still Have A Job

For the moment at least. Though I did find out on wednesday if I get another job and resign I more or less lose my annual leave. How much does that suck – we won’t guarantee your job but if you find another one you lose the holiday pay we owe you. So needless to say I booked my holidays instead. I think I really need them.

I’ve been working on a new project, this one is a bit time sensitive and I’m fired up for it, but in the process other stuff has slipped by the wayside and I’m not so sure that is a good thing, especially when the Writer’s Festival is on next week. I am so looking forward to it. But in usual style for my life things are not so simple. I’ve had this planned for ages and I find out today that hubby is running the sound desk for a concert on saturday night. He swears he told me but I totally don’t remember, last I heard he couldn’t get in touch with anyone about the show. He probably did problem this week has been as bad as last week but for different reasons. Anyway I’ve told him he has to sort out what is happening with the girls because I will definitely be going to the Feast of Words – the ticket has been paid for and like I said earlier I need a break.

I also want to have some of my stuff sorted at least in my head, for the publishing seminar. I know it’s a seminar and won’t get me a publishing deal on the spot but it pays to be ready surely. So I have to focus these next few days, I don’t want to waste the opportunity of listening to some truly awesome authors.

I am going to try and get my head into gear and get some good writing done. It’s all about focus as I often tell my daughter. Next week I will hopefully have some awesome things to write about, not just with my own writing journey.

Borders…

Work went into administration this week. Not all that surprising but I find myself sad none-the-less. there isn’t a lot of need for a kids book specialist. I don’t know how long I will have a job for. A scary thought when you have a family to look after and mostly live paycheque to paycheque.

On thursday we were told it would be business as usual for the moment. Then friday morning we were told were weren’t honouring gift cards. yeah sure business as usual. Then I am supposed to be reprimanded (though my line manager didn’t bother) because I took to answering the phone with “good morning Borders…yes we are open”.

Seriously the guys in the offices need to get their butts on the store floors and deal with the s*#$ that we have to.

It was a really rough day yesterday. In the end it was the nice customers who got to me, who broke me. It turns out they had to get security in to help deal with the customers.

So anyway please, if you do need to deal with the staff at one of these stores do it with a little consideration. As people we will make it through this sure but knowing that doesn’t make it any less stressful or emotional at the moment.

On the upside – if it can really be called that, hopefully it will force a long overdue restructure of the entire industry. I say hopefully because I still dream of getting published.