I still talk with a friend of mine from The Show I call him Keith and told him about a letter I got from the company. There was a data breach and it involved the information of present and past employees. I’m pretty sure there are a lot of people who got such a letter in their mailbox.
I even messaged Keith that part of me hoped it was a check – a check for what who knows perhaps stolen wages. I never thought I’d get anything from the place I formerly call $h!tplace. The last communication I ever had from that place was in November 2014 which they gave emails about codes to certain doors around the cinema and an employee meal from the bar and lounge. Another coworker even joked they want me back and all I could say is that they could’ve kept me and it’s too late!
The company that owns The Show has been referred by many employees as cheap. They don’t like to spend money on anything, including raises for their associates. So it was a bit funny when they offered a free year for identity protection services. Told this to Keith because you know at least they’re paying for something he laughed.
Either way I have one more piece of business with The Show to deal with although not really serious business just take advantage of this offer and go from there. This isn’t the only time I’ve had to deal with something like this.
I shopped at Target and they were victims of a data breach. I again took advantage of a deal on identity protection services. Called an 800 number and talked with a nice man who had a southern accent. We talked about football and admitted that the Bears have disappointed me once too often for me to care. And my bank sent me another debit card because of it.
Well anyway just thought I share this with you. Another filler post to share with you all until about the end of the month. Hard to believe we’re right in the middle of fall at this point.
Soon it’ll be time to get ready to fall back with our clocks….
I used to fill out some of Anthony’s job applications, and then one night I just got fed up. If you want to know why this practice started.
At some point during the course of my first year at the Hole I offered to send the Hustler some requisitions that I thought he would be interested. Some of these positions were mgmt, and knowing he had worked with alcohol made sure to send him jobs in that area. I had arrived at the period of it’s working out for me so I don’t mind helping out people who I consider friends get to where I am.
Well Ant had the tendency to make this an ordeal. Some of those requisitions were internal. So once I sent a screencap of a requisition to him (because outsiders weren’t expected to apply) however he complained he couldn’t see anything. When sending a direct email he might reply back that he’s interested, then I might tell him to apply. Though most of the time if it’s an internal requisition I might tell him that and leave it to him to follow up from there. Besides, he’s got the gift of gab and talks himself into things. He seems to have an inability to really communicate what he wants….
At some point he just says if I see something he might be interested in apply for him. That is he’s leaving it for me to do his work for him which I did for a bit of time. Perhaps for the Dine-In show and for Fresh Foods until just forgetting all of his log-ins and told him to reset which as far as I know he never did. Perhaps he just isn’t comfortable with doing online applications for whatever reason. It brings this to mind.
At The Show we had utilized an online scheduling system which allowed us to put our shifts on the board if we want to trade or drop shifts. It was very easy and ultimately mgmt used this as a way to d!ck with us. I didn’t mind taking advantage of that system when possible sometimes the outcome was great and occasionally it wasn’t that good.
Regardless one day Anthony saw his schedule and saw mine decided he wanted to switch a Saturday night shift. He wanted to work later for whatever reason and I worked later, in exchange I had to work his midday shift. He told me to put my shift on the board and put his name on it. Well I was waiting for him to accept that trade and meanwhile everyone else but him had been picking up that shift. Yours truly had to reject those requests and then repost, however, it got closer to my shift and I just said forget it!
Then no more than a day or two before that shift he starts to send messages
Anthony: Will you traid with me? (yes that was how he spelled trade)
Yours Truly: * didn’t know what he was saying so I ignored this and some time later he responds*
Ant: Would you please answer!
Y.T.: Trade? * I finally realized what he was saying *
Ant: Whatever. Are you going to do it?
I didn’t respond and we go to my scheduled shift on Saturday and he starts making me feel guilty for not taking his shift. I could’ve gotten off earlier due to his efforts, however, in my point of view it my expectation was he’d go onto this site and do what he needed to do to pick up my shift. For whatever reason he didn’t and found it much easier to worry me about it instead of figuring out how to pick up that shift. Of course by the time he started trying get this done it was a bit too late at that point.
So the last time he tried to get me to fill out an application it was for a job he seemed more interested in. He wasn’t that interested in working for Fresh Foods evidently. Basically this was a day where we went to lunch on my dime and he wanted to borrow some money. When I asked him if he had anything he shrugged his shoulders like I don’t have nothing pay which I just let slide. When we were eating he decided to make some crude reference to how he’d feel so sorry for my girlfriend and how yours truly would just start to fill her up……
Anyway after lunch we stop at a local shop near The Show which had a posting in a window for early morning workers to just stock the shop before it opens for the day. He made sure to talk to a manager up there the way I expected him to do for Fresh Foods if he was so inclined which evidently he wasn’t. I don’t remember all she said to him, but I’m sure she instructed him to apply online.
Not long after that one night I was on the computer and he started texting my phone. He says that store lost his information – how does that happens especially if the company itself is a reputable one – and he also further states that his computer is acting up. He’s letting me know he wants me to fill the application out for him. And like a dummy I get started and see that there’s more work than I had really intended to devote on that given late night. The application was asking for information only he would know.
I got so frustrated and just told him that more information was needed before going forward. He texts back “call me“, and never do. Before turning my phone off it showed that he called me because he was evidently motivated to get this done. I just couldn’t keep doing his work for him and besides seeing him in action talking to managers in a few places he likes to making hiring him a supreme court case. When applying for him I do the bare minimum, why should yours truly do the work he knows to do himself?
He never discussed it again and for a while I continued to send him requisitions from Fresh although again no evident interest from him and at some point he started talking about going back to Finer Foods. Even though he may well have found a job with Finer’s I may still send him requisitions on occasion which only stopped once the “Climax” happened….
Here’s another reason why I used to share Fresh requisitions with him. When he regained the privilege of rides in my mother’s car I told him that an electronics store down the street from The Show had called me. When pulling out of the parking lot near The Show he started getting mad “You know you are wrong Jack! With all these leads I gave you?” In other words he’s letting me know he thinks I’m holding out on opportunities for him.
Perhaps in reality he wants to know what I’m working on. This wasn’t long after the interview with the neighborhood cinema and it’s finally time to start moving on. Ultimately I never was able to get an interview with that store and it only led to me telling him what opportunities I’m pursuing, especially before he himself finally left the theater about a year later. As it turned out it was really not my obligation to tell him what leads or what jobs I’m pursuing. If nothing else it led to him offering his own useless advice like following up or worry a hiring manager or negotiating.
Another thing to consider with this situation is in reality those opportunities are not what he’s interested in. Perhaps he didn’t really care about going to that electronics store for example, but it just served as a means for him to just try to get into my head.
I’ve been thinking about starting another blog. Perhaps when I’ve settled on it there will be a link posted here. Likely it will start publishing by the time of this blog’s 5th anniversary.
What is expected to be seen there is more topical posts. Things that are really incompatible for this blog and there are some posts here that aren’t very compatible. Hopefully there will be some tie-ins to my YouTube channel.
I’ll be happy to let you know once I set the place up. This blog isn’t going anywhere if you like seeing updates from my life as it unfolds.
I’ve spent about a week playing with the new facebook dating thingie. I’ve had a few matches already however not enough conversations. They jury as far as i’m concerned is still out as far as whether or not this is worth it.
I will add that since I’ve been on facebook since before it became a big deal and back when only college students largely populated the site I’ve been using the site to check out women anyway. I largely approached the site in that vein alone in addition to connecting with people I knew from before I got into Mission College.
Of course in this case I won’t just be checking out women who were my contemporaries at the neighboring universities in the area where I attended school. I will be scoping out women in the Chicago-area and hoping to make a match. Like I said I made quite a few matches though I could hardly characterize those as solid nibbles.
What I may not like since I’ve largely become vain about my age is how it’s put on your dating profile. Like I do with Tinder or even Bumble I should be able to leave that off. Perhaps I should suggest that to Facebook Dating. Also at least with Tinder you can reverse any likes or dislikes (or reverse your acceptance or rejection while swiping).
Either way I do like being able to be very selective about who you would want to match with. Let’s say you can set your filter to whether or not your potential matches has children. I could utilize that more often to be honest and not just that attribute of course.
Another thing I’ve done is pick nine women off of my facebook list that would open the door do some interesting crushes. I’ve debated whether or not they know that they’re my secret crush – which could help thin the pool of available women presuming they are single. One just for the hell of it is one I’ve been talking to since going to Mission more as a friend than as anyone I’m interested in alas. Others are from the sister school Hillman College, some live in the Chicago-area, one I used to work with, etc.
I’ll update you if I let any of these ladies know of my crush on them. And even better I can always make changes to the list so the first nine I have, may change in the future.
BTW, I got to wonder what Tommy thinks of this new facebook dating. Will he ever do a review of it? He has been very quiet lately…
I don’t like online dating. It’s hard for yours truly to really break out of the pack and score a date. It’s possible I’m making some mistakes with those women who are out there.
I’ve seen a lot of non-binary, queer, non-monogamous, pan-sexual, poly-sexual, bisexual and have even ran into a few trans-women. For the most part I swipe left for most of them. Right now I want someone who’s sure of themselves and most of them aren’t at least in my opinion. I don’t want someone in transition and I definitely don’t want someone who’s unwilling to truly commit in a traditional sense. If you’re non-binary sorry I’m looking for someone who’s a she not someone who wants to be a they/them.
That’s the trickiness of dating it’s very easy to point out what you don’t want, but no real idea as to what you do want. Then again you got to have the ability to reject those you’re sure might not be compatible in your life. Those who are just plain radical in their lives are not compatible with my own goals in a relationship which is that I desire a family and children.
So far my many matches are anywhere from college girls to just about grown women in their 30s. Some of the women I found on tinder are my facebook friends through the “Hillman College” connection. Is it worth risking being a creep who break some unwritten rules? Well actually I have….
Let’s say some of those women whom I’m connected with on facebook I had actually messaged them there with regards to Tinder and got no responses from them. There was one I really thought was cute and unfortunately she seems reticent and she’s local too so that should increase the chances. Perhaps I should try again, but I loath being the guy who is only talking to themselves in their inboxes.
I’ve matched some who are looking to have a bit of fun. I could read that as they “want the D“. Well those I’m very concerned about, yep I could get laid with those types. At the same time I don’t just want to get laid I really long for love. I’ve never been successful with love. One noted fetishes on their profile, well I’d feel a lot better with a girlfriend who was into that.
A somewhat frequent topic on this blog has been those young women who are looking for sugar daddies. I’ve taken myself out of that hunt because I don’t exactly have sugar daddy money. Then again I wouldn’t mind a college girl, then again depending upon the girl that’s dangerous. Especially those that have over protective families and me dating a girl who either just entered college or isn’t that close to graduation could prove to be weird.
What have I decided? The real world is better. Perhaps I want a younger woman however how do I meet them? And perhaps I need to stay away from college girls…
i’ve been going around using my iPhone to take some shots around chicago. i want to punch this blog up with shots that i’ve taken. i wish i can share with you some archival photos at least those that i have never before published. time will tell on that.
although to be sure i can share more current photographs of the city as i see it. perhaps you may see hints of where i formerly work or even where i do work now. to be sure i may never identify any of those places as such but you may see them.
oh not just places i have worked certainly places i have frequented over time. i hope you enjoy the new presentation.
besides once a commenter suggested seeing a photo montage from the “mid-thirties virgin” although now it’s the “almost 40 virgin” at this point.
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