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Subject: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/16/07 at 5:03 pm

This will be the thread just like Au Bon Pain a year ago.I will be working so I'll let you all know what goes on during that week.Right Now my schedule is as follows:

Wednesday:12-6
Thursday:230pm-7pm
Friday:2pm-7pm
Saturday:12pm-4pm

Sundays,Mondays and Tuesdays are my days off but that could change at any time. Today,I filled out the W2 forms with loads of paperwork,got the Pathmark book,Got my discount cards,was shown around the building where everything is located:bathroom,breakroom,storage room and punch in/punch out time clock.I'm in the Union which is wonderful so I'm happy for that and I have a 30 day probation.And that's about it for now.My job coach will be there this Wednesday The 18th at 12pm to assist me in any way shape or form.It's part time about 20-25 hours 7.75-8 dollars an hour and they're going to start me off with 4 days for the moment and If I do good,My supervisor will increase my hours and days.Thanks to my job coach,my girlfriend and everyone else have been giving me the motivation I surely need to go back to work again.Anyway,I'll let you know what happens on Wednesday. :)

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Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: whistledog on 04/16/07 at 5:13 pm

Well done on your job search Howard!

Those are some good hours for ya

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 04/16/07 at 5:15 pm

What exactly is Pathmark?  We don't have any around here.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Ashkicksass on 04/16/07 at 5:16 pm


What exactly is Pathmark?  We don't have any around here.


I was just going to ask the same question.  And Howard, what is your job title?  What will you be doing?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/16/07 at 5:16 pm


What exactly is Pathmark?  We don't have any around here.


Pathmark is a huge supermarket.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/16/07 at 5:17 pm


Well done on your job search Howard!

Those are some good hours for ya


Thanks WD. :)

So I may not post on here as much as I used to but I'll be around.Probably during the evening hours and that's about it.Saturdays after 4pm.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/16/07 at 5:18 pm


I was just going to ask the same question.  And Howard, what is your job title?  What will you be doing?



collecting carts,sweeping inside and outside,collecting garbage and that's basically it for now.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Ashkicksass on 04/16/07 at 5:53 pm



collecting carts,sweeping inside and outside,collecting garbage and that's basically it for now.


Cool!  Good luck to you Howard - it sounds like a fun job.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: lorac61469 on 04/16/07 at 6:04 pm

Best of luck!

My sister worked at Pathmark for many years back when she was in high school and college.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Step-chan on 04/16/07 at 6:26 pm



collecting carts,sweeping inside and outside,collecting garbage and that's basically it for now.


That's what I do where I work at.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 04/16/07 at 6:30 pm

I've heard of Pathmark.

So basically, you're like a back-up stocker, or bagger?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Midas on 04/16/07 at 6:45 pm

Congrats Howard!  That's great news!  Let us know how it goes. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/16/07 at 8:24 pm

Awesome, Howard!! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/16/07 at 8:27 pm

Congradulations, man. I know you've been wanting to get a job for awhile, hope this one works out for you.

I've gotta say, having worked a few retail jobs myself since 1999, it's basically a good experience because I like interacting with people. It's a good thing I don't work in a grocery store, though. I'd probably have too much fun joyriding with the shopping carts. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Step-chan on 04/16/07 at 8:38 pm

Keep it up! ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/16/07 at 10:29 pm


I've heard of Pathmark.

So basically, you're like a back-up stocker, or bagger?


cart collector,porter maintainence(sweeping inside and outside)and garbage refuse.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Rice_Cube on 04/16/07 at 10:59 pm

Good job Howard :)  It's a decent kind of job to really build up that work ethic.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Dominic L. on 04/16/07 at 11:04 pm


That's what I do where I work at.


Where do you work, Stephen?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 04/16/07 at 11:10 pm

My brother started out working at Kroger's doing exactly what you are going to be doing. He had a part time job in high school.  Now 15 years later he's been promoted within the store and makes a good paycheck and really likes the place he works at.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Southern Image on 04/16/07 at 11:20 pm

Good job, Howard.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Gis on 04/17/07 at 1:22 am

Well done Howard.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/17/07 at 1:24 am

Congratulations on your new job Howard. I hope you do well.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 04/17/07 at 4:15 am

Congratulations Howard.  The new job sounds great.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/17/07 at 7:00 am

Thanks Everyone.I know I'm going to do very well even though It's Part Time work right now working 4 days a week,20-25 hours.That's ok with me,I'll take it.It's time to get back to doing what I love doing best and that is to make money and feel good about myself no matter if It's Part Time or Full Time,It's a job.I officially start on Wednesday so I'll keep you up to date with everything that happens day to day in Pathmark and keep this thread going just like Au Bon Pain. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/17/07 at 7:01 am


Good job Howard :)  It's a decent kind of job to really build up that work ethic.


Thanks Rice. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/17/07 at 11:47 am

Everytime I hear about Pathmark I think of a commercial they had many, many, many moons ago. (Sung to the tune of the 12 Days of Christmas)

We have 12 stores in 1 store
At prices you can't beat.
At Parthmark we try
To help you make ends meet.



Congrats on the new job, Howard.



Cat

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 04/17/07 at 11:50 am

Well done, Howard.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: lorac61469 on 04/17/07 at 12:27 pm


Everytime I hear about Pathmark I think of a commercial they had many, many, many moons ago. (Sung to the tune of the 12 Days of Christmas)

We have 12 stores in 1 store
At prices you can't beat.
At Parthmark we try
To help you make ends meet.



Congrats on the new job, Howard.



Cat


Every time I see a Pathmark I think of this guy...

http://ia.ec.imdb.com/media/imdb/01/I/65/86/22m.jpg

James Karen...or as I like to call him "Mr. Pathmark"  ;D.  He used to do the T.V. commercials.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Step-chan on 04/17/07 at 12:36 pm


Where do you work, Stephen?


At Marsh. A Supermarket chain in Indiana. Used to work at Cub Foods before that.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/17/07 at 2:34 pm

Thanks Cat and Ceramics,I'll be sure to let you all know how my first day was at Pathmark tomorrow night.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: spaceace on 04/17/07 at 3:19 pm

*spaceace makes note to self*

next time in NYC bug Howard at Pathmark. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/17/07 at 10:19 pm


*spaceace makes note to self*

next time in NYC bug Howard at Pathmark. ;D


Please Don't,you'll get me fired. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: spaceace on 04/17/07 at 10:21 pm


Please Don't,you'll get me fired. ;D



Oh, o.k.  Just don't give me a cart with the wheels that lock up and we'll call it even. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/18/07 at 7:17 am



Oh, o.k.  Just don't give me a cart with the wheels that lock up and we'll call it even. ;D


Ok sure no problem.  ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/18/07 at 7:21 am

Ok,I guess I'm off to work in just a little while.Today starts the 12pm-6pm shift with my job coach so I'll see you guys later tonight.Take care,Bye! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 04/18/07 at 8:23 am



Oh, o.k.  Just don't give me a cart with the wheels that lock up and we'll call it even. ;D
How about one with the "crazy wheel" as I like to call it....you know, the one that just kinda' goes wherever it wants and sometimes makes it REALLY difficult to steer ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: spaceace on 04/18/07 at 10:27 am


How about one with the "crazy wheel" as I like to call it....you know, the one that just kinda' goes wherever it wants and sometimes makes it REALLY difficult to steer ;D


They all goes different ways. ::)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Ashkicksass on 04/18/07 at 10:49 am


How about one with the "crazy wheel" as I like to call it....you know, the one that just kinda' goes wherever it wants and sometimes makes it REALLY difficult to steer ;D



They all goes different ways. ::)


Or the cart with the stuck wheel that makes the loud groaning song every time you come around a corner?  It's nice to alert everyone in a 20 foot radius that you're coming!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: spaceace on 04/18/07 at 10:51 am


Or the cart with the stuck wheel that makes the loud groaning song every time you come around a corner?  It's nice to alert everyone in a 20 foot radius that you're coming!


It sound similar to air brakes doesn't it. :P

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Ashkicksass on 04/18/07 at 11:32 am


It sound similar to air brakes doesn't it. :P


  ;D ;D ;D  Yes!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/18/07 at 11:59 am



Oh, o.k.  Just don't give me a cart with the wheels that lock up and we'll call it even. ;D




How about one with the "crazy wheel" as I like to call it....you know, the one that just kinda' goes wherever it wants and sometimes makes it REALLY difficult to steer ;D




Or the cart with the stuck wheel that makes the loud groaning song every time you come around a corner?  It's nice to alert everyone in a 20 foot radius that you're coming!



Why do I seem to get carts with all of the above? I guess I am a "bad cart magnet".  :-\\



Cat

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/18/07 at 7:38 pm


How about one with the "crazy wheel" as I like to call it....you know, the one that just kinda' goes wherever it wants and sometimes makes it REALLY difficult to steer ;D


How about if I just run you over with that,Wait a Minute,That isn't very nice. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/18/07 at 7:39 pm


Or the cart with the stuck wheel that makes the loud groaning song every time you come around a corner?  It's nice to alert everyone in a 20 foot radius that you're coming!



or you'll get run over by them.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/18/07 at 7:49 pm

Today was my very first day at Pathmark and boy was it exhausting.Today was the 12pm-6pm shift basically doing cart collecting with my co-worker Brian and some sweeping the outside where there are cigarette butts on the sidewalk from smoking.It was a bit confusing today cause It was my first day on the job.But you know something,I'm getting the hang of it collecting the carts.It's a sinch,I love it.Tomorrow is the 2pm-7pm shift so when I come home my feet will be aching with all that running around the parking lot doing cart collecting all day long with my job coach assisting me for half the shift.I got my own locker with locker number,my own gloves,orange with yellow striped vest they wear all the time when working outside and inside.And basically the co-workers are nice,I'm going to get along with them well.Everyone today was nice.Overall,I did great.My job coach is so confident that I will do well that maybe in the future,I might get full time or more hours added on with days.Well,that's about it for today.Tomorrow will be tiring so I'm going to need good sneakers.I wore loafers and my feet were red and blistery.Have a good day and I'll see you tomorrow. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/18/07 at 7:51 pm





Why do I seem to get carts with all of the above? I guess I am a "bad cart magnet".  :-\\



Cat


Do you shop at Pathmark? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/18/07 at 10:13 pm


Today was my very first day at Pathmark and boy was it exhausting.Today was the 12pm-6pm shift basically doing cart collecting with my co-worker Brian and some sweeping the outside where there are cigarette butts on the sidewalk from smoking.It was a bit confusing today cause It was my first day on the job.But you know something,I'm getting the hang of it collecting the carts.It's a sinch,I love it.Tomorrow is the 2pm-7pm shift so when I come home my feet will be aching with all that running around the parking lot doing cart collecting all day long with my job coach assisting me for half the shift.I got my own locker with locker number,my own gloves,orange with yellow striped vest they wear all the time when working outside and inside.And basically the co-workers are nice,I'm going to get along with them well.Everyone today was nice.Overall,I did great.My job coach is so confident that I will do well that maybe in the future,I might get full time or more hours added on with days.Well,that's about it for today.Tomorrow will be tiring so I'm going to need good sneakers.I wore loafers and my feet were red and blistery.Have a good day and I'll see you tomorrow. :)



sounds like a fulfilling day, Howard. Don't worry...you'll get the hang out it and things will get easier for you, once you learn exactly what you have to do. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: KKay on 04/18/07 at 11:00 pm

I really should go visit. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/18/07 at 11:43 pm


Today was my very first day at Pathmark and boy was it exhausting.Today was the 12pm-6pm shift basically doing cart collecting with my co-worker Brian and some sweeping the outside where there are cigarette butts on the sidewalk from smoking.It was a bit confusing today cause It was my first day on the job.But you know something,I'm getting the hang of it collecting the carts.It's a sinch,I love it.Tomorrow is the 2pm-7pm shift so when I come home my feet will be aching with all that running around the parking lot doing cart collecting all day long with my job coach assisting me for half the shift.I got my own locker with locker number,my own gloves,orange with yellow striped vest they wear all the time when working outside and inside.And basically the co-workers are nice,I'm going to get along with them well.Everyone today was nice.Overall,I did great.My job coach is so confident that I will do well that maybe in the future,I might get full time or more hours added on with days.Well,that's about it for today.Tomorrow will be tiring so I'm going to need good sneakers.I wore loafers and my feet were red and blistery.Have a good day and I'll see you tomorrow. :)
way to go Howard. It sounds like a good job with a big company.  Keep up the good work.  8) 

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 04/19/07 at 3:34 am


Today was my very first day at Pathmark and boy was it exhausting.Today was the 12pm-6pm shift basically doing cart collecting with my co-worker Brian and some sweeping the outside where there are cigarette butts on the sidewalk from smoking.It was a bit confusing today cause It was my first day on the job.But you know something,I'm getting the hang of it collecting the carts.It's a sinch,I love it.Tomorrow is the 2pm-7pm shift so when I come home my feet will be aching with all that running around the parking lot doing cart collecting all day long with my job coach assisting me for half the shift.I got my own locker with locker number,my own gloves,orange with yellow striped vest they wear all the time when working outside and inside.And basically the co-workers are nice,I'm going to get along with them well.Everyone today was nice.Overall,I did great.My job coach is so confident that I will do well that maybe in the future,I might get full time or more hours added on with days.Well,that's about it for today.Tomorrow will be tiring so I'm going to need good sneakers.I wore loafers and my feet were red and blistery.Have a good day and I'll see you tomorrow. :)


That sounds a great day Howard. 

You might try wearing some leather boots or safety shoes of some sort, that' what my dad used to wear when he was a trolley collector.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Brian06 on 04/19/07 at 4:54 am

Congratulations Howard, good luck on the new job!  ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: danootaandme on 04/19/07 at 6:21 am

Glad to hear you have gotten a good job, Howard.  Sounds like low stress and hope you, your job coach, and Pathmark can make it work.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/19/07 at 6:22 am


I really should go visit. :)


Do you live in Garden City Park,Long Island? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/19/07 at 6:23 am


way to go Howard. It sounds like a good job with a big company.  Keep up the good work.  8)   


Plus I'll be on The Union in 30 days,I have a probation.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/19/07 at 6:24 am


That sounds a great day Howard. 

You might try wearing some leather boots or safety shoes of some sort, that' what my dad used to wear when he was a trolley collector.


My job coach said I should wear comfortable sneakers for my feet to breathe and not black loafers.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/19/07 at 6:27 am

Thanks Everyone,I hope my job coach and I make it work so I can be very successful at Pathmark.Today is my 2nd day at the place 2pm-7pm so I'll see you guys most likely later tonight,Take care and Bye! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Gis on 04/19/07 at 7:59 am


My job coach said I should wear comfortable sneakers for my feet to breathe and not black loafers.
I'm surprised you haven't been offered safety boots as part of your uniform.

I'm glad the day went well. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/19/07 at 11:31 am


Do you shop at Pathmark? ???



We don't have Pathmark where I am.

I'm glad your first day went well.



Cat

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/19/07 at 8:13 pm


I'm surprised you haven't been offered safety boots as part of your uniform.

I'm glad the day went well. :)


Today I bought 2 pairs of sneakers before heading off to work,1 for $19.99 get the 2nd one for $10.00.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/19/07 at 8:13 pm



We don't have Pathmark where I am.

I'm glad your first day went well.



Cat



Thanks Cat. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/19/07 at 8:26 pm

My 2nd day at Pathmark went well,My job coach was there to assist me as usual up until 430pm then I was on my own for the rest of the day.Basically,today was collecting carts all day cause it was such a busy one and busy it was.I was taught from my job coach how to collect a total of 7 carts at once or putting 2 into 4 or 2 into 5 then smashing them and driving them into the corral to line them up correctly.Just before doing the carts,my good friend Tammy(co-worker)shown me how to do the garbages and the trash compactor so that's what she did with me.My poor tootsies were hurting from the new sneakers I bought this morning.They also suggest I wear white socks and gel insoles to protect your feet cause you'll be running around all day.And It was a pretty warm one so I needed frequent breaks to relax and drink coke and water,that was refreshing.And that was the whole day,doing carts and collecting them.I'm loving my new job,the co-workers are great,and so are the managers.Tomorrow is also 2pm-7pm so I'll see you tomorrow morning or tomorrow evening,Bye and good night! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Rice_Cube on 04/19/07 at 9:54 pm

Good job Howard.  I used to do cart runs.  Made it a bit of a game.  For a little guy I did alright :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 04/20/07 at 3:53 am

Maybe it's the mother hen in me, but just a word of caution. 

When you smash the carts together, make REAL sure that your hands aren't close to wear the carts are getting smashed together... my little brother broke a couple of his fingers (then drove himself to the emergency room and didn't call us or anything (the little brat)) once when he was collecting carts because he got his fingers smashed in between the carts.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/20/07 at 7:03 am


Good job Howard.  I used to do cart runs.  Made it a bit of a game.  For a little guy I did alright :)


How many carts did you smash together?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/20/07 at 7:04 am


Maybe it's the mother hen in me, but just a word of caution. 

When you smash the carts together, make REAL sure that your hands aren't close to wear the carts are getting smashed together... my little brother broke a couple of his fingers (then drove himself to the emergency room and didn't call us or anything (the little brat)) once when he was collecting carts because he got his fingers smashed in between the carts.


I was wearing special gloves and yesterday I almost got smashed with my fingers,Thank God for gloves.My poor aching feet and hands. :(

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/20/07 at 7:10 am

Today is my 3rd day at Pathmark.My job coach will be there to assist me as usual up until 430pm I believe then I'm on my own for the rest of the day.Today is the 2pm-7pm shift plus It's going to be a warm one so I better bring plenty of wet naps and sunglasses for the outside cause tomorrow It's going to be 75-80 degrees.Already I'm loving the customer service,the co-workers and being the cartman,See you all tonight. :)

http://www.southparkx.net/gallery/data/media/27/cartman.jpg

I thought I would add in a joke for the morning. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/20/07 at 8:16 pm

I finished my 3rd day at Pathmark today and boy my feet are aching and blistery.Thank God for those gel insoles I bought this morning at CVS.But anyway,It was a very busy day,nice sunny afternoon with temperatures near 70 and tomorrow up around 75 with the 12pm-4pm shift that I have.My job coach was there to assist me as usual up until 430pm then I was on my own till 7pm.But today was basically doing the carts and trying to stack as many as possible in the corral,7 the most and learning how to steer the carts right into the corral and smashing them together.Later I swept and took out the refuse.But all in all,It was very exhausting and I'm so tired.The customer service is fantastic,the co-workers are fun to get along with and I'm feeling like it's home to me.Thanks to my job coach,I've got someplace to go to.Tomorrow is the 12pm-4pm shift so I'll see you guys tomorrow afternoon,evening,Bye. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/20/07 at 8:57 pm

that's great to hear Howard...we are all very proud of you! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/21/07 at 8:21 am

My final week of work and boy I can't wait till this week is over so I can have a 3 day respite to rest my feet and hands.Today is the 12pm-4pm shift so I'll see you guys later,Bye!  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/22/07 at 7:22 am

Well I finished my first 20 hour week of Wednesday,Thursday,Friday and Saturday and I feel pretty good,a little blistery but anyway a good 4 days.Today I basically did the same thing of doing the carts with co-workers Tammy and Brian,He's been there being the cart clerk for 3 years and he's older than me.Let me tell you,the co-workers at Pathmark are the best and that goes for Au Bon Pain and the customer service is fantastic there but compared to Au Bon Pain,I didn't quite care for it cause some customers were so rude on occassions,At least I don't have to deal with spilt coffee all the time now.The good thing about being a cart clerk are the nice sunny days but what my co-worker was saying to me is that you have to be prepared for Summer,Fall and The Cold winter so wearing less layers in Summer(drinking loads of water) and more layers in Winter helps.That's what It's all about,the temperature and season changes.If it snows,wear good boots and if it rains,wear a poncho so always be aware.So anyway the new schedule came out today and NOW I'm working:

Monday 10:30-3pm
Wednesday 2:30pm-6:30pm
Thursday 2:30pm-6:30pm
Saturday 3pm-7pm

the other days are my "off days" which I'm taking advantage of.More good news,I'm getting my first paycheck this Thursday.Co-Workers get paid every Thursday or every other Thursday,It depends on people's schedule.But that's about it,My day off tomorrow and I return Monday morning,Take care and Bye for now.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/22/07 at 5:02 pm

:) Congratulations, Howard  :)

Glad to see you score the job.  And I'm glad to see that it is a Union job too.  :) :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/22/07 at 10:19 pm


:) Congratulations, Howard  :)

Glad to see you score the job.  And I'm glad to see that it is a Union job too.  :) :)



Yes Me too LB.I'm working tomorrow 1030am-3pm. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/23/07 at 10:21 pm

I had a pretty good day today.I was working the 1030am-3pm shift.The tasks included cart collecting,garbage refuse and for the first time I packaged groceries with my co-worker which is a first for me in quite a long time and I had so much fun doing it.So that was basically it.It was pretty warm so my co-worker and I bought a buy one get one free 1 Liter of Water for 89 cents plus tax.We were very thirsty.But anyway,that's basically it.Tomorrow is my day off and Wednesday I return 230pm-630pm and that also includes Thursday as well which is the day I get paid.So money will be coming in every Thursday for me.I'm loving my job and that's all that counts. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 04/24/07 at 3:44 am

It sounds like you're doing really well Howard.

Will your job coach always come to help you every day or will he leave you to it soon?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/24/07 at 6:20 am


It sounds like you're doing really well Howard.

Will your job coach always come to help you every day or will he leave you to it soon?


His job is to assist me for a while then he weans away so I that I can do the job on my own without any help from him.Maybe within the next few months,I won't even need my job coach so we'll see what happens.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 04/24/07 at 6:45 am

Howard, take this advice:  invest in some REALLY GOOD shoes.  I've had jobs where I've been on my feet all day and if your shoes are giving you blisters after a couple of days, you need better ones....

Congrats on making it through a week :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/24/07 at 3:43 pm


Howard, take this advice:  invest in some REALLY GOOD shoes.  I've had jobs where I've been on my feet all day and if your shoes are giving you blisters after a couple of days, you need better ones....

Congrats on making it through a week :)


No Mama,It's not REALLY blistery,It's just warm from being on my feet for 5-6 hours in one day.When I come home,I've been taking short showers to relax my poor tootsies cause they're not used to doing this kind of work.Now the big challenge is in 2 months when summer arrives with the very hot weather.I better drink plenty of water and ice cold fluids so I don't wind up dehydrating myself or I'll wind up becoming sick in the parking lot and nobody doesn't want that to happen to me.I'm going to try to invest in some new sneakers or boots so they don't hurt my feet in the near future.Tomorrow and Thursday are the 2:30pm-630pm shifts so I'm ready for once again another fun-filled busy day. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/25/07 at 6:41 am

Today is the 2:30pm-6:30pm shift and so is Thursday as well.Forecasters predicted a chance of rain late in the day so I better bring my poncho for later on in the afternoon.Anyway,I'll see you all later tonight. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: lorac61469 on 04/25/07 at 11:44 am


Howard, take this advice:  invest in some REALLY GOOD shoes.  I've had jobs where I've been on my feet all day and if your shoes are giving you blisters after a couple of days, you need better ones....

Congrats on making it through a week :)


I agree with that, if you're feet hurt you're miserable.

My husband has all of his employees get their shoes from a place called "Shoes for Crews". 

They're designed for people who spend lots of time on their feet and they're slip resistant. 

http://www.shoesforcrews.com/sfc3/index.cfm?changeWebsite=US_en

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/25/07 at 7:27 pm


I agree with that, if you're feet hurt you're miserable.

My husband has all of his employees get their shoes from a place called "Shoes for Crews". 

They're designed for people who spend lots of time on their feet and they're slip resistant. 

http://www.shoesforcrews.com/sfc3/index.cfm?changeWebsite=US_en



Thanks a lot Lorac. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/25/07 at 7:35 pm

Today was not that bad despite the rain and drizzle towards the evening.It was partly sunny then the showers arrived later on around 4pm.I basically did the carts from 230pm-630pm with a 10 minute break in the middle.Tomorrow is payday and I'm looking forward to seeing what it is cause that check was for a hard day's work week and I'm proud of myself for accomplishing this.I love my co-workers(some of them),customer service is the best and I don't have to mop up coffee spills and the bosses are nice to me.I have a good feeling that this job will last a long time and I will succeed.Maybe within the next 6 months to a year,They'll consider me full time but we'll take it slow right now and see what happens.I don't want to jump the gun just yet.Let me enjoy my job and what I'm doing cause that's what it takes to succeed in any position.Another reason that I chose Pathmark is to be close to my girlfriend's house which is not too far away from her.Anyway,tomorrow is also another 230-630pm shift so I'll see you tomorrow morning,Bye! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/26/07 at 6:48 am

Today is another 230pm-630pm shift and also I get paid so I'll see you guys later tonight,Bye! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: spaceace on 04/26/07 at 6:18 pm


Today is another 230pm-630pm shift and also I get paid so I'll see you guys later tonight,Bye! :)


*sigh*  It's so nice to see him happy. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/26/07 at 6:22 pm


Today was not that bad despite the rain and drizzle towards the evening.It was partly sunny then the showers arrived later on around 4pm.I basically did the carts from 230pm-630pm with a 10 minute break in the middle.Tomorrow is payday and I'm looking forward to seeing what it is cause that check was for a hard day's work week and I'm proud of myself for accomplishing this.I love my co-workers(some of them),customer service is the best and I don't have to mop up coffee spills and the bosses are nice to me.I have a good feeling that this job will last a long time and I will succeed.Maybe within the next 6 months to a year,They'll consider me full time but we'll take it slow right now and see what happens.I don't want to jump the gun just yet.Let me enjoy my job and what I'm doing cause that's what it takes to succeed in any position.Another reason that I chose Pathmark is to be close to my girlfriend's house which is not too far away from her.Anyway,tomorrow is also another 230-630pm shift so I'll see you tomorrow morning,Bye! :)



Wow that Pathmark must be a big place... 4 hours of wrangling carts!  :o

Glad that you like the coworkers (most of them) and that the bosses are nice, too.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/26/07 at 7:26 pm



Wow that Pathmark must be a big place... 4 hours of wrangling carts!  :o

Glad that you like the coworkers (most of them) and that the bosses are nice, too.




Yeah,LB that place get can get way overcrowded so I wind up doing a whole lot of carts in those many hours and I can also get a 10 minute drink break for coffee,water or soda.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/26/07 at 7:33 pm

Today was a pretty good day.What I did was the carts from 2:30pm-6:30pm with a 10 minute drink break for coffee,water or soda.And I got my very first paycheck at Pathmark which is an accomplishment of work well done and I'm happy.The check goes like this,I work 20 hours a week x $8.00 which brings you a total of $160 but the actual total is $130 so they take out taxes and stuff so that's my take home pay.Plus towards the end of my shift,I got to use a U-Scan machine which you put items under the scan bar and then you put in the dollars and it hands you the change with a receipt that you keep for your records.Other than that,It went well.Saturday the new schedule comes out and I'm working 3pm-7pm and that's about it,Bye! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/27/07 at 3:08 pm

Tomorrow I'm working from 3pm-7pm at Pathmark so I'll see you guys tomorow morning.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/27/07 at 6:54 pm


Today was a pretty good day.What I did was the carts from 2:30pm-6:30pm with a 10 minute drink break for coffee,water or soda.And I got my very first paycheck at Pathmark which is an accomplishment of work well done and I'm happy.The check goes like this,I work 20 hours a week x $8.00 which brings you a total of $160 but the actual total is $130 so they take out taxes and stuff so that's my take home pay.Plus towards the end of my shift,I got to use a U-Scan machine which you put items under the scan bar and then you put in the dollars and it hands you the change with a receipt that you keep for your records.Other than that,It went well.Saturday the new schedule comes out and I'm working 3pm-7pm and that's about it,Bye! :)


Sounds like you are liking the job, Howard.  That's always a good sign.  :)

LB

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/28/07 at 7:23 am

Today is the 3pm-7pm shift so I'lll be home later tonight between 7:30pm-8:30pm.My job coach won't be there today cause he has something to do so I'm basically on my own with my co-workers.I was just thinking if I save up enough money in my envelope from my paychecks on Thursdays and they stay within the 100's range most like by the end of this year I might have just about $900 dollars for a small apartment but I don't know how much one goes for these days.I feel this will turn out to be a good job for me instead of working at Au Bon Pain cleaning tables and mopping up coffee spills all the time which I got tired of doing and with Pathmark I'm working outside so I'm going to always have to deal with weather changes and conditions(Winter,Spring,Summer And Fall).And that's basically it.I'll see you guys either tonight or tomorrow cause they might have me working Sundays,if needed,Bye!  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/28/07 at 7:25 am


Sounds like you are liking the job, Howard.  That's always a good sign.  :)

LB


It Is.The customer service is just excellent there. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: tv on 04/28/07 at 4:38 pm

Well, Howard congrats on your new job. Sounds you like you like the job so just keep up the good work!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: La Roche on 04/28/07 at 4:44 pm


I was just thinking if I save up enough money in my envelope from my paychecks on Thursdays and they stay within the 100's range most like by the end of this year I might have just about $900 dollars for a small apartment but I don't know how much one goes for these days.


Remember Howard, you'd need to pay rent every month.. not just once.

Unless of course you're talking about buying one. A small apartment in the Villiage runs around $1,000,000 right about now, start saving.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: spaceace on 04/28/07 at 5:58 pm


Remember Howard, you'd need to pay rent every month.. not just once.

Unless of course you're talking about buying one. A small apartment in the Villiage runs around $1,000,000 right about now, start saving.


If (big IF) he does that, you'll be crashing there won't you.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: lorac61469 on 04/28/07 at 6:53 pm


Remember Howard, you'd need to pay rent every month.. not just once.

Unless of course you're talking about buying one. A small apartment in the Villiage runs around $1,000,000 right about now, start saving.


He might be talking about a security deposit.  I'm sure Howard would probably qualify for sort of assistance with his rent. 

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: La Roche on 04/28/07 at 8:14 pm


He might be talking about a security deposit.  I'm sure Howard would probably qualify for sort of assistance with his rent. 


Ah yes, you're probably right.


If (big IF) he does that, you'll be crashing there won't you.


No.. no.. I'm scared of Howard.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: lorac61469 on 04/28/07 at 8:56 pm




No.. no.. I'm scared of Howard.

:o :o
I didn't think anything frightened you. 

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: La Roche on 04/28/07 at 9:42 pm


:o :o
I didn't think anything frightened you. 


It's a short list.

Howard and Hippys basically.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/28/07 at 10:38 pm


Remember Howard, you'd need to pay rent every month.. not just once.

Unless of course you're talking about buying one. A small apartment in the Villiage runs around $1,000,000 right about now, start saving.


I understand that,I know the rules but what Robin And I were thinking was that to let MY Mother talk to her Mother and come up with a solution on how Her And I could get an apartment together.My Mother said to wait at least until you get established into this job and we'll discuss it further,maybe 6 months to a year and she'll come back to it.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/28/07 at 10:41 pm


If (big IF) he does that, you'll be crashing there won't you.


No I'll be buying an apartment with the help of My Mother and Robin's Parents cause they want to see a future with Robin and myself,If there is one,God only knows.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/28/07 at 10:42 pm


He might be talking about a security deposit.  I'm sure Howard would probably qualify for sort of assistance with his rent. 


What's a security deposit?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/28/07 at 10:50 pm

Today at Pathmark I basically did the cart collecting by myself from 3pm-7pm and then the new schedule came out so tomorrow and the next week goes like this:

Sunday 10am-4pm
Monday 1030-3pm
Wednesday 10-4
Thursday 230-7
Saturday10-2

This time I'll be working 25 hours a week so the money every Thursday will coming in like crazy cause my next paycheck or the week after that will be $200 minus the taxes so my take home pay from what what my father said should be about $175 and that's excellent.I'm enjoying it there a lot.The co-workers and customer service are great.I'm sure I'll do fine,I'm going to keep up the good work every time I'm there,do what I have to do and earn my pay!Talk to you guys either tomorrow morning, evening or Monday afternoon cause after work I'm squeezing in some time with Robin so I'll see you guys,Have a good weekend,Bye! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/28/07 at 10:53 pm


Today at Pathmark I basically did the cart collecting by myself from 3pm-7pm and then the new schedule came out so tomorrow and the next week goes like this:

Sunday 10am-4pm
Monday 1030-3pm
Wednesday 10-4
Thursday 230-7
Saturday10-2

This time I'll be working 25 hours a week so the money every Thursday will coming in like crazy cause my next paycheck or the week after that will be $200 minus the taxes so my take home pay from what what my father said should be about $175 and that's excellent.I'm enjoying it there a lot.The co-workers and customer service are great.I'm sure I'll do fine,I'm going to keep up the good work every time I'm there,do what I have to do and earn my pay!Talk to you guys either tomorrow evening or Monday cause after work I'm squeezing in some time with Robin so I'll see you guys,Have a good weekend,Bye! :)



sounds awesome, Howard...it's good to see that you are keeping yourself busy..and that you are enjoying yourself! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/28/07 at 10:55 pm



sounds awesome, Howard...it's good to see that you are keeping yourself busy..and that you are enjoying yourself! :)


I'm keeping myself busy and getting out of the house! Robin has given me the motivation to get up and go to work and I love her for that! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/29/07 at 5:55 am

Well,I'm off to work in just a little while.The reason I'm on this early in the morning is to tell you that buses on Sundays run every 45 minutes to an hour so I'll have a little breakfast at Burger King then get ready for work later.I'll see you guys later tomorrow cause I might not be on tonight cause I'll be so tired from work and hanging out with Robin for the rest of the day so have a good afternoon and a good evening,Bye!  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/29/07 at 7:22 am


Well,I'm off to work in just a little while.The reason I'm on this early in the morning is to tell you that buses on Sundays run every 45 minutes to an hour so I'll have a little breakfast at Burger King then get ready for work later.I'll see you guys later tomorrow cause I might not be on tonight cause I'll be so tired from work and hanging out with Robin for the rest of the day so have a good afternoon and a good evening,Bye!  :)


Hey Howard nice to hear about the expanded hours.  ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/29/07 at 10:13 pm

Well,It was a long day with the hours from 10am-4pm then after that,I got to spend the rest of the time with Robin.Today I basically did the cart collecting,packed a few groceries and made a $3 tip.When you're a cart collector and packing groceries,you're really not supposed to accept tips but if you want,It's up to you,So I did.And towards 1pm,I got to take a mini lunch break and bought myself a slice of pizza.And towards the end of my shift I almost lost my cell phone in the parking lot but thanks to my nice co-worker,He found it,I hugged and gave him a handshake.Anyway that was about it.Tomorrow is 1030am-3pm so I'll see you guys tomorrow afternoon or evening,Bye! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/29/07 at 10:15 pm


Hey Howard nice to hear about the expanded hours.  ;)


Not bad,huh? Maybe by next week I'll have 25-30 hours.But I'm basically gunning for full time and a bigger paycheck in the near future.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: JamieMcBain on 04/29/07 at 10:48 pm

Best of luck, Howard!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/30/07 at 6:21 am

Today is another fun filled day at Pathmark from 1030am-3pm and I definitely see a good paycheck this week and next week,I can't wait until Thursday. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/30/07 at 6:22 am


Best of luck, Howard!


Thanks Jamie!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: lorac61469 on 04/30/07 at 11:13 am


What's a security deposit?


It's money you give to the landlord when you rent the apartment.  Most of the time you get the money back when you leave, but if you wreck the apartment then they keep the money to cover the damage. 

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: JamieMcBain on 04/30/07 at 11:53 am


Thanks Jamie!


Your welcome!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/30/07 at 4:20 pm


It's money you give to the landlord when you rent the apartment.  Most of the time you get the money back when you leave, but if you wreck the apartment then they keep the money to cover the damage. 


So hopefully that won't happen.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/30/07 at 4:24 pm

Not a bad day today at Pathmark.It was a nice warm afternoon about 77 degrees with a good deal of sunshine.From 1030am-3pm I basically did the carts and then about 1pm,I went for lunch then after lunch I continued with what I was doing.The customer service was great.Tomorrow is a day off then I return Wednesday from 10am-4pm.The good thing about work is coming home after a long day and relaxing my tired old feet.Other than that,I enjoy it a lot but Summer is coming in a month and a half so I have to be prepared for it,Hopefully it won't be too hot. :o

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/30/07 at 7:00 pm


Not a bad day today at Pathmark.It was a nice warm afternoon about 77 degrees with a good deal of sunshine.From 1030am-3pm I basically did the carts and then about 1pm,I went for lunch then after lunch I continued with what I was doing.The customer service was great.Tomorrow is a day off then I return Wednesday from 10am-4pm.The good thing about work is coming home after a long day and relaxing my tired old feet.Other than that,I enjoy it a lot but Summer is coming in a month and a half so I have to be prepared for it,Hopefully it won't be too hot. :o


Howard, when you say the customer service is great, what exactly do you mean?  Do they have people taking groceries out to the customers' cars?  (When I was a kid that is what the grocery stores near my home did). ???

LB

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/30/07 at 10:29 pm


Howard, when you say the customer service is great, what exactly do you mean?  Do they have people taking groceries out to the customers' cars?  (When I was a kid that is what the grocery stores near my home did). ???

LB


The people are just so friendly and it's so much better than cleaning up coffee at ABP.I just give a warm smile and say "Thank You". :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/30/07 at 10:31 pm


The people are just so friendly and it's so much better than cleaning up coffee at ABP.I just give a warm smile and say "Thank You". :)


Howard, is Pathmark opened 24 hrs. or does it close at a certain time at night?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/30/07 at 10:34 pm


Howard, is Pathmark opened 24 hrs. or does it close at a certain time at night?


No It's open 24 hours.Hopefully there is a possibility in the near future that they could add 3 more days to make it full time,Could it be possible? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/30/07 at 10:40 pm


No It's open 24 hours.Hopefully there is a possibility in the near future that they could add 3 more days to make it full time,Could it be possible? ???



Probably Howard. Would you ever like to work 3rd shift (overnight)?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/01/07 at 6:41 am



Probably Howard. Would you ever like to work 3rd shift (overnight)?


No I'm not an overnight person.I don't think they would overwork me too much.Besides,My job coach knows both the supervisor and assistant supervisor so he could talk to them if it's possible for me to work the overnight shift.I just don't think it's possible.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 05/01/07 at 9:04 am


The people are just so friendly and it's so much better than cleaning up coffee at ABP.I just give a warm smile and say "Thank You". :)
Howard, customer service is the service the employees give to the customers, not how nice the customers are to the employees.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/01/07 at 5:09 pm


Howard, customer service is the service the employees give to the customers, not how nice the customers are to the employees.



The customer service IS very pleasant there and I'm having a blast.Just enjoy the job and make money,that's all that counts. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/02/07 at 6:35 am

Today is the 10am-4pm shift so it should be busy as usual.My job coach will be on vacation next week so I'll be working on my own or with my co-workers,That's basically it.See you later tonight.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 05/02/07 at 6:48 am



The customer service IS very pleasant there and I'm having a blast.Just enjoy the job and make money,that's all that counts. :)
Howard, YOU are the one who GIVES the "customer service"...it has NOTHING to do with you having a blast or liking your coworkers, it's what the CUSTOMER thinks....

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 05/02/07 at 7:39 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Customer_service

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: spaceace on 05/02/07 at 7:53 am


Howard, YOU are the one who GIVES the "customer service"...it has NOTHING to do with you having a blast or liking your coworkers, it's what the CUSTOMER thinks....
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/14/sad11.gif  Can't believe Howard gets yelled at this early in the morning.  glad it's not me.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 05/02/07 at 7:55 am


http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/14/sad11.gif  Can't believe Howard gets yelled at this early in the morning.  glad it's not me.


But he's already had people asking him what he means/clarifying the statement in previous days

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: spaceace on 05/02/07 at 7:58 am


But he's already had people asking him what he means/clarifying the statement in previous days


That's true.  Maybe I'm being too sensitive.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 05/02/07 at 7:59 am


http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/14/sad11.gif  Can't believe Howard gets yelled at this early in the morning.  glad it's not me.
I didn't mean to seem like I'm yelling at him, I just wanted him to understand that the CUSTOMERS decide who gives "good customer service" not the employees....

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: spaceace on 05/02/07 at 8:03 am


I didn't mean to seem like I'm yelling at him, I just wanted him to understand that the CUSTOMERS decide who gives "good customer service" not the employees....


Do you really think he can process the fact that something is not about him?  I dunno, I have my doubts :-\\

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 05/02/07 at 8:04 am


Do you really think he can process the fact that something is not about him?  I dunno, I have my doubts :-\\


;D

karma +1

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/02/07 at 5:03 pm


Howard, YOU are the one who GIVES the "customer service"...it has NOTHING to do with you having a blast or liking your coworkers, it's what the CUSTOMER thinks....


Ok Mama,I guess I got mixed up with the two.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/02/07 at 5:04 pm

Payday tomorrow? $$$

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/02/07 at 5:04 pm


Do you really think he can process the fact that something is not about him?  I dunno, I have my doubts :-\\


Sometimes Spaceace,I don't understand and that's why I don't make sense to people.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/02/07 at 5:06 pm


Payday tomorrow? $$$



Yes and with the money that's coming in I might consider asking my Mother to put MY money in a seperate account for me under HER name for when I really need it.That's a good idea.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/02/07 at 5:08 pm

Today was a pretty busy day as usual.It was the 10am-4pm shift with doing the carts basically all day except for a little lunch break at about 1pm but overall,It was a decent afternoon except for a few cloudy spots and the sun came out later on.Also looking forward to seeing my paycheck tomorrow. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: spaceace on 05/02/07 at 5:17 pm


Sometimes Spaceace,I don't understand and that's why I don't make sense to people.


Work on that.  You'll need to learn to understand if you're going to make it in the working world.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/02/07 at 6:17 pm


Today was a pretty busy day as usual.It was the 10am-4pm shift with doing the carts basically all day except for a little lunch break at about 1pm but overall,It was a decent afternoon except for a few cloudy spots and the sun came out later on.Also looking forward to seeing my paycheck tomorrow. :)


Wow, Howard.  You are racking up some pretty decent hours at Pathmark.  Glad to hear it is working out!  :) :) :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 05/03/07 at 3:39 am



Yes and with the money that's coming in I might consider asking my Mother to put MY money in a seperate account for me under HER name for when I really need it.That's a good idea.


Howard why not get your own bank account?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/03/07 at 6:40 am


Howard why not get your own bank account?


I have a bank account already but I haven't put money in it in quite a long time.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/03/07 at 6:43 am

Today is the 230pm-7pm shift so I'll see you guys later tonight.Also,It's payday as usual on Thursdays so I'm looking forward to that as well as the nice customers and the cart collecting.Have a good day! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: AnnieBanannie on 05/03/07 at 9:21 am


My job coach said I should wear comfortable sneakers for my feet to breathe and not black loafers.


Congrats to you, a little late, Howard...

You could always wear plain black sneaks, if you don't care for the athetic-shoe look...

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: AnnieBanannie on 05/03/07 at 9:23 am


Today I bought 2 pairs of sneakers before heading off to work,1 for $19.99 get the 2nd one for $10.00.


Payless, by any chance?  BOGO just ended...got 4 pairs of shoes for under $35!!  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: AnnieBanannie on 05/03/07 at 9:35 am


Remember Howard, you'd need to pay rent every month.. not just once.

Unless of course you're talking about buying one. A small apartment in the Villiage runs around $1,000,000 right about now, start saving.


Davey...Greenwich Village?  I doubt you could get anything for $1000 there that was not a share.

Howard, if you're still out in E. Queens, you MIGHT be able to find a small one-bedroom for around 900.  A friend of a friend of mine is a realtor in Flushing and when it comes time for you to look, I could put you in touch...

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: La Roche on 05/03/07 at 10:43 am


Davey...Greenwich Village?  I doubt you could get anything for $1000 there that was not a share.

Howard, if you're still out in E. Queens, you MIGHT be able to find a small one-bedroom for around 900.  A friend of a friend of mine is a realtor in Flushing and when it comes time for you to look, I could put you in touch...


Yeah, Greenwich. I just happened to see the real-estate report for the area the morning I posted that, saying that it was now in fact pretty much impossible to 'buy' anything for under a million.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/03/07 at 8:11 pm


Davey...Greenwich Village?  I doubt you could get anything for $1000 there that was not a share.

Howard, if you're still out in E. Queens, you MIGHT be able to find a small one-bedroom for around 900.  A friend of a friend of mine is a realtor in Flushing and when it comes time for you to look, I could put you in touch...


$900 is still way too expensive,I have to wait till I get full time but thanks Annie you're a pal,I appreciate your help but thanks anyway.It's only going to frustrate Robin even more.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/03/07 at 8:13 pm


Congrats to you, a little late, Howard...

You could always wear plain black sneaks, if you don't care for the athetic-shoe look...


I bought a pair of 2 sneakers for $19.99 and get the 2nd for $10.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/03/07 at 8:14 pm


Payless, by any chance?  BOGO just ended...got 4 pairs of shoes for under $35!!   :)


No It was a different shoe store.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/03/07 at 8:21 pm

Today was a great day at Pathmark.I did rack up a whole load of carts one rack on one side and the other rack on the other side.And also I got an excellent mention from a customer who lost her groceries when she got home and then came back to tell me she forgot her packages and I wound up finding them in the parking lot and then after that she asked for my name and told my supervisor good things that I was a fine young man.Anyway,I got paid today and the money's looking good as ever.I can't wait to spend it.Other than that,It was a nice sunny day. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 05/04/07 at 3:48 am


And also I got an excellent mention from a customer who lost her groceries when she got home and then came back to tell me she forgot her packages and I wound up finding them in the parking lot and then after that she asked for my name and told my supervisor good things that I was a fine young man.


Good job on that Howard.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: AnnieBanannie on 05/04/07 at 9:21 am


Today was a great day at Pathmark.I did rack up a whole load of carts one rack on one side and the other rack on the other side.And also I got an excellent mention from a customer who lost her groceries when she got home and then came back to tell me she forgot her packages and I wound up finding them in the parking lot and then after that she asked for my name and told my supervisor good things that I was a fine young man.Anyway,I got paid today and the money's looking good as ever.I can't wait to spend it.Other than that,It was a nice sunny day. :)


Yay!  Good for you.  Knowing you touched someone positively every once in awhile makes work more worthwhile, in my opinion...

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/04/07 at 10:58 am


Yay!  Good for you.  Knowing you touched someone positively every once in awhile makes work more worthwhile, in my opinion...


If that keeps on happening,I might even become employee of the month but Hey,You never know.Pathmark might want to add another few more days to my other 4 days and make it full time.But that was only 1 occassion.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/04/07 at 11:00 am


Good job on that Howard.


I thought she was going to give me a big tip but you know us cart collectors shouldn't really recieve tips but if you want to you could,It's up to you.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: La Roche on 05/04/07 at 12:51 pm


I thought she was going to give me a big tip but you know us cart collectors shouldn't really recieve tips but if you want to you could,It's up to you.


My first job was at a grocery store, dude let us climb up on his tailgate and drink with him after work.. we were all like 15 or something, that was good tip.  ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/04/07 at 3:20 pm


My first job was at a grocery store, dude let us climb up on his tailgate and drink with him after work.. we were all like 15 or something, that was good tip.  ;D


Was the pay good?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/04/07 at 3:22 pm

Tomorrow is the 10am-2pm shift and I don't know about Sunday yet.It should be a busy day as usual,I'm looking forward to it. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/04/07 at 3:44 pm


Today was a great day at Pathmark.I did rack up a whole load of carts one rack on one side and the other rack on the other side.And also I got an excellent mention from a customer who lost her groceries when she got home and then came back to tell me she forgot her packages and I wound up finding them in the parking lot and then after that she asked for my name and told my supervisor good things that I was a fine young man.Anyway,I got paid today and the money's looking good as ever.I can't wait to spend it.Other than that,It was a nice sunny day. :)


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Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/05/07 at 6:14 am

Today is the 10am-2pm shift and It shouldn't really be that busy so I'll see you guys later this afternoon,Bye! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: La Roche on 05/05/07 at 8:56 am


Was the pay good?


Errrm, I'm trying to remember. I don't think it was all that bad, compared to what some of my friends were getting.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/05/07 at 3:57 pm

Not a bad day at Pathmark.I got the new schedule and it's as follows:

Sunday 2-6
Monday 10-2
Wednesday 2-6
Thursday 230-7
Saturday 2-6

What had happened was for tomorrow it was supposed to be 10-2 and I was so happy that I could spend the rest of the day with Robin then all of a sudden the supervisor made an error and changed it to 2-6 and then I felt sad and angry but oh well,That's life.Maybe next week Her And I could see each other depending on the hours they give me on Saturday or Sunday.I'm glad her and I are seeing each other part time,It gives Her a chance to see friends and family while I'm out working and I'm happy with that. :)

But anyway,I basically did the carts with a 10 minute break and that was about it for the day,Tomorrow is 2-6.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/05/07 at 3:59 pm


Errrm, I'm trying to remember. I don't think it was all that bad, compared to what some of my friends were getting.


Was it more than minimum wage?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/05/07 at 6:08 pm


Not a bad day at Pathmark.I got the new schedule and it's as follows:

Sunday 2-6
Monday 10-2
Wednesday 2-6
Thursday 230-7
Saturday 2-6

What had happened was for tomorrow it was supposed to be 10-2 and I was so happy that I could spend the rest of the day with Robin then all of a sudden the supervisor made an error and changed it to 2-6 and then I felt sad and angry but oh well,That's life.Maybe next week Her And I could see each other depending on the hours they give me on Saturday or Sunday.I'm glad her and I are seeing each other part time,It gives Her a chance to see friends and family while I'm out working and I'm happy with that. :)

But anyway,I basically did the carts with a 10 minute break and that was about it for the day,Tomorrow is 2-6.


Yeah, no need to get angry.  Schedule changes happen all the time.  You don't want the Pathmark bosses to see you angry while you're on the probration stage, Howeard.

Every job has a part that sux.  :-\\  I guess that's why they pay us al...

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/05/07 at 10:25 pm


Yeah, no need to get angry.  Schedule changes happen all the time.  You don't want the Pathmark bosses to see you angry while you're on the probration stage, Howeard.

Every job has a part that sux.   :-\\   I guess that's why they pay us all...


Yeah,I don't want to be seen as angry,I guess I have to deal with it.And the good news is I'll be on The Union towards the end of month I think. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/06/07 at 6:50 am

Today is another day at Pathmark.It's the 2pm-6pm shift.I was hoping to spend time with Robin today if my shift wasn't changed from 10am-2pm to 2pm-6pm and that really sucks.Oh Well,What can you do? :(

Anyway,I'll see you guys later tonight,Bye! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: spaceace on 05/06/07 at 3:11 pm


Today is another day at Pathmark.It's the 2pm-6pm shift.I was hoping to spend time with Robin today if my shift wasn't changed from 10am-2pm to 2pm-6pm and that really sucks.Oh Well,What can you do? :(

Anyway,I'll see you guys later tonight,Bye! :)


Have a good day Howard. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/06/07 at 9:55 pm

Today was a pretty decent day,no problems to report of.I basically did the cart collecting from 2pm-6pm with a mini break to drink and to have a snack for 10 minutes.I worked like a workhorse and felt pretty tired when I came house.This is my 3rd week on the job and so far so good,I'm enjoying it a lot.Let's just hope it doesn't get extremely hot within the next couple of weeks cause I'm worried about that.Anyway,tomorrow is 10am-2pm,a short day so I'll see you guys tomorrow afternoon. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/07/07 at 6:20 am

Monday and It's the 10am-2pm shift so It looks like to be another busy day.Hopefully,I can get a lot of carts collected.I'll see you later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/07/07 at 4:05 pm

Today was a pretty good day except towards the end of my shift where one of the owners from another store came up to me and said to not throw away the Pathmark flyers and keep them in the carts.The guy looked so angry that I thought he was about to punch me for doing something wrong,His breath also reeked of beer cause there's a liquor place right next door.Anyway,I told my supervisor about the situation and she told me to just ignore him and throw away the flyers,don't listen to a word he says,just do your job and go on your way.

Anyway,I basically did the carts from 10am-2pm with a 10-15 minute break for a slice of pizza and a drink.Tomorrow's my day off and Wednesday I return to a 2pm-6pm shift.That's about it for now.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/07/07 at 6:26 pm

I wish they had Pathmarks here where I live.  I'd go there as a show of support, and maybe leave 4 or 5 carts out in the parking lot too.  ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/07/07 at 10:15 pm


I wish they had Pathmarks here where I live.  I'd go there as a show of support, and maybe leave 4 or 5 carts out in the parking lot too.   ;)


They don't have Pathmarks where you live? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/07/07 at 10:24 pm


They don't have Pathmarks where you live? ???



I never even heard of Pathmark until you mentioned it, Howard. I live in Pa...and I think Lyricboy does too.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/08/07 at 7:18 am



I never even heard of Pathmark until you mentioned it, Howard. I live in Pa...and I think Lyricboy does too.


http://www.pathmark.com/locator/

Have you tried this Erin?^  ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/08/07 at 9:58 am


http://www.pathmark.com/locator/

Have you tried this Erin?^  ???



I tried it Howard...but I must live so far from the nearest one...that it isn't even showing any that are close (I don't know of any in our area of the state..or even if they are in this state at all).

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/08/07 at 4:48 pm



I tried it Howard...but I must live so far from the nearest one...that it isn't even showing any that are close (I don't know of any in our area of the state..or even if they are in this state at all).


http://www.yellowpages.com/sp/moreinfo/index.jsp?listingId=65852529&id=65852529&from=qpibp&qcat=Grocery+Stores&qs=PA&qc=Philadelphia&qcid=206315789

I found one in Pennsylvania if you want to take a look at it.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/08/07 at 6:55 pm


They don't have Pathmarks where you live? ???


Nah.  I live near Picksburgh and the grocery chains here are Giant Eagle, Shop 'n' Save, and Wal-Mart.

I wish Meijer's would come to PA.  I used to shop there all the time when I lived in the Midwest.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/08/07 at 10:35 pm


http://www.yellowpages.com/sp/moreinfo/index.jsp?listingId=65852529&id=65852529&from=qpibp&qcat=Grocery+Stores&qs=PA&qc=Philadelphia&qcid=206315789

I found one in Pennsylvania if you want to take a look at it.


ah, figures...it's in Philly...that's pretty far from me, Howard...thanks for checking though! ;)


Nah.  I live near Picksburgh and the grocery chains here are Giant Eagle, Shop 'n' Save, and Wal-Mart.

I wish Meijer's would come to PA.  I used to shop there all the time when I lived in the Midwest.


Ya, I really don't like our choices around here. When we went down south last summer....I really like their grocery stores...I think Publix was a good one.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/09/07 at 5:48 am


ah, figures...it's in Philly...that's pretty far from me, Howard...thanks for checking though! ;)

Ya, I really don't like our choices around here. When we went down south last summer....I really like their grocery stores...I think Publix was a good one.


In my area we used to have the Pubics Drug Chain but not any more.  Now it's CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreen's.  Didn;t know that Pubics had groceries troo.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/09/07 at 6:23 am


In my area we used to have the Pubics Drug Chain but not any more.  Now it's CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreen's.  Didn;t know that Pubics had groceries troo.




And how do you like CVS,Rite Aid and Walgreens?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/09/07 at 6:29 am

Today is the 2pm-6pm shift and thank god for the sunny day today cause there's no rain scheduled until this Friday which is my day off.What I have to be prepared for are the weather conditions.Rain And Snow is what I have a problem with so I guess if it rains or snows,I'll know what to do when it happens.Let's pray for a not too hot summer and a mild winter just like last year.

Anyway,that's about it.Tomorrow is payday once again and I'm looking forward to it.See you later tonight! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: La Roche on 05/09/07 at 10:14 am


CVS


Hate.


Rite Aid


Hate.


Walgreens


Hate

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 05/09/07 at 10:54 am


Yeah,I don't want to be seen as angry,I guess I have to deal with it.And the good news is I'll be on The Union towards the end of month I think. :)
FYI, Howard, you'll be IN the union, not ON it ;)

Glad you're enjoying the job :)

I don't think there are any around here either.....must be an east coast thing.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 05/09/07 at 10:58 am

Yep, I was right, none in Illinois:


Delaware (4)

New Castle 4
New Jersey (65)

Atlantic 2

Bergen 8

Burlington 1

Camden 3

Cumberland 1

Essex 8

Gloucester 1

Hudson 5

Middlesex 9

Monmouth 6

Morris 7

Ocean 3

Passaic 4

Somerset 3

Union 4
New York (55)

Bronx 3

Kings 8

Nassau  11

New York 4

Queens 5

Richmond 5

Rockland 2

Suffolk 12

Westchester 5
Pennsylvania (17)

Bucks 3

Delaware 5

Montgomery 1

Philadelphia 8

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: La Roche on 05/09/07 at 2:52 pm


Yep, I was right, none in Illinois:


Do they have Dierbergs or Schnuks up in Northern Illinois yet? I know they've been spreading out down here but wasn't sure if they'd got up to the north of the state yet.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/09/07 at 7:04 pm


FYI, Howard, you'll be IN the union, not ON it ;)

Glad you're enjoying the job :)

I don't think there are any around here either.....must be an east coast thing.


So Mama,What happens when I'm in the Union,I think that'll effect my SSI and will that be a good thing? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/09/07 at 7:11 pm

Today was one hell of a busy day and pretty warm too.It reached 80 degrees while pushing carts and I drank loads of fluids that included a huge bottle of Gatorade,Can of Coke and a bottled water during the few times while taking breaks in between because I felt exhausted to relax my poor feet.Anyway,tomorrow is 230-7 and It's payday once again as usual every Thursday and I'm so happy about that.And also I'm trying to balance a relationship and a job with trying to see Robin after work on Sundays if It's not too late.I hope they give me either 10-2 or 10-4 this Sunday because if I get a Sunday schedule that ends after 6,We won't be able to see one another so It depends on what they give me.Other than that,It's been 4 weeks since I've been there and I feel like a part of a family. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/09/07 at 7:24 pm




And how do you like CVS,Rite Aid and Walgreens?


sux...sux...sux...

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/10/07 at 6:47 am


sux...sux...sux...


So where do you shop,LB? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/10/07 at 6:52 am

Today is just another day at Pathmark,230pm-7pm and it's also payday just like every Thursday.I look for this check to be bigger than last week but anyway it should be good.I'm also trying to spend time with My sweetie as much as possible on Sundays if they give me hours that end at 2pm or 4pm.If It ends after 6,We won't be able to hang out,not my fault.I miss her and I don't want to see her bored and lonely.Anyway enough of her,I'll see you all later after 7pm tonight. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/10/07 at 5:42 pm


So where do you shop,LB? ???


I shop at Giant Eagle.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/10/07 at 7:48 pm

Just ended another busy day at Pathmark.Got paid today($177) and I'll store most of it away plus my enevelope is going to get really fat so I'm going to need a bigger one.Anyway,I did the carts as usual and I took about 2 breaks to relax for snacks and soda or iced tea.Before I ended my shift,I cleared the whole entire parking lot in 1 hour and about 645pm,I was just about done and packed up to go home.Tomorrow is my day off and Saturday I return to a 2pm-6pm shift when the new schedule comes out.Hopefully,I get a Sunday that I can spend time with Robin,We'll just have to see what happens.That's about it,Bye!  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/12/07 at 6:56 am

I'm off to work in about a couple of hours.Today is 2pm-6pm and the new schedule comes out.Hopefully,they won't make me work on Mother's Day.So anyway,that's about t,See you all later tonight If I'm not too tired to type.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/12/07 at 1:49 pm


Just ended another busy day at Pathmark.Got paid today($177) and I'll store most of it away plus my enevelope is going to get really fat so I'm going to need a bigger one.Anyway,I did the carts as usual and I took about 2 breaks to relax for snacks and soda or iced tea.Before I ended my shift,I cleared the whole entire parking lot in 1 hour and about 645pm,I was just about done and packed up to go home.Tomorrow is my day off and Saturday I return to a 2pm-6pm shift when the new schedule comes out.Hopefully,I get a Sunday that I can spend time with Robin,We'll just have to see what happens.That's about it,Bye!  :)


Excellent, Howard.  :)

If you are clearing $177 from your paycheck for 20 hours a week, that's not bad for what you are doing.  You can probably thank the Union for that.  Do you have to pay Union dues out of your paycheck?  ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/12/07 at 6:38 pm


Excellent, Howard.  :)

If you are clearing $177 from your paycheck for 20 hours a week, that's not bad for what you are doing.  You can probably thank the Union for that.  Do you have to pay Union dues out of your paycheck?  ???


I don't think so.I didn't sign those papers for that.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/12/07 at 6:43 pm

Today was a busy day,It was the 2pm-6pm schedule and would you believe it,They have me down tomorrow for Mother's Day 1030-230,What a Bummer!They should give co-workers the day off to celebrate Mom,But I guess I have to work no matter what day it is.I'm trying to prove to them and myself that I can work and hopefully this will lead to full time somwhere in the near future.This job looks promising and maybe 6 months to a year from now if I'm still there,Who knows,maybe I'll wind up being Employee Of The Month or a full timer,We'll have to see what happens.

But anyway,It was a usual cart day and nothing much to complain about.See you tomorrow after 230. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/12/07 at 7:03 pm


Today was a busy day,It was the 2pm-6pm schedule and would you believe it,They have me down tomorrow for Mother's Day 1030-230,What a Bummer!They should give co-workers the day off to celebrate Mom,But I guess I have to work no matter what day it is.I'm trying to prove to them and myself that I can work and hopefully this will lead to full time somwhere in the near future.This job looks promising and maybe 6 months to a year from now if I'm still there,Who knows,maybe I'll wind up being Employee Of The Month or a full timer,We'll have to see what happens.

But anyway,It was a usual cart day and nothing much to complain about.See you tomorrow after 230. :)


I'm sure your Mum will understand.  In fact I bet that she will be proud that you are working on Mothers Day.

When I was a kid there were a lot fewer stores open on Sundays than there are now.  Now it seems like EVERY store is open on Sundays and Holidays.  (Except for Chicken Fil-A which is always closed Sundays)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/13/07 at 5:40 am


I'm sure your Mum will understand.  In fact I bet that she will be proud that you are working on Mothers Day.

When I was a kid there were a lot fewer stores open on Sundays than there are now.  Now it seems like EVERY store is open on Sundays and Holidays.  (Except for Chicken Fil-A which is always closed Sundays)


Yeah,She understood,If I had the hours of 2-6 then We would go to Breakfast brunch at Sizzler in the middle of the morning which is not too far from Pathmark and right after the Sizzler,I would go straight to work but since I got the 1030-230 shift,I won't be able to make it,So what can you do,that's life.

Anyway,I'll see you later after 230pm. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/13/07 at 2:20 pm


Yeah,She understood,If I had the hours of 2-6 then We would go to Breakfast brunch at Sizzler in the middle of the morning which is not too far from Pathmark and right after the Sizzler,I would go straight to work but since I got the 1030-230 shift,I won't be able to make it,So what can you do,that's life.

Anyway,I'll see you later after 230pm. :)




why don't you just go somewhere after you get done with work? It's not like you work real late, Howard.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/13/07 at 3:30 pm



why don't you just go somewhere after you get done with work? It's not like you work real late, Howard.


No,they already came back from The Sizzler's breakfast brunch a few hours before I came home so I couldn't make it. :(

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/13/07 at 3:38 pm

Today was not that bad for Mother's Day at Pathmark.It was pretty decent for cart collecting and catching up on some sweeping.So overall,It was such a nice cool warm breezy day with temperatures in the upper 60's and tomorrow should be in the low 70's with the same thing.In about 5 days or so,It will be my first month at Pathmark and I'm looking forward to being in the Union after my 30 day probation is up.I'm having such a good time there.Co-workers are friendly,customers are quite nice to me and the supervisor/assistant supervisor is nice as well.So the first week of May is starting out pretty good with one customer who had lost her groceries and I wound up finding them so she asked for my name and gave a good mention to my supervisor.Overall,I'm having fun,making money and getting back to work which I wanted to. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/13/07 at 5:23 pm


No,they already came back from The Sizzler's breakfast brunch a few hours before I came home so I couldn't make it. :(


Did you give your Mum a Mother's Day Hug? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Silversword55 on 05/13/07 at 6:17 pm

There's PAthmark in my area. I live in NJ BTW

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: KKay on 05/13/07 at 6:46 pm

one thing that cracks me up is everytime i log on, i go to "new replies to your posts" and the first one, every time, is "Pathmark".
that kills me.
that we discuss pathmark so often.
it's a popular thread.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/13/07 at 9:08 pm


one thing that cracks me up is everytime i log on, i go to "new replies to your posts" and the first one, every time, is "Pathmark".
that kills me.
that we discuss pathmark so often.
it's a popular thread.



ya, Howard really keeps on top of it, huh? ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/14/07 at 5:37 am


one thing that cracks me up is everytime i log on, i go to "new replies to your posts" and the first one, every time, is "Pathmark".
that kills me.
that we discuss pathmark so often.
it's a popular thread.





ya, Howard really keeps on top of it, huh? ;D


Yep.  This is the place to be.  Everybody wants to know what Howard is up to!  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/14/07 at 6:02 am


Did you give your Mum a Mother's Day Hug? ???


Yes A Hug And a kiss. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/14/07 at 6:02 am



Yep.  This is the place to be.  Everybody wants to know what Howard is up to!  :)




Yes,It's the place where everybody knows your name. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/14/07 at 6:04 am


one thing that cracks me up is everytime i log on, i go to "new replies to your posts" and the first one, every time, is "Pathmark".
that kills me.
that we discuss pathmark so often.
it's a popular thread.


It's more popular than The Au Bon Pain thread.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 05/14/07 at 8:38 am


Do they have Dierbergs or Schnuks up in Northern Illinois yet? I know they've been spreading out down here but wasn't sure if they'd got up to the north of the state yet.
Not that I've seen....

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/14/07 at 4:18 pm

Today was a good day at Pathmark.I got to clear out the parking lot about 2 times and after lunch around 1230,there wasn't many carts to be found so at around 2pm,It became busy once again.

I had a talk with one of my co-workers today and he was telling me about the wintertime for when it gets cold with snow,He told me that you may not want to collect carts as much as you do now in the Summertime cause you might take out your back so it's best to wait for the snowplows or wait for it to melt.And waiting for the Long Island Buses on Sundays,they run every hour so if you miss a bus during the winter,you're going to wind up waiting for the next one which will be a pain in the ass so It's best to wait in Burger King for the bus.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/14/07 at 6:40 pm


Today was a good day at Pathmark.I got to clear out the parking lot about 2 times and after lunch around 1230,there wasn't many carts to be found so at around 2pm,It became busy once again.

I had a talk with one of my co-workers today and he was telling me about the wintertime for when it gets cold with snow,He told me that you may not want to collect carts as much as you do now in the Summertime cause you might take out your back so it's best to wait for the snowplows or wait for it to melt.And waiting for the Long Island Buses on Sundays,they run every hour so if you miss a bus during the winter,you're going to wind up waiting for the next one which will be a pain in the ass so It's best to wait in Burger King for the bus.


Howard, do you collect grocery carts from those racks that are out in the parking lot, or are the carts simply strewn about? ???

When I was a kid, my parents taught me to ALWAYS take the cart back to the store, or at least to put them neatly in the racks.  If my Mum ever caught me leaving a cart just sitting in the parking lot, I woulda got my butt whooped.  :o

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: La Roche on 05/14/07 at 9:51 pm


Not that I've seen....


Ok, just wondered, I know they've both been slowly creeping up '55 for a few years now. I think they're in Peoria.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 05/15/07 at 4:23 am


Howard, do you collect grocery carts from those racks that are out in the parking lot, or are the carts simply strewn about? ???

When I was a kid, my parents taught me to ALWAYS take the cart back to the store, or at least to put them neatly in the racks.  If my Mum ever caught me leaving a cart just sitting in the parking lot, I woulda got my butt whooped.   :o


My dad worked for a while clearing trollies (carts) for a big supermarket.  He would have to do both jobs.  The trollies are taken from the racks and moved to the front of the store.  Most people prefer picking up their trolley near the door.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/15/07 at 6:29 am


Howard, do you collect grocery carts from those racks that are out in the parking lot, or are the carts simply strewn about? ???

When I was a kid, my parents taught me to ALWAYS take the cart back to the store, or at least to put them neatly in the racks.  If my Mum ever caught me leaving a cart just sitting in the parking lot, I woulda got my butt whooped.   :o


Well,they're scattered in the parking lot everywhere and it's almost like a herd of cattle to round up so I have to gather at least 5-7 then stack them in the corral.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/15/07 at 10:22 am


Well,they're scattered in the parking lot everywhere and it's almost like a herd of cattle to round up so I have to gather at least 5-7 then stack them in the corral.



It's cowboy Howard!!! ;D :D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/15/07 at 4:48 pm



It's cowboy Howard!!! ;D :D


Them cattle(carts)can get pretty stubborn sometimes. ::)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/16/07 at 7:29 pm

Well,Got through a day that featured half the morning sunshine and later till the heavy rains arrived and that's where I need my big poncho and that's my very first rain event since I started at Pathmark.But overall,the day was pretty good.Collecting carts became hard because of the wind gusts and the storm.I came home and was so tired from the day that I took a shower and relaxing for the rest of the evening.Until Tomorrow which is 230-7. :) 

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/16/07 at 9:26 pm


Well,Got through a day that featured half the morning sunshine and later till the heavy rains arrived and that's where I need my big poncho and that's my very first rain event since I started at Pathmark.But overall,the day was pretty good.Collecting carts became hard because of the wind gusts and the storm.I came home and was so tired from the day that I took a shower and relaxing for the rest of the evening.Until Tomorrow which is 230-7. :) 


"So tired from being rained on all day that he went home and took a shower"

;D ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/17/07 at 6:29 am


"So tired from being rained on all day that he went home and took a shower"

;D ;D


I didn't know It was going to rain that hard,I should've brought with me a bar of soap,shampoo and a washrag. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/18/07 at 10:57 am

It was a pretty good day today at Pathmark.The sun came out with some clouds but a pretty nice breezy warm day for doing carts.Plus,I got paid about $145 and so far what my checks will be between 100-200 dollars so that'll be my take home pay which is not bad at all,I'm not complaining.It's better than the pay at Au Bon Pain a year ago.I'm going to start soon to make a budget for myself cause my envelope is getting fat and it needs to go on a diet. ;D

Also,I'm getting a little tired of part time work and all that free time I have in the morning before I head off to catch the bus in the afternoon when my shift starts at 2 or 230.There's just nothing much to do in the morning except eat,watch Tv and eat some more so that's why I get so nudgety.Maybe If I had Full Time in the near future,this would give me a reason to get out of the house.Give or take 6 months to a year and we'll see what happens with Pathmark cause this job looks promising to me. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 05/18/07 at 10:58 am

Is there an echo in here????

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/18/07 at 10:59 am


Is there an echo in here????


Sorry Karen If I was repeating myself.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 05/18/07 at 1:37 pm


I'm going to start soon to make a budget for myself cause my envelope is getting fat and it needs to go on a diet. ;D


There's an easy solution to this.....put it in the bank.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/18/07 at 2:54 pm


There's an easy solution to this.....put it in the bank.


You know what I might want to do,Is to create another bank account for myself.Oh Wait,Then I'm going to be thinking about SSI so that might not be a good idea because of the $2000 situation.If you have more than that,you can get penalized because of their rules so It's best to keep the money in a safe place in the house somewhere.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/18/07 at 2:58 pm

Tomorrow is the 3pm-7pm shift and the new schedule comes out.Today has been my 1 month anniversary at Pathmark and so far I'm doing very well there.The pay is good and I'm going to try to save as much as possible so I can buy a present for myself,maybe an Xbox or a Playstation or whatever I want that's not too expensive,I'll see when I get to that stage.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/18/07 at 6:42 pm


I'm going to start soon to make a budget for myself cause my envelope is getting fat and it needs to go on a diet. ;D



That's a good idea, Howard.  What you want to do is set up a budget where you figure out:

a) How much you need to spend for bud/subway tickets to get to/from work
b) Lunch money
c) "Mad money" to spend on yourself (Xbox and so on)
d) Money to put away as savings

It is amazing how fast money can burn away if you do not make out a budget and stick to it.  :-\\

Speaking of money burning... sooner or later you will need to put the money in a bank account where it will be SAFE and earn interest!  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: La Roche on 05/19/07 at 12:16 am


You know what I might want to do,Is to create another bank account for myself.Oh Wait,Then I'm going to be thinking about SSI so that might not be a good idea because of the $2000 situation.If you have more than that,you can get penalized because of their rules so It's best to keep the money in a safe place in the house somewhere.


Now you've just told thousands of people.... so it's not that safe any more.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/19/07 at 6:46 am


That's a good idea, Howard.  What you want to do is set up a budget where you figure out:

a) How much you need to spend for bud/subway tickets to get to/from work
b) Lunch money
c) "Mad money" to spend on yourself (Xbox and so on)
d) Money to put away as savings

It is amazing how fast money can burn away if you do not make out a budget and stick to it.  :-\\

Speaking of money burning... sooner or later you will need to put the money in a bank account where it will be SAFE and earn interest!  :)


I have a bank account but thing is with SSI you can't keep more than $2000 or I'll get penalized so I'm going to find somewhere to put it.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/19/07 at 7:59 pm

Today was the 3pm-7pm shift and It really wasn't a nice day to do cart collecting(weather-wise),Let me tell you that.Cars are like whizzing by so you have to be like The game Frogger and dodge cars to get to the other side which is impossible sometimes.Anyway,the new schedule came out and it goes like this:

Sunday 2-6
Wednesday 230-630
Thursday 230-7
Saturday 230-7

As you can see,basically all the days are after 2,I'm guessing this is because of The Memorial Day Holiday.Monday,Tuesday and Friday are days off which is good for me.I'm hoping my next week's schedule for next Sunday is 10 or 1030 for a start time.I don't get to see my sweetie that much like I used to anymore since I started Pathmark part time but at least Her And I got to see each other for an hour or 2 before I went to work today which is great and I appreciated it.She got to work around my schedule today so maybe next time the favor will be returned in kind.Anyway that's about it.Tomorrow is 2-6,Bye! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/20/07 at 6:48 am


.I don't get to see my sweetie that much like I used to anymore since I started Pathmark part time but at least Her And I got to see each other for an hour or 2 before I went to work today which is great and I appreciated it.She got to work around my schedule today so maybe next time the favor will be returned in kind.Anyway that's about it.Tomorrow is 2-6,Bye! :)


???  Maybe she can do her shopping at Pathmark and see you then too?  ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/20/07 at 6:55 am


???  Maybe she can do her shopping at Pathmark and see you then too?  ???


No She doesn't want to become a disruption or an intrusion while I'm doing my cart collecting,She thinks I'm going to get fired If she stops to talk to me for one second so It's not a good idea.

But Her Mother has stopped by plenty of times but I haven't seen her in the parking lot or in Pathmark,that's where she shops.Maybe One day I'll bump into her and say hello.You never know who I might see there.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: La Roche on 05/20/07 at 7:56 am


I have a bank account but thing is with SSI you can't keep more than $2000 or I'll get penalized so I'm going to find somewhere to put it.


I wonder if the same rules apply to something like an IRA?

Maybe you ought to look in to that.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/20/07 at 8:15 am


I wonder if the same rules apply to something like an IRA?

Maybe you ought to look in to that.



You mean like an IRA account?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/22/07 at 4:46 pm

Not A bad day today for doing carts despite some stupid people that back up their car when I'm collecting carts and then they wind up hitting the carts and I start to scream but they don't hear me and then drive off.Those are the situations you have to deal with wihen cart collecting in a parking lot.It's frustrating but It's worth it.Also,when I'm cart collecting,I see a lot of pretty ladies so I try to look away so I don't wind up staring at them and think of me as harassment,That's not my intentions.I do my work and I mind my own business.But anyway,tomorrow and Tuesday are my days off and I return on Wednesday 230-630 and that's about it,Bye!    :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 05/23/07 at 3:58 am


Not A bad day today for doing carts despite some stupid people that back up their car when I'm collecting carts and then they wind up hitting the carts and I start to scream but they don't hear me and then drive off.Those are the situations you have to deal with wihen cart collecting in a parking lot.It's frustrating but It's worth it.Also,when I'm cart collecting,I see a lot of pretty ladies so I try to look away so I don't wind up staring at them and think of me as harassment,That's not my intentions.I do my work and I mind my own business.But anyway,tomorrow and Tuesday are my days off and I return on Wednesday 230-630 and that's about it,Bye!    :)


Howard

Did you repost this here more than once or was it posted in more than one thread?  I swear I read this somewhere yesterday at least once and then it's here again as a 'new' reply.  Am I going crazy or something?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/23/07 at 6:28 am


Howard

Did you repost this here more than once or was it posted in more than one thread?  I swear I read this somewhere yesterday at least once and then it's here again as a 'new' reply.  Am I going crazy or something?


Sorry Karen,I just feel that It wasn't read so I do apologize on my part but anyway today is 230-630 so I hope to see you guys most likely tonight or tomorrow depends if I'm tired or not.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 05/23/07 at 6:55 am


Sorry Karen,I just feel that It wasn't read so I do apologize on my part but anyway today is 230-630 so I hope to see you guys most likely tonight or tomorrow depends if I'm tired or not.


Just because we don't comment on every single post you make doesn't mean it wasn't read and noted.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/23/07 at 2:13 pm

ya...just as Karen stated above...I read them all the time...but don't feel the need to ALWAYS comment on them...it's ok Howard...nobody comments of everybody's posts all the time.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/23/07 at 7:02 pm

Not a bad day doing cart collecting.It was pretty nice and warm with temperatures in the low to mid 70's.Today was a very busy 230-630 and tomorrow is 230-7 and that's payday,hope it's good cause I'm looking forward to it.I'm hoping on Saturday when the new schedule comes out,It turns out to be a 10 or 1030am workday cause lately I haven't got to spend much time with Robin so I'm hoping that she can still work around my schedule and maybe in the near future,The favor will be returned in kind and I'll work around her's.It's hard to balance a job and a relationship when the girl is full time and the guy is part time.Do you any you guys do that? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/23/07 at 7:31 pm


Not a bad day doing cart collecting.It was pretty nice and warm with temperatures in the low to mid 70's.Today was a very busy 230-630 and tomorrow is 230-7 and that's payday,hope it's good cause I'm looking forward to it.I'm hoping on Saturday when the new schedule comes out,It turns out to be a 10 or 1030am workday cause lately I haven't got to spend much time with Robin so I'm hoping that she can still work around my schedule and maybe in the near future,The favor will be returned in kind and I'll work around her's.It's hard to balance a job and a relationship when the girl is full time and the guy is part time.Do you any you guys do that? ???



try balancing two jobs (husband and mine)...and a child in the mix? I only have one...I can't imagine those who have tons of kids....like Chris was one of 9 kids in his family...that would be nuts! :D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/24/07 at 5:42 am


Not a bad day doing cart collecting.It was pretty nice and warm with temperatures in the low to mid 70's.Today was a very busy 230-630 and tomorrow is 230-7 and that's payday,hope it's good cause I'm looking forward to it.I'm hoping on Saturday when the new schedule comes out,It turns out to be a 10 or 1030am workday cause lately I haven't got to spend much time with Robin so I'm hoping that she can still work around my schedule and maybe in the near future,The favor will be returned in kind and I'll work around her's.It's hard to balance a job and a relationship when the girl is full time and the guy is part time.Do you any you guys do that? ???



You are only a guy part-time?  What are you the rest of the time?  ???


;D ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/24/07 at 6:24 am



You are only a guy part-time?  What are you the rest of the time?  ???


;D ;D


I'm a bored man for the rest of the day having absolutely nothing to do with myself.That's why I'm sick of part time and being scheduled to work for the afternoon sometimes and having nothing to do for the morning until I leave to go to work.I just watch TV and eat.If I get full time,I have a reason to get out of the house instead of eating and watching TV.But what I'll do is to let this job progress and maybe within 6 months to a year most likely they'll give me full time or a different position.Pathmark looks to be very promising,I have a feeling it's going to work out! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/24/07 at 6:25 am



try balancing two jobs (husband and mine)...and a child in the mix? I only have one...I can't imagine those who have tons of kids....like Chris was one of 9 kids in his family...that would be nuts! :D


I don't want kids,too much responsibility. ::)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/24/07 at 10:16 pm

Today was not that bad of a day despite it being pretty warm in the mid 80's.It was a nice afternoon to do cart collecting.Plus I got paid about $134 and right now I'm figuring out what to do with it.Anyway,I haven't spent much time with Robin like I used to and I'm hoping for an early schedule on Sunday when the new schedule comes out on Saturday.We both miss each other deeply but what can I do,I have to work and make money.Unless I can ask for a day off but we'll see what happens on Sunday and take it day by day.She thinks I'll never get to see her if they schedule me in for later in the afternoons Sundays,I don't know what to do.Maybe someone on here could help me and give suggestions? ??? :(

Anyway,What I saw this afternoon walking into the Pathmark Parking Lot was a hawk eating a captured pigeon on top of a lampost with feathers and wings flying away and blowing in the wind. :P

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 05/25/07 at 3:35 am


She thinks I'll never get to see her if they schedule me in for later in the afternoons Sundays,I don't know what to do.Maybe someone on here could help me and give suggestions? ??? :(



We've already suggested meeting Robin after work (she says she's too tired) or for Brunch on Sundays (I forget her excuse for this one)



Anyway,What I saw this afternoon walking into the Pathmark Parking Lot was a hawk eating a captured pigeon on top of a lampost with feathers and wings flying away and blowing in the wind. :P


Bet the hawk was an impressive sight

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/25/07 at 6:28 am


We've already suggested meeting Robin after work (she says she's too tired) or for Brunch on Sundays (I forget her excuse for this one)

Bet the hawk was an impressive sight


Maybe I could ask for a day off even before the new schedule comes out.But I told her,If they give me an afternoon schedule,I have to take it,That's the way it goes in the working world sometimes.I don't make up the work week,they do so we'll see what happens tomorrow.Maybe I'll get an early schedule and then I'll tell her about it.

She likes to sleep late on Saturdays and Sundays and that's why she's not much of a morning person so there you go. ::)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/25/07 at 5:18 pm



She likes to sleep late on Saturdays and Sundays and that's why she's not much of a morning person so there you go. ::)


If she can't bother to get up on a Saturday or Sunday to see you, then I say she should have a great big helping of F-you for brunch. >:(

You deserve better.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/25/07 at 10:17 pm


If she can't bother to get up on a Saturday or Sunday to see you, then I say she should have a great big helping of F-you for brunch. >:(

You deserve better.


I know LB,But I'm trying to make this relationship last another year but she's not doing her part.But anyway looks like tomorrow is one more day of 230-7 and the new schedule comes out,I hope it's a schedule I like.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/26/07 at 7:04 am


I know LB,But I'm trying to make this relationship last another year but she's not doing her part.But anyway looks like tomorrow is one more day of 230-7 and the new schedule comes out,I hope it's a schedule I like.



How come your shifts usually start at 2:30?  Does somebody else have first dibs on the morning shift?  Or is 2:30 really when the parking lot gets clogged up with carts?  ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/26/07 at 7:12 am



How come your shifts usually start at 2:30?  Does somebody else have first dibs on the morning shift?  Or is 2:30 really when the parking lot gets clogged up with carts?  ???


LB,It's the Memorial Day Holiday weekend and I'm thinking that It gets busy so they have some workers in the morning-afternoon shifts and some workers like me in the afternoon-evening shifts or it's the other way around.Me,the morning-afternoon shifts and the other workers,the afternoon-evening shifts.Depends on how the day is.

Yesterday,I got to spend time with Robin since she got off work an hour earlier and I had my off so we both spent time with each other even if it was for the rest of the evening.I enjoyed our company. :)

Today is another 230-7 and the new schedule comes out.I'm hoping tomorrow is an early workday so I can spend time with Robin.I haven't spent much time with her cause of my late work hours.I'll see later when the new schedule comes out today.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/26/07 at 10:45 pm

Today was a pretty good day despite the very muggy weather. :P

The cart collecting was pretty normal and during the afternoon,Pathmark was giving away Root Beer Floats to help sponsor The Children's Miracle Fund and I had about 2 of them,Hey they were only a dollar. ;D

But anyway,the new schedule came out today and here it is:

Sunday 10-2
Monday 1030-430
Wednesday 1030-430
Thursday 230-630
Saturday 2-6

And that's about it.I'll see you guys most likely tomorrow night,Take Care!  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/27/07 at 6:12 am


Today was a pretty good day despite the very muggy weather. :P

The cart collecting was pretty normal and during the afternoon,Pathmark was giving away Root Beer Floats to help sponsor The Children's Miracle Fund and I had about 2 of them,Hey they were only a dollar. ;D

But anyway,the new schedule came out today and here it is:

Sunday 10-2
Monday 1030-430
Wednesday 1030-430
Thursday 230-630
Saturday 2-6


Hey 24 hours, not bad.  That paycheck is gona be pretty sweet.  8)

I coulda used a Root Beer float or two yesterday.  I was out mowing the lower 40 and it was hot as heck.  :P

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/27/07 at 6:23 am


Hey 24 hours, not bad.  That paycheck is gona be pretty sweet.  8)

I coulda used a Root Beer float or two yesterday.  I was out mowing the lower 40 and it was hot as heck.  :P


Yeah,My problem is saving my money,I don't know what to do with it anymore.My envelope is so fat it can't fit more money so it should go on a spending diet and buy some new clothes or a few electronics of my own. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/27/07 at 6:53 am


Yeah,My problem is saving my money,I don't know what to do with it anymore.My envelope is so fat it can't fit more money so it should go on a spending diet and buy some new clothes or a few electronics of my own. :)


Just go to the bank and have them exchange all those small bills for $100 bills.

That'll skinny up that envelope.  C-notes take up less space.  ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: La Roche on 05/27/07 at 1:22 pm


Yeah,My problem is saving my money,I don't know what to do with it anymore.My envelope is so fat it can't fit more money so it should go on a spending diet and buy some new clothes or a few electronics of my own. :)


Why not start your own portfolio, invest in low-risk, lower return stocks.

Buy government bonds.

Open an IRA.

Open numerous checking accounts and deposit less than $2000 in each.

'Loan' your mother or father some money to put in their bank accounts.

Hide cash in different places throughout the house.

Give some to me.

Buy things that retain their value (i.e - NOT! clothes and electronics.)

Give some to my friends to give to me.

Open an account in Canada under an assumed alias for when the vi-o-lence begins in the U.S.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/27/07 at 5:02 pm



Give some to me.

Give some to my friends to give to me.



Maybe we need to resurrect that Anybody Got Any Money? thread.

;D ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/27/07 at 9:01 pm


Just go to the bank and have them exchange all those small bills for $100 bills.

That'll skinny up that envelope.  C-notes take up less space.   ;)


I don't want to carry 100 dollar bills in my enevlope,20's are better cause it's easier to carry.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/27/07 at 9:02 pm


Why not start your own portfolio, invest in low-risk, lower return stocks.

Buy government bonds.

Open an IRA.

Open numerous checking accounts and deposit less than $2000 in each.

'Loan' your mother or father some money to put in their bank accounts.

Hide cash in different places throughout the house.

Give some to me.

Buy things that retain their value (i.e - NOT! clothes and electronics.)

Give some to my friends to give to me.

Open an account in Canada under an assumed alias for when the vi-o-lence begins in the U.S.


Any other suggestions? ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/27/07 at 9:09 pm

Today was not bad of a day despite the crowds and heat on Memorial Day weekend. The cart collecting got a little hectic so I dealt with it the best that I could.The only problem I had was this stupid authoratative customer who wanted me to carry packages to his van and he kept barking orders and being very pushy by telling me to put specific stuff in this cart and stuff in that cart.From what I was told,He also used to scream at the cashiers so people know all about him.I felt like I wanted to punch him out,the nerve of that guy screaming orders at me like I'm an udder moron or something.Later on he gave me a 2 dollar tip and I went on my way.But anyway,that's basically it.Tomorrow is 1030-430 so I'll see you guys tomorrow evening. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/27/07 at 9:32 pm


Any other suggestions? ;D


buy me some new clothes, Howard! :) ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: statsqueen on 05/27/07 at 10:40 pm

Make a few payments on my student loan

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/28/07 at 6:27 am


buy me some new clothes, Howard! :) ;D


How much do you want? ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/28/07 at 6:28 am


Make a few payments on my student loan


Ask me when I get my next paycheck. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/28/07 at 7:21 am


I don't want to carry 100 dollar bills in my enevlope,20's are better cause it's easier to carry.



How about 50's ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/28/07 at 11:17 am


How much do you want? ;D



Oh, I'd be happy with some new summer clothes (shorts, shirts, maybe a new pair of flip-flops) ;) ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: spaceace on 05/28/07 at 11:40 am



Oh, I'd be happy with some new summer clothes (shorts, shirts, maybe a new pair of flip-flops) ;) ;D


What about that really sparkly tennis bracelet?  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/28/07 at 11:41 am


What about that really sparkly tennis bracelet?  :)


hmmmm...now that sounds like a plan! ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 05/28/07 at 6:08 pm


Any other suggestions? ;D


Start a new envelope?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/28/07 at 6:11 pm



How about 50's ???


No,still much too huge for me to carry in my envelope.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/28/07 at 6:11 pm


Start a new envelope?



Yes BM,a much bigger envelope.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/28/07 at 6:12 pm



Oh, I'd be happy with some new summer clothes (shorts, shirts, maybe a new pair of flip-flops) ;) ;D



You women and your clothes. ::) ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/28/07 at 6:17 pm

I'd say that today was a very hectic today at Pathmark and doing the cart collecting from 1030-430 with an hour break in between.Plus today they had on sale Garlic Bread(today only) $1.00 and plus they had a Seafood Show with a display of Shrimp,Prawn,Scallops and I think Lobster.I just couldn't believe they had me working on Memorial Day.Well,I can't complain but at least I got it all done for the day and I went home all sweaty and stinky.Tomorrow is my day off and I return Wednesday with once again a 1030-430 schedule.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 05/28/07 at 6:18 pm


No,still much too huge for me to carry in my envelope.

You carry your whole paycheck with you in an envelope all the time?  That would be really bad if you lost the whole thing!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/28/07 at 6:19 pm


You carry your whole paycheck with you in an envelope all the time?  That would be really bad if you lost the whole thing!


No,I keep it at home safe and sound.I never bring my envelope with me,That would be dangerous.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: La Roche on 05/28/07 at 10:13 pm


No,I keep it at home safe and sound.I never bring my envelope with me,That would be dangerous.


.. why don't you just put some in your bank account.. and some in your mother's bank account?

It's real simple.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/29/07 at 6:50 am


.. why don't you just put some in your bank account.. and some in your mother's bank account?

It's real simple.


I can't with my bank account cause of SSI rules if you put more than 2000 you get penalized.
My Mother's bank account,that might be a solution.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 05/29/07 at 6:54 am


I can't with my bank account cause of SSI rules if you put more than 2000 you get penalized.
My Mother's bank account,that might be a solution.


Is that $2,000 in total or just $2,000 a month? 

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 05/29/07 at 7:10 am


Is that $2,000 in total or just $2,000 a month? 
Your total balance can't be over $2000 at any time.
No,I keep it at home safe and sound.I never bring my envelope with me,That would be dangerous.
If you keep it at home, then why not exchange some of the smaller bills for $100 bills?  You can always leave THOSE at home in a DIFFERENT envelope and only take with you what you'll need on any given day.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/29/07 at 3:59 pm


Is that $2,000 in total or just $2,000 a month? 


2000 in total.That's why I despise SSI cause even before being on Social Security,I had more than 2000 in my account.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/29/07 at 4:01 pm


Your total balance can't be over $2000 at any time.If you keep it at home, then why not exchange some of the smaller bills for $100 bills?  You can always leave THOSE at home in a DIFFERENT envelope and only take with you what you'll need on any given day.



You know Mama,That's a good idea.I'll keep the 10's,5's and 1's in separate envelopes and keep the 100 dollar bills in different ones.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/30/07 at 6:05 pm

Today was an extremely busy day at Pathmark and boy was it hot,Tomorrow will be near 90.Hopefully I'll make it through.Anyway,It'll be payday and I'm looking forward to it. :) 

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/30/07 at 6:52 pm


Today was an extremely busy day at Pathmark and boy was it hot,Tomorrow will be near 90.Hopefully I'll make it through.Anyway,It'll be payday and I'm looking forward to it. :) 


Howard, at the Wal-Mart near where I live, the guys who wrangle carts from the parking lot hav this electric-powered thingie that they sue to push the carts around.  Using it they can push like 15 carts at a time, no sweat.  :o

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 05/31/07 at 3:42 am


Howard, at the Wal-Mart near where I live, the guys who wrangle carts from the parking lot hav this electric-powered thingie that they sue to push the carts around.  Using it they can push like 15 carts at a time, no sweat.  :o


My dad used to use one of these.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/31/07 at 6:41 am


Howard, at the Wal-Mart near where I live, the guys who wrangle carts from the parking lot hav this electric-powered thingie that they sue to push the carts around.  Using it they can push like 15 carts at a time, no sweat.  :o


I'd have major trouble pushing 15 carts,6-7 is basically the limit.

But anyway,today is a 230-630 schedule.It's going to be so hot,I might need frequent breaks and also I'm going to get a good tan just like I did yesterday.Better than going to the beach. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: La Roche on 05/31/07 at 1:03 pm

Howard, why not tie a rope from the front of one cart to the handles at the back of the one you're pushing. Useing this method you would be able to double or triple the number of carts you were able to push.

What about a bungee rope with hooks on either end? You can get those at any decent hardware store, in fact, Pathmark may even sell them if they have a home aisle, for things like camping accessories and such like.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/31/07 at 8:07 pm


Howard, why not tie a rope from the front of one cart to the handles at the back of the one you're pushing. Useing this method you would be able to double or triple the number of carts you were able to push.

What about a bungee rope with hooks on either end? You can get those at any decent hardware store, in fact, Pathmark may even sell them if they have a home aisle, for things like camping accessories and such like.


Would that work?  ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 05/31/07 at 8:11 pm

Another busy day as usual with the cart collecting.It was just so hot today that I needed frequent breaks and drink plenty of water.Today was 230-630 and the best part of the job is going home and that's my favorite. :)

Today was also payday and the paycheck was for $104 cause of those days that I worked after 2 or 230.Next Week's check should look even better than this week's.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: jackas on 05/31/07 at 9:16 pm


Howard, why not tie a rope from the front of one cart to the handles at the back of the one you're pushing. Useing this method you would be able to double or triple the number of carts you were able to push.

What about a bungee rope with hooks on either end? You can get those at any decent hardware store, in fact, Pathmark may even sell them if they have a home aisle, for things like camping accessories and such like.


Can you see one of those bungee cords slipping and slapping some customer in the face or better yet...Howard. ;D  The rope is a good idea though Howard.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/31/07 at 9:19 pm


Can you see one of those bungee cords slipping and slapping some customer in the face or better yet...Howard. ;D  The rope is a good idea though Howard.


Yeah, those bungee cords can hurt when they snap.  :o

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/01/07 at 6:30 am


Can you see one of those bungee cords slipping and slapping some customer in the face or better yet...Howard. ;D  The rope is a good idea though Howard.


Knowing me,I'm accident prone and I think the ropes would hit a car or even a customer even. :o

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/01/07 at 6:31 am


Yeah, those bungee cords can hurt when they snap.  :o


Then I better not use them.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 06/01/07 at 8:37 am


Can you see one of those bungee cords slipping and slapping some customer in the face or better yet...Howard. ;D  The rope is a good idea though Howard.
I had one of those things snap back and hit me right in the middle of the forehead....let me tell you, a black and blue line down the middle of my forehead was attractive ::)  (Although, I had it when I first met hubby and he still married me ;))

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: jackas on 06/01/07 at 11:10 am


Knowing me,I'm accident prone and I think the ropes would hit a car or even a customer even. :o


A regular rope would work fine.  It's the bungee cord that could be dangerous.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: jackas on 06/01/07 at 11:12 am


I had one of those things snap back and hit me right in the middle of the forehead....let me tell you, a black and blue line down the middle of my forehead was attractive ::)  (Although, I had it when I first met hubby and he still married me ;))


;D 

I did something similar with an electrical cord.  I was standing across the room and yanked it out of the wall.  The thing flew across the room and the plug part hit me on the brow bone near my temple. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/01/07 at 4:57 pm


;D 

I did something similar with an electrical cord.  I was standing across the room and yanked it out of the wall.  The thing flew across the room and the plug part hit me on the brow bone near my temple. ;D


Were you electrocuted? :o

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: La Roche on 06/01/07 at 10:06 pm


It's the bungee cord that could be dangerous.


Maybe if you're a total spaz!  ::)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: jackas on 06/02/07 at 12:47 am


Maybe if you're a total spaz!  ::)


My point.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: jackas on 06/02/07 at 12:48 am


Were you electrocuted? :o


No.  The thing was unpluged...I had just pulled it out of the wall.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/02/07 at 6:41 am


No.  The thing was unpluged...I had just pulled it out of the wall.


Thank God for that.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/02/07 at 6:45 am

Today is a 2-6 day and they said partly sunny with a chance of showers or thunderstorms so I have my poncho if it gets to be a heavy rain.I was also thinking about buying one of those small fans people carry around with them during the hot summer,I could just stick it around my neck when I want to keep cool when the temperatures are above 90.But anyway,that's about it,The new schedule comes out so I'll see you guys later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/02/07 at 11:20 am


Today is a 2-6 day and they said partly sunny with a chance of showers or thunderstorms so I have my poncho if it gets to be a heavy rain.I was also thinking about buying one of those small fans people carry around with them during the hot summer,I could just stick it around my neck when I want to keep cool when the temperatures are above 90.But anyway,that's about it,The new schedule comes out so I'll see you guys later. :)


Here in Picksburgh it's gonna be a hot one today.  I hope it is a little cooler in NYC otherise its gonna be sweaty work lassooing all those carts.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/02/07 at 7:04 pm


Here in Picksburgh it's gonna be a hot one today.  I hope it is a little cooler in NYC otherise its gonna be sweaty work lassooing all those carts.  :)


Today on Long Island it was about 85,86 degrees but with a slight sea breeze,it helped a little.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/02/07 at 7:10 pm

Wow one emoticon to describe today... :P

Hot,Sticky and Sweaty and that's how I felt today when doing the carts but with a slight breeze,It felt ok.The new schedule came out and just about every other day is after 2 which I'm not too thrilled about but anyway,There was this woman who was standing with her back turned yapping on her cell phone and I wanted to push the carts into the corral but everytime I screamed "Hello,Excuse Me",She refused to listen so I just kept the carts there and went about my business.That was about it.Tomorrow is another 2-6 day and ready for the rain.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/03/07 at 7:14 pm

Today was an ok day for most part but then the rain and drizzle came and made me feel miserable so I did what I had to do and tried to get things done.Then when taking the bus coming home,It got stuck for 10 minutes but after 10 minutes,It went on it's way.Just Thank god It didn't break down or I would've never got home.But anyway,I have 2 days off and I'm back on Wednesday 230-630.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/03/07 at 8:12 pm


Today was an ok day for most part but then the rain and drizzle came and made me feel miserable so I did what I had to do and tried to get things done.Then when taking the bus coming home,It got stuck for 10 minutes but after 10 minutes,It went on it's way.Just Thank god It didn't break down or I would've never got home.But anyway,I have 2 days off and I'm back on Wednesday 230-630.


Howard are you a Union member yet? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/04/07 at 7:13 am


Howard are you a Union member yet? ???



How would I know If I'm a Union member yet?  ???


I think LB,I might be in The Union,I'll ask.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 06/04/07 at 7:44 am



How would I know If I'm a Union member yet?  ???


I think LB,I might be in The Union,I'll ask.


You get a membership card?  and someone might ask you for money (unless it's taken from your pay before you get it?)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/04/07 at 2:51 pm


You get a membership card?  and someone might ask you for money (unless it's taken from your pay before you get it?)


I get a discount card,does that mean anything?

No,I didn't sign anything for the Union to take out money from my paycheck.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: KKay on 06/04/07 at 4:10 pm

I have to tell you that my local Pathmark is...

1. the worst in customer service and most shoppers are nasty too

BUT
2. they carry everything and the prices are the best.

I'm torn. 

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/04/07 at 6:19 pm


I get a discount card,does that mean anything?

No,I didn't sign anything for the Union to take out money from my paycheck.


Howard, in Hew York if a workplace is "organized" (i.e., Union), then all covered workers have to belong.

They do not have to ask you to pay dues, it is usually automatically deducted.  Take a look at your pay stub and see if there is a deduction item in there.

You *might* not have enough hours in yet to join the union.  Some places require the equivakent of 13 weeks full time (ie, 520 hours worked) before you are fully union.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: La Roche on 06/04/07 at 10:28 pm


No,I didn't sign anything for the Union to take out money from my paycheck.


Don't let em either Howard. You're part time so they'll take money from you but chances are you wont get any of the benefits.

Unions are often as bad as the Corporate overlords they're supposed to protect the working man from. Screwing the many over to give the few what they want.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/05/07 at 6:07 am


Don't let em either Howard. You're part time so they'll take money from you but chances are you wont get any of the benefits.



I do not believe that New York is a "right to work" state.  So if Howard is working in a Union Shop, he has no choice but to pay dues.  Them's the rules, for better or worse.  :-\\

And while I am not exactly a "pro union" kinda guy, it is extremely likely that without a union, the folks at Pathmark would be working for a lower wage.  So there is some benefit to having a union (there are also disadvantages too).

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/05/07 at 6:10 am


I have to tell you that my local Pathmark is...

1. the worst in customer service and most shoppers are nasty too

BUT
2. they carry everything and the prices are the best.

I'm torn. 


I'm sorry about your bad experiences.So I guess you're torn between leaving and staying.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/05/07 at 6:15 am


I do not believe that New York is a "right to work" state.  So if Howard is working in a Union Shop, he has no choice but to pay dues.  Them's the rules, for better or worse.  :-\\

And while I am not exactly a "pro union" kinda guy, it is extremely likely that without a union, the folks at Pathmark would be working for a lower wage.  So there is some benefit to having a union (there are also disadvantages too).


My supervisor said that Full Time is only for managers,supervisors and assistant supervisors only but part time is for the other guys and girls who work there.Maybe my supervisor will reconsider in the near future and change her mind so you never know.I could be the best cart collector at Pathmark. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 06/05/07 at 6:21 am


My supervisor said that Full Time is only for managers,supervisors and assistant supervisors only but part time is for the other guys and girls who work there.Maybe my supervisor will reconsider in the near future and change her mind so you never know.I could be the best cart collector at Pathmark. :)


Most of those types of jobs are part time.  It sounds like the most you can hope for is working five short days a week or perhaps four full days.  When you've been there a while (say six months or so) it might be worth speaking to your supervisor about increasing your hours some.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: esoxslayer on 06/05/07 at 7:42 am


My supervisor said that Full Time is only for managers,supervisors and assistant supervisors only but part time is for the other guys and girls who work there.Maybe my supervisor will reconsider in the near future and change her mind so you never know.I could be the best cart collector at Pathmark. :)


Howard..not trying to sound like a stick in the mud here, but I wouldn't get my hopes raised too high about their "changing their minds", regardless of how well you perform your job....as said, these types of jobs are part time almost exclusively, and the actions of one good man will never change that posture in the workplace..if you want full time, you are going to have to go find something more than Pathmark and get into a trade or some sort of professional office type setting......

I'm sure there are many landscaping companies down that way...while the work would only be "full time" for 6-8 months out of the year, you'd be working in the neighborhood of 60 hours per week and then could have savings and unemployment working for you for the remainder of the year...you'd be outside, stay in great shape, and probably make more cash in the first year than you've made in the 5 years previous....

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/05/07 at 4:51 pm


Most of those types of jobs are part time.  It sounds like the most you can hope for is working five short days a week or perhaps four full days.  When you've been there a while (say six months or so) it might be worth speaking to your supervisor about increasing your hours some.



So Far Karen I've been there about a month and a half.Maybe around the time of September or October,I'll speak to her.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/06/07 at 6:50 am

I'm off to work from 230-630 so I'll see you guys later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 06/06/07 at 6:56 am


I'm off to work from 230-630 so I'll see you guys later. :)


It can't be 2.30 there yet because its not even 2.30 here yet

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/06/07 at 6:58 am


It can't be 2.30 there yet because its not even 2.30 here yet


No,It's 8am now but I have to leave about 12-1230 to catch a bus to get there.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 06/06/07 at 6:59 am


No,It's 8am now but I have to leave about 12-1230 to catch a bus to get there.


so you've got four more hours of posting!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/06/07 at 7:00 am


so you've got four more hours of posting!



No,I'm going to be off of here soon.I'll be back on later tonight.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/06/07 at 7:53 pm

Today was just a very nice pleasant day to do cart collecting.It was cool,a little brisk,sunny and warm with temperatures in the upper 70's.Nothing much to complain about here,Tomorrow should be a bit warmer and plus it's payday so I'm looking forward to it. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/07/07 at 6:28 am

Today will be a 230-7pm day and plus It's payday.This week's check will be great,I'm looking forward to it. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/07/07 at 8:01 pm

Today wasn't so busy when I got there but It slowly picked up after 5pm.I also got paid and today's check was $148 and one of the bills was a 50 dollar bill but I forgot to exchange it into lesser bills but I'm going to the bank tomorrow to exchange it.The funniest part of the day was when one of the employers was yelling at a customer for leaving her dog out in the sun for over 5 minutes.They both exchanged verbal comments and that was the end of that.Anyway,that's about it.I'm off tomorrow and the new schedule comes out on Saturday so I'll see you then.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/09/07 at 6:52 am


Today wasn't so busy when I got there but It slowly picked up after 5pm.I also got paid and today's check was $148 and one of the bills was a 50 dollar bill but I forgot to exchange it into lesser bills but I'm going to the bank tomorrow to exchange it.The funniest part of the day was when one of the employers was yelling at a customer for leaving her dog out in the sun for over 5 minutes.They both exchanged verbal comments and that was the end of that.Anyway,that's about it.I'm off tomorrow and the new schedule comes out on Saturday so I'll see you then.


Excellent, Howard.  I bet you are alot more happy with your pay at Pathmark than what you were getting at ABP.  Although it was good of ABP to give you your start.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/09/07 at 9:04 pm


Excellent, Howard.  I bet you are alot more happy with your pay at Pathmark than what you were getting at ABP.  Although it was good of ABP to give you your start.  :)



Let me tell you this LB,Pathmark pay is much better and I'm pretty happy but still I think I prefer more but it's ok,I'm content with what I get.A year ago,ABP pay sucked and it wasn't much for a stupid 1 day a week.I wanted more days and better hours and Pathmark came to my rescue.I don't miss Au Bon Pain one bit,I'm glad I'm outside doing cart collecting cause ABP stunk from coffee almost all the time.


Anyway,I got to spend time with Robin before work today and we went to Burger King for lunch and then I went on my way and she went on her's.Today was the new work schedule for next week and it's as follows:

Sunday 1030-230
Monday 10-3
Wednesday 2-6
Thursday 2-7
Saturday 230-7

And that's about it,Take care!  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/10/07 at 6:48 am


so you've got four more hours of posting!


We need to get Howard a wireless laptop so that he can post on the way to work!  ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/10/07 at 4:04 pm


We need to get Howard a wireless laptop so that he can post on the way to work!   ;D


No sorry I won't bring my laptop on the bus.Too many distractions and just not enough room on these small Long Island buses.I'll keep my computer at home where it belongs.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/10/07 at 4:09 pm

It was an ok day despite the clouds and a little sunshine.It got very hectic up until the afternoon.The manager didn't yell at me but he was just telling me nicely to clean up the carts with all those flyers and garbage in them before they wind up on the sidewalks and streets and that's what I've been doing.Other than that,everything is going well over there.I might talk about doing stock work sometime in the near future and advancing in the company.I'd like to see myself doing something different besides cart collecting all year round.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/11/07 at 4:34 pm

Today was a very hectic day.I thought it was going to rain but it kept away until tonight when there might be a chance of thunderstorms late in the evening.What was weird on my break,I napped for a minute outside in the heat and then I woke up and went back to work after my break.Could've been dizzy from all that walking around,sometimes in the Summer,the heat gets to me.I guzzled down a nice can of iced tea to cool me off just a bit.But overall,I felt fine.Anyway,that's about it for today.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/11/07 at 6:07 pm


Today was a very hectic day.I thought it was going to rain but it kept away until tonight when there might be a chance of thunderstorms late in the evening.What was weird on my break,I napped for a minute outside in the heat and then I woke up and went back to work after my break.Could've been dizzy from all that walking around,sometimes in the Summer,the heat gets to me.I guzzled down a nice can of iced tea to cool me off just a bit.But overall,I felt fine.Anyway,that's about it for today.


Yeah, if you work out in the sun you gotta make sure to drink lots of fluids.  :-\\

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 06/12/07 at 3:50 am


Yeah, if you work out in the sun you gotta make sure to drink lots of fluids.  :-\\


and wear a hat

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/12/07 at 6:17 am


Yeah, if you work out in the sun you gotta make sure to drink lots of fluids.  :-\\


Yes That's what I do.I drink water,iced tea(cold),soda,some fruit juices.I've been trying to cut down on my coffee consumption to just 1 cup and the rest for water.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/12/07 at 6:18 am


and wear a hat


Yes Cause I'm thinning on top and I don't want to get sunburn there. :o

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/12/07 at 8:34 pm


Yes Cause I'm thinning on top and I don't want to get sunburn there. :o


You could always spray on some of Ron Popeil's Hair in a Can and that would probably filter out the UV rays.

;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: jackas on 06/12/07 at 10:23 pm


Yes Cause I'm thinning on top and I don't want to get sunburn there. :o


You're bald?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/13/07 at 6:50 am


You could always spray on some of Ron Popeil's Hair in a Can and that would probably filter out the UV rays.

;D



No,I tried that years ago,doesn't work.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/13/07 at 6:50 am


You're bald?



thinning  not bald.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/13/07 at 7:08 pm

Had a pretty good day today at Pathmark.Kind of cloudy,dreary and damp to do cart collecting but there was no rain except for a lot of clouds up above.Anyway,tomorrow is payday as usual on Thursdays and I'm looking forward to it.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/15/07 at 3:11 pm

Pathmark this week has been extremely busy with the warm weather approaching.Yesterday,My job coach stopped by to say hello to my supervisor and so far I'm doing just great.My attendance,getting along well with co-workers,teamwork and doing what I'm told has been good. :)

The only thing my supervisor mentioned to my coach is the lining up the carts correctly so they look neat without having them looking slanted.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/15/07 at 4:56 pm


Pathmark this week has been extremely busy with the warm weather approaching.Yesterday,My job coach stopped by to say hello to my supervisor and so far I'm doing just great.My attendance,getting along well with co-workers,teamwork and doing what I'm told has been good. :)

The only thing my supervisor mentioned to my coach is the lining up the carts correctly so they look neat without having them looking slanted.


I am gld that you are doing well, and that it is working out for you Howard.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/16/07 at 6:35 am


I am gld that you are doing well, and that it is working out for you Howard.  :)


Thanks LB.I'm getting ready for another day at work.The new schedule comes out today so I'm hoping My Family goes to Sizzler for the Father's Day Breakfast brunch before I head off to Pathmark.Depends on what hours they give me.See you all later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/17/07 at 7:35 am


Thanks LB.I'm getting ready for another day at work.The new schedule comes out today so I'm hoping My Family goes to Sizzler for the Father's Day Breakfast brunch before I head off to Pathmark.Depends on what hours they give me.See you all later. :)


Howard.

Are you guys going to be able to go to the Sizzler? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/17/07 at 6:41 pm


Howard.

Are you guys going to be able to go to the Sizzler? ???



Yes My hours today was 2-6 so during the morning hours I was able to eat a nice big breakfast of an omelette,hash browns,sausage with coffee.

But anyway,It was busy as always and pretty hot to say the most doing carts today.I'm off Monday and Tuesdsay so I return Wednesday 230-7.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/20/07 at 7:18 am

I'm off to work in a little while.Today is 2-6 so I'll see you guys later tonight,Hopefully. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/20/07 at 7:53 pm

What a pretty hectic day.Showers in the morning but it cleared up by the afternoon and became less humid,just thank god I didn't leave in the morning.But anyway,I did all my rounds of cart collecting,did a little sweeping and that was basically it.Tomorrow is payday,the problem is all the money I'm getting(100-200 dollars),I save it but I don't know what to do with it.But today,I bought 2 Playstation games at $19.99 each at Pathmark,but no discount.I used those U-Scan machines to pay for the games.I may also want to buy some furniture for my room, a new mattress,a big bottle of cologne,maybe a new watch or take Robin out to dinner(if she wants to after work).I'm not sure yet.The possibilities are endless.That's the fun part of getting paid every Thursday. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/20/07 at 8:55 pm


I do not believe that New York is a "right to work" state.  So if Howard is working in a Union Shop, he has no choice but to pay dues.  Them's the rules, for better or worse.  :-\\

And while I am not exactly a "pro union" kinda guy, it is extremely likely that without a union, the folks at Pathmark would be working for a lower wage.  So there is some benefit to having a union (there are also disadvantages too).

I'm generally pro-union, but a union shop in retail can totally suck. 
Stop & Shop is a union shop, but the union is largely a shill for management.  Part-time employees get the dues taken out of their checks, but it's still minimum wage, employment-at-will, and the union stewards don't lift a finger on behalf of part-timers. You pay, but you don't get play!

That's what college students who worked there told me back in the '90s.  Perhaps Stop & Shop has changed its wicked ways!

Anyway, I know all about supermarket work.  I've done it all--bagging, cashiering, cart collecting ("chariot chasing," we used to call it), custodial, shelf-stocking, dairy, produce, inventory, bookkeeping, all that stuff.

When the store manager promoted me from "sacker" (bagger), he was going to put me in the meat dept.  I was horrified.  Being a butcher paid well, but that took a lot of training.  I was going to be a "clean up kid," and you can imagine what that entailed...mopping up gristly residuals and hauling buckets of offal!  Eeeeyeccch!  Besides, meanest, most ornery rednecks in the store worked in the meat dept.  I loathed those guys.  But the manager was the take-it-or-leave-it type.  I had to think fast.  I blurted,
"But I can't work in the meat department!"
"Why not?," the manager demaned.
"I, uh, I'm a vegetarian!"
That was a toootal lie, but to my surpise and relief, the manager relented, and offered me a produce clerk position!
The next week I was eating roast beef sandwich in the lunchroom when the manager walked in.  I was like, "Uh-oh!," but he just walked by.  I think he knew from the start I was B.S.-ing him.
I used to demonize that store manager, but 20 years later he doesn't seem like such a bad egg at all!


Howard's posts bring back a lot of memories!
:)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/21/07 at 7:25 am


I'm generally pro-union, but a union shop in retail can totally suck. 
Stop & Shop is a union shop, but the union is largely a shill for management.  Part-time employees get the dues taken out of their checks, but it's still minimum wage, employment-at-will, and the union stewards don't lift a finger on behalf of part-timers. You pay, but you don't get play!

That's what college students who worked there told me back in the '90s.  Perhaps Stop & Shop has changed its wicked ways!

Anyway, I know all about supermarket work.  I've done it all--bagging, cashiering, cart collecting ("chariot chasing," we used to call it), custodial, shelf-stocking, dairy, produce, inventory, bookkeeping, all that stuff.

When the store manager promoted me from "sacker" (bagger), he was going to put me in the meat dept.  I was horrified.  Being a butcher paid well, but that took a lot of training.  I was going to be a "clean up kid," and you can imagine what that entailed...mopping up gristly residuals and hauling buckets of offal!  Eeeeyeccch!  Besides, meanest, most ornery rednecks in the store worked in the meat dept.  I loathed those guys.  But the manager was the take-it-or-leave-it type.  I had to think fast.  I blurted,
"But I can't work in the meat department!"
"Why not?," the manager demaned.
"I, uh, I'm a vegetarian!"
That was a toootal lie, but to my surpise and relief, the manager relented, and offered me a produce clerk position!
The next week I was eating roast beef sandwich in the lunchroom when the manager walked in.  I was like, "Uh-oh!," but he just walked by.  I think he knew from the start I was B.S.-ing him.
I used to demonize that store manager, but 20 years later he doesn't seem like such a bad egg at all!


Howard's posts bring back a lot of memories!
:)


But what are your chances of moving to full time?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/21/07 at 10:57 am


What a pretty hectic day.Showers in the morning but it cleared up by the afternoon and became less humid,just thank god I didn't leave in the morning.But anyway,I did all my rounds of cart collecting,did a little sweeping and that was basically it.Tomorrow is payday,the problem is all the money I'm getting(100-200 dollars),I save it but I don't know what to do with it.But today,I bought 2 Playstation games at $19.99 each at Pathmark,but no discount.I used those U-Scan machines to pay for the games.I may also want to buy some furniture for my room, a new mattress,a big bottle of cologne,maybe a new watch or take Robin out to dinner(if she wants to after work).I'm not sure yet.The possibilities are endless.That's the fun part of getting paid every Thursday. :)



Howard, you don't HAVE to spend all of your money. I think you should just keep saving the majority of it....you never know when you might need it in the future. ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: statsqueen on 06/21/07 at 11:08 am



Howard, you don't HAVE to spend all of your money. I think you should just keep saving the majority of it....you never know when you might need it in the future. ;)




I agree....didn't you say you wanted to save up for an apartment?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/21/07 at 8:59 pm



Howard, you don't HAVE to spend all of your money. I think you should just keep saving the majority of it....you never know when you might need it in the future. ;)


Yeah Erin But I want to spend it too so I'm thinking about what I want to buy for myself.My job coach said I should save it for something like "death insurance" cause you never know what might happen,It's kind of morbid,he said that's part of the truth.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/21/07 at 9:00 pm




I agree....didn't you say you wanted to save up for an apartment?


With the rate I'm going,saving up for an apartment may take years of paychecks,Who knows? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/21/07 at 9:04 pm

Not a bad day for doing cart collecting except towards the end of my shift when it rained but it stopped just as soon as I was about to leave Pathmark for the evening.And as every Thursday,It was payday ($151) so I'll put away 100 dollars and keep the 51 in another envelope for whatever,That's my budget money right there.I could have about 1000 dollars probably by August or September but we'll see what happens.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Foo Bar on 06/21/07 at 10:38 pm


Yeah Erin But I want to spend it too so I'm thinking about what I want to buy for myself.My job coach said I should save it for something like "death insurance" cause you never know what might happen,It's kind of morbid,he said that's part of the truth.


YOU!  You there!  Stop buying stuff for Nike's management team and start Paying Yourself First.  You earned it.  You keep it!

No, really.  Stop spending everything you make and pay yourself first.  You're the sole shareholder of the sole propietorship of You, not-quite-Incorporated. 

Paying yourself first is not about having enough in the bank to pay your funeral in case you get run over by a bus.  It's about having enough in the bank to pay for your next month's expenses in case you lose your job.  A few years later, it's about having enough in the bank to pay to go back to school in case the job you trained for is in a field where most of the work is about to be outsourced to China.  A few years after that, it's about having enough in the bank to pay for 30 years of retirement in case you simply decide you don't want to get another job, because sitting on the deck having a beer is more fun than working. 

Be the Millionaire Next Door.  In Texas terms -- are you a rancher who's "all hat, but no cattle?" or "got thousands of cattle, don't care about his hat"?  Do you want to end up like Paris Hilton or Warren Buffet?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/22/07 at 6:18 am


YOU!  You there!  Stop buying stuff for Nike's management team and start Paying Yourself First.  You earned it.  You keep it!

No, really.  Stop spending everything you make and pay yourself first.  You're the sole shareholder of the sole propietorship of You, not-quite-Incorporated. 

Paying yourself first is not about having enough in the bank to pay your funeral in case you get run over by a bus.  It's about having enough in the bank to pay for your next month's expenses in case you lose your job.  A few years later, it's about having enough in the bank to pay to go back to school in case the job you trained for is in a field where most of the work is about to be outsourced to China.  A few years after that, it's about having enough in the bank to pay for 30 years of retirement in case you simply decide you don't want to get another job, because sitting on the deck having a beer is more fun than working. 

Be the Millionaire Next Door.  In Texas terms -- are you a rancher who's "all hat, but no cattle?" or "got thousands of cattle, don't care about his hat"?  Do you want to end up like Paris Hilton or Warren Buffet?


I'd rather be secure finance-wise than to end up like Paris Hilton.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/22/07 at 7:43 pm


I'd rather be secure finance-wise than to end up like Paris Hilton.


Well, Paris stands to inherit $35MM, so if she can stay out of jail she'll be in good shape. ;D

With all the above money talk Howard, here is my two cents:

There is nothing wrong with you spending some money on yourself.  You work hard and should treat yourself to some "rewards".   :)  And of course you should also save some money for yourself, and maybe do a few nice things for your Mom and Dad.

It is all about balance.  I bet that you have a friend (or maybe even your Mum or Dad) who could help you set up a budget spreadsheet that includes:

-Money to pay for "necessities"
-Money set aside for "savings"
-Money to spend on "fun"

It is surprisingly easy to burn through money if you do not set up a budget.  :-\\

Nice problem to have, isn't it?   :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/23/07 at 6:53 am


Well, Paris stands to inherit $35MM, so if she can stay out of jail she'll be in good shape. ;D

With all the above money talk Howard, here is my two cents:

There is nothing wrong with you spending some money on yourself.  You work hard and should treat yourself to some "rewards".   :)  And of course you should also save some money for yourself, and maybe do a few nice things for your Mom and Dad.

It is all about balance.  I bet that you have a friend (or maybe even your Mum or Dad) who could help you set up a budget spreadsheet that includes:

-Money to pay for "necessities"
-Money set aside for "savings"
-Money to spend on "fun"

It is surprisingly easy to burn through money if you do not set up a budget.  :-\\

Nice problem to have, isn't it?   :)


I have one budget with so much money in an envelope and another envelope for fun and necessities.So I'm saving up as best as I can,It's not easy looking at your money every single day.

But anyway,today is 230-7 so I'll see you later.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: La Roche on 06/23/07 at 7:26 am


It's not easy looking at your money every single day.


If you find it difficult looking at your money.. I strongly.. strongly.. suggest, you never, ever apply for a credit card.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: KKay on 06/23/07 at 8:32 am


If you find it difficult looking at your money.. I strongly.. strongly.. suggest, you never, ever apply for a credit card.


d o you guys mean "looking at" or "loooking after?"

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/23/07 at 9:13 pm


If you find it difficult looking at your money.. I strongly.. strongly.. suggest, you never, ever apply for a credit card.


You're right Davey.I was told from My Mother that my brother before he passed away 12 years ago that he owed $15,000 in credit card bills.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/23/07 at 9:19 pm

I thought today was a pretty nice day.The sun was shining and there was a cool breeze about 75-80.Good enough to do cart collecting.The best part of my day was when I had found an elderly woman's bag in a shopping cart with a small cell phone,change and some papers.So I gave the bag to customer service and minutes later the woman got her bag back.In return I got a $2 reward for my good deed of the month.Last Month,I found some groceries and this month I found a bag that belong to a lady.Wow,good Luck is riding on my side ever since I've been working here.I wonder what I'm going to find next? God only knows. :) 

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Foo Bar on 06/24/07 at 1:36 pm


I have one budget with so much money in an envelope and another envelope for fun and necessities.So I'm saving up as best as I can,It's not easy looking at your money every single day.


Now try the same thing, with a third envelope called "Retirement".  Do not touch this envelope for any reason short of starvation.

Yes, this means you'll have to get used to looking at your money every day.  Trust me on this, it gets easier as the amount of money gets bigger, though.

Why?

Consider two investors, "Foo" and "Bar".  Both start working full time at age 20.  Both retire 40 years later, at age 60.  For simplicity's sake, assume that both make the same investments, and earn a constant 8% return on their investments.

"Foo" saves $2000 a year from age 20 to age 30, and nothing for the next 30 years (age 30 to age 60).
"Bar" saves nothing from age 20 to age 30, and $2000 a year, every year, from age 30 to age 60.

Over his career, Foo has put in $20000 ($2000 times ten years).
Over his career, Bar has put in $60000 ($2000 times thirty years).

Yet at age 60, Foo has $314,870, but Bar has only $244,692.  Even though Bar saved three times as much, he ended up behind the curve at the end of the game.

"The most powerful force in the universe is compound interest"
  - Falsely attributed to Albert Einstein, but no less true.

A few hours spent idly playing with the exponent function (try it with 5%.  try it with 10%. How much extra would Bar have to save to catch up?  How about if Foo doesn't stop saving after the first 10 years?  What if Bar made 9% instead of 8%?  How much better an investor does Bar have to be in order to catch up to Foo?)  on a calculator can be the most productive hours you'll ever spend in your life.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 06/24/07 at 2:44 pm


I thought today was a pretty nice day.The sun was shining and there was a cool breeze about 75-80.Good enough to do cart collecting.The best part of my day was when I had found an elderly woman's bag in a shopping cart with a small cell phone,change and some papers.So I gave the bag to customer service and minutes later the woman got her bag back.In return I got a $2 reward for my good deed of the month.Last Month,I found some groceries and this month I found a bag that belong to a lady.Wow,good Luck is riding on my side ever since I've been working here.I wonder what I'm going to find next? God only knows. :) 


Good for you Howard!  You did the right thing.

Sometimes the grocery store will "test" an employee for their trustworthiness and have an employee leave a purse in a cart to see if the person collecting carts will return the purse with all valuables left intact.  That is what happened to my little brother when collected carts.  He passed with flying colors.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/24/07 at 9:56 pm


Now try the same thing, with a third envelope called "Retirement".  Do not touch this envelope for any reason short of starvation.

Yes, this means you'll have to get used to looking at your money every day.  Trust me on this, it gets easier as the amount of money gets bigger, though.

Why?

Consider two investors, "Foo" and "Bar".  Both start working full time at age 20.  Both retire 40 years later, at age 60.   For simplicity's sake, assume that both make the same investments, and earn a constant 8% return on their investments.

"Foo" saves $2000 a year from age 20 to age 30, and nothing for the next 30 years (age 30 to age 60).
"Bar" saves nothing from age 20 to age 30, and $2000 a year, every year, from age 30 to age 60.

Over his career, Foo has put in $20000 ($2000 times ten years).
Over his career, Bar has put in $60000 ($2000 times thirty years).

Yet at age 60, Foo has $314,870, but Bar has only $244,692.  Even though Bar saved three times as much, he ended up behind the curve at the end of the game.

"The most powerful force in the universe is compound interest"
   - Falsely attributed to Albert Einstein, but no less true.

A few hours spent idly playing with the exponent function (try it with 5%.  try it with 10%. How much extra would Bar have to save to catch up?  How about if Foo doesn't stop saving after the first 10 years?  What if Bar made 9% instead of 8%?  How much better an investor does Bar have to be in order to catch up to Foo?)  on a calculator can be the most productive hours you'll ever spend in your life.


Foo,Retirement? What are you thinking..I got another 35 years before that ever happens. ::)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/24/07 at 9:57 pm


Good for you Howard!  You did the right thing.

Sometimes the grocery store will "test" an employee for their trustworthiness and have an employee leave a purse in a cart to see if the person collecting carts will return the purse with all valuables left intact.  That is what happened to my little brother when collected carts.  He passed with flying colors.


No It wasn't an employee who left a bag or purse,It was an actual customer and I got a $2 dollar tip for my good deed. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/24/07 at 10:01 pm

Just another busy day at Pathmark as usual with doing the cart collecting from 10am-2pm.Today I found an umbrella this time but no one claimed it so I put it on top of a table just in case if someone claims it.So overall,It went well.No complaints from the supervisor,I'm doing great. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 06/24/07 at 10:02 pm


Foo,Retirement? What are you thinking..I got another 35 years before that ever happens. ::)


The point he is making Howard is now is a great time to start saving for retirement (even if you won't be retiring for many many years).  You have relatively low expenses and the point of saving NOW is that you won't always have the energy to work like you do now.  When you get older and possibly more achey, you not gonna want to work as much, and the money you will have put aside now, will be what you use to live on then.  I wish I would have saved some when I was working good, but I didn't and I am sorry now.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/24/07 at 10:04 pm


The point he is making Howard is now is a great time to start saving for retirement (even if you won't be retiring for many many years).  You have relatively low expenses and the point of saving NOW is that you won't always have the energy to work like you do now.  When you get older and possibly more achey, you not gonna want to work as much, and the money you will have put aside now, will be what you use to live on then.  I wish I would have saved some when I was working good, but I didn't and I am sorry now.


How much should I save for retirement? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/24/07 at 10:07 pm


How much should I save for retirement? ???



Just keep putting some away every paycheck...and like FooBar suggested...don't dip into that particular envelope unless it is a complete emergency. A savings account would be a good thing for something like this.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/25/07 at 6:26 am



Just keep putting some away every paycheck...and like FooBar suggested...don't dip into that particular envelope unless it is a complete emergency. A savings account would be a good thing for something like this.


Yeah Erin,But I need to spend it too,I have to have spending money.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 06/25/07 at 7:23 am


Yeah Erin,But I need to spend it too,I have to have spending money.


Howard  I still think some sort of savings account for some of your money would be the best or pay some money into a personal pension or life assurance or something but I understand that there are some rules about how much you can earn/save otherwise you might not be able to get SSI.  Can't your job adviser help a little on this?  Surely he must know the rules and what you can and can't do with your money.

We are not saying don't spend any money at all.  Save some for your long term future, some to buy a bigger item or a proper holiday and some for 'treats' (CD's, DVD's etc) and other purchases.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/25/07 at 4:02 pm


Howard  I still think some sort of savings account for some of your money would be the best or pay some money into a personal pension or life assurance or something but I understand that there are some rules about how much you can earn/save otherwise you might not be able to get SSI.  Can't your job adviser help a little on this?  Surely he must know the rules and what you can and can't do with your money.

We are not saying don't spend any money at all.  Save some for your long term future, some to buy a bigger item or a proper holiday and some for 'treats' (CD's, DVD's etc) and other purchases.


You know that's great,I'll look into that.I can talk to my job coach on this.He was telling me about saving for death insurance,It may be morbid to discuss but that's life sometimes. :(

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/25/07 at 4:03 pm

Had a pretty good day but it was a little on the warm side.Cart collecting was as usual,hectic.After doing that,I went to sweeping the inside and outside of Pathmark and that's about it for the day.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/25/07 at 5:30 pm


You know that's great,I'll look into that.I can talk to my job coach on this.He was telling me about saving for death insurance,It may be morbid to discuss but that's life sometimes. :(



Howard  I still think some sort of savings account for some of your money would be the best or pay some money into a personal pension or life assurance or something but I understand that there are some rules about how much you can earn/save otherwise you might not be able to get SSI.  Can't your job adviser help a little on this?  Surely he must know the rules and what you can and can't do with your money.

We are not saying don't spend any money at all.  Save some for your long term future, some to buy a bigger item or a proper holiday and some for 'treats' (CD's, DVD's etc) and other purchases.


I agree with Karen.  There is nothing wrong at all with spending some of your money on "treats", that is the fun part of having a job and making money.  Enjoy life.

But you ALSO need to put some money away for a rainy day.  That is where the "budget" comes into play, figure out what you can afford.  ??? Maybe a family friend or your rabbi could help on this. ???

Now here is my opinion though.  I would NOT spend my money on "death insurance".  You can't get to that money unless you are dead, in which case you will not need it!  It would be different, Howard, if you had kids who you would need to provide for after your demise.

You need to put your money into something that will provide some "old age" money for you.  At this point, a simple savings account would probably be a good way to go to start.

And, if as you say, having a formal account somewhere is going to cause you SSI problems, at least stick the money in an envelope (as you have been doing) and STICK TO THE SAVINGS PLAN.  Eventually when you get to work full time and make enuf money to get off of SSI, you'll want to then put the money in the old bankeroo.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Foo Bar on 06/25/07 at 9:58 pm


Foo,Retirement? What are you thinking..I got another 35 years before that ever happens. ::)


I'm thinking what Bookmistress, Karen, Quirk, and LyricBoy were saying, and I'm thanking them for filling in for me.

Basically, my point is that now is when you decide whether you want to retire. Whether you retire 20 years from now, 35 years from now, or never (might not be a bad thing if you love your job.  Might suck if you hate your job.  How sure are you you'll love whatever your job is gonna be in 2042?) depends on the decisions you make today.

The problem with jobs is that a lot can change in 35 years.  I'm lucky.  Ridiculously, goofily, dumbasstastically lucky.  I actually do love my job, but I still make sure to pay myself first.  Because 20 years ago, my job didn't exist.  And 20 years from now, my job won't exist.  (I'm kinda surprised it still exists!)  So I'll use those years to save up as much as I can.  When (not if) my job goes away, I'll either have enough money to tide me over while I get another job in another field, or I'll have enough money to live off my investments and won't need another job. 

The more money you've put away for a rainy day, the easier it is to look at the pile and smile.  Don't think of it as "toys you can buy", think of it as "months of retirement".  The coolest part is that the bigger the pile gets, the faster the pile grows.  One day you're living hand-to-mouth.  Next year you've got a couple of weeks banked away.  5 years down the road, you could go a year without work.  20 years down the road, you could go 10 years.  35 years down the road, you could go the rest of your life without lifting a finger.  It's easier than it sounds.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/26/07 at 6:50 am


I agree with Karen.  There is nothing wrong at all with spending some of your money on "treats", that is the fun part of having a job and making money.  Enjoy life.

But you ALSO need to put some money away for a rainy day.  That is where the "budget" comes into play, figure out what you can afford.  ??? Maybe a family friend or your rabbi could help on this. ???

Now here is my opinion though.  I would NOT spend my money on "death insurance".  You can't get to that money unless you are dead, in which case you will not need it!  It would be different, Howard, if you had kids who you would need to provide for after your demise.

You need to put your money into something that will provide some "old age" money for you.  At this point, a simple savings account would probably be a good way to go to start.

And, if as you say, having a formal account somewhere is going to cause you SSI problems, at least stick the money in an envelope (as you have been doing) and STICK TO THE SAVINGS PLAN.  Eventually when you get to work full time and make enuf money to get off of SSI, you'll want to then put the money in the old bankeroo.


I have a "budget" envelope,Actually 2.One for the 100 dollar bills I save every Thursday when payday comes and another for 20's and 10's,that's for fun,food or whatever I want.I've been using envelopes for many years now and It's very helpful.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/26/07 at 7:06 pm

Man, today is HOT here in Picksburgh.  My thermometer went up to 93 degrees. :o

Bad day for wrangling carts? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/27/07 at 7:12 am


Man, today is HOT here in Picksburgh.  My thermometer went up to 93 degrees. :o

Bad day for wrangling carts? ???


Today in New York,It's going to be about 91 but this weekend it's going to drop to about 79 with comfortable humidity.Today will be a hot day to do cart collecting but this weekend should be better.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/27/07 at 8:30 pm

Wow,I'm glad I came like I did cause today got humid with hazy sun then the heavy downpours with thunder and lightning came at around 6pm.And the rain missed me when I was at Pathmark cause it didn't start till I got home so I was lucky.But anyway,It wasn't all that bad to do carts,It was just the humidity that got to me.Anyway,That's about it.Tomorrow's my day off and Friday I work 10-230pm.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/30/07 at 8:44 am

I'm off to work,see you all later. http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/15/wave.gif

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/30/07 at 12:35 pm


I'm off to work,see you all later. http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/15/wave.gif


Have fun, Howard!  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 06/30/07 at 6:58 pm

Had a quite interesting day at Pathmark.I did a lot of the carts and a lot of the sweeping and the new schedule came out so it looks like I'm working a 6 hour shift on Wednesday The 4th of July. :(

Sunday-2-6
Monday-1030-3
Wednesday-10-4  :(
Thursday-230-7
Friday-3-7

But anyway,towards the end of my shift,this very elderly fragile woman was sitting in her car and she needed help getting out so I helped her and I then called the supervisor and assistant manager to come help her into Pathmark as well.The lady needed one of those Go-carts but she didn't know how to operate those so the assistant manager helped her out.And later I helped her again to her car with her packages using those Go-carts and getting into her car was painful.Another good deed was done and I was rewarded one dollar.It's scary helping those people.It made me think of helping out my grandmother for a moment there.And that was about it.That must be my 3rd good deed of the month and I'm proud of it. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/30/07 at 7:30 pm


Had a quite interesting day at Pathmark.I did a lot of the carts and a lot of the sweeping and the new schedule came out so it looks like I'm working a 6 hour shift on Wednesday The 4th of July. :(


Yeah, my brother works at Rite Aid and he has to work 13 hours on the 4th.  :-\\

Nice to see you getting as many hours as you are getting though.

Nice touch with the little old lady.  Elderly people usually remember when people at stores help them out.  Karma to you...  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/01/07 at 6:52 am


Yeah, my brother works at Rite Aid and he has to work 13 hours on the 4th.  :-\\

Nice to see you getting as many hours as you are getting though.

Nice touch with the little old lady.  Elderly people usually remember when people at stores help them out.  Karma to you...  :)


At least,I'm going to keep busy during the 4th.Maybe that'll bring down the sales so that more people will show up.They also could have a bake sale and sell franks and water to help The JDRF(Juvenille Diabetes Research Foundation).

I'm suprised all these good deeds have been done.Maybe that's considered a good sign for me and maybe the supervisor or assistant manager will look into full time in the near future.See,it pays off.Last year at Au Bon Pain I got a Quarter raise and maybe this year I could get the same or something better than that.Everybody there who have seen me work(3 Months) says I work hard and do a good job and that's all that counts. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/02/07 at 4:17 pm

Had a pretty good day today.Towards the afternoon they were doing contributions for JDRF and I gave a dollar for my brother who had passed away 12 years ago from diabetes and you recieve a frank and soda/water.But anyway,It ws busy as usual and wednesday I work on July 4th 10am-4pm.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/02/07 at 6:44 pm


Had a pretty good day today.Towards the afternoon they were doing contributions for JDRF and I gave a dollar for my brother who had passed away 12 years ago from diabetes and you recieve a frank and soda/water.But anyway,It ws busy as usual and wednesday I work on July 4th 10am-4pm.


I wish I coulda been there to contribute.  My Dad had diabetes, and both my Mum and my bro have it.  :-\\

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/03/07 at 7:27 am


I wish I coulda been there to contribute.  My Dad had diabetes, and both my Mum and my bro have it.  :-\\


Maybe tomorrow when I work,during lunchtime I'll contribute a dollar for you,How about that LB?  :)

What would you like on your frank?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: statsqueen on 07/03/07 at 8:02 am


I wish I coulda been there to contribute.  My Dad had diabetes, and both my Mum and my bro have it.  :-\\



So does my dad.  I also went to school with someone who has had it most of his life.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/03/07 at 4:37 pm



So does my dad.  I also went to school with someone who has had it most of his life.



I'll contribute a dollar for you Stats but one person first and LB asked.But anyway what would you like on your frank? chili,mustard or relish?  :) ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/03/07 at 7:27 pm


Maybe tomorrow when I work,during lunchtime I'll contribute a dollar for you,How about that LB?  :)

What would you like on your frank?


"The Works"  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: statsqueen on 07/03/07 at 8:04 pm



I'll contribute a dollar for you Stats but one person first and LB asked.But anyway what would you like on your frank? chili,mustard or relish?  :) ;D



Thank you very much, Howard--you are very kind.  Have whatever you want on the hotdog since you will be eating it (I don't want to get anything that you don't like!)   :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/04/07 at 6:10 am


"The Works"   :)


Wow,that's a lot of toppings right there.I'll eat one and think of you later for lunch or on my break. ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/04/07 at 6:12 am

I'll be working 10-4 today and buses run on holiday Schedule(Sunday) so I'll see you guys later. http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/15/wave.gif

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/04/07 at 5:25 pm

Wow,I'm so glad I got through today cause it was a 10-4 shift and boy was it such a hectic day that you wouldn't even believe. :P :o

Carts are coming at me from every which way and I guess customers are doing their shopping for the holiday.And before I started work,They had on sale Apple Pie for 1.99 and I took it home so my family and I could eat it.But anyway,I hope I don't see 10-4 for quite a while,I enjoy the short shifts,I get more done that way.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/05/07 at 6:40 am

I'm off to work for another fun-filled day.Today is 230-7 and nothing like yesterday,I guarantee that.I also don't think they're going to serve franks today cause of the inclement weather but maybe on Saturday.But anyway see you later.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/05/07 at 7:51 pm

Not a bad day today.The weather was partly sunny to mostly cloudy but the heavy rains did not show up.Most likely by tomorrow on my day off.But anyway,It was pretty easy and better than the 6 hour shift was just tremendous.That's about it for now.If anything new comes about,I'll let you all know.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/07/07 at 7:12 am

I'm off to work today 3-7 and hopefully today the franks will be served and the franks are for the JDRF and I'll be sure that I'll eat one fro LB later on this afternoon.Take it easy and see you soon. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/07/07 at 2:05 pm


I'm off to work today 3-7 and hopefully today the franks will be served and the franks are for the JDRF and I'll be sure that I'll eat one fro LB later on this afternoon.Take it easy and see you soon. :)


Man, that frank sounds good.  I can almost taste it myself.  ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/07/07 at 7:50 pm


Man, that frank sounds good.  I can almost taste it myself.  ;D


I was about to get a frank but the woman closed up shop and went inside for the day and went home,Sorry.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/07/07 at 7:56 pm

Not a bad day for cart collecting.A little hot but some wind made it feel tolerable,in the low to mid 80's.Tomorrow should be around 92 with just a chance of a thunderstorm later on in the evening and for Monday,95.

But anyway,I feel so happy that today in the mail I finally got my Union Card for Pathmark and I'm in,definitely!  :) http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/10/yelclap.gif
Local 1500 U.F.C.W..What I forgot to ask the supervisor today is the Union book that explains the benefits of working IN a union and what they offer,I should do that tomorrow or Monday.But anyway,that's about it for now.Tomorrow is 1030-230 so I'll see you guys soon. 

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: esoxslayer on 07/07/07 at 8:29 pm


Not a bad day for cart collecting.A little hot but some wind made it feel tolerable,in the low to mid 80's.Tomorrow should be around 92 with just a chance of a thunderstorm later on in the evening and for Monday,95.

But anyway,I feel so happy that today in the mail I finally got my Union Card for Pathmark and I'm in,definitely!  :) http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/10/yelclap.gif
Local 1500 U.F.C.W..What I forgot to ask the supervisor today is the Union book that explains the benefits of working IN a union and what they offer,I should do that tomorrow or Monday.But anyway,that's about it for now.Tomorrow is 1030-230 so I'll see you guys soon. 


Howard, don't be disappointed if you find out about the only thing the union will do is take money (dues) from you and not offer much in return...hope it works out for you...

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: La Roche on 07/07/07 at 8:44 pm


Not a bad day for cart collecting.A little hot but some wind made it feel tolerable,in the low to mid 80's.Tomorrow should be around 92 with just a chance of a thunderstorm later on in the evening and for Monday,95.

But anyway,I feel so happy that today in the mail I finally got my Union Card for Pathmark and I'm in,definitely!  :) http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/10/yelclap.gif
Local 1500 U.F.C.W..What I forgot to ask the supervisor today is the Union book that explains the benefits of working IN a union and what they offer,I should do that tomorrow or Monday.But anyway,that's about it for now.Tomorrow is 1030-230 so I'll see you guys soon. 


Yeah, you're part time so the Union will do nothing for you.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Brian06 on 07/07/07 at 9:18 pm

Yeah my mom was in UFCW years ago when she worked in the Bakery and they didn't do a thing for her and she was full time.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: La Roche on 07/07/07 at 10:04 pm

Most unions are simply fronts to keep the employees placated, in general, most Unions are as bad as the employers, obviously there are a few strong ones, such as the ones destroying the U.S car industry by lobbying for Joe Schmo to earn $80k a year tightening lug nuts in Peoria.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/07/07 at 11:54 pm

I was in a union.  I hated it.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: esoxslayer on 07/08/07 at 5:27 am


Most unions are simply fronts to keep the employees placated, in general, most Unions are as bad as the employers, obviously there are a few strong ones, such as the ones destroying the U.S car industry by lobbying for Joe Schmo to earn $80k a year tightening lug nuts in Peoria.


It's been that way with the UAW for over 30 years now...I can remember them threatening to strike back then when they claimed a person making 25 bucks an hour or so with the opportunity for unlimited overtime couldn't make it on that wage.

Detroit was held hostage by these mobs and their leaders and you see the shape they've been in for the past couple decades..but we need to blame big business and never fault any other source.....

Most American workers today are smart enough (or so I'd hope) that the Unions and what they supposedly do for the worker are unnecessary in light of safety and the like.  Granted, the unions did help way back when, but they became too powerful, lost sight of their original intent and have become one big political money sucking organization who has no real concern for it's workers except to suck money out of the workers wallets in the interests of "making it better for you"....  Bunk......

The Unions protect the lazy worker, giving him equal rights because he/she is too lazy to put forth 100 % effort in order to remain competitive..the slovenly are protected and there is no seperation between the hard worker and the slacker, as long as they pay their dues they're all equal...and just how fair is that??  Not in my world it's not....

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/08/07 at 6:28 am


Howard, don't be disappointed if you find out about the only thing the union will do is take money (dues) from you and not offer much in return...hope it works out for you...


Thanks Esox,I hope Pathmark does something for me.The problem is I don't know how long they'll be able to take care of me a year or 2 down the road,Who knows what might happen.I overheard a co-worker yesterday saying to someone about the people here(Pathmark)who stay and do good get something but other than that that's all I heard.Just didn't want to butt in.

But do you think that Pathmark will work out and maybe have enough room for full time or could I ask if they have something else for me to do besides cart collecting and sweeping?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/08/07 at 6:29 am


Yeah, you're part time so the Union will do nothing for you.



So what exactly will it do for me besides taking out dues?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/08/07 at 6:31 am


I was in a union.  I hated it.


So tell me about why you hated it?  ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: esoxslayer on 07/08/07 at 6:47 am


Thanks Esox,I hope Pathmark does something for me.The problem is I don't know how long they'll be able to take care of me a year or 2 down the road,Who knows what might happen.I overheard a co-worker yesterday saying to someone about the people here(Pathmark)who stay and do good get something but other than that that's all I heard.Just didn't want to butt in.

But do you think that Pathmark will work out and maybe have enough room for full time or could I ask if they have something else for me to do besides cart collecting and sweeping?


Howard, it's not a question of whether they have room for you as full time, the big issue is that jobs such as you have now are always going to be a part time position, due to many reasons.

I'm sure that once you get "in tune" with this Union fiasco your now involved in, get familiar with the union book you have, you'll find that the part timer(even though he's having to pay union dues) won't get any backing from the union..it's a money grab and everybody knows it...maybe you'll get a chance to talk to your union steward, if one even exists, and you'll get a bunch of rhetoric from him about your benefits.....

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: esoxslayer on 07/08/07 at 6:52 am

Howard..just one other comment....

I remember back when you started at Pathmark and weren't sure about there being a union or not there, and now you see that there is.

If, after getting all the reasons for/against being a union member in your head straight, and you decide you don't want to be in the union, you'll find out that you can't make a choice to be in/not to be in the union....it's mandatory, just another way they hold something over you and basically tell you that you can't make choices on your own...all unions are like that though, so don't feel too bad ...

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/08/07 at 7:35 am


Not a bad day for cart collecting.A little hot but some wind made it feel tolerable,in the low to mid 80's.Tomorrow should be around 92 with just a chance of a thunderstorm later on in the evening and for Monday,95.

But anyway,I feel so happy that today in the mail I finally got my Union Card for Pathmark and I'm in,definitely!  :) http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/10/yelclap.gif
Local 1500 U.F.C.W..What I forgot to ask the supervisor today is the Union book that explains the benefits of working IN a union and what they offer,I should do that tomorrow or Monday.But anyway,that's about it for now.Tomorrow is 1030-230 so I'll see you guys soon. 


Howard,

There have been alot of negative posts here about unions.  You would think that Osama just sent you your Al-Quaeda card!

While I am not a big fan of Unions, there are some benefits and some negatives too.  here are my thoughts:

Plusses
====
If you have a boss who treats you unfairly, the Union often will file a greivance (if you ask) and there are rules in your contract to protect you.

If the boss wants to give all the overtime opportunities to his buddies, most Union contracts prohibit that.  Overtime opportunities usually have to be doled out more or less equally.

The boss cannot unilaterally cut your pay.


Minuses
=====
You have to pay Union dues

If the boss would like to give you a raise, oftentimes the contract prohibits that as favoritism

If the Union leadership (or the members via vote) get greedy and decide to call a strike when the contract expires, you do not have a job for a while.

Most Union contracts mandate promotions (in union-represented jobs) occur by seniority, not by how good you are.  Of course management can always promote somebody to a management job, no problem.


I do not know the specifics about YOUR union.  I have seen unions do good and do bad.  Keep an open mind, and above all, continue to do the fine job that you are doing.  And I STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you do not get involved in union politics.  As a newbie that would not be good.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/09/07 at 6:32 am


Howard, it's not a question of whether they have room for you as full time, the big issue is that jobs such as you have now are always going to be a part time position, due to many reasons.

I'm sure that once you get "in tune" with this Union fiasco your now involved in, get familiar with the union book you have, you'll find that the part timer(even though he's having to pay union dues) won't get any backing from the union..it's a money grab and everybody knows it...maybe you'll get a chance to talk to your union steward, if one even exists, and you'll get a bunch of rhetoric from him about your benefits.....


Thanks Esox,I'm learning a lot. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/09/07 at 6:34 am


Howard,

There have been alot of negative posts here about unions.  You would think that Osama just sent you your Al-Quaeda card!

While I am not a big fan of Unions, there are some benefits and some negatives too.  here are my thoughts:

Plusses
====
If you have a boss who treats you unfairly, the Union often will file a greivance (if you ask) and there are rules in your contract to protect you.

If the boss wants to give all the overtime opportunities to his buddies, most Union contracts prohibit that.  Overtime opportunities usually have to be doled out more or less equally.

The boss cannot unilaterally cut your pay.


Minuses
=====
You have to pay Union dues

If the boss would like to give you a raise, oftentimes the contract prohibits that as favoritism

If the Union leadership (or the members via vote) get greedy and decide to call a strike when the contract expires, you do not have a job for a while.

Most Union contracts mandate promotions (in union-represented jobs) occur by seniority, not by how good you are.  Of course management can always promote somebody to a management job, no problem.


I do not know the specifics about YOUR union.  I have seen unions do good and do bad.  Keep an open mind, and above all, continue to do the fine job that you are doing.  And I STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you do not get involved in union politics.  As a newbie that would not be good.


Wow,I guess there are some good and bad points to being in one.I'll just stick with the good points and ignore the bad ones.As for me,I'm just going to continue to do my very best and make myself,job coach and my supervisor proud. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/09/07 at 6:39 am

I'm off to work in about an hour or 2 so I'll see you guys later. :)  http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/12/hello.gif

BTW,I forgot to tell you that I found another pocketbook an elderly lady lost in one of the carts and this time she gave me $4 in reward money.So this month is looking pretty good for me. :)

Anyway,that's all I have to say.Talk to you guys later and keep cool cause it's going to be a scorcher! :P

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: esoxslayer on 07/09/07 at 9:08 am




Most Union contracts mandate promotions (in union-represented jobs) occur by seniority, not by how good you are.  Of course management can always promote somebody to a management job, no problem.


I do not know the specifics about YOUR union.  I have seen unions do good and do bad.  Keep an open mind, and above all, continue to do the fine job that you are doing.  And I STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you do not get involved in union politics.  As a newbie that would not be good.


There's the biggie right there....no matter if your a slacker or a hard worker..seniority rules.

It's almost like tenure for a teacher/professor who decides to skate away their last few years to retirement..

In a non union environment/workplace..you get promoted and move up by hard work and dedication, not by how long you've been around.

Unions and the umbrella of protection it affords slackers/malingerers/lazy/worthless individuals is almost as bad as equal opportunity..it matters not if you are the best carpenter/ironworker/equipment operator/cart collector in the world or have decided to be the worst, you are protected and it takes dynamite to get you tossed....

I see you are dedicated to your job Howard, so the above does not apply to you...

The advice to you about NOT getting involved in the BS of union politics is sound....because thats all it is, a major dose of BS...

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/09/07 at 4:56 pm


There's the biggie right there....no matter if your a slacker or a hard worker..seniority rules.

It's almost like tenure for a teacher/professor who decides to skate away their last few years to retirement..

In a non union environment/workplace..you get promoted and move up by hard work and dedication, not by how long you've been around.

Unions and the umbrella of protection it affords slackers/malingerers/lazy/worthless individuals is almost as bad as equal opportunity..it matters not if you are the best carpenter/ironworker/equipment operator/cart collector in the world or have decided to be the worst, you are protected and it takes dynamite to get you tossed....

I see you are dedicated to your job Howard, so the above does not apply to you...

The advice to you about NOT getting involved in the BS of union politics is sound....because thats all it is, a major dose of BS...


Don't worry Esox,I'll stay of their way and just do my job. ;)

Should I bring up my Union card situation with my job coach? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/09/07 at 4:58 pm

What a day it was and I was sweating bullets.Didn't do many rounds of cart collecting but at least I got some done today.I'm off tomorrow and Wednesday,return thursday.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/09/07 at 6:31 pm



Should I bring up my Union card situation with my job coach? ???


If I were you I would mention it to your job coach.  And be PROUD of it, despite some negative stuff said here about unions (some by me), it is another milestone for you.  :)  Not that long ago, you had no job.  Now you got a job and a Union card.  That is progress!  ;)

Is it perfect?  Nope.  But I have never seen anybody with a "perfect" situation anyway.

Keep working hard.  People will notice you and opportunities will arise one way or another.  The first step is to have a job and to be good at it!  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: esoxslayer on 07/09/07 at 6:37 pm


Don't worry Esox,I'll stay of their way and just do my job. ;)

Should I bring up my Union card situation with my job coach? ???


I'd let him know that you were given the card, yes...he may have some advice for you that could help.

It is a milestone as LyricBoy stated, and congrats are in order for you...I remember as well when you had no job and were frustrated with the job coach situation.....you should be proud of your situation....

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/10/07 at 6:54 am


If I were you I would mention it to your job coach.  And be PROUD of it, despite some negative stuff said here about unions (some by me), it is another milestone for you.   :)  Not that long ago, you had no job.  Now you got a job and a Union card.  That is progress!   ;)

Is it perfect?  Nope.  But I have never seen anybody with a "perfect" situation anyway.

Keep working hard.  People will notice you and opportunities will arise one way or another.  The first step is to have a job and to be good at it!  :)


And already I've been at Pathmark almost 3 months now and I survived a few rainstorms and 1 heatwave.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/10/07 at 6:55 am


I'd let him know that you were given the card, yes...he may have some advice for you that could help.

It is a milestone as LyricBoy stated, and congrats are in order for you...I remember as well when you had no job and were frustrated with the job coach situation.....you should be proud of your situation....


I was angry and upset that I didn't have a job and now I should be so happy. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/10/07 at 4:23 pm

Well,today In the mail I got The UFCW 1500 book and my father said that part timers are screwed.The dental doesn't kick in for 6 months and the others if I was full time lesser than that.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: esoxslayer on 07/10/07 at 5:32 pm


Well,today In the mail I got The UFCW 1500 book and my father said that part timers are screwed.The dental doesn't kick in for 6 months and the others if I was full time lesser than that.


Too bad the Union won't wait until your benefits kick in to start taking out their slice...fat chance of THAT happening....

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/10/07 at 6:00 pm


Well,today In the mail I got The UFCW 1500 book and my father said that part timers are screwed.The dental doesn't kick in for 6 months and the others if I was full time lesser than that.


Howard,

How do the union dues work?  If it is charges as "x percent of paycheck" I would not say that you would be getting screwed if you have to wait 6 months for the dental to kick in.  If the Union is the one covering the dental insurance, this is being funded by dues, and part timers likely are paying LESS in dues than the full timers. (Maybe not, maybe the dues are "x dollars per month" regardless of part or full time)

Most places I know of, part-timers NEVER get benefits, regardless of how long they are working there.

Every job (and Union) has plusses and minuses.  You are only getting "screwed" if the minusses outweigh the plusses!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/11/07 at 6:57 am


Too bad the Union won't wait until your benefits kick in to start taking out their slice...fat chance of THAT happening....



Which won't be until September.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/11/07 at 6:59 am


Howard,

How do the union dues work?  If it is charges as "x percent of paycheck" I would not say that you would be getting screwed if you have to wait 6 months for the dental to kick in.  If the Union is the one covering the dental insurance, this is being funded by dues, and part timers likely are paying LESS in dues than the full timers. (Maybe not, maybe the dues are "x dollars per month" regardless of part or full time)

Most places I know of, part-timers NEVER get benefits, regardless of how long they are working there.

Every job (and Union) has plusses and minuses.  You are only getting "screwed" if the minusses outweigh the plusses!


I could ask my supervisor about the union dues.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: esoxslayer on 07/12/07 at 11:21 am


I could ask my supervisor about the union dues.


Howard...did you get the chance to ask about the dues??

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/12/07 at 12:08 pm


Howard...did you get the chance to ask about the dues??


Yeah, that's very important because if they're only giving you 24 hours at $9/hour or whatever and you gotta cough up $250 in dues per month, that's a massive chunk of your $$ they've just taken away.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: esoxslayer on 07/12/07 at 12:13 pm


Yeah, that's very important because if they're only giving you 24 hours at $9/hour or whatever and you gotta cough up $250 in dues per month, that's a massive chunk of your $$ they've just taken away.


Especially if all that is going in as a part timer who can't make use of the benefits until he's past the 6 month point...and even more so if he has no "protection" from the union umbrella as a part timer...seems like a big money grab to me....

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 07/12/07 at 12:31 pm


Wow,I'm so glad I got through today cause it was a 10-4 shift and boy was it such a hectic day that you wouldn't even believe. :P :o

Carts are coming at me from every which way and I guess customers are doing their shopping for the holiday.And before I started work,They had on sale Apple Pie for 1.99 and I took it home so my family and I could eat it.But anyway,I hope I don't see 10-4 for quite a while,I enjoy the short shifts,I get more done that way.
Howard, if you want to work full time, you need to get used to the longer shifts....even if you worked a 5 hour shift every day (with no day off) you'd only hit 35 hours.  If you want at least 1 day off, you have to work at least 6 1/2 hour shifts....

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/12/07 at 5:17 pm

There's an old guy in "Sicko" who works at Pathmark so he and his wife can afford their meds!
You see him throwing garbage down the compactor and there's a sign on it that says, "If you are under 18 years old, don't even think about operating this equipment!"  The guy's 79!
:-\\

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: La Roche on 07/12/07 at 7:03 pm


Especially if all that is going in as a part timer who can't make use of the benefits until he's past the 6 month point...and even more so if he has no "protection" from the union umbrella as a part timer...seems like a big money grab to me....


In most industries that's all unions are anyway.

Of course, this is coming from somebody who makes a point to cross union lines whenever possible.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/12/07 at 7:24 pm


Howard...did you get the chance to ask about the dues??



I'll ask tomorrow,the manager was running around the store doing lots of things at once.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/12/07 at 7:28 pm


Howard, if you want to work full time, you need to get used to the longer shifts....even if you worked a 5 hour shift every day (with no day off) you'd only hit 35 hours.  If you want at least 1 day off, you have to work at least 6 1/2 hour shifts....



I know Mama,It was just so busy,I guess I complain a lot.The next time they give me a 10-4 shift,I'll stick it out as best as possible.That's why I'm trying to work my way up in Pathmark to earn full time.Now that I'm finally discharged from my program,I could ask the manager/supervisor to add another day that's if they want to give it to me.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/12/07 at 7:33 pm

Today was a better day than the past few ones which were so hot and humid compared to this afternoon when it was nice and comfortable around 83 degrees.Did what I had to do and that was it.This woman was telling me that she had lost a pocketbook in the carts so she reported it to the manager and the police and then later she told me if you find it,Let me know.Wow,It seems that I've been finding a lot of good stuff and within the past few months I've gotten 4 dollars here,3 dollars there.If I find this woman's pocketbook,I may get another reward but hopefully It's not expected.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/13/07 at 3:49 pm

It was such a nice day today doing carts that I got a lot done and later I took a small break for lunch so right there's nothing much to report as of now.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/13/07 at 6:59 pm


Today was a better day than the past few ones which were so hot and humid compared to this afternoon when it was nice and comfortable around 83 degrees.Did what I had to do and that was it.This woman was telling me that she had lost a pocketbook in the carts so she reported it to the manager and the police and then later she told me if you find it,Let me know.Wow,It seems that I've been finding a lot of good stuff and within the past few months I've gotten 4 dollars here,3 dollars there.If I find this woman's pocketbook,I may get another reward but hopefully It's not expected.


You da man, Howard.  ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/14/07 at 6:46 am


You da man, Howard.  ;)


It seems that I'm finding something new each month,must be a good sign from above that someone's telling me that this is the right job for me.If this keeps up,I could get promoted but we'll see what happens.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/14/07 at 6:50 am

I'm off to work in a couple of hours,see you guys later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/14/07 at 7:00 pm

What a nice day it was today.I did a lot of cart collecting and did some sweeping then I got an excellent compliment later from the supervisor saying that the sidewalks are pretty nice and clean.But other than that it was quiet for a Saturday with no complaints whatsoever.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/15/07 at 7:38 pm

It was a quiet day at Pathmark and got just about everything done.Today I was talking with my new co-worker friend Jim and I feel so comfortable with him.He's 21 and he goes to college.One day I may want to ask for his phone number so we can exchange them and maybe one day in the future Him And I could go to MSG for wrestling since we both like it a lot.I enjoy confiding in co-workers,It makes me feel good.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/16/07 at 4:24 pm

Not a bad day at work,plus it was quiet as usual.Must be the summer months.Nothing much to report right now.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/18/07 at 7:26 am

I'm off to work later from 230-630.I don't know if the supervisor would want me to do cart collecting in the heavy rain downpours but she might have something for me to do indoors instead of outdoors.I don't see many people shopping today but we'll see what happens by this afternoon.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: esoxslayer on 07/18/07 at 8:12 am


I'm off to work later from 230-630.I don't know if the supervisor would want me to do cart collecting in the heavy rain downpours but she might have something for me to do indoors instead of outdoors.I don't see many people shopping today but we'll see what happens by this afternoon.


This could be a very busy day for you Howard.  I know up this way in the summer that when it's rainy, the outdoor activities slow and the people flood to the malls, grocery shopping and the like because they can't be out boating or enjoying the lakes and stuff like camping......

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/18/07 at 7:46 pm


This could be a very busy day for you Howard.  I know up this way in the summer that when it's rainy, the outdoor activities slow and the people flood to the malls, grocery shopping and the like because they can't be out boating or enjoying the lakes and stuff like camping......



Esox,What a day I had.Pathmark's parking lot was half flooded with 5-6 inches of water.And the drains were clogged with standing floods as well.The supervisor told me to not go into the dirty water to get the carts,You can get them tomorrow.And also combined with the heat and humidity to go along with the heavy rains made the day very sticky and a very swamp-like smell to the air.Tomorrow the pumps should drain out and the parking lot should be back to normal.But other than that,It just wasn't a good cart collecting day. :P

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: esoxslayer on 07/19/07 at 5:55 am



Esox,What a day I had.Pathmark's parking lot was half flooded with 5-6 inches of water.And the drains were clogged with standing floods as well.The supervisor told me to not go into the dirty water to get the carts,You can get them tomorrow.And also combined with the heat and humidity to go along with the heavy rains made the day very sticky and a very swamp-like smell to the air.Tomorrow the pumps should drain out and the parking lot should be back to normal.But other than that,It just wasn't a good cart collecting day. :P


I had a hunch it would be "one of those days"....

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/19/07 at 6:14 am


I had a hunch it would be "one of those days"....



Out of the 3 months that I've worked there never have I've seen Pathmark look like a big riverbed.But hopefully,It'll be back to normal by today or tomorrow.Anyway,today's 230-7 and there might be another round of showers and thunderstorms so I'll see you later Esox. ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/19/07 at 7:11 pm



Out of the 3 months that I've worked there never have I've seen Pathmark look like a big riverbed.But hopefully,It'll be back to normal by today or tomorrow.Anyway,today's 230-7 and there might be another round of showers and thunderstorms so I'll see you later Esox. ;)



Maybe you should go to work with a snorkle and a set of flippers, Howard.  ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/19/07 at 7:29 pm


Maybe you should go to work with a snorkle and a set of flippers, Howard.   ;D




Yeah,I wish.Maybe a bathing suit. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/19/07 at 7:33 pm

Well,Day 2 and some of the water has drained but most of the big flood has stood in the middle of the parking lot so it still resembles a river.Hopefully and I'm pretty sure that the water will be gone by Sunday.It's going to take a few more days to recede.Most customers are complaining and Pathmark is losing money that way.But anyway,It was an ok cart collecting day,a bit on the humid side.And I got paid.I guess that's all for now. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/21/07 at 6:15 am

I'm off to work in about a couple of hours.Today is 10-4 and hopefully today or tomorrow the big flood should be gone and there shouldn't be any more rain till next week,that's what they're saying.Anyway,take care.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/21/07 at 5:11 pm

Business was back to normal as the flood finally receded and cars were packed in the parking lot.Other than that,work was busy and that's basically it.Today was the last day of my assistant manager.She's moving to North Carolina to stay but it was great working with her for the past 3 months.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: La Roche on 07/21/07 at 5:35 pm


Business was back to normal as the flood finally receded and cars were packed in the parking lot.Other than that,work was busy and that's basically it.Today was the last day of my assistant manager.She's moving to North Carolina to stay but it was great working with her for the past 3 months.


Will they make you Assistant Manager?  ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/21/07 at 5:52 pm


Business was back to normal as the flood finally receded and cars were packed in the parking lot.Other than that,work was busy and that's basically it.


OK, then I won't send you my diving mask and flippers.

;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/22/07 at 6:37 am


Will they make you Assistant Manager?  ;)


No I don't have experience for that.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/22/07 at 6:38 am


OK, then I won't send you my diving mask and flippers.

;D


Maybe the next time there's a flood,I'll let you know.  ;)

But anyway,I'm off to work and I'll see you guys later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/23/07 at 4:25 pm

It just wasn't a good cart collecting day.You had all this rain,wind gusts,showers and flooding and wearing boots over my sneakers felt uncomfortable but I made it through the day.When I came home,my feet looked like wrinkled prunes.took a shower later and felt much better afterwards.Now I know how cart collectors feel when they have to push carts in rain or snow.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/23/07 at 7:11 pm


It just wasn't a good cart collecting day.You had all this rain,wind gusts,showers and flooding and wearing boots over my sneakers felt uncomfortable but I made it through the day.When I came home,my feet looked like wrinkled prunes.took a shower later and felt much better afterwards.Now I know how cart collectors feel when they have to push carts in rain or snow.


I work across the street from a grocery store that has a double-deck parking lot.  Today they started demolishing the upper deck, so most of the parking lot is a pile of rubble.

Try collecting carts in THAT!  ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 07/24/07 at 3:45 am


It just wasn't a good cart collecting day.You had all this rain,wind gusts,showers and flooding and wearing boots over my sneakers felt uncomfortable but I made it through the day.When I came home,my feet looked like wrinkled prunes.took a shower later and felt much better afterwards.Now I know how cart collectors feel when they have to push carts in rain or snow.


Hmm maybe it's just the sort of boots you are talking about but most people would take their sneakers off first I think  :-\\

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/24/07 at 7:02 am


I work across the street from a grocery store that has a double-deck parking lot.  Today they started demolishing the upper deck, so most of the parking lot is a pile of rubble.

Try collecting carts in THAT!   ;D



Did you have to deal with the heavy rains that day LB? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/24/07 at 7:05 am


Hmm maybe it's just the sort of boots you are talking about but most people would take their sneakers off first I think  :-\\


No Karen,I was in a rush to get working.I clocked in a minute late,went to see my new schedule again,saw it raining outside and went to borrow someone else's boots cause I forgot to bring mine.Then I also bought in Pathmark a few new pairs of socks cause my socks were soaken wet and a new umbrella cause it was broken.So yesterday as you can see was rushed.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: esoxslayer on 07/24/07 at 7:20 am


No Karen,I was in a rush to get working.I clocked in a minute late,went to see my new schedule again,saw it raining outside and went to borrow someone else's boots cause I forgot to bring mine.Then I also bought in Pathmark a few new pairs of socks cause my socks were soaken wet and a new umbrella cause it was broken.So yesterday as you can see was rushed.


Howard, buy yourself a pair of hikers that are Gore-Tex lined, wet foot problem solved..as long as you don't have water coming in from over the top of them...

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/24/07 at 7:31 am


Howard, buy yourself a pair of hikers that are Gore-Tex lined, wet foot problem solved..as long as you don't have water coming in from over the top of them...



No wonder I came home and my feet were wrinkly prunes. :P

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/07 at 1:18 pm

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/97/PathMark_Sign.jpg/200px-PathMark_Sign.jpg

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/24/07 at 4:46 pm


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/97/PathMark_Sign.jpg/200px-PathMark_Sign.jpg



http://farm1.static.flickr.com/196/527104490_1d35324cda.jpg?v=0

Ok,Who put that there?  ;D^

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/07 at 5:23 pm



http://farm1.static.flickr.com/196/527104490_1d35324cda.jpg?v=0

Ok,Who put that there?  ;D^
Should the trolley be in the corral?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: esoxslayer on 07/24/07 at 5:49 pm



No wonder I came home and my feet were wrinkly prunes. :P


Get a pair of gore tex lined hiking boots Howard....seriously.  They breathe to let water vapor out, but don't allow water to come in.....

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/24/07 at 6:28 pm



Did you have to deal with the heavy rains that day LB? ???


No, I just had to dodge all the cement dust and flying debris.  ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/25/07 at 7:02 am


Should the trolley be in the corral?



Yes along with the other carts.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/25/07 at 7:03 am


Get a pair of gore tex lined hiking boots Howard....seriously.  They breathe to let water vapor out, but don't allow water to come in.....




So,why are my feet wrinkly prunes,could it be bad sneakers? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/25/07 at 7:04 am


No, I just had to dodge all the cement dust and flying debris.   ;D




Why? What happened? :o

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 07/25/07 at 8:23 am




Why? What happened? :o


I think he already mentioned they were demolishing part of the car park

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/25/07 at 5:40 pm


I think he already mentioned they were demolishing part of the car park :o





Why? What happened? :o


Yep, they are almost finished tearing down the car park (or the parking lot as we Yanks call it).

All day jackhammers, noise, and dust.  :o

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/25/07 at 6:50 pm


Yep, they are almost finished tearing down the car park (or the parking lot as we Yanks call it).

All day jackhammers, noise, and dust.  :o



Was it distracting?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/25/07 at 6:54 pm

I had a much better work day today and the good thing is there was no rain to speak of.Just warm and humid with plenty of sunshine,86 degrees and cart collecting was pretty pleasant.And I also got a "Good Job" from my supervisor. :)

I was told that Beth(Erin's Sister)might show up at my Pathmark next week so I wish her good luck in trying to find me. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/25/07 at 7:37 pm



Was it distracting?


Yeah, it was rat-tat-tat all day long.  Jackhammer city.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/25/07 at 7:38 pm


Yeah, it was rat-tat-tat all day long.  Jackhammer city.


Did you get any work done?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/25/07 at 7:39 pm


I had a much better work day today and the good thing is there was no rain to speak of.Just warm and humid with plenty of sunshine,86 degrees and cart collecting was pretty pleasant.And I also got a "Good Job" from my supervisor. :)

I was told that Beth(Erin's Sister)might show up at my Pathmark next week so I wish her good luck in trying to find me. ;D


She'll recognize you by your pruny feet...   ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/25/07 at 7:39 pm


She'll recognize you by your pruny feet...   ;D


Or my brown hair.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 07/25/07 at 7:40 pm


Or my brown hair.



OR YOUR EFFIN' AVATAR!!!1

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/25/07 at 7:41 pm


Did you get any work done?


After a while I get used to it.  But now that the upper parking deck is gone, I can not park my car "indoors" when it rains.   >:(

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/25/07 at 7:45 pm


After a while I get used to it.  But now that the upper parking deck is gone, I can not park my car "indoors" when it rains.   >:(


That's too bad.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/26/07 at 8:13 pm

And what a day it was.Very warm,humid and sticky,84 degrees.I did the best that I can with the cart collecting and had fun doing it.Today,my paycheck was $162 for 20 hours a week so that's great.And that's about it for now.My day off is tomorrow,I'm seeing my job coach and I return to work on Saturday.Take It easy. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: AnnieBanannie on 07/26/07 at 9:28 pm


And what a day it was.Very warm,humid and sticky,84 degrees.I did the best that I can with the cart collecting and had fun doing it.Today,my paycheck was $162 for 20 hours a week so that's great.And that's about it for now.My day off is tomorrow,I'm seeing my job coach and I return to work on Saturday.Take It easy. :)


Have a terrific day off, Howard!  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 07/27/07 at 4:37 am



OR YOUR EFFIN' AVATAR!!!1


No!  Why didn't we think of that?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/27/07 at 7:01 am


Have a terrific day off, Howard!   :)


Thanks Annie,you too.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/28/07 at 6:50 am

I'm off to Pathmark in a couple of hours and it looks like there might be a pop-up shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon or evening so I have to be prepared,Take It easy!  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/07 at 6:53 am


I'm off to Pathmark in a couple of hours and it looks like there might be a pop-up shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon or evening so I have to be prepared,Take It easy!  :)
You can use your discount to buy an umbrella for the journey home.

Take care Howard.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: AnnieBanannie on 07/28/07 at 4:52 pm


I'm off to Pathmark in a couple of hours and it looks like there might be a pop-up shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon or evening so I have to be prepared,Take It easy!  :)


Did it end up raining in NY today, Howard?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/28/07 at 7:12 pm

I was out grocery shiopping today and after I was done with the cart, I neatly placed it into one of those small corrals in the car park.

I figured "If Howard caught me just leaving a cart in the lot, he'd be PO-ed at me."  :P

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/29/07 at 6:45 am


Did it end up raining in NY today, Howard?


No It might today. :(

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/29/07 at 6:45 am


I was out grocery shiopping today and after I was done with the cart, I neatly placed it into one of those small corrals in the car park.

I figured "If Howard caught me just leaving a cart in the lot, he'd be PO-ed at me."  :P


Sometimes customers help me along the way and sometimes they don't.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/29/07 at 6:49 am

Yesterday was the most hottest,the most sultriest day there.I did my rounds of cart collecting as best as I can but it was just too disgusting outside.I came home and my T-shirt smelt like an old gym sweatsock and I perspire like I just been through a car wash.Anyway,today is 2-6 so I'll see you guys later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/29/07 at 8:02 pm

Wow,What a rainstrom this turned out to be.During the morning hours,It was hot warm and humid then the heavy rains came with thunder and lightning,downpours,big wind gusts and much of everything else.I didn't do much cart collecting though I was just a little worried that the carts wouldn't get collected If I didn't do it but I forgot that 2 other people after me have the same job as me so I shouldn't worry so much.Anyway,that's about it for now,Have a good night. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/30/07 at 4:08 pm

Today was better than yesterday just very warm and sticky with high humidity.But nothing much to talk about.Tomorrow's my day off and I return Wednesday.I'm going to buy a few pairs of galoshes on Friday(day off) for when it starts to pour outside.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 07/31/07 at 6:58 pm

http://youtube.com/watch?v=MUs5_J8cMN8

Pathmark Thugs

I should've been there to kick some ass! >:(

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: esoxslayer on 07/31/07 at 7:29 pm


http://youtube.com/watch?v=MUs5_J8cMN8

Pathmark Thugs

I should've been there to kick some ass! >:(


Howard..never figured you for the ass kicking type......

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Foo Bar on 07/31/07 at 8:28 pm


Howard..never figured you for the ass kicking type......


What if he was all outa bubble gum?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/01/07 at 6:52 am


Howard..never figured you for the ass kicking type......


I was just kidding.I'm glad I don't work after 8pm cause It does get dark and a lot of kids love to play with the carts and become jerkoffs with them.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/01/07 at 6:54 am


What if he was all outa bubble gum?


Then I'd go out and buy another pack. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/01/07 at 6:59 pm

Not a bad day at Pathmark,It was just very hot and humid.Temperatures were around 90 and tomorrow 92 so It's going to be a very hot week next week at Pathmark doing carts.

Also,hopefully within the next 6 months now that I've been discharged from my program,I can finally work towards full time status which will make me feel good. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/02/07 at 6:06 am


after 8pm cause It does get dark and a lot of kids love to play with the carts and become jerkoffs with them.


That sounds painful.  :o

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/02/07 at 6:21 am


That sounds painful.  :o


Well LB,I'm not there after 8 so I don't know what goes on after I leave.My late shifts are sometimes after 7 so I'm home at about 8-ish.You wouldn't believe how many carts are damaged.That's why Pathmark has to order more most of the time,very expensive.

Anyway,I'll see you later,My hours are 10-2 and tomorrow is my off day so I plan to go to Modells to buy a pair of galoshes cause I wasn't prepared from the last storm we had.It's good to be prepared. ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/02/07 at 3:37 pm

It was hot as hell today while doing cart collecting,The high was about 92 but it felt like 100 with the heat and humidity.But I did the best I could.This month will make it 4 months at Pathmark and now that I've been discharged from my program,I'm looking forward to be working full time,hopefully by 2008 or later.Everything is working well as planned. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/02/07 at 6:40 pm


Well LB,I'm not there after 8 so I don't know what goes on after I leave.My late shifts are sometimes after 7 so I'm home at about 8-ish.You wouldn't believe how many carts are damaged.That's why Pathmark has to order more most of the time,very expensive.

Anyway,I'll see you later,My hours are 10-2 and tomorrow is my off day so I plan to go to Modells to buy a pair of galoshes cause I wasn't prepared from the last storm we had.It's good to be prepared. ;)


Are your carts the metal-wire type, or are they those plastic jobbies?

As for the galoshes, yes, it is always best to have a set of rubbers to wear.  You never know when you're gonna need 'em.  ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/03/07 at 6:54 am


Are your carts the metal-wire type, or are they those plastic jobbies?

As for the galoshes, yes, it is always best to have a set of rubbers to wear.  You never know when you're gonna need 'em.   ;)


They're sort of blue colored with metal handles.Sometimes It can get really frustrating trying to push them back into the corral. ::)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/07 at 9:22 am

On Who's Online:

Spiders
User  Time  Action
MSN spider  03:19:57 PM Viewing the topic Pathmark.

Spider in the food store, get the repellant out!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/03/07 at 11:32 am


On Who's Online:

Spiders
User  Time  Action
MSN spider  03:19:57 PM Viewing the topic Pathmark.

Spider in the food store, get the repellant out!



I'm sure there are plenty of bugs in Pathmark but it's not in the cold or warm areas,It's basically in the back area with all the other moist items,where the lockers are.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/04/07 at 6:51 am

I'm off to work in a little while so I hope to see you guys tonight or tomorrow.Looks like It's going to be another hot one this weekend so I have to drink plenty of water as usual.Anyway,Talk to you soon.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/04/07 at 7:56 pm

Today was pretty much the hottest day that I ever endured.It was 93 and it felt like 103 out there in the parking lot doing the carts.Sweat was pouring down my face into my nose and also my mouth.I suffer from excessive sweat where during the summer,I perspire profusely so I need cold water or someplace cool to dry off.But anyway,I did what I had to do.Tomorrow is 1030-230 so if you're reading this LB,have a Good Night! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/06/07 at 4:13 pm

Not a bad day doing cart collecting except for a minor thing that happened to me.As I was pushing the carts,pigeons distracted my view and when I walking my head just went "BONK",right into a yellow pole.Luckily for me,It wasn't bleeding at all except for a small bump on my head.But now It's going away because I have a quick healing process.Anyway,that's about it for now.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/06/07 at 7:21 pm


Not a bad day doing cart collecting except for a minor thing that happened to me.As I was pushing the carts,pigeons distracted my view and when I walking my head just went "BONK",right into a yellow pole.Luckily for me,It wasn't bleeding at all except for a small bump on my head.But now It's going away because I have a quick healing process.Anyway,that's about it for now.


Ouch!  :o

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/07/07 at 6:42 am


Ouch!  :o


stupid pigeons got in my F'N way,What were they doing there in the first place? ::) >:(

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/07 at 6:56 am


Not a bad day doing cart collecting except for a minor thing that happened to me.As I was pushing the carts,pigeons distracted my view and when I walking my head just went "BONK",right into a yellow pole.Luckily for me,It wasn't bleeding at all except for a small bump on my head.But now It's going away because I have a quick healing process.Anyway,that's about it for now.
Good to hear that the yellow post did not bleed.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/07/07 at 4:54 pm


Good to hear that the yellow post did not bleed.


It was just very rusty.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/07 at 2:56 am


It was just very rusty.
...and with a dent in it now.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/08/07 at 6:41 am


...and with a dent in it now.



No,no dent.The pole was tilted to it's side.

But anyway,today is a 2-6 schedule and it looks like the heaviest rain is over but It's going to be very hazy hot and humid day with highs around 95.I can't take this rain and hot weather anymore.I wish it was September already.This has been one hell of a Summer. :P

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: esoxslayer on 08/08/07 at 7:14 am



No,no dent.The pole was tilted to it's side.

But anyway,today is a 2-6 schedule and it looks like the heaviest rain is over but It's going to be very hazy hot and humid day with highs around 95.I can't take this rain and hot weather anymore.I wish it was September already.This has been one hell of a Summer. :P


I feel your pain Howard...I'm wishing for a month of solid minus 40 degree temps...highs in the neighborhood of minus 20 would be a relief.....and I can't be any more serious....

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/07 at 5:27 pm



No,no dent.The pole was tilted to it's side.

Have you considered banging the yellow pole on the other side to make it stand up straight?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/08/07 at 6:55 pm


Have you considered banging the yellow pole on the other side to make it stand up straight?


No,It's stuck in the ground.It's an old pole.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/08/07 at 6:58 pm


I feel your pain Howard...I'm wishing for a month of solid minus 40 degree temps...highs in the neighborhood of minus 20 would be a relief.....and I can't be any more serious....



I'm wishing for the temperatures to be close to 80 with comfortable humidity.All the oppressive heat is murder on my skin.Today at Pathmark,I was doing the carts and all that sweat was dripping down my face,into my eyes,my nose and in my mouth.You'd think after all that rain,It would cool things off,It just made it very soupy outside.Tomorrow,won't be that bad.It'll be close to 85.Less humid and less oppressiveness.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/07 at 11:55 pm


No,It's stuck in the ground.It's an old pole.
Can you get a picture of it?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/09/07 at 6:48 am


Can you get a picture of it?



No I'm afraid I don't have a picture of it.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/09/07 at 6:49 am

http://www.babylonbeacon.com/news/2005/0616/Front_Page/037.html

This was an old article I found.

I hope our Pathmark in Garden City,Long Island get one too soon.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/07 at 7:09 am


http://www.babylonbeacon.com/news/2005/0616/Front_Page/037.html

This was an old article I found.

I hope our Pathmark in Garden City,Long Island get one too soon.
The car park looks to be very big

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/09/07 at 7:42 pm


The car park looks to be very big



That Pathmark is in Babylon,Long Island.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/09/07 at 7:45 pm

Not a bad day today.It was warm and breezy with brisk winds and today's high was about 83.Better than yesterday when it was a very oppressive 93.So,overall,it was a pleasant day for collecting carts and my paycheck wasn't bad either. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/09/07 at 9:33 pm


Not a bad day today.It was warm and breezy with brisk winds and today's high was about 83.Better than yesterday when it was a very oppressive 93.So,overall,it was a pleasant day for collecting carts and my paycheck wasn't bad either. :)


Here in Picksburgh we got 3.5" of rain in some places.  :o

Definitely weather for galoshes.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/10/07 at 6:26 am


Here in Picksburgh we got 3.5" of rain in some places.  :o

Definitely weather for galoshes.


New York got about 3 inches of rain the other day and it flooded the Pathmark parking lot.Yesterday,the flood was gone so hopefully there won't be anymore rain to speak of.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/11/07 at 6:54 am

Today should be a much pleasant day at Pathmark.Better than the past few ones.80 degrees with lower humidity.So,I'll enjoy MY day and you enjoy yours,Bye! :)

BTW,Which place sell "rain pants" because my job coach think it's best to buy a pair for when it really pours so my jeans won't get messed up by rain.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/07 at 6:55 am


Today should be a much pleasant day at Pathmark.Better than the past few ones.80 degrees with lower humidity.So,I'll enjoy MY day and you enjoy yours,Bye! :)
Take care Howard.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/11/07 at 6:57 am


Take care Howard.


Thanks Phil.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/12/07 at 6:41 am

Today is a 1030-230 schedule so I'll see you guys later.Looks to be like another gorgeous day,88 degrees. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/07 at 7:28 am


Today is a 1030-230 schedule so I'll see you guys later.Looks to be like another gorgeous day,88 degrees. :)
...are you bringing home the shopping?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/12/07 at 8:46 am



BTW,Which place sell "rain pants" because my job coach think it's best to buy a pair for when it really pours so my jeans won't get messed up by rain.


You might try a place like Dick's Sporting Goods, Cabala's, or Gander Mountain.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/12/07 at 10:25 pm


...are you bringing home the shopping?


No,I didn't do any shopping.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/12/07 at 10:26 pm


You might try a place like Dick's Sporting Goods, Cabala's, or Gander Mountain.  :)


Thanks LB. ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/12/07 at 10:30 pm

It was a pretty good day despite a mix-up this morning.This morning I had assumed that I was 1030-230 but my co-worker Brian came up and told me I'm 10-2 and You are 2-6 so I was thinking about going home and coming back but then that would be a wasted trip for me.So I just stayed around the neighborhood and had lunch at Friendly's with Robin and that was about it.I think I learned my lesson,to pay attention.They forgot to revise the schedule.So I made a mistake,no one's perfect.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/07 at 2:05 am


It was a pretty good day despite a mix-up this morning.This morning I had assumed that I was 1030-230 but my co-worker Brian came up and told me I'm 10-2 and You are 2-6 so I was thinking about going home and coming back but then that would be a wasted trip for me.So I just stayed around the neighborhood and had lunch at Friendly's with Robin and that was about it.I think I learned my lesson,to pay attention.They forgot to revise the schedule.So I made a mistake,no one's perfect.
Did you do some shopping while you waited?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 08/13/07 at 2:10 am


It was a pretty good day despite a mix-up this morning.This morning I had assumed that I was 1030-230 but my co-worker Brian came up and told me I'm 10-2 and You are 2-6 so I was thinking about going home and coming back but then that would be a wasted trip for me.So I just stayed around the neighborhood and had lunch at Friendly's with Robin and that was about it.I think I learned my lesson,to pay attention.They forgot to revise the schedule.So I made a mistake,no one's perfect.
lunch with Robin?  wow, how's she doing? how are you guys doing as a couple?  you've had this job awhile now Howard. well done

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/13/07 at 6:12 am


Did you do some shopping while you waited?


No,I just walked around the neighborhood for a few hours then Her And I went to Friendly's for lunch.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/13/07 at 6:20 am


lunch with Robin?  wow, how's she doing? how are you guys doing as a couple?  you've had this job awhile now Howard. well done


Robin And I are going on 3 years with each other in October.It's suprising how this relationship has lasted as long as it did.I thought she would have broken up with me a year or so ago.We're still seeing each other but not as much as we used to,nothing bad just the hours at work have something to do with this.if I get early hours,then I could see her for the rest of the day after 2 or 230 but If I get late ones then Her And I could meet for lunch then we'd go our separate ways after.I'm allowing her to see her friends and family while her guy works but she promises not to see any other guys.She canceled her accounts to those matchmaking sites so that makes me happy.It's just that she still wants me to get full time and she has to be patient about it.

But anyway,I'm working 10-3 so I'll see you guys later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/13/07 at 4:29 pm

Not a bad day today.Weather was beautiful in the low 80's with plenty of sunshine,nice day to do cart collecting.What I'm going to do is to see if there are some other positions available for me to do around Pathmark.It wouldn't hurt to ask.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/13/07 at 6:26 pm

I was walking past the local Wal-Fart yesterday and they had 3 guys wrangling shopping carts.  :o

And two of them had those electric tow-motor jobbies.  ::)

I bet if they had Howard there, they woulda only needed one guy - Howard.  8)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/14/07 at 4:44 pm


I was walking past the local Wal-Fart yesterday and they had 3 guys wrangling shopping carts.   :o

And two of them had those electric tow-motor jobbies.   ::)

I bet if they had Howard there, they woulda only needed one guy - Howard.  8)



How come Pathmark can't afford those electric tow-motor machines?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/15/07 at 6:43 am

I'm off to work later from 230-630 so I'll see you guys later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 08/15/07 at 8:41 am




So,why are my feet wrinkly prunes,could it be bad sneakers? ???
If your socks get wet, it doesn't matter how good/bad your sneakers are, your feet are going to be prunes.  The only way to prevent it is to follow exoslayers advice and get some gore-tex boots or your basic rain boots.  Even with those, you have to be careful to not get water over the top of them or your socks will get wet and your feet will end up pruny.
Today should be a much pleasant day at Pathmark.Better than the past few ones.80 degrees with lower humidity.So,I'll enjoy MY day and you enjoy yours,Bye! :)

BTW,Which place sell "rain pants" because my job coach think it's best to buy a pair for when it really pours so my jeans won't get messed up by rain.
You should be able to find some cheap ones at Wal-Mart or Target.....basically anywhere that sells raincoats or ponchos.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/07 at 8:43 am


I'm off to work later from 230-630 so I'll see you guys later. :)
Keep the customers satisfied.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/15/07 at 7:16 pm


If your socks get wet, it doesn't matter how good/bad your sneakers are, your feet are going to be prunes.  The only way to prevent it is to follow exoslayers advice and get some gore-tex boots or your basic rain boots.  Even with those, you have to be careful to not get water over the top of them or your socks will get wet and your feet will end up pruny.You should be able to find some cheap ones at Wal-Mart or Target.....basically anywhere that sells raincoats or ponchos.


Thanks Mama,But would you happen to know how much they cost? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/15/07 at 7:17 pm


Keep the customers satisfied.


Yes,sure did.Kept a lot of customers satisfied.worked hard and did what I had to do.

Tomorrow is 230-7 so I'll see you tomorrow morning.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/16/07 at 6:40 pm


you have to be careful to not get water over the top of them or your socks will get wet and your feet will end up pruny.


What's wrong with pruny feet ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/16/07 at 8:10 pm


What's wrong with pruny feet ???


After a rainstorm,If your sneakers have holes in them,socks are going to get wet and feet are going to be prunes.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/16/07 at 8:13 pm

Not a bad day today except for a little light rain and after that It became very disgustingly hot outside doing carts in the parking lot.But anyway,everything else is well.Going on 4 months at Pathmark and money is good,I can't complain at all.If I can make it towards a year then I'm celebrating. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/07 at 2:44 am


After a rainstorm,If your sneakers have holes in them,socks are going to get wet and feet are going to be prunes.
Does the same happen when you wear gloves with holes in them in the rain?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/17/07 at 6:20 am


Does the same happen when you wear gloves with holes in them in the rain?


I don't know about that.It might.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/07 at 6:26 am


I don't know about that.It might.
Are you willing to give it a try?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/17/07 at 10:32 am


Are you willing to give it a try?


Why should I give it a try if It's not going to rain?  ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/07 at 10:33 am


Why should I give it a try if It's not going to rain?  ???
Anyway you will have you umbrella with you.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/17/07 at 10:35 am


Anyway you will have you umbrella with you.


This weekend It won't rain cause it'll be nice,upper 70's with lovely sunshine.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/07 at 10:37 am


This weekend It won't rain cause it'll be nice,upper 70's with lovely sunshine.
That is right, it will not rain where you are for we are due for another wet weekend.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/17/07 at 1:57 pm


That is right, it will not rain where you are for we are due for another wet weekend.



About How much?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/07 at 1:58 pm



About How much?
A lot

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/07 at 1:59 pm



About How much?
Mainly cloudy with outbreaks of rain throughout the day with some heavy bursts likely

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/17/07 at 2:24 pm


Mainly cloudy with outbreaks of rain throughout the day with some heavy bursts likely



We might get some later tonight.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: whistledog on 08/17/07 at 2:29 pm

I'll take phrases for $500, Alex


We might get some later tonight.


What is something never heard coming from members of a Star Wars convention :D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/17/07 at 2:33 pm


I'll take phrases for $500, Alex

What is something never heard coming from members of a Star Wars convention :D



What?  ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/18/07 at 6:48 am

I'm off to Pathmark from 3-7 and it looks to me like a beautiful,gorgeous 77 degrees with plenty of sunshine.See you later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/18/07 at 7:47 pm

Not a bad day today except for this old man who looked like he was about to go on his deathbed was telling me a history story and rambling on for about 20 minutes while I was in the middle of my sweeping.A nice 80 year old man and very knowledgeable about the 1930's growing up.One half of my mind was listening while the other half wanted to tell him to "shut up".But this is my first experience with talking to an elderly man for the longest time.After his boring history lesson,I shook his hand and said "Thank You" and then I went about my business.Wow,that was incredible but anyway that's about it.Nothing new happening so I'll see you guys either tomorrow morning before I head off or on Monday,Take care!  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/19/07 at 12:39 am


Not a bad day today except for this old man who looked like he was about to go on his deathbed was telling me a history story and rambling on for about 20 minutes while I was in the middle of my sweeping.A nice 80 year old man and very knowledgeable about the 1930's growing up.One half of my mind was listening while the other half wanted to tell him to "shut up".But this is my first experience with talking to an elderly man for the longest time.After his boring history lesson,I shook his hand and said "Thank You" and then I went about my business.Wow,that was incredible but anyway that's about it.Nothing new happening so I'll see you guys either tomorrow morning before I head off or on Monday,Take care!  :)
Perhaps he was after your job?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/19/07 at 5:54 am


Not a bad day today except for this old man who looked like he was about to go on his deathbed was telling me a history story and rambling on for about 20 minutes while I was in the middle of my sweeping.A nice 80 year old man and very knowledgeable about the 1930's growing up.One half of my mind was listening while the other half wanted to tell him to "shut up".But this is my first experience with talking to an elderly man for the longest time.After his boring history lesson,I shook his hand and said "Thank You" and then I went about my business.Wow,that was incredible but anyway that's about it.Nothing new happening so I'll see you guys either tomorrow morning before I head off or on Monday,Take care!  :)


Well, with all the stories of the little old ladies that you have helped at Pathmark, maybe he wanted to come over and see what all the hubbub was about.  ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/19/07 at 6:06 am


Perhaps he was after your job?


No talking to him,He sounded very knowledgeable but looking him,He was very old and frail.Next time I should just speak up and say that I have to get back to my work.I'm not there to to talk,I'm there to work and get paid.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/19/07 at 6:09 am


Well, with all the stories of the little old ladies that you have helped at Pathmark, maybe he wanted to come over and see what all the hubbub was about.  ;)


He looked like a nice guy and all.Next time I see him,I'm going to speak up and say something cause If I don't then he's going to ramble on and on about the old times.Have you had that experience LB? ???

Anyway,I'll see you guys later.I'm off to work in about a couple of hours.I'm going sneaker shopping with Robin later this afternoon so have yourselves a good day. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/19/07 at 6:53 am


He looked like a nice guy and all.Next time I see him,I'm going to speak up and say something cause If I don't then he's going to ramble on and on about the old times.Have you had that experience LB? ???



Yeah that happens to me every now and then.  Just be polite when you talk to him, say something like "My boss told me to get this job done as soon as possible, so please excuse me I have to run".  ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/19/07 at 9:14 am


No talking to him,He sounded very knowledgeable but looking him,He was very old and frail.Next time I should just speak up and say that I have to get back to my work.I'm not there to to talk,I'm there to work and get paid.
He could have been the Executive Director of Pathmark and was looking for feedback

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/20/07 at 6:37 am


Yeah that happens to me every now and then.  Just be polite when you talk to him, say something like "My boss told me to get this job done as soon as possible, so please excuse me I have to run".  ;)


But he kept rambling on and on about when he was growing up in 1930.Next Time I see him,I'll say I can't talk right now.

But anyway,today is 10-3 so I'll see you later.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/20/07 at 6:38 am


He could have been the Executive Director of Pathmark and was looking for feedback


No, he didn't have the proper attire.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/07 at 7:06 am


No, he didn't have the proper attire.
He came in disguise.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/20/07 at 4:01 pm


He came in disguise.



He was an elderly man,It was impossible.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/20/07 at 4:03 pm

It was a pretty slow day at Pathmark,kind of cloudy,breezy and cool but at least I got some cart collecting done. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/23/07 at 6:46 pm

Ba-da bump........

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/07 at 1:13 am


It was a pretty slow day at Pathmark,kind of cloudy,breezy and cool but at least I got some cart collecting done. :)
How many carts can you collect in one day?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/24/07 at 6:30 am


How many carts can you collect in one day?


7 or 8 the most.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/24/07 at 6:33 am


Ba-da bump........


Sorry LB haven't posted here in 2 days cause those 2 days were my days off.But anyway,I return on Saturday(tomorrow)230-7.Today,I see my job coach and I tell him everything that's been happening with Pathmark.So far,so good he hears excellent reviews from my supervisor,no complaints at all.That's all he wants to hear.I think next month or the month after that,I should recieve my benefits(medical and dental) so I'll let you know about that.Anyway,that's about it. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/24/07 at 1:00 pm


7 or 8 the most.


is that at a time, or total in one day (as Philip originally asked)? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/24/07 at 1:47 pm


Sorry LB haven't posted here in 2 days cause those 2 days were my days off.But anyway,I return on Saturday(tomorrow)230-7.Today,I see my job coach and I tell him everything that's been happening with Pathmark.So far,so good he hears excellent reviews from my supervisor,no complaints at all.That's all he wants to hear.I think next month or the month after that,I should recieve my benefits(medical and dental) so I'll let you know about that.Anyway,that's about it. :)


Job with benefits... That's big time, Howard.  Congrats!  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/24/07 at 2:27 pm


is that at a time, or total in one day (as Philip originally asked)? ???



7 at a time or possibly less sometimes.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/24/07 at 2:30 pm


Job with benefits... That's big time, Howard.  Congrats!  :)



So In either September or October,I'm going to wonder what'll happen to my SSI benefits.I can't have 2 benefits at the same time,Can I? ???


But anyway,I saw my job coach and he still wants me to invest in rain pants and I tried Modells but they only had those yellow rain slickers but I'll definitely look into rain pants.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/24/07 at 6:38 pm



So In either September or October,I'm going to wonder what'll happen to my SSI benefits.I can't have 2 benefits at the same time,Can I? ???



I do not know the SSI rules.  No doubt there is some sort of income limit where they reduce the benefit.  But then your ultimate goal is to go full-time anyway.  In any event a job with health benefits is really good progress.

And yes, rain pants and a decent set of galoshes are a must.  ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/25/07 at 6:36 am


I do not know the SSI rules.  No doubt there is some sort of income limit where they reduce the benefit.  But then your ultimate goal is to go full-time anyway.  In any event a job with health benefits is really good progress.

And yes, rain pants and a decent set of galoshes are a must.  ;)


Within the next month or so,I'll let you know what happens.But anyway,I hope to get full time soon.If Pathmark doesn't have it then I'll have to talk to my job coach about looking for full time and keeping my Pathmark job at the same time.

Rain Pants and galoshes are very helpful for the rain or snow cause you never know what the weather might be,It's unpredictable.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/26/07 at 6:45 am

I'm off to Pathmark later,I'll see you guys tonight or tomorrow.Have a wonderful rest of the day. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: KKay on 08/26/07 at 6:47 am

have a great day, howard!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/26/07 at 6:49 am


have a great day, howard!


You too Belle,stay cool! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: KKay on 08/26/07 at 7:17 am


You too Belle,stay cool! :)


and don't wear that shirt! ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/27/07 at 6:33 am


and don't wear that shirt! ;D


I just did.

But anyway,I'll see you guys later.Looks to be like a better day than yesterday's humid sticky weather.It was so hot,I needed to go to Mr.Softee to buy myself a Ice Cold Strawberry Shake,I was dripping sweat.It was so good having a brain freeze on a hot day. :P

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/27/07 at 3:56 pm

Not a bad day today.during the morning hours,I threw away some broken carts that were left in the parking lot over the past few weeks and I did my usual cart collecting later.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/07 at 6:02 am


Not a bad day today.during the morning hours,I threw away some broken carts that were left in the parking lot over the past few weeks and I did my usual cart collecting later.
Can the broken carts be recycled into new carts?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/29/07 at 6:13 am


Can the broken carts be recycled into new carts?



I don't think but they might.

Anyway,Today is 230-630 and going to be a lovely warm summer day without rain,I'll c u guys later.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/07 at 7:10 am



I don't think but they might.

Anyway,Today is 230-630 and going to be a lovely warm summer day without rain,I'll c u guys later.  :)
Take care and find out if the broken carts be recycled into new carts?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/29/07 at 7:41 pm


Take care and find out if the broken carts be recycled into new carts?


Today was a pretty good day at Pathmark.Nothing much to talk about.

The broken carts are basically thrown away or left outside with other carts.They're not recycled.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/30/07 at 2:31 am


The broken carts are basically thrown away or left outside with other carts.They're not recycled.
Taken as scrap metal?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/30/07 at 6:37 am


Taken as scrap metal?



Yes,plus it costs money to repair.

Anyway,today is 230-7 so I'll c u guys later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/31/07 at 7:18 am

Not A bad day yesterday at Pathmark,just a little bit humid out.I got paid yesterday and today on my day off My parents And I are going to the bank to get me an ATM Card,a burial account and a credit card in the near future.Every Thursday,I get paid and all this money accumulates and I'm not sure what to do with it,It adds up a lot.So,one thing at a time. ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/07 at 7:20 am


Not A bad day yesterday at Pathmark,just a little bit humid out.I got paid yesterday and today on my day off My parents And I are going to the bank to get me an ATM Card,a burial account and a credit card in the near future.Every Thursday,I get paid and all this money accumulates and I'm not sure what to do with it,It adds up a lot.So,one thing at a time. ;)
The key thing is to save it for a rainy day and who knows it may rain tomorrow.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 08/31/07 at 7:21 am


The key thing is to save it for a rainy day and who knows it may rain tomorrow.


Yes definitely,all this money is accumulating a lot so it's best to save it somewhere else.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/31/07 at 5:10 pm


Yes definitely,all this money is accumulating a lot so it's best to save it somewhere else.


Good move.

By the way, what's a burial account?  ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/31/07 at 7:44 pm


The key thing is to save it for a rainy day and who knows it may rain tomorrow.

What do people in Seattle save for?
???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/07 at 3:46 am


By the way, what's a burial account?  ???
I do not wish to know.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/01/07 at 6:20 am


Good move.

By the way, what's a burial account?  ???


A Burial Account Is when that person in his/her account has to save at least $1500 in their savings account but you cannot touch it because it's saved for emergencies or funeral expenses when that person passes away.Sounds morbid, but,that's life.That's Social Security Rules.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/01/07 at 6:22 am


I do not wish to know.


You can review what I typed below you.

Anyway,today is a 2-6 schedule so I'll see you guys later or tomorrow. ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/01/07 at 7:51 am


A Burial Account Is when that person in his/her account has to save at least $1500 in their savings account but you cannot touch it because it's saved for emergencies or funeral expenses when that person passes away.Sounds morbid, but,that's life.That's Social Security Rules.




Oh, now I understand.  In any event you'll earn a bit of interest income.  When your balance gets fairly decent, you might want to see if buying a Certificate of Deposit will get you a better interest rate.  Usually "savings accounts" don;t pay much of an interest rate.  CD's (which are FDIC-insured) pay about 5% these days.  Usually they require at least $1000 to start a CD.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/07 at 9:34 am


A Burial Account Is when that person in his/her account has to save at least $1500 in their savings account but you cannot touch it because it's saved for emergencies or funeral expenses when that person passes away.Sounds morbid, but,that's life.That's Social Security Rules.


Spend it anyway, for when you have gone, someone else can pay for it.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/01/07 at 6:56 pm


Oh, now I understand.  In any event you'll earn a bit of interest income.  When your balance gets fairly decent, you might want to see if buying a Certificate of Deposit will get you a better interest rate.  Usually "savings accounts" don't pay much of an interest rate.  CD's (which are FDIC-insured) pay about 5% these days.  Usually they require at least $1000 to start a CD.


or at least 1500 dollars in your bank account.My job coach thought I had way too much money in envelopes in my room so It was time for a change.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/01/07 at 7:00 pm

It was a pretty good day at Pathmark.Today In the mail I got the UFCW Local 1500 Newsletter and I'm going to read it tomorrow.

Now that I have income coming in,money will be saved towards the burial account,getting me an ATM Card or a Credit Card most likely in a couple of months or so from now.I've never worked an ATM machine before so this will be my first.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/01/07 at 8:34 pm


It was a pretty good day at Pathmark.Today In the mail I got the UFCW Local 1500 Newsletter and I'm going to read it tomorrow.

Now that I have income coming in,money will be saved towards the burial account,getting me an ATM Card or a Credit Card most likely in a couple of months or so from now.I've never worked an ATM machine before so this will be my first.


Howard,

Since you already have "more money than you need" maybe you should just get a debit card or just the ATM card. :-\\  ???

A credit card is a pain in the butt.  You get a bill every month and then you gotta write a check to the credit card company.  Then if you forget they smack you with late fees, Yada yada yada...  What a racket.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/02/07 at 5:45 am


Howard,

Since you already have "more money than you need" maybe you should just get a debit card or just the ATM card. :-\\  ???

A credit card is a pain in the butt.  You get a bill every month and then you gotta write a check to the credit card company.  Then if you forget they smack you with late fees, Yada yada yada...  What a racket.


Well first things first.I'm getting an ATM in just a few weeks so My Mother And I will work on that then maybe a credit card,We'll see.My brother before he passed away in 1995,He had to owe 15,000 dollars in credit card bills,I think My Mother paid it,I just don't want to be like him. :(
Anyhow,I'll c u guys later. ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/02/07 at 8:47 am


Well first things first.I'm getting an ATM in just a few weeks so My Mother And I will work on that then maybe a credit card,We'll see.My brother before he passed away in 1995,He had to owe 15,000 dollars in credit card bills,I think My Mother paid it,I just don't want to be like him. :(
Anyhow,I'll c u guys later. ;)


Have fun Howard.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/02/07 at 4:08 pm

It's been a pretty good day today.The sun was out and it was 80 degrees.

There's these guys who like me at work and they keep calling me "Tom Cruise" for some strange reason,I don't know why and the guys keep asking me about my movies that are coming out or have came out.Funny guys and I like them a lot.Is It me or do they have a problem saying my name? What's with this Tom Cruise fetish they have? ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/02/07 at 6:18 pm


It's been a pretty good day today.The sun was out and it was 80 degrees.

There's these guys who like me at work and they keep calling me "Tom Cruise" for some strange reason,I don't know why and the guys keep asking me about my movies that are coming out or have came out.Funny guys and I like them a lot.Is It me or do they have a problem saying my name? What's with this Tom Cruise fetish they have? ;D


Do they think that your girlfriend looks like Katie Holmes  ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/03/07 at 6:46 am


Do they think that your girlfriend looks like Katie Holmes  ???



No,I've never shown them,Well I have shown one of my buddies a picture of Robin And I from July 2005 but I haven't shown the others the picture but I might when I feel up to it.Just don't know what thyey're going to say about her but I look forward to hearing what they have to say. ;D


Anyway,I'm working on Labor Day 2-6 so I'll see you guys later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/08/07 at 6:55 am

I'm going to work in a little while so I'll see you guys later. :)

Anyway,I told my supervisor on the phone that I'll be taking a day off for Rosh Hashannah so I''ll be observing it on Thursday.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/08/07 at 10:31 am


I'm going to work in a little while so I'll see you guys later. :)

Anyway,I told my supervisor on the phone that I'll be taking a day off for Rosh Hashannah so I''ll be observing it on Thursday.


Was he OK with that?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/07 at 5:57 am


I'm going to work in a little while so I'll see you guys later. :)

Anyway,I told my supervisor on the phone that I'll be taking a day off for Rosh Hashannah so I''ll be observing it on Thursday.
Is that the New Year?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/09/07 at 7:14 am


Was he OK with that?


No My supervisor is a she.She was ok with it.Since Pathmark has only part time work there,they give workers between 2 or 3 days off and a 20-30 hour week so what they did was since my day offs are on Tuesday and Friday and I'm taking a day off for Rosh Hashannah,they substituted those 2 days for work and my dayoffs are on Monday and Thursday instead of Tuesday and Friday.It changes from week to week so you never know what I'm going to get on Saturdays.

Other than that,I'm doing very well there. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/09/07 at 7:15 am


Is that the New Year?


A Day of Atonement.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/09/07 at 7:58 am


A Day of Atonement.


Howard, what do you do on Rosh Hoshanah?  (I am a Roamin' Catholic so I do not know) ???

Can you still go out and shop, see a movie, etc?  Or do you have to stay at home (or at least be home by sunset) ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/10/07 at 6:33 am


Howard, what do you do on Rosh Hoshanah?  (I am a Roamin' Catholic so I do not know) ???

Can you still go out and shop, see a movie, etc?  Or do you have to stay at home (or at least be home by sunset) ???


At Rosh Hashannah,You eat a big meal but on Yom Kippur you fast and I haven't been a good jew lately.I'm working on Yom Kippur so I can't fast at all.


Anyway,work has been going well.Tomorrow I'm working a 6 hour shift and Wednesday a 5 1/2 hour shif,Thursday I asked for a day off for Rosh Hashannah.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/11/07 at 6:38 am

I'm off to work in this rainy weather,I'll see you guys later tonight. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Paul on 09/11/07 at 7:07 am


Now that I have income coming in,money will be saved towards the burial account,getting me an ATM Card or a Credit Card most likely in a couple of months or so from now.


ATM card...fine... :)

Credit Card...don't even go there!  >:(

I've never worked an ATM machine before so this will be my first.


Oh, they're great fun...

...especially when it decides to have a bit of fun and 'swallow' your card for no apparent reason... ::)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/11/07 at 5:34 pm


ATM card...fine... :)

Credit Card...don't even go there!  >:(

Oh, they're great fun...

...especially when it decides to have a bit of fun and 'swallow' your card for no apparent reason... ::)



I don't want that to happen.My Parents will kill me if It did. :(

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/11/07 at 5:35 pm

It was a real rainy washout at Pathmark with on/off showers and thunderstorms today but tomorrow will be a bit better with temperatures in the upper 70's.Then I have a day off for Rosh Hashannah.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/07 at 12:44 am


It was a real rainy washout at Pathmark with on/off showers and thunderstorms today but tomorrow will be a bit better with temperatures in the upper 70's.Then I have a day off for Rosh Hashannah.
It is a day off work, but are you limited to the things you can do on that day.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/12/07 at 6:14 am


It is a day off work, but are you limited to the things you can do on that day.


Yeah Phil That's why I asked for a day off but I am working on Yom Kippur.Can't take anymore days off for quite a while.They'll think you're lazy and you don't want to work.That's what they do with part timers.

Anyway,I'll c u guys later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/12/07 at 6:57 pm


Yeah Phil That's why I asked for a day off but I am working on Yom Kippur.Can't take anymore days off for quite a while.They'll think you're lazy and you don't want to work.That's what they do with part timers.

Anyway,I'll c u guys later. :)


You're right there, Howard.

Usually employers want part timers to fill their slots reliably.  Part timers are often seen as "slot fillers".  Too many requests for days off and they figure "hey he's part time already, why does he ask for days off"?

But you are a good worker.  So as long as you RARELY ask for a day off you'll be fine.

I guess that you can also "trade" shifts with another co-worker who may be willing? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/07 at 6:13 am


Yeah Phil That's why I asked for a day off but I am working on Yom Kippur.Can't take anymore days off for quite a while.They'll think you're lazy and you don't want to work.That's what they do with part timers.

Anyway,I'll c u guys later. :)



You're right there, Howard.

Usually employers want part timers to fill their slots reliably.  Part timers are often seen as "slot fillers".  Too many requests for days off and they figure "hey he's part time already, why does he ask for days off"?

But you are a good worker.  So as long as you RARELY ask for a day off you'll be fine.

I guess that you can also "trade" shifts with another co-worker who may be willing? ???
There again, why not take it as Annual Leave?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/13/07 at 6:47 am


You're right there, Howard.

Usually employers want part timers to fill their slots reliably.  Part timers are often seen as "slot fillers".  Too many requests for days off and they figure "hey he's part time already, why does he ask for days off"?

But you are a good worker.  So as long as you RARELY ask for a day off you'll be fine.

I guess that you can also "trade" shifts with another co-worker who may be willing? ???



And with Part Timers you never know what schedule you're going to get until Saturday when it comes out which sucks and you're never able to plan your week until the week after. :(

Some co-workers who have been there for more than a year are able to take time off for more than a few days but for me,I've been there almost 5 months so maybe I'll wait another couple of more months to take another vacation/time off and this time to see an old friend of mine.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/13/07 at 6:48 am


There again, why not take it as Annual Leave?



What do you mean by annual leave? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/07 at 6:56 am



What do you mean by annual leave? ???
In the UK and I am sure in other countries, staff are entitled to take time off for rest as a form of a holiday. In my last job, I was entitled to 25 days off for the year (excluding Bank Holidays)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/13/07 at 7:23 am


In the UK and I am sure in other countries, staff are entitled to take time off for rest as a form of a holiday. In my last job, I was entitled to 25 days off for the year (excluding Bank Holidays)



Would that include Part Timers too? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/07 at 8:15 am



Would that include Part Timers too? ???
Yes indeed.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/13/07 at 9:43 pm

Howard took the day off.

I bet the carts are piling up like mad out in that parking lot... 

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/13/07 at 10:18 pm


Howard took the day off.

I bet the carts are piling up like mad out in that parking lot... 



No They have 3 other cart collectors besides me and one of them is on vacation right now so I'm only filling in for that person.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/07 at 1:36 am



No They have 3 other cart collectors besides me and one of them is on vacation right now so I'm only filling in for that person.
We are you back to work?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/14/07 at 6:44 am


We are you back to work?


Yes Today 1030-230,tomorrow the new schedule comes in so I hope I get to see Robin for the rest of the day on Sunday.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/15/07 at 6:22 am

I'm off to work in just a little bit so I'll see you guys later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/07 at 6:37 am


I'm off to work in just a little bit so I'll see you guys later. :)
Enjoy you day at work.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/15/07 at 4:28 pm

Just got the new schedule in for next week and they have me on the schedule tomorrow and Monday 10-3,Wednesday 430pm-1030pm,Thursday 2-7 and Friday/Saturday days off.

I wonder if Wednesday is a special schedule for Yom Kippur that day.I don't mind working after 10,just as long as I come home before Midnight so I can get to sleep and get to work the next day.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/15/07 at 6:45 pm


Just got the new schedule in for next week and they have me on the schedule tomorrow and Monday 10-3,Wednesday 430pm-1030pm,Thursday 2-7 and Friday/Saturday days off.

I wonder if Wednesday is a special schedule for Yom Kippur that day.I don't mind working after 10,just as long as I come home before Midnight so I can get to sleep and get to work the next day.


SOMEBODY has to work the 10:30 shift, I suppose...

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/16/07 at 6:06 am


SOMEBODY has to work the 10:30 shift, I suppose...


430-1030 seems long but I know I'll make it through,Maybe I'll get a late night cup of coffee.
Next time if they need me to work after 10,I'm going to say Yes. ;)

Anyway,I'm going to be leaving soon so I'll see you guys later tomorrow. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/16/07 at 6:43 am


430-1030 seems long but I know I'll make it through,Maybe I'll get a late night cup of coffee.
Next time if they need me to work after 10,I'm going to say Yes. ;)

Anyway,I'm going to be leaving soon so I'll see you guys later tomorrow. :)


Have fun today, Howard...  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/07 at 6:45 am


430-1030 seems long but I know I'll make it through,Maybe I'll get a late night cup of coffee.
Next time if they need me to work after 10,I'm going to say Yes. ;)

Anyway,I'm going to be leaving soon so I'll see you guys later tomorrow. :)
Just work with a smile on your face.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/17/07 at 6:41 am

I've got one more day of 10-3,Tuesday with a day off.

Wednesday is a long day so I guess I'm prepared to stay after 10,It's not easy to do cause I've never worked that late before.But I'll do my very best in taking the carts and collecting them.

That's about it,See You Later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/07 at 12:34 pm


I've got one more day of 10-3,Tuesday with a day off.

Wednesday is a long day so I guess I'm prepared to stay after 10,It's not easy to do cause I've never worked that late before.But I'll do my very best in taking the carts and collecting them.

That's about it,See You Later. :)
Is there a staff canteen at your work?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/17/07 at 4:18 pm


Is there a staff canteen at your work?



I can always go for some late night coffee at Dunkin Donuts.

But anyway,today was a good day and I did what I needed to do and got everything done. ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/07 at 4:39 pm



I can always go for some late night coffee at Dunkin Donuts.

Did you have a Donut too?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/18/07 at 7:16 am


Did you have a Donut too?



I'm just saying that if I get tired,there's always a Dunkin Donuts just right down the block from Pathmark.

Anyway,My day off is today and tomorrow is 430-1030,I'm hoping this is just one day but we'll see what happens.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/19/07 at 7:18 am

Today Is the late shift of 430pm-1030pm so If I don't see you later tonight,I'll c u tomorrow morning,Take care! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/20/07 at 7:20 am

Yesterday I got through my first very late shift from 430-1030pm and boy did it seem long.The hours kept dragging on and I couldn't wait for snack time which was after 9 and I was so hungry so I just munched on a muffin and drank some coffee to keep me awake.I don't know who goes shopping after 8 but I kept walking around and there were hardly any carts at night so I waited a while and after my shift was over,that was it for me until the next day.I asked my Parents to come pick me up and take me home later.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/20/07 at 7:09 pm


I was so hungry so I just munched on a muffin ....


As Aerosmith would say...

"You ain't seen nothin' till you've munched on a muffin..."  ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/21/07 at 7:03 am

My day offs are today and tomorrow and I return Sunday.I'd say it was a pretty busy week and I can't complain at all.Maybe next week on the new schedule,I'll see another after 10pm day but you never know what you'll get until the new one comes out.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/22/07 at 12:42 pm

You know,I called up Pathmark to let me know what my hours will be for Sunday(tomorrow) and the front end manager said That I'm off again and return Monday 10-2.So I was thinking,maybe they gave me the whole weekend off for Yom Kippur or it was what they scheduled me for.I was at first,shocked to hear that.My first Sunday off in 5 months. :o

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/07 at 12:44 pm


You know,I called up Pathmark to let me know what my hours will be for Sunday(tomorrow) and the front end manager said That I'm off again and return Monday 10-2.So I was thinking,maybe they gave me the whole weekend off for Yom Kippur or it was what they scheduled me for.I was at first,shocked to hear that.My first Sunday off in 5 months. :o
Simply make the most of the day.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/22/07 at 12:46 pm


Simply make the most of the day.


Yeah Phil I'll do my best.I'm always working on Sundays so this'll be the first Sunday in 5 months since I started there.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/24/07 at 3:39 pm

Well,It was back to work today at Pathmark after 2 days off.I asked for a day off for Rosh Hashannah so they reversed my schedule and gave me the day off for Saturday and Sunday,came back today(Monday)so now I'm working the rest of the week instead of Saturday.Don't you hate it when supervisors reverse schedules on you? ::)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/25/07 at 4:57 pm

Everything has been working out well at my job,no complaints to talk about right now.Next Month will be a half a year(6 Months) since I've worked there. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/25/07 at 5:46 pm


Everything has been working out well at my job,no complaints to talk about right now.Next Month will be a half a year(6 Months) since I've worked there. :)


congrats, Howard! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/26/07 at 6:58 am


congrats, Howard! :)



Thanks Erin,My goal right now is to keep the job and maybe My Job Coach and I will celebrate 1 year in April.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/28/07 at 4:10 pm

It was such a beautiful day at Pathmark.Sun was shining after a brief shower this morning.

Anyway,Do you feel that cart collectors are the lowest form jobs cause I don't know what It Is but maybe it's just me that co-workers look down at us thinking "I'm Inside And You're Outside So We have It better Than You".How Do You feel about this?  ???

Should I Worry?  :(

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/28/07 at 5:44 pm


It was such a beautiful day at Pathmark.Sun was shining after a brief shower this morning.

Anyway,Do you feel that cart collectors are the lowest form jobs cause I don't know what It Is but maybe it's just me that co-workers look down at us thinking "I'm Inside And You're Outside So We have It better Than You".How Do You feel about this?  ???

Should I Worry?  :(


Howard, I imagine that the cart collector jobs are probably the "entry level" jobs at any grocery store.  But that is nothing to "worry" about.

If the "inside guys" somehow think that they are "better" than you cart collectors they are full of cr@p.  Cart collecting is what you DO, it is not who you ARE.

If the inside guys look down on you collectors it is their problem.  Nothing for YOU to worry about!  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/28/07 at 8:41 pm


Howard, I imagine that the cart collector jobs are probably the "entry level" jobs at any grocery store.  But that is nothing to "worry" about.

If the "inside guys" somehow think that they are "better" than you cart collectors they are full of cr@p.  Cart collecting is what you DO, it is not who you ARE.

If the inside guys look down on you collectors it is their problem.  Nothing for YOU to worry about!  :)


I agree with LB here.  Those jerks just have a lot of growing up to do. 

I did more than my share of cart collecting in my day.  "Chariot chasing" we used to call it! 
Yup, I bagged groceries, mopped floors, emptied trash, stocked shelves, trimmed produce, and so on and on.  I did it because every Thursday I got a paycheck and that was that.  I'm in a different line of work now, but the motivation is still the same!
;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: statsqueen on 09/28/07 at 9:28 pm


Howard, I imagine that the cart collector jobs are probably the "entry level" jobs at any grocery store.  But that is nothing to "worry" about.

If the "inside guys" somehow think that they are "better" than you cart collectors they are full of cr@p.  Cart collecting is what you DO, it is not who you ARE.

If the inside guys look down on you collectors it is their problem.  Nothing for YOU to worry about!  :)



Couldn't have said it better myself.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/28/07 at 11:43 pm



Yup, I bagged .....trimmed produce, and so on and on. 


So in a way, Max, you were the store's trim coordinator eh? ???

;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/29/07 at 7:21 am


Howard, I imagine that the cart collector jobs are probably the "entry level" jobs at any grocery store.  But that is nothing to "worry" about.

If the "inside guys" somehow think that they are "better" than you cart collectors they are full of cr@p.  Cart collecting is what you DO, it is not who you ARE.

If the inside guys look down on you collectors it is their problem.  Nothing for YOU to worry about!  :)



Yeah,I'm just being paranoid,It's a habit of mine,I shouldn't worry LB. ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/29/07 at 7:22 am


I agree with LB here.  Those jerks just have a lot of growing up to do. 

I did more than my share of cart collecting in my day.  "Chariot chasing" we used to call it! 
Yup, I bagged groceries, mopped floors, emptied trash, stocked shelves, trimmed produce, and so on and on.  I did it because every Thursday I got a paycheck and that was that.  I'm in a different line of work now, but the motivation is still the same!
;)


So you did a lot of multi-tasking? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/29/07 at 1:35 pm


So you did a lot of multi-tasking? ???


Somehow I imagine that Max was also in charge of making sure that the magazine racks were neat and orderly.  Making a regular trip to make sure that the Penthouse and Hustler mags were all properly stowed and secured.  ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/07 at 2:01 pm


Somehow I imagine that Max was also in charge of making sure that the magazine racks were neat and orderly.  Making a regular trip to make sure that the Penthouse and Hustler mags were all properly stowed and secured.   ;)
On the top shelf?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/29/07 at 6:56 pm


Somehow I imagine that Max was also in charge of making sure that the magazine racks were neat and orderly.  Making a regular trip to make sure that the Penthouse and Hustler mags were all properly stowed and secured.   ;)


Would you believe My Pathmark doesn't sell any Penthouses or Playboys whatsoever?

The only magazines that are close to an R(PG-13) Rated are FHMs,Muscular magazines,WWE Divas and women's fashion magazines that show half naked women but not the full entire body.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/29/07 at 6:57 pm


On the top shelf?


In way back of/or behind other magazines.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 09/30/07 at 7:12 am

Today I got to call up for my schedule for Sunday and the rest of the week and would you believe I'm off Tomorrow and Monday,working 2-6 Tuesday,Wednesday(day off),Thursday,Friday and Saturday working.

I always wondered why supermarkets can only afford Part Timers but full timers are for the other positions such as managers and supervisors?  ???

I mean,don't get me wrong I like the days off but sometimes they get to be a bore but I'll still wish for Full Time.I've been there almost 6 months now and I'm doing very well there,You could even ask Mr.Ruggerio or Mr.Clark.  ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/02/07 at 6:16 am

I'm back to work 2-6 after a few days off so I'll see you guys later or tomorrow to talk about it some more. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/07 at 7:40 am


In way back of/or behind other magazines.
...out of arms reach?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/02/07 at 7:03 pm


...out of arms reach?


Yes way up there.

But anyway,Today went well and work was busier as usual.I'm off tomorrow and I return Thursday,that's when payday is. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/07 at 6:01 am


Yes way up there.

But anyway,Today went well and work was busier as usual.I'm off tomorrow and I return Thursday,that's when payday is. :)
Just go in and collect your money!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/03/07 at 6:35 am


Just go in and collect your money!


But I have to collect the carts.I don't get paid just to get my money. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/04/07 at 7:55 pm

I've had a good day at Pathmark,doing my usual of cart collecting,garbage refusal and sweeping.This month at Pathmark will make it 6 months and time is really flying by. :o


Also this month,I should be getting my benefits most likely in the mail from The UFCW.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/07 at 7:01 am


I've had a good day at Pathmark,doing my usual of cart collecting,garbage refusal and sweeping.This month at Pathmark will make it 6 months and time is really flying by. :o


Also this month,I should be getting my benefits most likely in the mail from The UFCW.
Which benefits will be these?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/05/07 at 4:13 pm


Which benefits will be these?



Medical,Dental and Optical.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/05/07 at 4:14 pm

Have you had one of those days where everything is "nuts"? The carts,people,cars,customers,co-workers.It was just one of those days and boy I was so tired,couldn't wait to go home and relax.

Tomorrow I'm working 3-7.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/07 at 12:46 pm


Have you had one of those days where everything is "nuts"? The carts,people,cars,customers,co-workers.It was just one of those days and boy I was so tired,couldn't wait to go home and relax.

Tomorrow I'm working 3-7.
This time you cannot blame on a Full Moon, for that was the other week.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/06/07 at 8:15 pm


This time you cannot blame on a Full Moon, for that was the other week.


It's just a normal business schedule.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/06/07 at 8:16 pm

It was a pretty busy day at Pathmark.Tomorrow I'm working and Monday It's MY day off,not theirs.Supermarkets have to be kept open for business,especially holidays.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/07 at 7:08 am


It was a pretty busy day at Pathmark.Tomorrow I'm working and Monday It's MY day off,not theirs.Supermarkets have to be kept open for business,especially holidays.
Is it a holiday tomorrow?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/07/07 at 7:32 pm


Is it a holiday tomorrow?


Yes It Is,Columbus Day and I'm off.Us cart collectors have to rotate schedules.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/07 at 5:38 am


Yes It Is,Columbus Day and I'm off.Us cart collectors have to rotate schedules.
Back to normality today?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/09/07 at 6:20 am


Back to normality today?


Yes someone has the morning shift and I have the 2-6 schedule and probably someone has the 7-11 shift.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/07 at 6:27 am


Yes someone has the morning shift and I have the 2-6 schedule and probably someone has the 7-11 shift.
That is the prefect kind of shift in which you can wake up late and if you wish go to bed early.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/09/07 at 7:03 pm


That is the prefect kind of shift in which you can wake up late and if you wish go to bed early.



There's also the "graveyard shift" for people who work after midnight.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/07 at 5:27 am



There's also the "graveyard shift" for people who work after midnight.
When I worked on the nightshift, I enjoyed it more for there was less managers on duty.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/10/07 at 6:16 am


When I worked on the nightshift, I enjoyed it more for there was less managers on duty.


At Pathmark,When the manager leaves after 5,the other managers take over for the rest of the evening.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/07 at 6:17 am


At Pathmark,When the manager leaves after 5,the other managers take over for the rest of the evening.
So there is no dancing in the aisles late at night?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/10/07 at 4:21 pm


So there is no dancing in the aisles late at night?


I never know what happens when I'm not there.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/07 at 8:52 am


I never know what happens when I'm not there.
...and you do not get told?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/11/07 at 10:24 pm


...and you do not get told?


Well eventually you do.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/11/07 at 10:27 pm

I'd say today was the most wettest day I've ever experienced in the 6 months I've been there.It started out light then showers and thunderstorms started up and flooded the parking lot once again for the 3rd time in a row and flooded inside as well.But overall,It was messy,indeed. :P


Wow,I wonder what's going to happen when it snows? :o

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/07 at 2:24 am


I'd say today was the most wettest day I've ever experienced in the 6 months I've been there.It started out light then showers and thunderstorms started up and flooded the parking lot once again for the 3rd time in a row and flooded inside as well.But overall,It was messy,indeed. :P


Wow,I wonder what's going to happen when it snows? :o
It will be cold for a start.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/12/07 at 6:12 am


It will be cold for a start.


And don't remind me about the blizzards. ::)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/13/07 at 1:11 am



Wow,I wonder what's going to happen when it snows? :o


Dress warm.  Don't forget to wear your rubbers and a good muff.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/07 at 2:18 am


Dress warm.  Don't forget to wear your rubbers and a good muff.

...and take a shovel with you.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/13/07 at 6:59 am


Dress warm.  Don't forget to wear your rubbers and a good muff.



Actually,I should be wearing heavy boots for the snow.The supervisor says if it gets to be very bad where visibility is very low,don't go out until it stops.

I've been here almost 6 months and I feel like I've seen it all.But the snow is the next challenge.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/13/07 at 7:01 am


...and take a shovel with you.


The sanitation cleans it up cause you have a lot of elderly walking the streets and the parking lot would be full of ice and snow so it would be best for the old people to stay home till it gets cleaned up altogether.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/07 at 8:15 am


The sanitation cleans it up cause you have a lot of elderly walking the streets and the parking lot would be full of ice and snow so it would be best for the old people to stay home till it gets cleaned up altogether.
Does anyone take the shopping in for the elderly?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 10/13/07 at 8:29 am


Don't forget to wear your rubbers
This statement could have different meaning in other parts of the world.  ::)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/13/07 at 7:23 pm


Does anyone take the shopping in for the elderly?


Um...Some do,Some don't.

If the snowstorm/blizzard is really bad,Co-workers would most likely stay home until the storm is subsided or if the snow is removed.

But anyway,I'm working tomorrow I'm working 10-2 so I might see you in the morning,If not have a good Sunday. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/13/07 at 8:18 pm




This statement could have different meaning in other parts of the world.  ::)


Similarly my admonition to wear a good muff.  ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/14/07 at 5:59 am



Similarly my admonition to wear a good muff.   ;)


I think he means a muffler to cover the neck cause the winter is coming and I don't want to think about it. :(

Anyway,today is a 10-2 schedule so I'll see you guys tomorrow morning,Bye!  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/14/07 at 6:08 am


I think he means a muffler to cover the neck cause the winter is coming and I don't want to think about it. :(

Anyway,today is a 10-2 schedule so I'll see you guys tomorrow morning,Bye!  :)
Have a nice day!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 10/14/07 at 7:11 am



Similarly my admonition to wear a good muff.  ;)
Haha. I didn't pick that one up. But the first one was more obvious.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/15/07 at 6:16 am


Have a nice day!


I had a pretty good day and my week looks pretty easy since I have a 4 hour day except Thursday and Friday,my days off.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/15/07 at 3:38 pm

I don't think I told everybody but a couple of days ago when I was backing out with 7 carts,one of them ran over my big toe.It's a little red and swollen but I guess pain goes along with the job.It could be broken skin,I just don't know what it is. :(

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/07 at 3:39 pm


I don't think I told everybody but a couple of days ago when I was backing out with 7 carts,one of them ran over my big toe.It's a little red and swollen but I guess pain goes along with the job.It could be broken skin,I just don't know what it is. :(
Did you report it at work and had the incident report in The Accident Book?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/15/07 at 3:46 pm


Did you report it at work and had the incident report in The Accident Book?


It's not as serious.I'm feeling a little better,just slightly limping. :(

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/07 at 3:51 pm


It's not as serious.I'm feeling a little better,just slightly limping. :(
It is just that it an injury causes you to have time of work, the accident in the book will back it up.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/15/07 at 3:54 pm


It is just that it an injury causes you to have time of work, the accident in the book will back it up.


Should I still report it,Is It too late?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/07 at 3:56 pm


Should I still report it,Is It too late?
If there has been no other accidents it still can be entered in the book and will not be out of date order. You have the evidence on the foot of the injury, but did anyone else see the incident occur?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/15/07 at 3:57 pm


If there has been no other accidents it still can be entered in the book and will not be out of date order. You have the evidence on the foot of the injury, but did anyone else see the incident occur?


No customers,co-workers,supervisors or bosses did not see it.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/07 at 3:59 pm


No customers,co-workers,supervisors or bosses did not see it.
Do you have a sympathetic manager?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/15/07 at 3:59 pm


Do you have a sympathetic manager?


Yes he/she is.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/07 at 7:20 am


Yes he/she is.
Takl about it with he/she, they will understand.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/16/07 at 6:31 pm


If there has been no other accidents it still can be entered in the book and will not be out of date order. You have the evidence on the foot of the injury, but did anyone else see the incident occur?


If you report the accident, they have to record it even if you waited a while.  That's the law.  Does not matter if you have witnesses or not.  Of course if you ever filed for workers comp due to severe injury, they could contest the injury, and the late report would not help your case.

Of course it is best to report accidents at the time they happen.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/16/07 at 10:24 pm

I don't know what happened but my foot is feeling a little better as of late.I was limping this morning but as I got to work to go to the bathroom,I checked it and it seems the pus has come out.The swolleness has gone down somewhat and it's trying to turn back to it's natural color,pink.The supervsior said you don't need to fill one out only if it's fractured but if it's bruised,take care of it yourself.

Next Time,I should learn to be careful. ::)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/07 at 3:37 am


I don't know what happened but my foot is feeling a little better as of late.I was limping this morning but as I got to work to go to the bathroom,I checked it and it seems the pus has come out.The swolleness has gone down somewhat and it's trying to turn back to it's natural color,pink.The supervsior said you don't need to fill one out only if it's fractured but if it's bruised,take care of it yourself.

Next Time,I should learn to be careful. ::)
It is good that you still asked and that the foot is on the mend. Walking as exercising the foot will help it getting better.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/17/07 at 6:16 am


It is good that you still asked and that the foot is on the mend. Walking as exercising the foot will help it getting better.


I'm feeling better and I'm walking ok now but next time I should learn to be careful.

Anyway,I'll see you later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/07 at 6:23 am


I'm feeling better and I'm walking ok now but next time I should learn to be careful.

Anyway,I'll see you later. :)
Take care.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/17/07 at 3:44 pm


Take care.


Thanks Phil.

Anyway It wasn't a bad day except for the unusually warm temperatures for this time of the year.I did what I had to do and my foot felt better.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/20/07 at 6:17 am

I'm back to work today from 2-6 so I'll see you guys later. :)

Anyway,My foot is back to it's original color but it's a little itchy occasionally but it's feeling good nonetheless.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/20/07 at 7:03 pm


I'm back to work today from 2-6 so I'll see you guys later. :)

Anyway,My foot is back to it's original color but it's a little itchy occasionally but it's feeling good nonetheless.


Good news Howard.

Maybe you could get safety shoes ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/20/07 at 7:04 pm


Good news Howard.

Maybe you could get safety shoes ???


Yeah,Steel Toed Shoes.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/21/07 at 6:45 am

It was a very good day today and my foot/toe is feeling much better than a few days ago.

One of the workers who worked in dairy,it was his last day today and I'm going to miss him a lot,He was a good guy and I told him we'll keep in touch.

I hate it when the good people leave and the assheads stay,Does this ever happen to you at work?  ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/21/07 at 7:56 am


It was a very good day today and my foot/toe is feeling much better than a few days ago.

One of the workers who worked in dairy,it was his last day today and I'm going to miss him a lot,He was a good guy and I told him we'll keep in touch.

I hate it when the good people leave and the assheads stay,Does this ever happen to you at work?   ???


On occasion even an asshead or two will leave.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/22/07 at 6:31 am


On occasion even an asshead or two will leave.


But sometimes they wind up staying cause of money. ::)

Anyway,It was a good day yesterday and today is my day off and I return on Tuesday 2-6.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/23/07 at 6:34 am

I'm off to therapy in a little while then off to work 2-6.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/26/07 at 6:31 am

I'm off to work so I'll see you guys later this afternoon,Bye!  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/07 at 8:19 am


I'm off to work so I'll see you guys later this afternoon,Bye!  :)
Enjoy your day.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/26/07 at 4:02 pm

Work today was pretty hectic as usual.What I've been doing lately is dividing my time into 3 parts,The "C"(cleaning),The "G"(Garbage) and The "S"(sweeping) and when I know that I've done all 3 of them,My job is done for the day and the next cart collector arrives.I love my new system,It works for me.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/26/07 at 6:12 pm


Work today was pretty hectic as usual.What I've been doing lately is dividing my time into 3 parts,The "C"(cleaning),The "G"(Garbage) and The "S"(sweeping) and when I know that I've done all 3 of them,My job is done for the day and the next cart collector arrives.I love my new system,It works for me.  :)



Cool system, Howard.  8)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/07 at 6:18 am


Work today was pretty hectic as usual.What I've been doing lately is dividing my time into 3 parts,The "C"(cleaning),The "G"(Garbage) and The "S"(sweeping) and when I know that I've done all 3 of them,My job is done for the day and the next cart collector arrives.I love my new system,It works for me.  :)
Will the the system still work over the Christmas Season?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/27/07 at 6:20 am


Will the the system still work over the Christmas Season?


If It's not too busy that day.

Anyway,My day is 10-2 and the new schedule comes out so I'll see you guys later this afternoon. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/27/07 at 4:09 pm

Just an absolutely crummy day,rain and showers on and off.Couldn't wait for the next cart collector to arrive,He saved the day. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/07 at 7:43 am


Just an absolutely crummy day,rain and showers on and off.Couldn't wait for the next cart collector to arrive,He saved the day. ;D
No umbrella today?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/28/07 at 8:45 am


No umbrella today?


Nope,not day.For the next few days,sunny cool and brisk temperatures in the upper 50's to mid 60's back where it should be.

Anyway,see you guys later,I'm going to work and seeing my GFF later tonight for Dinner at Nathan's maybe. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/29/07 at 6:38 am

I'm off to work so I'll see you guys later this afternoon. :)

Stay warm cause it's a cold one this morning. ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/29/07 at 3:58 pm

Pathmark is going well so far,my job coach thinks so and so do my supervisor and assistant manager.Today was pretty good,the weather was sunny and cool with a brisk wind,54 degrees.

One of the customers came up to me this afternoon and told me that I remind him of his son but he told me that his son is 50 years old and used to work at a Stop N'Shop for 8.00 an hour then after that he was telling me about joining the Coast Guard.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/30/07 at 10:52 pm

Today was just great.I don't know what it was but I had such an adrenaline rush that I had the power to push 10 or 11 carts.They were a little wobbly but I did it without any problems.At least I got all 4 lots filled with 4 rows of carts.In nice sunny weather my progress shows but when it rains like it did the other day,my progress slows down.Does this ever happen to you sometimes?  ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/07 at 2:51 am


Today was just great.I don't know what it was but I had such an adrenaline rush that I had the power to push 10 or 11 carts.They were a little wobbly but I did it without any problems.At least I got all 4 lots filled with 4 rows of carts.In nice sunny weather my progress shows but when it rains like it did the other day,my progress slows down.Does this ever happen to you sometimes?  ???
Superhoward?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 10/31/07 at 6:37 am


Superhoward?


Yes I guess you could say that.  ;D

Anyway today is 10-2 so I'll see you guys later this afternoon. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/01/07 at 7:19 am

I'm off to work in just a little while.Today is 2-630 so I'll see you guys later tonight.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/07 at 7:33 am


I'm off to work in just a little while.Today is 2-630 so I'll see you guys later tonight.  :)
Have a nice day!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/02/07 at 7:32 am

Yesterday went well.I built up my strength again and this time pushed about 11 carts,the most I can push at this time.I'm hoping next time I can push about 12 or maybe even 13 but we'll see.

I'm also going to start making my lunch/snack cause eating there gets very expensive so it's best to just pack a sandwich,drink and buy a pickle there for 99 cents.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/03/07 at 8:49 pm

I have to go back to Pathmark tomorrow which I'm working anyway.By accident,I wound up getting some other cart collector's paycheck,they cashed it for me.He made 138 and I got 150 so I guess they owe me the difference.Don't they?  ??? :(

Next time I should always check the paycheck to see if it's mine.This morning I caused a whole big dilemma with my Mother and Father screaming at me.  :(

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/04/07 at 5:10 am


I have to go back to Pathmark tomorrow which I'm working anyway.By accident,I wound up getting some other cart collector's paycheck,they cashed it for me.He made 138 and I got 150 so I guess they owe me the difference.Don't they?   ??? :(

Next time I should always check the paycheck to see if it's mine.This morning I caused a whole big dilemma with my Mother and Father screaming at me.  :(


Claim what is due to you.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/04/07 at 6:30 am


Claim what is due to you.


Yes,I should.Let's hope the check didn't bounce cause it's been 2 days.

Anyway,I'm off to work in just a little while so I'll see you guys later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/04/07 at 6:32 am


Yes,I should.Let's hope the check didn't bounce cause it's been 2 days.

Anyway,I'm off to work in just a little while so I'll see you guys later. :)
Take care with your day.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/04/07 at 6:52 am


Take care with your day.


Thanks Phil You too.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/04/07 at 6:53 am


Yes,I should.Let's hope the check didn't bounce cause it's been 2 days.

Anyway,I'm off to work in just a little while so I'll see you guys later. :)


Did you cash it at your bank, or did you cash it at Pathmark?

Maybe you can just check with the other collector and work it out with him, too.  ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/04/07 at 6:54 am


Did you cash it at your bak, or did you cash it at Pathmark?

Maybe you can just check with the other collector and work it out with him, too.  ???



Pathmark cashed it for me.Yeah,this cart collector named Thomas was probably waiting for his check too so we'll see what happens later.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/04/07 at 6:56 am



Pathmark cashed it for me.Yeah,this cart collector named Thomas was probably waiting for his check too so we'll see what happens later.


Have a great day Howard.

Maybe you will do 13 carts this time!!!!  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/04/07 at 7:31 pm

I went grocery shopping at the local Giant Eagle today, and I grabbed a cart from the parking lot on my way in.

As I was headed to the store, I suddenly thought... "Gee, I wonder what it would be like to push 11 of these suckers?"  ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/04/07 at 7:32 pm


I went grocery shopping at the local Giant Eagle today, and I grabbed a cart from the parking lot on my way in.

As I was headed to the store, I suddenly thought... "Gee, I wonder what it would be like to push 11 of these suckers?"  ???


I've pushed up to about 6 carts at a time...and that was somewhat of a pain...and I'm a pretty tough girl too! ;) ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/05/07 at 10:24 am


Have a great day Howard.

Maybe you will do 13 carts this time!!!!  :)


No,that's impossible.Right Now I'm working on 11 or 12 pushing carts.I'm building my stamina and strength up.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/05/07 at 10:28 am


I went grocery shopping at the local Giant Eagle today, and I grabbed a cart from the parking lot on my way in.

As I was headed to the store, I suddenly thought... "Gee, I wonder what it would be like to push 11 of these suckers?"  ???


You'd need a lot of strength to push 11 carts.I don't know how I did it but I did.The carts swerved a little but overall it was ok.Sometimes you feel like the game Frogger where you have to dodge cars and customers and the goal is to get to the other side which is the corral.The only thing you win is a 10 minute break. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/05/07 at 10:29 am


I've pushed up to about 6 carts at a time...and that was somewhat of a pain...and I'm a pretty tough girl too! ;) ;D


But could you push 11?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/07 at 4:06 am


But could you push 11?
Does anyone at your store hold the record?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/06/07 at 6:58 am


Does anyone at your store hold the record?


No I don't think so.I'm just trrying to build up my strength and stamina.

Anyway,that's about it.I'll see you guys later tonight or tomorrow. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/07 at 6:59 am


No I don't think so.I'm just trrying to build up my strength and stamina.

Anyway,that's about it.I'll see you guys later tonight or tomorrow. :)
Take care with your pushing today.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/06/07 at 7:01 am


Take care with your pushing today.


Thanks,I hope I don't pull my back out. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/07 at 9:25 am

Is Howard there today?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/07/07 at 6:41 pm


Take care with your pushing today.


Maybe Salt 'n' Pepper were singing about Howard when they sang...

"Push it.  Push it reeeaaal good."

;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/07/07 at 7:28 pm


Does anyone at your store hold the record?

I pushed 15 of the large-sized shopping carts from the lot into the store.  I was a short and scrawny kid, but I developed a secret method.  I did it after the store closed so the manager wouldn't flip about me endangering customers!
:D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/07/07 at 8:52 pm


I pushed 15 of the large-sized shopping carts from the lot into the store.  I was a short and scrawny kid, but I developed a secret method.  I did it after the store closed so the manager wouldn't flip about me endangering customers!
:D


Who woulda thunk it?  Max was the Jonah Falcon of the cart rodeo.    ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/07/07 at 9:57 pm


But could you push 11?


nope.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/08/07 at 7:09 am


Is Howard there today?


Today I'm there 230-630 and It's payday Thursday.Man,With all the money coming in for me,I could buy myself some new duds and I don't want to forget the winter too.

Now that I'm officially done with programs and therapy forever,I hope to look forward to a nice FULL TIME job,keep fingers crossed(in 2008).
And I definitely want to make that a priority.I'm also glad that Robin has kicked my ass(mentally)to get me out there to work and make some money!  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/08/07 at 7:10 am


I pushed 15 of the large-sized shopping carts from the lot into the store.  I was a short and scrawny kid, but I developed a secret method.  I did it after the store closed so the manager wouldn't flip about me endangering customers!
:D


My max was 12 carts.I'm gaining my strength and stamina.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/07 at 7:13 am


My max was 12 carts.I'm gaining my strength and stamina.
If there are 12 carts to collect, do you collect 6 first and the remaining 6 afterwards?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/08/07 at 7:31 am


If there are 12 carts to collect, do you collect 6 first and the remaining 6 afterwards?


No,12 in one BIG line.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/07 at 7:52 am


No,12 in one BIG line.
Is it more dangerous that way?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/08/07 at 7:57 pm


Is it more dangerous that way?


Yes that's why you have to be careful.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/07 at 4:00 am


Yes that's why you have to be careful.
If you collect a lesser total of carts each time, your job will take longer to do.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/09/07 at 6:25 am


If you collect a lesser total of carts each time, your job will take longer to do.


I figured if I collect it in one shot,lots will be emptier that way.

Anyway,It looks to be like another busy day so I'll see you guys later this afternoon.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/07 at 6:49 am


I figured if I collect it in one shot,lots will be emptier that way.

Anyway,It looks to be like another busy day so I'll see you guys later this afternoon.  :)
Once again Howard, take good care.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/09/07 at 3:56 pm


Once again Howard, take good care.


My day went well,It was just a bit rainy and drizzly out there in the parking lot.

I hate supermarket parking lots sometimes.They're like accidents waiting to happen.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/11/07 at 6:11 am

I'm off to work in just a little while so I'll see you guys later,Bye!  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/07 at 6:35 am


I'm off to work in just a little while so I'll see you guys later,Bye!  :)
Take good care, once again Howard!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/11/07 at 4:06 pm


Take good care, once again Howard!



It was a very busy Sunday and after a long day,I look forward to seeing the next cart collector and then I can go home.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/12/07 at 6:37 am

I'm off to work in just a little bit.Have a good afternoon and a good Holiday. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 11/12/07 at 8:47 am

Howard

One thing I noticed in the shops here is that the carts only have two wheels that steer and two wheels fixed (in the UK all four wheels can steer).  That makes the carts more difficult to steer around corners.  Do you have a trick for turning the carts when you have a big line of them?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/12/07 at 4:06 pm


Howard

One thing I noticed in the shops here is that the carts only have two wheels that steer and two wheels fixed (in the UK all four wheels can steer).  That makes the carts more difficult to steer around corners.  Do you have a trick for turning the carts when you have a big line of them?


I try to steer them but then when I have a big corner I have to turn them around so they can go up the ramp and into the corral.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/12/07 at 4:08 pm

What a crazy day today at work.I'm doing cart collecting and all of a sudden I thought someone had threw something at me then I found out it was a seagull or pigeon that pooped right on me but it got the vest only and not much of my jacket.And also this guy is taking his cart of groceries to his car and this old woman is yapping on her phone and trying to park her car at the same time so he yells at her but her window was up when that happened.Just too many cars to deal with in the parking lot,I feel like an airplane conductor.  ;D ::)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/12/07 at 4:10 pm

do you think the bird did it on purpose?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/12/07 at 4:28 pm


do you think the bird did it on purpose?


How should I know,I don't ask seagulls or pigeons if they pooped on me.Excuse Me,Mr.Seagull,Did you just poop on me?  ;D  ::)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/12/07 at 4:41 pm


How should I know,I don't ask seagulls or pigeons if they pooped on me.Excuse Me,Mr.Seagull,Did you just poop on me?  ;D   ::)
;D  well, sometimes i think they do it on purpose, like bomber planes, they zero in on their target and open the bomb-bay doors and it's Bombs Away

http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5mVz1jhHFgkAGFijzbkF/SIG=12a8vsuqa/EXP=1194993651/**http%3A//www.war-stories.com/images/b52-bombs-away-3.jpg

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/07 at 3:35 am

Do animals cross the car park at Pathmark?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/13/07 at 6:46 am


;D  well, sometimes i think they do it on purpose, like bomber planes, they zero in on their target and open the bomb-bay doors and it's Bombs Away

http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5mVz1jhHFgkAGFijzbkF/SIG=12a8vsuqa/EXP=1194993651/**http%3A//www.war-stories.com/images/b52-bombs-away-3.jpg


That's why I should duck the next time. ::)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/13/07 at 6:47 am


Do animals cross the car park at Pathmark?



Only seagulls,pigeons and squirrels.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/07 at 9:57 am



Only seagulls,pigeons and squirrels.
No raccoons or foxes?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/14/07 at 7:32 am


No raccoons or foxes?


No foxes but who knows with raccoons these days.

Anyhow,I'll see you guys later,I'm off to work.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/07 at 7:54 am


No foxes but who knows with raccoons these days.

Anyhow,I'll see you guys later,I'm off to work.
Take care Howard.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: lorac61469 on 11/14/07 at 12:48 pm



Only seagulls,pigeons and squirrels.


I'm sure there is a rat or two (or 100  ;D) somewhere in that parking lot.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/07 at 12:51 pm


I'm sure there is a rat or two (or 100  ;D) somewhere in that parking lot.
I did not want to frighten Howard by saying rats.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/14/07 at 10:04 pm


I'm sure there is a rat or two (or 100  ;D) somewhere in that parking lot.


Only late night.Or it could be the racoons. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/14/07 at 10:04 pm


I did not want to frighten Howard by saying rats.


I'm not afraid of them.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/07 at 3:00 am


I'm not afraid of them.
The rats may be afraid of you.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/07 at 3:01 am


Only late night.Or it could be the racoons. ;D
Are raccoons bigger that rats?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/15/07 at 6:39 am


The rats may be afraid of you.


What would they be afraid of?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/15/07 at 6:41 am


Are raccoons bigger that rats?


Raccoons are as big as cats,They're huge and I've seen them rummaging our garbages.

Anyhow,My hours are 230-7 and it's payday so I'll c u later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/16/07 at 7:27 am

Yesterday went pretty well.I accomplished stacking up 5 rows of carts and I felt great. :)

I'm suprised I don't have cancer from all these co-workers and customers who smoke like chimneys. 8-P

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/16/07 at 10:00 am


I'm suprised I don't have cancer from all these co-workers and customers who smoke like chimneys. 8-P
You work outdoors and you get plenty of fresh air.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/16/07 at 9:56 pm


You work outdoors and you get plenty of fresh air.


Sometimes smoke comes my way.There should be personal smoke rooms for all those people who want to light up.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/17/07 at 6:51 am


Sometimes smoke comes my way.There should be personal smoke rooms for all those people who want to light up.


Maybe you can wear a gas mask, Howard.  ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/07 at 6:52 am


Maybe you can wear a gas mask, Howard.  ;D
Ask them to wear a gas mask?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/17/07 at 7:07 am


Maybe you can wear a gas mask, Howard.  ;D


I'd look like a fool.Wearing a gas mask,you must be out of your mind. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/17/07 at 7:07 am


Ask them to wear a gas mask?


Or just ask them to stop smoking.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/18/07 at 7:21 am

Yesterday was just so hectic.When I got there,no carts but then towards the end of the evening,I formed 6 rows of them and that was an accomplishment.

I just hate when customers start yelling at the cart collectors just because there's no carts. ::) >:(

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/18/07 at 7:31 am


Yesterday was just so hectic.When I got there,no carts but then towards the end of the evening,I formed 6 rows of them and that was an accomplishment.

I just hate when customers start yelling at the cart collectors just because there's no carts. ::) >:(


Whenever I go to the grocery store, I always grab a cart from the parking lot.  (I only grab the one I need, I don't take 11 of 'em).

People who b*tch because all the carts are in the lot are just lazy.  Or they are simply mad at life.  ::)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/07 at 8:23 am


Yesterday was just so hectic.When I got there,no carts but then towards the end of the evening,I formed 6 rows of them and that was an accomplishment.

I just hate when customers start yelling at the cart collectors just because there's no carts. ::) >:(
What happened to the shift that was on before you?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/18/07 at 9:14 pm


Whenever I go to the grocery store, I always grab a cart from the parking lot.  (I only grab the one I need, I don't take 11 of 'em).

People who b*tch because all the carts are in the lot are just lazy.  Or they are simply mad at life.  ::)



Or they just like to blame the cart collectors! It's not my fault that people go shopping.I'm just a collector,not a magician. ::)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/18/07 at 9:17 pm


What happened to the shift that was on before you?


This morning,he said it was a complete madhouse since 8.This is because of the Thanksgiving holiday coming up.Customers were mobbing me for carts because there were none.And later on in the evening it quieted down and I got to form 3 rows before my end of the shift.

Anyway,that's about it.Tomorrow is 10-2 so I'll see ya. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/07 at 3:11 am


This morning,he said it was a complete madhouse since 8.This is because of the Thanksgiving holiday coming up.Customers were mobbing me for carts because there were none.And later on in the evening it quieted down and I got to form 3 rows before my end of the shift.

Anyway,that's about it.Tomorrow is 10-2 so I'll see ya. :)
Of course it is Thanksgiving this Thursday.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/19/07 at 6:23 am


Of course it is Thanksgiving this Thursday.


And of course it's going to be a complete madhouse. :o

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/07 at 6:23 am


And of course it's going to be a complete madhouse. :o
The day before will be?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/19/07 at 6:27 am


The day before will be?


I think I'm off that day.You mean Wednesday?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: KKay on 11/19/07 at 6:31 am

I'm  not looking forward to shopping the day before Thanksgiving.
I was away 2 weeks and found out last night that we are hosting the dinner at our house!
:o

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/07 at 6:47 am


I think I'm off that day.You mean Wednesday?
Yes Wednesday, if you are off, you can do your own shopping that day.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: danootaandme on 11/19/07 at 7:16 am


I'm  not looking forward to shopping the day before Thanksgiving.
I was away 2 weeks and found out last night that we are hosting the dinner at our house!
:o


Justifiable mayhem    :o

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/19/07 at 3:36 pm


Yes Wednesday, if you are off, you can do your own shopping that day.


No,They gave me off Thursday and return Friday.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/19/07 at 3:37 pm


I'm  not looking forward to shopping the day before Thanksgiving.
I was away 2 weeks and found out last night that we are hosting the dinner at our house!
:o



Shopping at Pathmark? cause at Pathmark,turkeys are on sale.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/07 at 3:30 am



Shopping at Pathmark? cause at Pathmark,turkeys are on sale.
There are not many turkey on sale over here.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/20/07 at 3:04 pm


There are not many turkey on sale over here.


why is that?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/07 at 4:56 pm


why is that?
There is a case of Bird Flu in East Anglia and many turkeys have been culled.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/21/07 at 7:21 am

It's going to be a very busy hectic day shopping and most likely for the cart collectors,See ya later.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: KKay on 11/21/07 at 7:27 am



Shopping at Pathmark? cause at Pathmark,turkeys are on sale.


I am.. but i only need to pick up vegetables.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/21/07 at 7:35 am


I am.. but i only need to pick up vegetables.


For dinner?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: KKay on 11/21/07 at 7:51 am


For dinner?


we have the turkey.
i just have to make side dishes.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/21/07 at 6:57 pm


we have the turkey.
i just have to make side dishes.


Could you send some Turkey and Stuffing over here?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/21/07 at 7:05 pm

What a hectic day and I'm so glad to come home and relax until Friday.Today was the most chaotic that I've ever seen there,the 7 months I've been at Pathmark.A bazillion cars are coming out at once and then you have cars on one side and cars on the other,plus you have all these stupid people trying to get to their cars while driving the carts to them.And what customers don't understand is that you have a lot of elderly people that walk slow or with canes and you have to take your time in the car and not drive so fast or you'll scare them.People just zoom right by and as a cart collector,I've seen it happen.Anyway,that's my rant.Have a great Thanksgiving! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/22/07 at 7:14 am


What a hectic day and I'm so glad to come home and relax until Friday.Today was the most chaotic that I've ever seen there,the 7 months I've been at Pathmark.A bazillion cars are coming out at once and then you have cars on one side and cars on the other,plus you have all these stupid people trying to get to their cars while driving the carts to them.And what customers don't understand is that you have a lot of elderly people that walk slow or with canes and you have to take your time in the car and not drive so fast or you'll scare them.People just zoom right by and as a cart collector,I've seen it happen.Anyway,that's my rant.Have a great Thanksgiving! :)


Today we give thanks for the cart collectors.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/22/07 at 7:38 am


Today we give thanks for the cart collectors.  :)



Thanks LB,Have a great Thanksgiving and be sure to stop by at a Pathmark to say hello to a cart collector. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/07 at 9:32 am



Thanks LB,Have a great Thanksgiving and be sure to stop by at a Pathmark to say hello to a cart collector. ;D
As I am unavailable to do that, I shall say "Hello" here!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/23/07 at 7:29 am

Hopefully it won't be another hectic day just like Wednesday was.Anyway,Have a great day and see you soon. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: KKay on 11/23/07 at 7:39 am

Pathmark helped me put together a really really great thanksgiving.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/07 at 8:06 am


Hopefully it won't be another hectic day just like Wednesday was.Anyway,Have a great day and see you soon. :)
Everyone may be out spending money at the shop on the Black Friday

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: KKay on 11/23/07 at 8:07 am


Everyone may be out spending money at the shop on the Black Friday


Probably....Philip, when you come out here to visit you need to go straight to Pathmark.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/07 at 8:11 am


Probably....Philip, when you come out here to visit you need to go straight to Pathmark.
Before I do all the sights. Statue of Liberty, Central Park, all the places you see in the movie. The first vist is Pathmark

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: KKay on 11/23/07 at 8:12 am


Before I do all the sights. Statue of Liberty, Central Park, all the places you see in the movie. The first vist is Pathmark



it's hysterical.  i think of my local Pathmark...the one near here is not in a very good part of town and not always neat and clean.  i think it's really funny; the idea of you gettin gright off a plane, into a cab and going to pathmark.

http://www.argonautbuilders.com/images/photo_pathmark.jpg

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/07 at 8:19 am



it's hysterical.  i think of my local Pathmark...the one near here is not in a very good part of town and not always neat and clean.  i think it's really funny; the idea of you gettin gright off a plane, into a cab and going to pathmark.

http://www.argonautbuilders.com/images/photo_pathmark.jpg
It will have to be a yellow cab.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: KKay on 11/23/07 at 8:23 am


It will have to be a yellow cab.


Or just a shopping cart.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/07 at 8:24 am


Or just a shopping cart.
...pushing the shopping cart all the way to the hotel with you case within.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: KKay on 11/23/07 at 8:33 am


...pushing the shopping cart all the way to the hotel with you case within.


hehe....

http://www.idsnews.com/news/images/photoholder/P_5921.jpeg

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/07 at 8:36 am


It will have to be a yellow cab.
Located one yellow cab

http://www.progressivegrocer.com/progressivegrocer/cp/foodexport/photos/pathmark.jpg

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: KKay on 11/23/07 at 8:37 am

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/07 at 8:37 am

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/gif/sherman_creek/1-story-pathmark.jpg

Where are all the shopping carts?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/24/07 at 7:39 am


http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/gif/sherman_creek/1-story-pathmark.jpg

Where are all the shopping carts?


That's my job! ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/24/07 at 7:41 am


Pathmark helped me put together a really really great thanksgiving.




That's great to hear.

Anyway,going to be another busy day so I'll se you tomorrow. :)

Did you know that Pathmark sell Leather Jackets? ::)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/24/07 at 7:07 pm


That's great to hear.

Anyway,going to be another busy day so I'll se you tomorrow. :)

Did you know that Pathmark sell Leather Jackets? ::)


Do they sell leather pants too?  ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/25/07 at 6:19 am


Do they sell leather pants too?  ???


No unfortunately they don't.But they do sell DVD Players.

Anyway,We'll talk again cause I have to leave the house in just a bit so have yourselves a good day and I'll tell you about a dog that wandered into Pathmark last night. :o

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/07 at 6:26 am


No unfortunately they don't.But they do sell DVD Players.

Anyway,We'll talk again cause I have to leave the house in just a bit so have yourselves a good day and I'll tell you about a dog that wandered into Pathmark last night. :o
Please do tell us about the dog that wandered into Pathmark last night.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/25/07 at 7:43 am


No unfortunately they don't.But they do sell DVD Players.

Anyway,We'll talk again cause I have to leave the house in just a bit so have yourselves a good day and I'll tell you about a dog that wandered into Pathmark last night. :o


Leather jackets?  DVD Players?  I thought that Pathmark was a grocery store.  ???

Sheesh... sounds more like a drug store.  ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/26/07 at 7:51 am


Please do tell us about the dog that wandered into Pathmark last night.


I saw a small brown and white cocker spaniel wander into the parking lot then wandered into the store,customers saw it and held it until the police and owners arrived later,Dog must've been off his or her leash.

Out of the 7 months,that was interesting. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/26/07 at 7:53 am


Leather jackets?  DVD Players?  I thought that Pathmark was a grocery store.  ???

Sheesh... sounds more like a drug store.  ;D


Now they sell winter hats,gloves,umbrellas and just about everything that's if it's in the store. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/07 at 7:53 am


I saw a small brown and white cocker spaniel wander into the parking lot then wandered into the store,customers saw it and held it until the police and owners arrived later,Dog must've been off his or her leash.

Out of the 7 months,that was interesting. ;D
The police came and arrested the dog?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/26/07 at 8:02 am


The police came and arrested the dog?


the police came after the owners had arrived.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/07 at 8:12 am


the police came after the owners had arrived.
Their blue flashing lights and sirens proved to be useless in this case?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 11/26/07 at 8:14 am


Before I do all the sights. Statue of Liberty, Central Park, all the places you see in the movie. The first vist is Pathmark


We went to New York last Wednesday and drove past a Pathmark.  We didn't stop though, because we were lost at the time and I didn't like to suggest it!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/26/07 at 8:15 am


We went to New York last Wednesday and drove past a Pathmark.  We didn't stop though, because we were lost at the time and I didn't like to suggest it!


Did you see any cart collectors?  ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 11/26/07 at 8:17 am


Did you see any cart collectors?  ???


We weren't that close, just going past on the expressway (ha, ha, we were doing about 5 mph!)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/26/07 at 8:17 am


Their blue flashing lights and sirens proved to be useless in this case?


Yes cause the customer had called on her cell phone but then the owners had realized she was gone and found him/her with a customer.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/26/07 at 8:17 am


We weren't that close, just going past on the expressway (ha, ha, we were doing about 5 mph!)



that slow? ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/07 at 8:18 am


We weren't that close, just going past on the expressway (ha, ha, we were doing about 5 mph!)
So close, but yet so far!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/26/07 at 8:19 am


So close, but yet so far!


She should've stopped in and said hello.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 11/26/07 at 8:27 am


She should've stopped in and said hello.


1) it might not have been 'your' PathMark
2) you might not have been at work anyway.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/07 at 8:36 am


She should've stopped in and said hello.
I would make an excuse that we needed some provisions or something.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 11/26/07 at 8:37 am


I would make an excuse that we needed some provisions or something.


For staying in a hotel?  what provisions would you need?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/07 at 8:38 am


For staying in a hotel?  what provisions would you need?
For the car journey?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/27/07 at 6:33 am


1) it might not have been 'your' PathMark
2) you might not have been at work anyway.


My Pathmark is in Garden City Park,Long Island.


Anyway,that's about it.See you guys later,I'm off to work.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/07 at 6:42 am


My Pathmark is in Garden City Park,Long Island.


Anyway,that's about it.See you guys later,I'm off to work.  :)
Take care with you work today.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/27/07 at 4:01 pm


Take care with you work today.


Not a bad day today at work,just a bit windy and chilly during the afternoon.

You know what I've noticed these days? That people get dressed up to go shopping,WTF,OMG!  :o ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/07 at 4:08 pm


Not a bad day today at work,just a bit windy and chilly during the afternoon.

You know what I've noticed these days? That people get dressed up to go shopping,WTF,OMG!  :o ;D
...and you are wearing your thermal socks?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/27/07 at 4:22 pm


...and you are wearing your thermal socks?


not yet but I will be soon.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/07 at 4:23 pm


not yet but I will be soon.
If you do not have any, I think there is a place you know all to well to buy some.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/27/07 at 4:24 pm


If you do not have any, I think there is a place you know all to well to buy some.


I bought 2 pairs of thermal socks for those long winter nights.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/07 at 4:27 pm


I bought 2 pairs of thermal socks for those long winter nights.
...and I trust you have a thick winter coat or jacket?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/27/07 at 4:35 pm


...and I trust you have a thick winter coat or jacket?


Yes it's warm enough.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/29/07 at 6:39 am

It will be just another busy day at work so I'll se you guys later today or tomorrow. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: danootaandme on 11/29/07 at 6:42 am

G'day  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/07 at 6:48 am


It will be just another busy day at work so I'll se you guys later today or tomorrow. :)
Take care Howard.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/29/07 at 3:58 pm

Not a bad day today.I love customer service here at Pathmark.I was talking to a nice old man and he was telling me about quitting smoking and he's 76 plus his birthday was today so I wished him well.See the fun part is you never know who'll you bump into every day. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 11/30/07 at 3:12 am

What are some of the restaurants or stores that are near your Pathmark?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/30/07 at 4:29 am


Not a bad day today.I love customer service here at Pathmark.I was talking to a nice old man and he was telling me about quitting smoking and he's 76 plus his birthday was today so I wished him well.See the fun part is you never know who'll you bump into every day. :)


I know what you mean, Howard.  I ran into former congresswoman Melissa Hart at Applebee's when I was out for dinner last night.  She's hot in person... :P

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/30/07 at 7:16 am


What are some of the restaurants or stores that are near your Pathmark?


Charlie Brown's Steakhouse
Burger King
Pizza
Dunkin Donuts
Johnathan's Restaurant

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 11/30/07 at 7:16 am


I know what you mean, Howard.  I ran into former congresswoman Melissa Hart at Applebee's when I was out for dinner last night.  She's hot in person... :P


What was she doing at Applebees?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/30/07 at 5:56 pm


What was she doing at Applebees?


Eating...  :P

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/01/07 at 6:18 am

I'm off to work so I'll see you guys later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/07 at 6:22 am


I'm off to work so I'll see you guys later. :)
Enjoy your day today.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/01/07 at 4:22 pm

What a cold blustery day today,It was so windy today that one of the flyers flew right in my face when I was doing cart collecting. ;D

The thing I hate about customers is that they complain when there's no carts but they're pretty much happy when there's a whole load of them.I can't help it if Pathmark has a shortage of carts,what do they want me to do about it,I'm no magician! ::) >:(

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/07 at 4:22 am


The thing I hate about customers is that they complain when there's no carts but they're pretty much happy when there's a whole load of them.I can't help it if Pathmark has a shortage of carts,what do they want me to do about it,I'm no magician! ::) >:(
Has it been suggested to the manager of the store to have more carts in ready for the hoilday season?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/02/07 at 6:56 am


Has it been suggested to the manager of the store to have more carts in ready for the hoilday season?


No,But I'll talk to her about it.

Anyway,I have work today and it looks to be like a messy one with snow on the ground(only a coating) so I'll make the best of it.See U Later.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/07 at 7:23 am


No,But I'll talk to her about it.

Anyway,I have work today and it looks to be like a messy one with snow on the ground(only a coating) so I'll make the best of it.See U Later.
Make sure you wear the right kind of boots so that you do not slip 'n slide.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/02/07 at 7:24 am


Make sure you wear the right kind of boots so that you do not slip 'n slide.



Thanks I sure do.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/03/07 at 7:18 am

Yesterday was the most frigid that I've ever felt.New York had about a coating to an inch of snow but nthing to complain about.When I was cart collecting I wore work gloves on top of winter gloves and I was toasty warm.On my feet I wore my insulated socks plus a nice warm hat.Other than that work went pretty smooth without any problems.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/07 at 10:00 am

If snow like that fell in London, even just one inch, London would grind to a complete halt.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 12/03/07 at 7:18 pm


Yesterday was the most frigid that I've ever felt.New York had about a coating to an inch of snow but nthing to complain about.When I was cart collecting I wore work gloves on top of winter gloves and I was toasty warm.On my feet I wore my insulated socks plus a nice warm hat.Other than that work went pretty smooth without any problems.


Wow, Howard.  It sounds like you are really ready for the winter action.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/07 at 3:14 am


Wow, Howard.  It sounds like you are really ready for the winter action.  :)
He will have to take a snow shovel to work soon.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/04/07 at 6:58 am


Wow, Howard.  It sounds like you are really ready for the winter action.  :)



I hope it doesn't snow till early Spring,I don't want snow now. :P

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/04/07 at 6:58 am


He will have to take a snow shovel to work soon.


No actually Pathmark has people shoveling snow and they get paid to do it.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/07 at 7:01 am


No actually Pathmark has people shoveling snow and they get paid to do it.
Contractors?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/04/07 at 7:28 am


Contractors?


Yes they do.They have to make sure the elderly and handicapped are safe.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/07 at 7:51 am


Yes they do.They have to make sure the elderly and handicapped are safe.
Indeed, safe for all patrons.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/05/07 at 6:42 am

I was told that Pathmark called when I came home telling me today may be from 10-630pm instead of from 230-630.The supervisor isn't sure yet but we'll see.I may not have to stay the whole day but If I do,that's more money for me.The special day could be because of Hannukah.But anyway,just thought I'd let you know.See you later!  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/07 at 6:44 am


I was told that Pathmark called when I came home telling me today may be from 10-630pm instead of from 230-630.The supervisor isn't sure yet but we'll see.I may not have to stay the whole day but If I do,that's more money for me.The special day could be because of Hannukah.But anyway,just thought I'd let you know.See you later!  :)
Take care and make the most of the special day.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/05/07 at 5:10 pm

I got in this morning and instead of working 10-630,it wound up being 10-4 so it was quite a long day.I also got to clock in 20 minutes before my start time to sweep leaves and take out trash.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 12/06/07 at 6:19 am

Do they have a Salvation Army kettle at your store? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/07 at 6:20 am


I got in this morning and instead of working 10-630,it wound up being 10-4 so it was quite a long day.I also got to clock in 20 minutes before my start time to sweep leaves and take out trash.
You do get paid for the extra 20 minutes before your shift commences?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/06/07 at 7:05 am


Do they have a Salvation Army kettle at your store? ???


Yes but it's not a Salvation Army,It's another Clothes company that you put used clothes in the slot and someone comes and picks it up.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/06/07 at 7:07 am


You do get paid for the extra 20 minutes before your shift commences?


Yes,My check will be big next week.Instead of being paid for 20 hours,maybe 30.

Anyway,today is payday so I'll see you guys later.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/07 at 7:08 am


Yes,My check will be big next week.Instead of being paid for 20 hours,maybe 30.

Anyway,today is payday so I'll see you guys later.
Just in time for the spending during the holiday season.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/06/07 at 8:01 am


Just in time for the spending during the holiday season.


I may buy me some new furniture.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/07 at 8:03 am


I may buy me some new furniture.
...or some new computer games?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/06/07 at 8:04 am


...or some new computer games?


Definitely. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/07 at 9:17 am


Definitely. :)
You will need furniture to play the games.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/07/07 at 8:07 am


You will need furniture to play the games.


Which I don't have much of.

Today is a 3-7 shift so I'll c u later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/07 at 9:37 am


Which I don't have much of.

Today is a 3-7 shift so I'll c u later. :)
Take care with your work today.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/08/07 at 7:26 am

Pathmark has been going well,I've been there 8 months.

One co-worker was telling about "sick pay"and I won't be getting it till I've been there a year or 2,What are your thoughts?  ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/07 at 7:30 am


Pathmark has been going well,I've been there 8 months.

One co-worker was telling about "sick pay"and I won't be getting it till I've been there a year or 2,What are your thoughts?  ???
In my opinion, it is down to proving the loyalty of the member of staff, but you cannot help falling ill, so the firm should show some sympathy.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/08/07 at 7:35 am


In my opinion, it is down to proving the loyalty of the member of staff, but you cannot help falling ill, so the firm should show some sympathy.


and so far so good,I've haven't been ill yet lately. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/07 at 7:37 am


and so far so good,I've haven't been ill yet lately. :)
The less you are ill the better the firm will respect you.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/08/07 at 7:38 am


The less you are ill the better the firm will respect you.


and might mean more money and more hours.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/07 at 7:39 am


and might mean more money and more hours.
...and at chance at promotion?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/08/07 at 7:40 am


...and at chance at promotion?


I hope so,I'm doing great,very reliable and punctual. ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/07 at 7:43 am


I hope so,I'm doing great,very reliable and punctual. ;)
You possess all the main qualities there.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/08/07 at 7:46 am


You possess all the main qualities there.


There's no doubt in my mind that I'm getting a promotion hopefully next year.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/07 at 9:00 am


There's no doubt in my mind that I'm getting a promotion hopefully next year.
Keep your nose clean and Bob is your uncle?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/09/07 at 6:12 am

Well I'm off to work 10-4 so I'll see you guys later,Bye and have a good day. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/07 at 6:22 am


Well I'm off to work 10-4 so I'll see you guys later,Bye and have a good day. :)
I hope you have a good day.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 12/09/07 at 7:23 am


Well I'm off to work 10-4 so I'll see you guys later,Bye and have a good day. :)


See you later Howard, have fun out there.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/07 at 7:33 am

Howard did not get round to telling us if it will be snow again in NY and he need for snow shovels.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/10/07 at 7:47 am


Howard did not get round to telling us if it will be snow again in NY and he need for snow shovels.


No,basically all New York has had was about a fluffy trace to about an inch or some wet snow and slush but basically all the rain has done was melt it away so we haven't had any significant snow to worry about,THANK GOD!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/10/07 at 7:51 am

Yesterday was just non-stop cart collecting,It was unbelieveable! :o :P

Some of the customers were yelling at me yesterday because the carts were chained up so I had no control over it.Customers can be so picky.I say to myself,just pick a damn cart already and get out of here for Christ Sakes. ::) >:(

But anyway,I'm doing well been there 8 months and no problems!  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/07 at 7:54 am


Yesterday was just non-stop cart collecting,It was unbelieveable! :o :P

Some of the customers were yelling at me yesterday because the carts were chained up so I had no control over it.Customers can be so picky.I say to myself,just pick a damn cart already and get out of here for Christ Sakes. ::) >:(

But anyway,I'm doing well been there 8 months and no problems!  :)
Why were the carts chained for?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/10/07 at 8:08 am


Why were the carts chained for?


I don't know.The maintainence guys must've did it after the store is locked up for the evening. ::)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/07 at 8:09 am


I don't know.The maintainence guys must've did it after the store is locked up for the evening. ::)
Who had the key?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/10/07 at 8:19 am


Who had the key?


Someone did but I don't have time to look for the maintainence guy.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/07 at 9:01 am


Someone did but I don't have time to look for the maintainence guy.
Where the maintainence guy, on his coffee break?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: wsmith4 on 12/10/07 at 10:29 am

Howard, I used to work for a grocery store when I was a teenager.  I remember collecting carts when they were frozen together from freezing rain.  I hated that job.  I remember people complaining about everything they could think of, from the prices to the food to the bags... The awful attitudes of the customers made me never want to work in customer service again.  In fact, it kind of ruined my opinion of the general public, and humanity in general. 

They would complain about ridiculous things like me putting a bag of potatoes on top of their bread.  What's the big deal?? :) j/k

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/11/07 at 7:05 am


Where the maintainence guy, on his coffee break?


He was around.Moises is his name.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/11/07 at 7:08 am


Howard, I used to work for a grocery store when I was a teenager.  I remember collecting carts when they were frozen together from freezing rain.  I hated that job.  I remember people complaining about everything they could think of, from the prices to the food to the bags... The awful attitudes of the customers made me never want to work in customer service again.  In fact, it kind of ruined my opinion of the general public, and humanity in general. 

They would complain about ridiculous things like me putting a bag of potatoes on top of their bread.  What's the big deal?? :) j/k


I like the money,make between 100-200 dollars a week with now a steady income every Thursday but the weather conditions I'm not crazy about,That's the hard part.

customers are great but sometimes I'm treated like a dog like if somebody pretends to throw me a cart and I have to fetch it. ::) >:(

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 12/11/07 at 7:09 pm


customers are great but sometimes I'm treated like a dog like if somebody pretends to throw me a cart and I have to fetch it. ::) >:(


Most customers are nice, but some people can be real ass heads.  ::)  They hate their lives and try to take it out on others.  >:(

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/12/07 at 6:34 am


Most customers are nice, but some people can be real ass heads.  ::)   They hate their lives and try to take it out on others.  >:(


So,why do I get treated like a dog? ???

Anyway today is one more day of 10-4 then NY might be seeing some significant snow not sure how much yet but I'll let you know.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/13/07 at 7:06 am

See You all later as I prepare to watch for snow,Bye!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/07 at 7:09 am


See You all later as I prepare to watch for snow,Bye!
Take care.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/13/07 at 7:10 am


Take care.


Thanks,I'll try,I know it won't be easy for me.  :(

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: wsmith4 on 12/13/07 at 7:18 am

stay warm

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/07 at 7:19 am


Thanks,I'll try,I know it won't be easy for me.  :(
Make sure you have a snow shovel with you.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/14/07 at 7:28 am

Just a terrible,terrible day at Pathmark yesterday.As predicted,snow,sleet,freezing rain and changing back to rain.So far,we had about 1-2 inches of slush and a sloppy mess.During the mid-afternoon,I helped the maintainence guy with shoveling slush while he threw out salt for the sidewalk.But overall,A bad yucky and sloppy day.On top of that,Sunday we might be getting a Nor'easter,Oh God,here we go again.    :o :(

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/14/07 at 7:28 am


Make sure you have a snow shovel with you.


I sure did.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/07 at 12:10 pm


I sure did.
Did you have your own snow shovel under lock and key last night?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/15/07 at 7:25 am


Did you have your own snow shovel under lock and key last night?


Well They did.

I'm off to work in about a couple of hours,stay safe and be well. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/07 at 7:26 am


Well They did.

I'm off to work in about a couple of hours,stay safe and be well. :)
Is there still snow?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/15/07 at 7:34 am


Is there still snow?


Snow won't start till midnight.

God I hope I have a day off tomorrow.  :-\\

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/07 at 7:51 am


Snow won't start till midnight.

God I hope I have a day off tomorrow.  :-\\
Take care!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/15/07 at 10:16 pm

Pretty good today but I guess customers are worried about the storm tomorrow.There are some positives and negatives about this job.One of the negatives is the schedule,It's just not consistent enough,my hours are always bouncing all over the place and this week I only have 1 day off which is ok to me.I'm hoping for full time by next year.

Anyway,I'm working 10-4 tomorrow so be well and stay safe,Bye!  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/07 at 2:18 am


Pretty good today but I guess customers are worried about the storm tomorrow.There are some positives and negatives about this job.One of the negatives is the schedule,It's just not consistent enough,my hours are always bouncing all over the place and this week I only have 1 day off which is ok to me.I'm hoping for full time by next year.

Anyway,I'm working 10-4 tomorrow so be well and stay safe,Bye!  :)
How many hours a week do you do?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/16/07 at 6:11 am


How many hours a week do you do?


Between 4-7 hours a week with 1 or 2 days off.

Anyway,I'm getting out of here so stay safe all and I'll let you know what happens later or tomorrow,Bye! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/17/07 at 7:17 am

Just 1 messy day to go cat collecting.Went slow and took my time,didn't rush at all.After the rain and snow ended,it became very windy and chilly,today shouldn't be that bad.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/07 at 10:17 am


Just 1 messy day to go cat collecting.Went slow and took my time,didn't rush at all.After the rain and snow ended,it became very windy and chilly,today shouldn't be that bad.
Cat collecting?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/18/07 at 8:26 am


Cat collecting?


Yes and cart collecting was such a pain in the neck but I'm glad that day is over,Thank God. :P

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/18/07 at 9:22 am


Yes and cart collecting was such a pain in the neck but I'm glad that day is over,Thank God. :P
How soon can you apply for another position at Pathmark?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/18/07 at 4:54 pm


How soon can you apply for another position at Pathmark?


Let'see when my first year there happens or close to it,My anniversary is in April(18th).

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/18/07 at 4:56 pm


Let'see when my first year there happens or close to it,My anniversary is in April(18th).
You start discreet research into other positions there to see which could suit you?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/18/07 at 5:35 pm


You start discreet research into other positions there to see which could suit you?


I'm gonna have to talk to my supervisor.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/07 at 3:58 am


I'm gonna have to talk to my supervisor.
Yes, the supervisor knows what is best.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/19/07 at 6:28 am


Yes, the supervisor knows what is best.


and then in turn talk to my job coach to with whom she has a business relationship with.

Anyway,I'll be leaving soon so I'll see you guys later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/07 at 6:53 am


and then in turn talk to my job coach to with whom she has a business relationship with.

Anyway,I'll be leaving soon so I'll see you guys later. :)
Take care with your day.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/19/07 at 3:20 pm

Had a pretty good day today.

My co-worker was telling me that my 1st anniversary is coming up soon at Pathmark which will be in April and I'm looking forward to it.I've learned a lot there and everyone is great to get along with,the people are pleasant and very friendly.Cart Collecting has now become my exersize,I must've lost a few pounds by walking and searching for carts every day.But anyway,It's great depends on the weather.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: wsmith4 on 12/19/07 at 3:24 pm


Had a pretty good day today.

My co-worker was telling me that my 1st anniversary is coming up soon at Pathmark which will be in April and I'm looking forward to it.I've learned a lot there and everyone is great to get along with,the people are pleasant and very friendly.Cart Collecting has now become my exersize,I must've lost a few pounds by walking and searching for carts every day.But anyway,It's great depends on the weather.


glad to hear it... so i kinda caught onto this thread pretty late in the game..what's the story with your job at Pathmark? what made you decide to work there?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/19/07 at 3:44 pm


glad to hear it... so i kinda caught onto this thread pretty late in the game..what's the story with your job at Pathmark? what made you decide to work there?


I'm coming up to 1 year in April and I've just recieved my dental benefits at Pathmark.

My job coach has a business relationship with the supervisor and I told both I love excersize but I've never done cart collecting before,8 months later I'm liking it(depends on the weather).

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: wsmith4 on 12/19/07 at 3:46 pm


I'm coming up to 1 year in April and I've just recieved my dental benefits at Pathmark.

My job coach has a business relationship with the supervisor and I told both I love excersize but I've never done cart collecting before,8 months later I'm liking it(depends on the weather).


what's a job coach?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/19/07 at 3:54 pm


what's a job coach?


A person who helps you on the job or has business relationships with the supervisors,they may get you a job right away or help you with your resume or job applications.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: wsmith4 on 12/19/07 at 9:11 pm


A person who helps you on the job or has business relationships with the supervisors,they may get you a job right away or help you with your resume or job applications.


sorry, i don't mean to ask too many personal questions... but where did you work before Pathmark?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/20/07 at 2:01 am


A person who helps you on the job or has business relationships with the supervisors,they may get you a job right away or help you with your resume or job applications.
Are you good with handling money and have mathematical skills?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 12/20/07 at 5:57 am


A person who helps you on the job or has business relationships with the supervisors,they may get you a job right away or help you with your resume or job applications.


Your job coach sounds like a good guy, Howard.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/20/07 at 6:44 am


sorry, i don't mean to ask too many personal questions... but where did you work before Pathmark?


http://www.sunny95.com/prod_images/prod_678_sm.jpg

I worked at ABP doing maintainence for 9 months till I was laid off in October 2006 cause of business slowdown. ::)

I was The Saturday,Sunday guy.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/20/07 at 6:45 am


Are you good with handling money and have mathematical skills?


No not really,I'd be bad doing the cash register. :(

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/20/07 at 6:46 am


Your job coach sounds like a good guy, Howard.  :)


Yes he is,My Parents like him cause he gets the job done fast and he's on the ball. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/20/07 at 6:50 am


No not really,I'd be bad doing the cash register. :(
You could do a Maths Course, which will look good on your CV.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/20/07 at 7:18 am


You could do a Maths Course, which will look good on your CV.


That's a good idea.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/20/07 at 8:18 am


That's a good idea.
You just have to a basic course, if you like it you could do a higher one later.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/21/07 at 7:11 am

I'm off to work in just a couple of hours,It's going to be a busy weekend since I'm working t'morrow 10-2 and I don't know about Sunday or Monday but anyway have a good one. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: wsmith4 on 12/21/07 at 7:13 am


I'm off to work in just a couple of hours,It's going to be a busy weekend since I'm working t'morrow 10-2 and I don't know about Sunday or Monday but anyway have a good one. :)


Have a wonderful weekend  :-*

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/21/07 at 7:15 am


Have a wonderful weekend  :-*


::)(that's what I have to say!)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: wsmith4 on 12/21/07 at 7:30 am


::)(that's what I have to say!)


we can't fight it... give in to your desires...

;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/22/07 at 6:44 am

I'm off to work from 10-2 and today Pathmark is having a Christmas party so I'll see you guys later,have a great day.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/22/07 at 7:30 am


I'm off to work from 10-2 and today Pathmark is having a Christmas party so I'll see you guys later,have a great day.  :)
Enjoy the party!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/22/07 at 8:18 pm

Wow,I couldn't believe today,It was just so busy.It was just an utter zoo.I had about 3 rows of carts and within 5 minutes...BOOM! they were gone and then later no carts,then I go out into the parking lot as usual,I fill up 1 row and again,they were gone.Customers were mobbing me for carts,It was crazy with a Capital "C".Now I wonder how New Year's will look,I couldn't even imagine! :o

I was tired and couldn't wait to get the hell out of there,Well until tomorrow have a good night! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: wsmith4 on 12/23/07 at 12:31 pm


Wow,I couldn't believe today,It was just so busy.It was just an utter zoo.I had about 3 rows of carts and within 5 minutes...BOOM! they were gone and then later no carts,then I go out into the parking lot as usual,I fill up 1 row and again,they were gone.Customers were mobbing me for carts,It was crazy with a Capital "C".Now I wonder how New Year's will look,I couldn't even imagine! :o

I was tired and couldn't wait to get the hell out of there,Well until tomorrow have a good night! :)


you too  :-*  ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/23/07 at 5:53 pm

It was just one of those days at work where customers are so stupid sometimes.This one guy who left his key in his car with his baby girl told me to call the supervisor and call the police to help him jimmy the door open,an hour later the police arrived and that was that.

Other than that,there were hardly any carts if you went shopping cause of the rainy weather and plus the holidays are tomorrow so that's why it was so crazy today.Thank God I'm home. :P

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/24/07 at 6:48 am

I'm off to work in just a couple of hours so I'll se you guys probably tomorrow,Take care and have a Good Christmas Eve. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 12/24/07 at 6:50 am


I'm off to work in just a couple of hours so I'll se you guys probably tomorrow,Take care and have a Good Christmas Eve. :)


Yikes, being Christmas Eve, the store could be a madhouse.  Have fun Howard!  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/24/07 at 10:26 pm

You're right,Today,the day before Christmas,the store was pretty packed.There were 2 of us cart collectors doing the job and plus when the store closed at 6pm,2 of us had to bring in the carts so the carts could be locked inside the building for the evening until Wednesday when I come back 10-2.During my shift I made 5 dollars for helping an old guy find his car.Anyway,customers and co-workers were in good moods and so was I going home after a long day.That is about it,have a good night and I'll see you tomorrow. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/24/07 at 10:27 pm


Yikes, being Christmas Eve, the store could be a madhouse.  Have fun Howard!  :)


It sure was. :o :P

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/26/07 at 6:27 am

Back to work today 10-2 and this morning Pathmark should be bringing out the carts from inside that was locked for the holidays yesterday.Anyway,Have a Good Day. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/27/07 at 6:29 am

Going to work today 10-230 and it's payday so I'll see you guys later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/28/07 at 7:04 am

work today from 2-630 and then my day off is tomorrow,hopefully it won't be as hectic as it was for Christmas.So have a good day and see you soon. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/29/07 at 7:26 am

It was just one crazy day yesterday in the parking lot.A woman and a man were arguing about parking space and that he claimed that it was HIS parking space not HERS and then the guy screamed off the top of his lungs for her to go back to India and also as I about to do some cart collecting this car came out of nowhere and one of the carts by accident slightly hit the car.Thank God the woman wasn't hurt and she didn't yell at me said it was an accident and drove off. 

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 12/29/07 at 7:36 pm


It was just one crazy day yesterday in the parking lot.A woman and a man were arguing about parking space and that he claimed that it was HIS parking space not HERS and then the guy screamed off the top of his lungs for her to go back to India and also as I about to do some cart collecting this car came out of nowhere and one of the carts by accident slightly hit the car.Thank God the woman wasn't hurt and she didn't yell at me said it was an accident and drove off. 


Wow you have some wild customers there, Howard.  :o

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: DoRitos on 12/29/07 at 8:04 pm


then the guy screamed off the top of his lungs for her to go back to India 


If I were the lady from India I'd have told that ugly guy that the parking is no better in India than it is here and ugly Americans are few and far between in India.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/30/07 at 6:08 am


Wow you have some wild customers there, Howard.  :o


They're pretty crazy alright. :o ::)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/30/07 at 6:09 am

Well anyway,I'm working 10-4 and working New Year's Eve so anyway have a good day and hopefully I'll see you tonight or tomorrow. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 12/31/07 at 6:52 am

What a day yesterday,It was just so crazy with cart collecting,I couldn't believe it myself.I'm glad I took a break cause when I got back from break there STILL wasn't any carts until later on and that's when the next cart collector shown up and then I said thank god this day is over. :P :o

Anyway I'm working on New Year's Eve so Have a good day and see you in 2008. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/07 at 12:33 pm

I was watching a couple of cart collectors at a Tesco over the holilday, one seemed to be working while the other collected, then they swapped over.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/01/08 at 10:11 am

I was working on New Year's Eve and boy was it very hectic yesterday and yesterday Pathmark had 2 cart collectors so both of us got the job done but anyway I have my day off and I'm relaxing the whole day,Have a good one and a good new year. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/02/08 at 6:42 am

Back to work 10-2 so I'll see you guys later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/03/08 at 7:09 am

work today from 230-630,it's a cold one so bundle up and I'll c u later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/05/08 at 4:06 pm

Work today from 10-2 so I'll see you guys later.  :)

Yesterday was my biggest paycheck ever since working there($199.44) with Holiday Pay and Time And a half so definitely everything is going very well there.

  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/07/08 at 7:08 am

Off to work in just a couple of hours so I'll see you guys later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/10/08 at 10:38 pm

Today I was called in to come at 12 instead of my hours being 230-630 I actually worked from 12-630 so that was 6 1/2 hours and boy was it long,My feet are actually sore from doing all that running around in the parking lot.Now I think I'm going to get even more money in my next paycheck. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/08 at 12:03 pm


Today I was called in to come at 12 instead of my hours being 230-630 I actually worked from 12-630 so that was 6 1/2 hours and boy was it long,My feet are actually sore from doing all that running around in the parking lot.Now I think I'm going to get even more money in my next paycheck. :)
It looks like you are now working longer hours, can you go full-time now?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/11/08 at 2:44 pm


It looks like you are now working longer hours, can you go full-time now?



I will tak it over with my supervisor and my job coach who has connections with her.Most likely in another few more months.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/08 at 2:46 pm



I will tak it over with my supervisor and my job coach who has connections with her.Most likely in another few more months.
...and April sees your first year there. Good luck

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/11/08 at 3:11 pm


...and April sees your first year there. Good luck


first let me make it through the winter,It'll be a very tough one.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/08 at 4:02 pm


first let me make it through the winter,It'll be a very tough one.
A tough one with snow?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/12/08 at 6:35 am


A tough one with snow?


Yeah,They said tomorrow night a possible 3-6 inches but we'll see how much NY gets.

Anyway,Have a good day and I'll speak to you later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/08 at 12:42 pm


Yeah,They said tomorrow night a possible 3-6 inches but we'll see how much NY gets.

Anyway,Have a good day and I'll speak to you later. :)
...and please have a good day yourself.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/13/08 at 5:07 pm

Utter chaos today at Pathmark,Wow,could hardly get a row of carts in.people to the left of me,to the right of me,It was just unbelieveable.It was like "mice on cheese"or mice on Prozac.I guess they were so concerned about the snowstorm that they did the shopping now while it was still nice out until tomorrow when it might be bad.  :(

Plus for the first time I stocked shelves for a couple of minutes.Maybe this is a good sign for full time in the near future. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/08 at 3:41 am


Plus for the first time I stocked shelves for a couple of minutes.Maybe this is a good sign for full time in the near future. :)
That is good to hear, well done, show them you can do it!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/14/08 at 6:38 am


That is good to hear, well done, show them you can do it!


Maybe the big boss will ask me to stock shelves in the near future.I hope this is a good sign for full time cause I'd really like that,hopefully when my first year comes up by April.I've been waiting 15 years for FT,maybe this'll be my year to shine. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/08 at 6:41 am


Maybe the big boss will ask me to stock shelves in the near future.I hope this is a good sign for full time cause I'd really like that,hopefully when my first year comes up by April.I've been waiting 15 years for FT,maybe this'll be my year to shine. :)
Was the stacking easy to do? Like is was small packets?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/14/08 at 7:11 am


Was the stacking easy to do? Like is was small packets?



4 boxes of Oatmeal and It was pretty easy to do.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/08 at 7:13 am



4 boxes of Oatmeal and It was pretty easy to do.
Easy rectangular shapes?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/14/08 at 7:13 am


Easy rectangular shapes?




Yes I'd say so.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/08 at 7:15 am




Yes I'd say so.
You never know, but tomorrow it could be harder shapes.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/15/08 at 6:36 am

I'm off to work in just a little bit so I'll see you later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: KKay on 01/16/08 at 7:12 am

Howard: here is the news.  Its' just a few stores here. no big deal.


King Kullen buying 5 Island supermarkets
The deal with A&P include a Pathmark and four Waldbaum's
Thursday, November 29, 2007
By BARTON HOROWITZ
STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The nation's first supermarket is about to significantly increase its presence on Staten Island.

Bethpage, N.Y.-based King Kullen Grocery Co., which operates 45 supermarkets on Long Island and one in Arden Heights, has forged a deal to buy four Staten Island Waldbaum's stores and a Pathmark from A&P.
According to King Kullen, workers' jobs are not in jeopardy at any of the affected stores: The Pathmark at 2660 Hylan Blvd., New Dorp, and the Waldbaum's stores at 3251 Richmond Ave., Eltingville; 1441 Richmond Ave., Graniteville; 4343 Amboy Rd., Eltingville, and 778 Manor Rd., Castleton Corners.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/16/08 at 7:17 am


Howard: here is the news.  Its' just a few stores here. no big deal.


King Kullen buying 5 Island supermarkets
The deal with A&P include a Pathmark and four Waldbaum's
Thursday, November 29, 2007
By BARTON HOROWITZ
STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The nation's first supermarket is about to significantly increase its presence on Staten Island.

Bethpage, N.Y.-based King Kullen Grocery Co., which operates 45 supermarkets on Long Island and one in Arden Heights, has forged a deal to buy four Staten Island Waldbaum's stores and a Pathmark from A&P.
According to King Kullen, workers' jobs are not in jeopardy at any of the affected stores: The Pathmark at 2660 Hylan Blvd., New Dorp, and the Waldbaum's stores at 3251 Richmond Ave., Eltingville; 1441 Richmond Ave., Graniteville; 4343 Amboy Rd., Eltingville, and 778 Manor Rd., Castleton Corners.


Thanks for the reminder but I didn't see 2305 Garden City Park,Long Island.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 01/16/08 at 7:50 am


Howard: here is the news.  Its' just a few stores here. no big deal.


King Kullen buying 5 Island supermarkets
The deal with A&P include a Pathmark and four Waldbaum's
Thursday, November 29, 2007
By BARTON HOROWITZ
STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The nation's first supermarket is about to significantly increase its presence on Staten Island.

Bethpage, N.Y.-based King Kullen Grocery Co., which operates 45 supermarkets on Long Island and one in Arden Heights, has forged a deal to buy four Staten Island Waldbaum's stores and a Pathmark from A&P.
According to King Kullen, workers' jobs are not in jeopardy at any of the affected stores: The Pathmark at 2660 Hylan Blvd., New Dorp, and the Waldbaum's stores at 3251 Richmond Ave., Eltingville; 1441 Richmond Ave., Graniteville; 4343 Amboy Rd., Eltingville, and 778 Manor Rd., Castleton Corners.


Knew that name rang a bell when I read it in the other thread.  At first I wondered if they were using it a part of a film set.  I didn't know King Kullen were still going.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/16/08 at 7:52 am


Knew that name rang a bell when I read it in the other thread.  At first I wondered if they were using it a part of a film set.  I didn't know King Kullen were still going.


So should that mean I should change my thread to King Kullen? ??? ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 01/16/08 at 8:00 am


So should that mean I should change my thread to King Kullen? ??? ;D

No because your store isn't going to change it's name.  It's just that one Pathmark store on Staten Island

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/16/08 at 8:01 am


No because your store isn't going to change it's name.  It's just that one Pathmark store on Staten Island


Oh Good,that's a relief.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: KKay on 01/16/08 at 9:10 am


Knew that name rang a bell when I read it in the other thread.  At first I wondered if they were using it a part of a film set.  I didn't know King Kullen were still going.


we used to have a lot of them on the island, then they disappeared, as did A&P....Waldbaum's has one store here now i think.
the pathmark changed to king kullen now, bringing the name back to the neighborhood.
however, it's next to the huge and glamorous Stop and Shop, home of great produce and prepared foods and good beer selection.  uh oh.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/16/08 at 3:27 pm

I can't believe I went to work for nothing,thought today was a regular schedule till they changed it again so today was supposed to be a day off and work tomorrow and day off Friday,work Saturday 10-2.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/08 at 4:31 pm


I can't believe I went to work for nothing,thought today was a regular schedule till they changed it again so today was supposed to be a day off and work tomorrow and day off Friday,work Saturday 10-2.
Can you ask for compensation?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 01/16/08 at 10:12 pm


I can't believe I went to work for nothing,thought today was a regular schedule till they changed it again so today was supposed to be a day off and work tomorrow and day off Friday,work Saturday 10-2.


When did they change it though?  Was it in your schedule that they gave you at the weekend or did they change it since then?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/08 at 12:40 am


I can't believe I went to work for nothing,thought today was a regular schedule till they changed it again so today was supposed to be a day off and work tomorrow and day off Friday,work Saturday 10-2.
Did they phone or e-mail you the change of hours?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/17/08 at 6:54 am


Did they phone or e-mail you the change of hours?


No, I just thought it was a regular day so I went in as usual and the co-worker pointed out the new changes to me and it was done.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/17/08 at 6:58 am


When did they change it though?  Was it in your schedule that they gave you at the weekend or did they change it since then?


New schedules come out on Saturday and I'm guessing they change it again during the middle of the week.I need to view it twice,once when they give the schedules out(Saturday)and again on Wednesday.

That's why Part Timers are constantly being screwed,We don't get the hours that we want but what THEY want.I'm looking forward to full time maybe this year or next year.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/17/08 at 6:58 am


Can you ask for compensation?



What do you mean? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/08 at 10:35 am



What do you mean? ???
Can you get repayment for your journey in only to discover you had different hours for the day?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/08 at 10:35 am

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/174/381358297_ba3290fc52_m.jpg

Is this scene familiar?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: wsmith4 on 01/17/08 at 10:46 am

http://www.pathmark.com/images/investor/photo_store.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/macandcheesebox/pathmark.jpg

http://www.cardtrak.com/media/images/200710/17b.jpg

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/18/08 at 3:34 pm


Can you get repayment for your journey in only to discover you had different hours for the day?


I had money on my half fare card anyway.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/18/08 at 3:35 pm


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/174/381358297_ba3290fc52_m.jpg

Is this scene familiar?


Carts are always scattered everywhere,Our job is to find them where-ever they are hidden.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/08 at 3:36 pm


I had money on my half fare card anyway.
So it was not expensive for you to travel that day?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/08 at 3:36 pm


Carts are always scattered everywhere,Our job is to find them where-ever they are hidden.
...find them and hide them again!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/18/08 at 3:39 pm


So it was not expensive for you to travel that day?


No,I travel by bus so half fare cards are 2.00 both one dollar one way.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/18/08 at 3:40 pm


...find them and hide them again!


that's the customer's job.They hide them,we find them.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/08 at 3:41 pm


No,I travel by bus so half fare cards are 2.00 both one dollar one way.
I wsh I had cheap travel over here.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/08 at 3:42 pm


that's the customer's job.They hide them,we find them.
Are you allowed to walk down the road to see if any have been left close by?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/18/08 at 3:43 pm


I wsh I had cheap travel over here.


That's why half fare cards are cheap.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/18/08 at 3:44 pm


Are you allowed to walk down the road to see if any have been left close by?


One time there were 2 abandoned carts from months and months ago.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/08 at 3:46 pm


One time there were 2 abandoned carts from months and months ago.
Could these carts be used again or were they scrapped?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/18/08 at 3:58 pm


Could these carts be used again or were they scrapped?


They could be used again.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/08 at 3:59 pm


They could be used again.
...a bit of oil on the wheels?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/18/08 at 4:00 pm


...a bit of oil on the wheels?


yes cause almost every one of them are a bit rusty.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/08 at 4:06 pm


yes cause almost every one of them are a bit rusty.
CAn you take shopping carts from other supermarkets and paint Pathmark on them?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/19/08 at 6:14 am


CAn you take shopping carts from other supermarkets and paint Pathmark on them?


No can't do that,It's illegal.

Anyway,I'll see you all later,I'm off to work 10-2. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/08 at 6:29 am


No can't do that,It's illegal.

Anyway,I'll see you all later,I'm off to work 10-2. :)
Have a good day!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/19/08 at 4:04 pm

It's been a pretty rush day at Pathmark.I was in the middle of a snack and then I hear my name on the loudspeaker"Howard,On Carts come to Customer Service,Please"? and then the supervisor/boss tells me there are no carts so I rushed to get 10 carts a minute then I went back to my little snack after.I was sweating like a pig,drenched and it was cold out.Thank God,I hope don't get a cold.  :o


It was cold outside but I felt like a heat furnace inside.wearing a T-Shirt,regular button down shirt and a sweater. :P

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/20/08 at 6:08 am

I'm off to work on this bitter cold day so stay warm and toasty and I'll see you later,Bye! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: danootaandme on 01/20/08 at 6:22 am

Put on your heavy woolies.  This is the tried and true formula, white cotton against the skin, a layer of Polartec, then 100% wool.  You can't go wrong. Oh, and never underestimate the power of a hat  ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/08 at 6:23 am


Put on your heavy woolies.  This is the tried and true formula, white cotton against the skin, a layer of Polartec, then 100% wool.  You can't go wrong. Oh, and never underestimate the power of a hat   ;)
Is it cold today?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/21/08 at 7:46 am


Put on your heavy woolies.  This is the tried and true formula, white cotton against the skin, a layer of Polartec, then 100% wool.  You can't go wrong. Oh, and never underestimate the power of a hat   ;)


I had on 2 hats,heavy sweater,T-Shirt,Regular Shirt and coat with thermal socks.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/21/08 at 7:50 am

I had a brief distraction from a customer yesterday.She told me that she lost a pocketbook with her credit cards,cell phone,wallet and keys in one of the carts and then she goes apesheesh on me because she looked very panicky.Then I told her If I find it I'll let you know.Then later,Her and her Mother were pulling the carts apart and I told her to please don't do that,I have to get back to work and customers were waiting,It's a busy day and I was very cold.What do you do in this situation?  ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/08 at 8:42 am


I had a brief distraction from a customer yesterday.She told me that she lost a pocketbook with her credit cards,cell phone,wallet and keys in one of the carts and then she goes apesheesh on me because she looked very panicky.Then I told her If I find it I'll let you know.Then later,Her and her Mother were pulling the carts apart and I told her to please don't do that,I have to get back to work and customers were waiting,It's a busy day and I was very cold.What do you do in this situation?  ???
A customer dilemma like that should be dealt with a manager. And in those situations your day does go astray.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/22/08 at 7:44 am


A customer dilemma like that should be dealt with a manager. And in those situations your day does go astray.


The rest of my day was distracted.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/08 at 9:33 am


The rest of my day was distracted.
Did you sit down with the shock of this?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/23/08 at 7:54 am


Did you sit down with the shock of this?


Yes I did.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/23/08 at 7:56 am

My day off today,Yesterday Pathmark called me unexpectedly,They wanted me to come in at 2 cause someone was sick so they needed a cartguy.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/23/08 at 8:48 am


My day off today,Yesterday Pathmark called me unexpectedly,They wanted me to come in at 2 cause someone was sick so they needed a cartguy.
Take care on this extra days work for you.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/23/08 at 10:39 pm


Take care on this extra days work for you.


Thanks Phil.

Tomorrow is 10-2 (early day) so I'll see you tomorrow afternoon. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/24/08 at 4:16 am


Thanks Phil.

Tomorrow is 10-2 (early day) so I'll see you tomorrow afternoon. :)
An earlier start it means that you have more time to enjoy the rest of the day.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: wsmith4 on 01/24/08 at 10:25 am


I had a brief distraction from a customer yesterday.She told me that she lost a pocketbook with her credit cards,cell phone,wallet and keys in one of the carts and then she goes apesheesh on me because she looked very panicky.Then I told her If I find it I'll let you know.Then later,Her and her Mother were pulling the carts apart and I told her to please don't do that,I have to get back to work and customers were waiting,It's a busy day and I was very cold.What do you do in this situation?  ???


You tell her that you will return her credits cards when you're done using them!  >:(

;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/24/08 at 10:26 am


You tell her that you will return her credits cards when you're done using them!  >:(

;)
"That will do very nicely!"

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: wsmith4 on 01/24/08 at 10:33 am

quick off-topic question... how many posts do you have Philip?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/24/08 at 3:46 pm


You tell her that you will return her credits cards when you're done using them!  >:(

;)


No,could never do that. ::) ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/24/08 at 3:47 pm

It was a very slow day today and not much progress.There were a lot of carts(4 rows)and it wasn't even a holiday today.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/24/08 at 4:16 pm


It was a very slow day today and not much progress.There were a lot of carts(4 rows)and it wasn't even a holiday today.
To cold to go shopping?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/24/08 at 4:16 pm


To cold to go shopping?


Could be.Some days for shopping are like that.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/26/08 at 5:10 am


Could be.Some days for shopping are like that.
Stay indoors until it gets warmer.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/26/08 at 7:01 am


Stay indoors until it gets warmer.


The customers could do that but us cart collectors could rarely do that.

Anyway work is from 2-6 so I'll c u later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/26/08 at 12:09 pm


The customers could do that but us cart collectors could rarely do that.
Out in all weathers?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/27/08 at 6:38 am


Out in all weathers?


I guess depends on the weather.

Anyway,I'm off to work in about an hour today is 11-3 and I'm seeing someone later so have a good day. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/27/08 at 7:14 am


Anyway,I'm off to work in about an hour today is 11-3 and I'm seeing someone later so have a good day. :)
Take good care and keep warm.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/27/08 at 10:53 pm

Sometimes what pisses me off is that stupid people who lay idle in their cars are not supposed to be in their cars near the blue handicapped area where supermarkets are at their busiest.I'm pushing 8 carts and this guy comes out of his car starts yelling at me like I crashed his car with the carts.Customers are not supposed to block that area.Such supid morons you have in this world and they become stubborn. >:(

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: whistledog on 01/27/08 at 11:11 pm


Sometimes what pisses me off is that stupid people who lay idle in their cars are not supposed to be in their cars near the blue handicapped area where supermarkets are at their busiest.I'm pushing 8 carts and this guy comes out of his car starts yelling at me like I crashed his car with the carts.Customers are not supposed to block that area.Such supid morons you have in this world and they become stubborn. >:(


Are they parked in their cars in non handicapped spots?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/08 at 4:41 am


Sometimes what pisses me off is that stupid people who lay idle in their cars are not supposed to be in their cars near the blue handicapped area where supermarkets are at their busiest.I'm pushing 8 carts and this guy comes out of his car starts yelling at me like I crashed his car with the carts.Customers are not supposed to block that area.Such supid morons you have in this world and they become stubborn. >:(
In the UK, the authorities are up stepping on fining these drivers.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/28/08 at 6:36 am


Are they parked in their cars in non handicapped spots?


Sometimes but with such a busy parking lot full of cars,who can tell. ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/28/08 at 6:38 am

Anyway,I'm off to work from 11-4 so I'll c u guys later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/08 at 6:43 am


Anyway,I'm off to work from 11-4 so I'll c u guys later. :)
Once again, take care, especially with your toe.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/28/08 at 6:49 am


Once again, take care, especially with your toe.


Thanks Phil,My toenail is doing ok.Better than last week,I'd say but still I have to put on the lotion.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/08 at 6:55 am


Thanks Phil,My toenail is doing ok.Better than last week,I'd say but still I have to put on the lotion.
...and you are wearing steel toe cap boots for good protection?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/28/08 at 6:59 am


...and you are wearing steel toe cap boots for good protection?


no just protected sneakers and cotton socks.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/08 at 7:00 am


no just protected sneakers and cotton socks.
Not exactly recommanded for Health and Safety.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/28/08 at 7:02 am


Not exactly recommanded for Health and Safety.


Yeah I know Phil,Thanks. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/08 at 7:03 am


Yeah I know Phil,Thanks. :)
Any way take good care.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/28/08 at 7:28 am


Any way take good care.


Thanks Phil Have a pleasant day ahead. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/08 at 9:36 am


Thanks Phil Have a pleasant day ahead. :)
The day for me will just be a usual one, but I will make the most of it.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/28/08 at 5:10 pm

pretty decent crowd.fast in the morning,and slow in the mid afternoon(for carts that is).

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/08 at 5:11 pm


pretty decent crowd.fast in the morning,and slow in the mid afternoon(for carts that is).
Plenty of customers?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/28/08 at 5:53 pm


Plenty of customers?


There were more in the lunchtime hour then it slowed down after 3pm.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/08 at 2:22 am


There were more in the lunchtime hour then it slowed down after 3pm.
...but the lunch hour does not last till 3pm?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/29/08 at 7:39 am


...but the lunch hour does not last till 3pm?


Lunch hour is from 12pm-1pm cause people want to shop for food then it slows down cause people go home from work.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/08 at 8:38 am


Lunch hour is from 12pm-1pm cause people want to shop for food then it slows down cause people go home from work.
...popping out for lunch?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/30/08 at 7:20 am


...popping out for lunch?


Customers get hungry so they want either a healthy or UNhealthy snack.

Anyway work is from 2-6 so I'll see you later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/31/08 at 4:12 am


Customers get hungry so they want either a healthy or UNhealthy snack.

Anyway work is from 2-6 so I'll see you later. :)
The unhealthy snacks should be banned.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/31/08 at 7:18 am


The unhealthy snacks should be banned.



Customers can have what they want,I don't think it should be banned.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/31/08 at 7:33 am



Customers can have what they want,I don't think it should be banned.
I guess that the unhealthy snacks have better sells.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 01/31/08 at 8:16 am


I guess that the unhealthy snacks have better sells.


Plus they're more expensive

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/31/08 at 8:56 am


Plus they're more expensive
I wonder why?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/01/08 at 6:38 am


I wonder why?


I guess more calories.

Anyway,I'll c u later,I'm 10-2 and it is payday. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/01/08 at 12:14 pm


...it is payday. :)
Whho-Hoo!!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/01/08 at 3:47 pm


Whho-Hoo!!


155.01 wit the time and half and holiday pay. :)

This Sunday is Superbowl and I think tomorrow it'll be crowded so who knows if there will be ANY carts around. :o

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/01/08 at 3:48 pm


155.01 wit the time and half and holiday pay. :)

This Sunday is Superbowl and I think tomorrow it'll be crowded so who knows if there will be ANY carts around. :o
Hide all the carts, that will worry all the customers?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/01/08 at 4:15 pm


Hide all the carts, that will worry all the customers?


No,eventually they'll find them.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/02/08 at 4:13 am


Hide all the carts, that will worry all the customers?
...something to do on April Fool's Day?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/02/08 at 6:05 am


...something to do on April Fool's Day?


Pathmark wouldn't do such a thing. ;D

Anyway today is another 10-2 and it is a new schedule so I c u later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/02/08 at 7:06 am


Pathmark wouldn't do such a thing. ;D

Anyway today is another 10-2 and it is a new schedule so I c u later. :)
Take good care.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/02/08 at 3:29 pm

I got yelled at from 3 different women because it was so busy today and tomorrow is the Superbowl and they blame me.I feel like a culprit like I did something wrong.I'm waiting for carts but there are hardly any out there today so what do they want me to do? ??? :(

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/02/08 at 8:13 pm


I got yelled at from 3 different women because it was so busy today and tomorrow is the Superbowl and they blame me.I feel like a culprit like I did something wrong.I'm waiting for carts but there are hardly any out there today so what do they want me to do? ??? :(
You should ask them to from a queue and wait patiently.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/03/08 at 6:34 am


You should ask them to from a queue and wait patiently.


It was rabid wolverines yesterday,today should be twice as crazy.

Anyway,I'm off to work soon,have a good day guys. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/08 at 6:36 am


It was rabid wolverines yesterday,today should be twice as crazy.

Anyway,I'm off to work soon,have a good day guys. :)
It was a Full Moon a short while back, so they had no excuse.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/03/08 at 6:38 am


It was a Full Moon a short while back, so they had no excuse.


It's like they had PMS or something. ::)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/08 at 6:45 am


It's like they had PMS or something. ::)
Whatever, please take good care.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/08 at 6:47 am


I got yelled at from 3 different women because it was so busy today and tomorrow is the Superbowl and they blame me.I feel like a culprit like I did something wrong.I'm waiting for carts but there are hardly any out there today so what do they want me to do? ??? :(
May be these women were secret customers and were they to test your qualities for promotion?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 02/03/08 at 6:54 am

More then likely is they are stuck catering a party for a sport that normally they would not have the least bit interest in watching, where if you don't put out a nice spread of decent food then you are lacking.  Oh the pressure!  ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/08 at 6:58 am


More then likely is they are stuck catering a party for a sport that normally they would not have the least bit interest in watching, where if you don't put out a nice spread of decent food then you are lacking.  Oh the pressure!   ;D
I  am wonder if the Superbowl is being shown over here?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 02/03/08 at 7:01 am


I  am wonder if the Superbowl is being shown over here?


Yes, it looks like you will be able to, although it will be late (for you)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/other_sports/american_football/7018632.stm

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/08 at 7:04 am


Yes, it looks like you will be able to, although it will be late (for you)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/other_sports/american_football/7018632.stm
Thanks, live at 2245-0300 on television or online.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/03/08 at 7:17 pm

Hi Howard  :)

I was at an Aldi's supermarket the other day and they do not have cart collectors.  Instead, you have to pay a quarter to get a grocery cart, and if you want your quarter back, you have to replace the cart in the corral (and then the quarter is released).

You also have to pay to get a grocery bag.  I just carried my stuff in my arms.  :P

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/08 at 2:19 am


Hi Howard   :)

I was at an Aldi's supermarket the other day and they do not have cart collectors.  Instead, you have to pay a quarter to get a grocery cart, and if you want your quarter back, you have to replace the cart in the corral (and then the quarter is released).

You also have to pay to get a grocery bag.  I just carried my stuff in my arms.  :P
Why not give the cart collecters a quarter each time?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/04/08 at 7:18 am


Hi Howard   :)

I was at an Aldi's supermarket the other day and they do not have cart collectors.  Instead, you have to pay a quarter to get a grocery cart, and if you want your quarter back, you have to replace the cart in the corral (and then the quarter is released).

You also have to pay to get a grocery bag.  I just carried my stuff in my arms.  :P


I should suggest that to Pathmark.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/04/08 at 7:18 am


Why not give the cart collecters a quarter each time?


if I had a quarter for each cart I collected,I'd be rich.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/04/08 at 7:21 am

Wow,Yesterday at Pathmark,It was like chaos erupted.It was so hard to get a row in and almost every customer I bumped into was searching for carts just as much as I was too and there was none out there.It was Superbowl Sunday but today and this week shouldn't be bad.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 02/04/08 at 8:01 am


Hi Howard   :)

I was at an Aldi's supermarket the other day and they do not have cart collectors.  Instead, you have to pay a quarter to get a grocery cart, and if you want your quarter back, you have to replace the cart in the corral (and then the quarter is released).

You also have to pay to get a grocery bag.  I just carried my stuff in my arms.  :P


Several UK supermarkets have this system.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/04/08 at 8:04 am


Several UK supermarkets have this system.


Pathmark should do the same.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/08 at 12:51 pm


Pathmark should do the same.
Then it will be down to the customers, and the cart collectors can work in store.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/05/08 at 7:00 am

Yesterday,I was going to have my day off but they had called me unexpectedly to come in at 12 cause someone called in sick.That's good for me cause it's time and a half.

Anyway,I'm off to work in just a little while 12-5,hopefully it won't be as busy as the other day but anyway,have a good afternoon and I'll see you later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/08 at 7:06 am


Yesterday,I was going to have my day off but they had called me unexpectedly to come in at 12 cause someone called in sick.That's good for me cause it's time and a half.
They seemed to be doing that on a regular basis now, anyway it is more money in your wallet.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/05/08 at 7:43 am


They seemed to be doing that on a regular basis now, anyway it is more money in your wallet.


You kind of wonder if they are faking it? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/08 at 7:47 am


You kind of wonder if they are faking it? ???
Is there a regular member of staff that is always of sick?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/05/08 at 7:48 am


Is there a regular member of staff that is always of sick?


No I wouldn't say so.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/08 at 11:01 am


No I wouldn't say so.
...but your work environment is rather cold.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/05/08 at 9:03 pm


I should suggest that to Pathmark.


Don't do that.  They would not need cart collectors any more!  :o

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/08 at 5:30 am


Don't do that.  They would not need cart collectors any more!   :o
The working staff can be deployed elsewhere in the store.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/06/08 at 6:55 am


...but your work environment is rather cold.



Do you mean inside or outside cause when you go inside towards the fish and frozen department,it gets cold so customers wear light jackets,outside you wear coats and jackets anyway cause of the weather.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/06/08 at 6:56 am


The working staff can be deployed elsewhere in the store.


like maybe for me,working with Moises the porter maintainence guy.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/08 at 6:58 am


like maybe for me,working with Moises the porter maintainence guy.
Maintainence can lead you to better things.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/06/08 at 7:44 am


Maintainence can lead you to better things.



I used to do maintainence a long time ago.All I wanted was a job and hopefully that job could lead me to big and better things.I never had much of a dream or went to college to persue anything.Pathmark looks promising. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/06/08 at 6:44 pm


Pathmark looks promising. :)


Pathmark rocks.  :)  They hired my friend Howard.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/08 at 2:33 am



I used to do maintainence a long time ago.All I wanted was a job and hopefully that job could lead me to big and better things.I never had much of a dream or went to college to persue anything.Pathmark looks promising. :)
Have you prepared an up-dated CV?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/07/08 at 7:04 am


Have you prepared an up-dated CV?



What's a CV?


Anyway,I'm off to work 12-5 so I'll see you guys later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/08 at 7:08 am



What's a CV?

I think you call it a Résumé.

CV

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/07/08 at 7:29 am


I think you call it a Résumé.

CV


I have an old resume,I haven't updated it since I started Au Bon Pain 2 years ago.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/08 at 12:44 pm


I have an old resume,I haven't updated it since I started Au Bon Pain 2 years ago.
It is best to keep it up to date even if you are working.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/08/08 at 7:17 am


It is best to keep it up to date even if you are working.


I guess I'll have to update it whenever I get the chance.

Anyway,Pathmark was "dead slow" yesterday but the fun part was that I saw a dead pigeon in the parking lot lying all dead there till a car ran over it's head it's feathers and guts flew out,then later a worker came out and scooped the dead pigeon into the garbage can and that was that.Fun day,wasn't it? :P ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/08 at 7:20 am


I guess I'll have to update it whenever I get the chance.

Anyway,Pathmark was "dead slow" yesterday but the fun part was that I saw a dead pigeon in the parking lot lying all dead there till a car ran over it's head it's feathers and guts flew out,then later a worker came out and scooped the dead pigeon into the garbage can and that was that.Fun day,wasn't it? :P ;D
Not a thing I would enjoy at work.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/08/08 at 7:23 am


Not a thing I would enjoy at work.


I was out there and I was right in front of it.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/10/08 at 6:06 am

I'm off to work 10-4 so I'll be seeing you all later. :)

It should be a little busy cause of Valentine's Day so the crowds should be ok.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/10/08 at 6:13 am


I'm off to work 10-4 so I'll be seeing you all later. :)

It should be a little busy cause of Valentine's Day so the crowds should be ok.
Is there a good array of Chocolates and Flowers in stock?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/11/08 at 7:20 am


Is there a good array of Chocolates and Flowers in stock?


Yes there is. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/11/08 at 7:21 am

It was a very busy 10-4 day,very cold with gusty winds and wind chill was almost 0 with light snow flurries but the sun came out later so it wasn't that bad of a day,just chilly.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/08 at 5:38 pm


It was a very busy 10-4 day,very cold with gusty winds and wind chill was almost 0 with light snow flurries but the sun came out later so it wasn't that bad of a day,just chilly.
I think your job will be better for you during the spring months.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/11/08 at 10:44 pm


I think your job will be better for you during the spring months.


Yeah,when the weather will get lots warmer,more customers will be out.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/08 at 2:30 am

Don't forget the sun screen

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/12/08 at 6:45 am

Today should be another cold day so I'll try to dress as warm as possible so anyway see you guys later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/08 at 11:09 am


Today should be another cold day so I'll try to dress as warm as possible so anyway see you guys later. :)
Thicker socks?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/13/08 at 7:50 am


Thicker socks?


and warmer socks because my feet will turn purple if I don't protect them well.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/08 at 11:52 am


and warmer socks because my feet will turn purple if I don't protect them well.
...and gloves?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/14/08 at 7:05 am


...and gloves?


Yes,always keep fingers and hands well protected.

Anyway,it looks like a busy day today 12-6 so I'll see you later.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/08 at 7:39 am


Yes,always keep fingers and hands well protected.

Anyway,it looks like a busy day today 12-6 so I'll see you later.
...a busy day for the customers purchasing flowers and chocolates?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/14/08 at 10:41 pm


...a busy day for the customers purchasing flowers and chocolates?



lot of customers were buying flowers and candy and what a display,It was beautiful. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/15/08 at 1:37 am



lot of customers were buying flowers and candy and what a display,It was beautiful. :)
Did you take a picture?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/15/08 at 6:29 am


Did you take a picture?


The manager took the picture,Maybe he'll display it on the bulletin board.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/15/08 at 9:55 am


The manager took the picture,Maybe he'll display it on the bulletin board.
...or on Flickr?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/15/08 at 2:55 pm


...or on Flickr?


They have a computer so it might be possible.

Anyway,my job coach is training a new cart collector so that might be good news for me. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/15/08 at 2:57 pm


Anyway,my job coach is training a new cart collector so that might be good news for me. :)
That good very well be a sign.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/15/08 at 3:29 pm


That good very well be a sign.


well it could be,I'm hoping within the next few months they bring me inside. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/15/08 at 3:34 pm


well it could be,I'm hoping within the next few months they bring me inside. :)
Please do not build up your hopes to high just in case.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/16/08 at 7:01 am


Please do not build up your hopes to high just in case.


Yeah,I'll try not too.

Anyway,I'll see you guys later,Bye! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/08 at 7:03 am


Yeah,I'll try not too.

Anyway,I'll see you guys later,Bye! :)
Take care.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/16/08 at 7:05 am


Take care.


Thanks, you too.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/08 at 7:11 am


Thanks, you too.
Enjoy your day.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/16/08 at 7:13 am


Enjoy your day.


It shouldn't be that busy today since they might put After valentine gifts and candies for less of a price on display.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/17/08 at 6:09 am

I'm off to work from 10-3 so I'll c u guys later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/08 at 6:10 am


I'm off to work from 10-3 so I'll c u guys later. :)
Will it be another busy for you?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/17/08 at 6:11 am


Will it be another busy for you?


I hope so,yesterday It was slow but no carts,figure that out. ::)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/08 at 2:52 pm


I hope so,yesterday It was slow but no carts,figure that out. ::)
your store should order more.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/17/08 at 4:30 pm


your store should order more.


Pathmark should order at least 100 more,these carts are really getting ancient.They're starting to rust.

What I found out from the janitor was that one of the cart collectors cursed the frontend out just because he refused to work an 11-4 shift so he threatened to quit.That might be good news for me.Maybe more hours,I don't know yet.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/08 at 2:35 am


Pathmark should order at least 100 more,these carts are really getting ancient.They're starting to rust.
Are some of the carts just going missing?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/18/08 at 7:07 am


Are some of the carts just going missing?


Some of them but Pathmark should order at least 100 more,I'm tired of customers coming up to me and asking me "Where are the carts today"? ::)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/08 at 1:00 am


Some of them but Pathmark should order at least 100 more,I'm tired of customers coming up to me and asking me "Where are the carts today"? ::)
You should keep some hidden for special customers?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/19/08 at 6:17 am


You should keep some hidden for special customers?


Or put their names on it. ;D

Anyway,It's going to be a busy day so I'll see you later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/08 at 6:22 am


Or put their names on it. ;D

Anyway,It's going to be a busy day so I'll see you later. :)
That is the answer, have the customers to sponsor their personalised cart?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/19/08 at 6:26 am


That is the answer, have the customers to sponsor their personalised cart?


sponsor with what? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/08 at 6:27 am


sponsor with what? ???
The customers to sponsor with their own money.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/19/08 at 6:28 am


The customers to sponsor with their own money.


They could do that,it's a possibility.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/08 at 6:50 am


They could do that,it's a possibility.
A promotion drive?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/19/08 at 6:19 pm


A promotion drive?


What kind of promotion?

Anyway,work was good.Today the weather was so cold and so gusty compared to yesterday's 64 degrees compared to today which was 41 but overall it was a slow day.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/20/08 at 3:43 am


What kind of promotion?
Customers to have there own personalised cart, so when they come to shop the cart is waiting for them.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/20/08 at 3:44 am


Anyway,work was good.Today the weather was so cold and so gusty compared to yesterday's 64 degrees compared to today which was 41 but overall it was a slow day.
The cold did not bring the shoppers out, thus giving you more time to keep warm.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/20/08 at 7:18 am

The cold did not bring the shoppers out, thus giving you more time to keep warm.

The elderly tried to keep warm but some of them went out to shop too.


Customers to have there own personalised cart, so when they come to shop the cart is waiting for them.

But different customers shop at Pathmark,How will they know their cart is waiting for them? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/20/08 at 7:20 am


The elderly tried to keep warm but some of them went out to shop too.


But different customers shop at Pathmark,How will they know their cart is waiting for them? ???
A brass nameplate can be slipped into place on the day of the shop.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/20/08 at 7:45 am


A brass nameplate can be slipped into place on the day of the shop.


Where would these nameplates be placed on?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/20/08 at 8:25 am


Where would these nameplates be placed on?
Where is the most advantageous place on the cart?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/20/08 at 9:37 am


Where would these nameplates be placed on?


wow..you would need a TON of nameplates, huh?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/21/08 at 7:37 am


Where is the most advantageous place on the cart?


in front of the carts.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: KKay on 02/21/08 at 7:38 am

i have not gone to my local pathmark since they changed it to King kullen.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/21/08 at 7:39 am


wow..you would need a TON of nameplates, huh?


At least 200 worth or maybe even more.

Anyway,it looks to be like a busy day today cause of the snow and I'm thinking that It'll be busy with full of customers cause of snow tomorrow and that I won't be able to get a row in but we'll see. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/21/08 at 7:39 am


i have not gone to my local pathmark since they changed it to King kullen.


I heard about that but why?  ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: KKay on 02/21/08 at 7:56 am


I heard about that but why?  ???


I don't know.  it is still a busy place..i really don't go only because the Stop and Shop is closer to my house.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Bobby on 02/21/08 at 10:05 am

Great stuff, Howard! Being in the union helps a great deal. I am in the union where I work and about a year ago had to take part in industrial action. I didn't 'strike' as in go barking comments on the picket lines but I just took the days off without pay.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/21/08 at 5:37 pm

Today was not as busy as I thought.Sometimes old people over there really irk me,It reminds me of a nursing home and Pathmark is one of them cause basically that's the majority of the people that shop over there.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/08 at 7:22 am


Great stuff, Howard! Being in the union helps a great deal. I am in the union where I work and about a year ago had to take part in industrial action. I didn't 'strike' as in go barking comments on the picket lines but I just took the days off without pay.
At one of the past lifes, I attended picket lines and faced strikes.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/22/08 at 9:58 am


At one of the past lifes, I attended picket lines and faced strikes.


What was the strike about Phil? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/22/08 at 10:00 am

It is my day off from work and It's snowing,How coincidental is that? It always seems to snow or rain sometimes on my days off.I guess tomorrow I might have to shovel and it might not be that busy at all cause not many people go out in this weather especially the elderly.Now I can say that I've seen my first snowfall and pushing carts will be such a pain in the ass. :P

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/08 at 11:57 am


It is my day off from work and It's snowing,How coincidental is that? It always seems to snow or rain sometimes on my days off.I guess tomorrow I might have to shovel and it might not be that busy at all cause not many people go out in this weather especially the elderly.Now I can say that I've seen my first snowfall and pushing carts will be such a pain in the ass. :P
...but how will the weather be tomorrow?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/23/08 at 7:05 am


...but how will the weather be tomorrow?


weather today is cold and there is still some leftover snow from last night.Today will be 2-6 but I'll find out if I have to shovel today,I doubt it.Anyway,c u later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/08 at 7:06 am


weather today is cold and there is still some leftover snow from last night.Today will be 2-6 but I'll find out if I have to shovel today,I doubt it.Anyway,c u later. :)
Take the day carefully.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/23/08 at 7:12 am


Take the day carefully.



I'll try,I just hope we don't have any stuck carts from the frozen snow.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/08 at 7:14 am



I'll try,I just hope we don't have any stuck carts from the frozen snow.
With the snow around, there maybe less people shopping today.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/23/08 at 7:17 am


With the snow around, there maybe less people shopping today.


from a co-worker,I heard that elderly stay home and less customers come out so it might be very slow today.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/08 at 7:18 am


from a co-worker,I heard that elderly stay home and less customers come out so it might be very slow today.
I would certainly not go out a day like that.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/23/08 at 7:25 am


I would certainly not go out a day like that.



especially when you're very old.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/08 at 7:40 am



especially when you're very old.
The pavement can be very slippery.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/24/08 at 5:44 am


The pavement can be very slippery.


yes it can and very icy too.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/24/08 at 5:46 am

Yesterday wasn't so bad,It was just a little slippery and slushy from the other day's snowfall that we had(6.9 inches).

And also some new guy will be doing carts soon,He was with my job coach in training and he was on his first week this week so it might be a good sign for me. :)

Anyway,I'll see you later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/08 at 5:53 am


Yesterday wasn't so bad,It was just a little slippery and slushy from the other day's snowfall that we had(6.9 inches).

And also some new guy will be doing carts soon,He was with my job coach in training and he was on his first week this week so it might be a good sign for me. :)

Anyway,I'll see you later. :)
...cross fingers?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/24/08 at 5:58 am


...cross fingers?


Thanks I will.Since an old cart collector left and is not coming back,somebody will be taking her place which will be him so hopefully this is a good sign of things to come. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/08 at 6:05 am


Thanks I will.Since an old cart collector left and is not coming back,somebody will be taking her place which will be him so hopefully this is a good sign of things to come. :)
Things are looking up.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/24/08 at 4:16 pm

Not a bad day today It's just that the pushing of the carts were hard because you still have some melting snow and plus all that glop of slush and rain might freeze up tonight and become hard solid in the morning but I have 2-6 on President's Day.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/08 at 2:12 am


Not a bad day today It's just that the pushing of the carts were hard because you still have some melting snow and plus all that glop of slush and rain might freeze up tonight and become hard solid in the morning but I have 2-6 on President's Day.
Do the carts have to given a rub down with a cloth to avoid the moisture causing rust?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/25/08 at 6:33 am


Do the carts have to given a rub down with a cloth to avoid the moisture causing rust?


I don't know,Pathmark doesn't seem to want to do anything with the carts at the moment but I'll let the supervisor know.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/08 at 6:35 am


I don't know,Pathmark doesn't seem to want to do anything with the carts at the moment but I'll let the supervisor know.
If the carts around made from one particular metal (is it Aluminion?) there should not be rust.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/25/08 at 7:04 am


If the carts around made from one particular metal (is it Aluminion?) there should not be rust.


Well,these carts are so old,that they're squeaking a lot and making noise from the wheels.
And I don't know what metal it's from.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/08 at 7:18 am


Well,these carts are so old,that they're squeaking a lot and making noise from the wheels.
And I don't know what metal it's from.
Old carts cannot be good for Pathmark?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/08 at 4:42 am

I see that Pathmark has now moved to a new location.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/26/08 at 6:01 am


Old carts cannot be good for Pathmark?


No,It can't, much harder to push especially in the snow and rain.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/26/08 at 6:03 am


I see that Pathmark has now moved to a new location.


Yes The WWW but I'll post in this thread only to keep people up to date with everything and the other I'll stay there cause I'm used to it.

Anyway,It's 10-2 for me today so have yourselves a good day. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/08 at 6:06 am


Yes The WWW but I'll post in this thread only to keep people up to date with everything and the other I'll stay there cause I'm used to it.

Anyway,It's 10-2 for me today so have yourselves a good day. :)
...an early start today?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/26/08 at 6:12 am


...an early start today?


Yes but I'll be home later before it snows or rains harder.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/08 at 6:14 am


Yes but I'll be home later before it snows or rains harder.
Looks like you have planned your day well?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/26/08 at 6:15 am


Looks like you have planned your day well?


Yes pretty well,I'd say.I do my work and I come home,that's my plan for the day. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/27/08 at 7:40 am

I'm off to work in just a couple of hours,see you later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/08 at 7:41 am


I'm off to work in just a couple of hours,see you later. :)
When you go, please take good care.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/27/08 at 7:43 am


When you go, please take good care.


Thanks I will Phil. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/28/08 at 7:42 am

The new guy at Pathmark doesn't seem to be collecting many carts from what I heard from a worker,he collects 2 or 3 carts then sits down plus he's too busy sweeping and after he left some customers were waiting for carts for 5 minutes so the boss told me to rush 7 or 8 carts into the corral for them.I don't know about him,maybe he's not doing his job.My job coach was the one who brought him into Pathmark for this position.He might get fired if he doesn't pay attention to he carts.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/08 at 7:59 am


The new guy at Pathmark doesn't seem to be collecting many carts from what I heard from a worker,he collects 2 or 3 carts then sits down plus he's too busy sweeping and after he left some customers were waiting for carts for 5 minutes so the boss told me to rush 7 or 8 carts into the corral for them.I don't know about him,maybe he's not doing his job.My job coach was the one who brought him into Pathmark for this position.He might get fired if he doesn't pay attention to he carts.
This new chap does not seem suited for this job.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/29/08 at 7:30 am

One more day of work and then I have a day off,anyway have a good day and stay warm,It's a cold one out there. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/29/08 at 7:31 am


One more day of work and then I have a day off,anyway have a good day and stay warm,It's a cold one out there. :)
Wrap up warm

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 02/29/08 at 7:35 am


Wrap up warm


Thank You.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/01/08 at 7:32 am

It was one of those cold blustery biting wind type of day and it was hard to cart collect when it's cold out so I packed it up for the next cart collector when he arrived cause I was really cold and needed some warmth badly.Tomorrow shouldn't be that bad,next week it'll be near 50.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/08 at 8:02 am


It was one of those cold blustery biting wind type of day and it was hard to cart collect when it's cold out so I packed it up for the next cart collector when he arrived cause I was really cold and needed some warmth badly.Tomorrow shouldn't be that bad,next week it'll be near 50.
Hopefully the weather will get warmer now.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/02/08 at 5:48 am

I'm off to work in just a little while,today is 10-4 so I'll c u guys later,Bye. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/08 at 7:47 am


I'm off to work in just a little while,today is 10-4 so I'll c u guys later,Bye. :)
Is the weather warmer today?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/02/08 at 5:44 pm


Is the weather warmer today?


Today was 46 and tomorrow a balmy 55 but we have showers and thunderstorms by Wednesday Night.

cart collecting today was scarce and customers were angry that there were no carts,I think Pathmark must be losing 100 carts or more,nobody knows where they are. ::)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/08 at 4:57 am


Today was 46 and tomorrow a balmy 55 but we have showers and thunderstorms by Wednesday Night.

cart collecting today was scarce and customers were angry that there were no carts,I think Pathmark must be losing 100 carts or more,nobody knows where they are. ::)
Why not go to another branch of Pathmark and borrow some of their carts?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/03/08 at 7:18 am


Why not go to another branch of Pathmark and borrow some of their carts?


I should ask my boss if borrowing is allowed? ???

Anyway,I'm off to work from 2-6 so see you later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/08 at 7:19 am


I should ask my boss if borrowing is allowed? ???

Anyway,I'm off to work from 2-6 so see you later. :)
The act of borrowing could take place at the dead of night?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/03/08 at 7:22 am


The act of borrowing could take place at the dead of night?


Yeah when the pathmark carts are locked up for the evening.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: wsmith4 on 03/03/08 at 1:53 pm

When do you start working at Pathmark?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/08 at 2:03 pm


Yeah when the pathmark carts are locked up for the evening.
A pair of Bolt Cutters will come in handy?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/08 at 2:03 pm


A pair of Bolt Cutters will come in handy?
Does Pathmark sell Bolt Cutters?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/03/08 at 10:34 pm


When do you start working at Pathmark?


April 2007.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/03/08 at 10:34 pm


A pair of Bolt Cutters will come in handy?


What's a bolt cutter and I wouldn't know if Pathmark sell them? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/03/08 at 10:37 pm

2nd time of "Low Cart" day and customers after 2 were asking me as to what happened to the carts and I told them I don't know.Pathmark has to get at least 100 fresh new ones cause this is ridiculous.At least a dozen customers were bewildered as to why the carts disappear during the day.Something has to be done. >:(

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/08 at 2:04 am


2nd time of "Low Cart" day and customers after 2 were asking me as to what happened to the carts and I told them I don't know.Pathmark has to get at least 100 fresh new ones cause this is ridiculous.At least a dozen customers were bewildered as to why the carts disappear during the day.Something has to be done. >:(
This is done to the management.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/08 at 2:06 am


What's a bolt cutter and I wouldn't know if Pathmark sell them? ???
A Bolt Cutter (for cutting through metalic chains)

http://www.northerntool.com/images/product/images/558395_lg.jpg

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/04/08 at 6:37 am


A Bolt Cutter (for cutting through metalic chains)

http://www.northerntool.com/images/product/images/558395_lg.jpg


Thanks Phil.

Anyway another 10-2 day so I'll c u later this afternoon. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/08 at 6:43 am


Thanks Phil.

Anyway another 10-2 day so I'll c u later this afternoon. :)
An early start today?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/04/08 at 4:31 pm


An early start today?


Yes and today I was asked to stay an hour later because 2 cart collectors were absent so Me and the new guy filled in for the day but all the carts were back today.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 03/04/08 at 5:16 pm


Yes and today I was asked to stay an hour later because 2 cart collectors were absent so Me and the new guy filled in for the day but all the carts were back today.


Excellent Howard.  Gives you a chance to make a few more dinero.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/08 at 1:57 am


Yes and today I was asked to stay an hour later because 2 cart collectors were absent so Me and the new guy filled in for the day but all the carts were back today.
Big day today, there is still work for you?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/05/08 at 7:34 am


Big day today, there is still work for you?


I hope there's some work for me,thank god all the carts came back today,It was shocking.

Anyway,I'll c u later Bye. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/08 at 7:52 am


I hope there's some work for me,thank god all the carts came back today,It was shocking.

Anyway,I'll c u later Bye. :)
You now have more carts than you can handle?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 03/05/08 at 7:32 pm

Howard, did anybody at work know that today is your birthday? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/05/08 at 10:00 pm


Howard, did anybody at work know that today is your birthday? ???


Not all of them,I had to tell them it was my birthday to get most people to acknowledge my day.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/05/08 at 10:01 pm


You now have more carts than you can handle?


Today I racked in 2 1/2 rows instead of the past few days.Not bad,this week should be a slow one.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/06/08 at 4:32 am


Today I racked in 2 1/2 rows instead of the past few days.Not bad,this week should be a slow one.
A slow and steady day?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/06/08 at 7:30 am


A slow and steady day?


There are any major holidays coming up so cart collecting should be slow.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/06/08 at 8:17 am


There are any major holidays coming up so cart collecting should be slow.
How soon is it to Easter?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/07/08 at 7:10 am


How soon is it to Easter?


About a month from now.

anyway,I'll see you later and have a good day. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/08/08 at 6:10 am

I'm off to work 10-2 so I'll c u later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/08 at 6:18 am


I'm off to work 10-2 so I'll c u later. :)
Another early start?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/08/08 at 3:12 pm


Another early start?


tomorrow I have 10-4 and all this week instead of Friday,10-2 so I'm guessing they're giving the 2-6 to the new guy.10-2 is not bad at least I get to go home after and relax.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/08 at 3:23 pm


tomorrow I have 10-4 and all this week instead of Friday,10-2 so I'm guessing they're giving the 2-6 to the new guy.10-2 is not bad at least I get to go home after and relax.
The early shift finishes early and you can have the rest of the day off,

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/09/08 at 6:06 am


The early shift finishes early and you can have the rest of the day off,


and that's excellent for me. :)

Anyway,I'm off to work soon so I'll see you later. :)

Hope you remembered to set your clock?  ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/08 at 6:58 am


and that's excellent for me. :)

Anyway,I'm off to work soon so I'll see you later. :)

Hope you remembered to set your clock?  ;)
My clock has stayed stationary.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/09/08 at 5:05 pm

Wow,this day was insane.I think Pathmark needs to buy at least a couple of hundred brand new carts because today there were NO carts whatsoever for the past couple of hours and customers were complaining(about 100 of them) and I told them "cart shortage" and there was nothing I could do about it.The carts finally came back slowly after 3pm.  ::)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/08 at 6:51 am


Wow,this day was insane.I think Pathmark needs to buy at least a couple of hundred brand new carts because today there were NO carts whatsoever for the past couple of hours and customers were complaining(about 100 of them) and I told them "cart shortage" and there was nothing I could do about it.The carts finally came back slowly after 3pm.  ::)
What happened to the 100 you had the other day?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/10/08 at 3:19 pm


What happened to the 100 you had the other day?


they were either gone,stolen,broken or hidden behind bushes.Pathmark just needs to get more new carts,This is insane.If this keeps up,customers may have to go to Walbaums.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/08 at 3:30 pm


they were either gone,stolen,broken or hidden behind bushes.Pathmark just needs to get more new carts,This is insane.If this keeps up,customers may have to go to Walbaums.
Ypu do not wish to lose your customers.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/11/08 at 6:24 am


Ypu do not wish to lose your customers.


Nobody wishes to lose any customers.

Anyway,I'm off to work.See u later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/08 at 6:25 am


Nobody wishes to lose any customers.

Anyway,I'm off to work.See u later. :)
Take good care.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/11/08 at 3:12 pm

Work today was pretty good,All this week I have 10-2 except Friday which I see my job coach.They've been reversing schedules for the cart collectors.One guy has been doing maintainence inside so that gives 2 other cart collectors a schedule,one in the morning which is me and the other does 2-6.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/12/08 at 3:39 pm

Work today has been well,looking forward to a nice day off on Friday cause this week was very hectic. :o

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/08 at 4:59 am


Work today has been well,looking forward to a nice day off on Friday cause this week was very hectic. :o
It will be hectic this time next week.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/15/08 at 7:24 am


It will be hectic this time next week.


Cause of spring and St.Patrick's Day.

Anyway,I'm off to work in just a little while.You never know,maybe I'll meet a woman customer,See ya! ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/16/08 at 6:08 am

I'm off to work so see you later. :)

Just yesterday I got to push now Walbaums and Pathmark since Walbaums are under the same umbrella as A & P.So that's even more busier and less sitting down. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/08 at 6:22 am


I'm off to work so see you later. :)

Just yesterday I got to push now Walbaums and Pathmark since Walbaums are under the same umbrella as A & P.So that's even more busier and less sitting down. ;D
Is this a new make of cart?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 03/16/08 at 8:37 am


I'm off to work so see you later. :)

Just yesterday I got to push now Walbaums and Pathmark since Walbaums are under the same umbrella as A & P.So that's even more busier and less sitting down. ;D


Is Walbaums like a Jewish Wal-Mart?   ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/08 at 8:39 am


Is Walbaums like a Jewish Wal-Mart?   ;D
Is Howard working somewhere else now?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/08 at 10:48 am


I'm off to work so see you later. :)

Just yesterday I got to push now Walbaums and Pathmark since Walbaums are under the same umbrella as A & P.So that's even more busier and less sitting down. ;D
Have you changed locations?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/16/08 at 5:17 pm


Is this a new make of cart?


No,Waldbaums are under the same umbrella as Pathmark,they're working together.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/16/08 at 5:18 pm


Is Howard working somewhere else now?



No,still the same old place.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/16/08 at 5:19 pm


Have you changed locations?


No,Pathmark needed more carts so Waldbaums decided to help and now customers are a little confused. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/08 at 5:20 pm


No,Pathmark needed more carts so Waldbaums decided to help and now customers are a little confused. ;D
As long as Waldbaums do not ask for a commission.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/16/08 at 5:21 pm


As long as Waldbaums do not ask for a commission.


I hope not.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/17/08 at 4:58 pm

I'm glad that Pathmark and Waldbaums are working together as a team,Now Pathmark has even more carts than they could count.Why not call them Pathbaums or Walmark? ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/17/08 at 5:00 pm


I'm glad that Pathmark and Waldbaums are working together as a team,Now Pathmark has even more carts than they could count.Why not call them Pathbaums or Walmark? ;D
Hopefully not Baummarks?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/17/08 at 5:02 pm


Hopefully not Baummarks?



Maybe I should bring that up to the manager,That's a good idea. ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/17/08 at 5:03 pm



Maybe I should bring that up to the manager,That's a good idea. ;D
It may mean promotion for you?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/18/08 at 7:20 am


It may mean promotion for you?


or maybe even a higher salary.

Anyway,I'm off to work in a little while,take care!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/08 at 8:27 am


or maybe even a higher salary.

Anyway,I'm off to work in a little while,take care!
Take care, watch about for the traffic in the car park

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/18/08 at 10:24 pm

My day was pretty fun.Did some cart collecting (Pathmark And Waldbaums),helped a worker with some glass bottle recycling to put on a truck for storage and made a beautiful 10 dollars because some guy lost his WIC tickets and he lost his cell phone so that was never found so all in all a very nice day.Plus in just a couple of weeks will be my first anniversary! :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/08 at 4:37 am


My day was pretty fun.Did some cart collecting (Pathmark And Waldbaums),helped a worker with some glass bottle recycling to put on a truck for storage and made a beautiful 10 dollars because some guy lost his WIC tickets and he lost his cell phone so that was never found so all in all a very nice day.Plus in just a couple of weeks will be my first anniversary! :)
Excellent!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/19/08 at 5:53 am

I'm off to work in all this heavy rain so I'll see you later this afternoon. :)

Now customers can get their own carts because there will be even more carts left over in the lots which makes my job even easier and more relaxing.And customers won't have to ask me "Where Are All The Carts"? ;D

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/08 at 5:57 am



Now customers can get their own carts....
More time for coffee?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/19/08 at 6:02 am


More time for coffee?


Yeah you could say that,don't have to rush for carts,If customers want carts they can get it themselves.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/08 at 6:05 am


Yeah you could say that,don't have to rush for carts,If customers want carts they can get it themselves.
...but do the customers still park the carts back properly after using them?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/19/08 at 6:08 am


...but do the customers still park the carts back properly after using them?


not all the time.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/08 at 6:11 am


not all the time.
Then it is down to you to collect them.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/19/08 at 6:14 am


Then it is down to you to collect them.


and put them in the right proper place.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/08 at 6:17 am


and put them in the right proper place.
...and check the condition?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/19/08 at 6:23 am


...and check the condition?


Yes I always have to check the condition.You sometimes get the rusty ones.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/08 at 6:24 am


Yes I always have to check the condition.You sometimes get the rusty ones.
Has there been any carts with an excessive amount of rust?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/19/08 at 6:25 am


Has there been any carts with an excessive amount of rust?


6 or 7 of them.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/19/08 at 10:06 pm

Today went pretty well.Still the customers are confused of the Waldbaums carts and I told them that Waldabums bought Pathmark but aren't changing names,they're keeping Pathmark and needing more new wagons.Give a couple of months or so,they should get used to the new change.Now this should make my job even easier,customers can get their own carts even when my shift is over,which is great for me and now I can enjoy a longer break for myself. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/08 at 3:10 am


Today went pretty well.Still the customers are confused of the Waldbaums carts and I told them that Waldabums bought Pathmark but aren't changing names,they're keeping Pathmark and needing more new wagons.Give a couple of months or so,they should get used to the new change.Now this should make my job even easier,customers can get their own carts even when my shift is over,which is great for me and now I can enjoy a longer break for myself. :)
Was Pathmark going under or is it just that Pathmark received a good offer from Waldbaums?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/20/08 at 7:23 am


Was Pathmark going under or is it just that Pathmark received a good offer from Waldbaums?


I think Pathmark needed new carts and that's what the solution was.Hopefully,this'll keep customers content.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/08 at 7:37 am


I think Pathmark needed new carts and that's what the solution was.Hopefully,this'll keep customers content.
The supermarket may receive a better range of products.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/21/08 at 5:57 am


The supermarket may receive a better range of products.


What kind of products?  ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/08 at 6:08 am


What kind of products?  ???
A better and a new range of food or accessories?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/21/08 at 6:27 am


A better and a new range of food or accessories?


That could be something discussed about.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/08 at 6:30 am


That could be something discussed about.
A different food range may bring a different range of customer.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/21/08 at 2:34 pm


A different food range may bring a different range of customer.


What kind of food?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/08 at 3:57 pm


What kind of food?
Food that you can eat.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/22/08 at 6:55 am

I'm off to work from 2-6 and It should be busy today and tomorrow cause of Easter,Have a great day. ;)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/22/08 at 6:59 am


I'm off to work from 2-6 and It should be busy today and tomorrow cause of Easter,Have a great day. ;)
It will be busy, take care.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/23/08 at 5:54 am

Just another busy day at Pathmark 10-4 so I'll c u later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/08 at 6:39 am


Just another busy day at Pathmark 10-4 so I'll c u later. :)
You are working on Easter Day, over here all the big shops like supermarkets are closed.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/23/08 at 5:08 pm


You are working on Easter Day, over here all the big shops like supermarkets are closed.


Today on Easter,It was dead slow,tomorrow shouldn't be that bad.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/08 at 11:09 am


Today on Easter,It was dead slow,tomorrow shouldn't be that bad.
Many stayed at home to celebrate.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/24/08 at 4:51 pm


Many stayed at home to celebrate.


It was just so dead slow today that there wasn't much movement of the carts,very slow.Tomorrow should be better.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/08 at 4:53 pm


It was just so dead slow today that there wasn't much movement of the carts,very slow.Tomorrow should be better.
All will be back to normal.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/25/08 at 7:17 am


All will be back to normal.


I'm sure it will be.

Have yourselves a good day everyone and see you all later tonight or tomorrow. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/08 at 7:22 am


I'm sure it will be.

Have yourselves a good day everyone and see you all later tonight or tomorrow. :)
Take care with your day.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/25/08 at 10:24 pm

It was just another slow day at Pathmark being it was double/triple coupon last week and everyone was shopped out plus it was Easter so it was kind of quiet for the rest of the day for me.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/08 at 5:53 am


It was just another slow day at Pathmark being it was double/triple coupon last week and everyone was shopped out plus it was Easter so it was kind of quiet for the rest of the day for me.
When the family foodstocks run out at the families' respective home, they will soon be back for more.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/26/08 at 7:08 am


When the family foodstocks run out at the families' respective home, they will soon be back for more.


It should be a little busier than yesterday but anyway have a good day everyone.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/08 at 8:11 am


It should be a little busier than yesterday but anyway have a good day everyone.  :)
...and you.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/27/08 at 6:27 am

I'm off to work so I'll see you later,I'm 10-2 today and tomorrow (on my day off) it's going to rain. ;D

Anyway,Have a good day. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/27/08 at 9:29 am


I'm off to work so I'll see you later,I'm 10-2 today and tomorrow (on my day off) it's going to rain. ;D

Anyway,Have a good day. :)
Enjoy your day.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/28/08 at 6:26 am

It was a slow week at Pathmark but hopefully next week crowds should come back to normal,Maybe they were tired of shopping but who knows.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/28/08 at 6:29 am


It was a slow week at Pathmark but hopefully next week crowds should come back to normal,Maybe they were tired of shopping but who knows.
Many of the usual customers colud be away on holiday?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/28/08 at 3:38 pm


Many of the usual customers colud be away on holiday?



Yes they were away on holiday,most of them,by next week customers should come back.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/28/08 at 3:40 pm



Yes they were away on holiday,most of them,by next week customers should come back.
Back in their droves!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/28/08 at 3:42 pm


Back in their droves!


yes and back to normal,next holiday is Memorial day.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/28/08 at 3:48 pm


yes and back to normal,next holiday is Memorial day.
What date is that?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/29/08 at 6:58 am


What date is that?


end of May,May 28th,I think which is an official holiday and the start of the summer season.

Anyway,I'll speak to you all later,Bye.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/08 at 8:11 am


end of May,May 28th,I think which is an official holiday and the start of the summer season.

Anyway,I'll speak to you all later,Bye.
Probably around the time of our Spring Bank Holiday.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/30/08 at 5:37 am

Well,I'll see you later,I'm off to work and today is 10-4 so have yourselves a good day. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/08 at 5:43 am


Well,I'll see you later,I'm off to work and today is 10-4 so have yourselves a good day. :)
Is the weather fine there? Take care!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/30/08 at 5:47 am


Is the weather fine there? Take care!


The weather there is pretty nice but still below normal.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/08 at 6:29 am


The weather there is pretty nice but still below normal.
Still thick coat weather?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 03/30/08 at 5:10 pm


Still thick coat weather?



Sort of light jacket weather still but anyway today was a day that was back to normal cause last Sunday on Easter day,It was slow but today was a busy one.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/08 at 12:22 pm



Sort of light jacket weather still but anyway today was a day that was back to normal cause last Sunday on Easter day,It was slow but today was a busy one.
So it is all back to normal now?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/01/08 at 7:43 am


So it is all back to normal now?


Yes a much bigger day or week is on tap.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/01/08 at 7:50 am


Yes a much bigger day or week is on tap.
Can the day be any bigger?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/02/08 at 7:17 am


Can the day be any bigger?



unless there's a holiday.

But anyway,I'll see you all later cause this week I've got 2-6 today thru Saturday and also looking forward to my first year in just a couple of weeks. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/03/08 at 5:02 am



unless there's a holiday.

But anyway,I'll see you all later cause this week I've got 2-6 today thru Saturday and also looking forward to my first year in just a couple of weeks. :)
How was it yesterday?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/03/08 at 7:16 am


How was it yesterday?


not bad yesterday,pretty normal,A normal sized crowd.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/03/08 at 7:23 am


not bad yesterday,pretty normal,A normal sized crowd.
A regular day?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/04/08 at 7:49 am


A regular day?


Yes pretty much.

Anyway,I'll talk to you later as today is going to be a rainy one,Bye!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/04/08 at 7:51 am


Yes pretty much.

Anyway,I'll talk to you later as today is going to be a rainy one,Bye!
You take good care today and keep dry.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/05/08 at 7:58 am

A much better day than that of yesterday but still cloudy,anyway have yourselves a good day and I'll speak to you soon. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/05/08 at 7:05 pm


A much better day than that of yesterday but still cloudy,anyway have yourselves a good day and I'll speak to you soon. :)


Hi Howard  :)

Sounds like Pathmark is still going strong.  I was at the local Giant Eagle today doing my shopping and there were two guys manhandling like 20 carts at one time and it reminded me of you.  8)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/05/08 at 8:10 pm


Hi Howard  :)

Sounds like Pathmark is still going strong.  I was at the local Giant Eagle today doing my shopping and there were two guys manhandling like 20 carts at one time and it reminded me of you.   8)


Oh Thank You very much LB,I can't handle 20 carts,12 the most was what I handled months ago.

In just a few weeks will my 1st year at Pathmark and it seems like yesterday that I got the job and made Robin And I proud.But now I have no one to celebrate it with except myself,buddies,family,my homeboys at Pathmark and my great job coach whom I've had for 2 1/2 years now.After that I get paid vacation. :)

Everything was cool today except for those old people who don't see who they're backing up and this old guy didn't see what he was doing,backed up onto 10 carts I pushed,I picked them up and moved on afterwards. ::) >:(

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/06/08 at 5:57 am

I'm off to work 10-4 so I'll see you all later and have yourselves a good day. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/08 at 6:06 am


I'm off to work 10-4 so I'll see you all later and have yourselves a good day. :)
Take good care.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/06/08 at 6:44 am


In just a few weeks will my 1st year at Pathmark and it seems like yesterday that I got the job and made Robin And I proud.But now I have no one to celebrate it with except myself,buddies,family,my homeboys at Pathmark and my great job coach whom I've had for 2 1/2 years now.After that I get paid vacation. :)



Don't forget your pals here at inthe00s.com too .  8)

By the way I have been away from the boards for a while.  What happened to Robin, she's no longer in the picture? ???

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/06/08 at 5:12 pm


Don't forget your pals here at inthe00s.com too .  8)

By the way I have been away from the boards for a while.  What happened to Robin, she's no longer in the picture? ???



No,Her And I are no longer together,If you'd like to,you can read my story on her if any one on here would like to find it,be my guest.
The day Her And I broke up over the phone. :(

This is for LB,If he reads this dated February 12th:(few days before Valentine's Day)

I know you don't want to read this but Robin And I are separated(this time it's for real).Her And I saw each other which I never knew was for the last time last Sunday the 10th and just a couple of hours ago when I called her,She wanted to break up and not call each other anymore.The real reason was that I couldn't take care of her,that's the real reason why.With her $20,000 dollars a year to my $8.00 an hour part time job cart collecting,something wasn't there.It always seemed like every Sunday,Her And I were having difficulties with money(financially)and maybe that was the problem with us.She was also telling me that she wants someone who could drive her around,full time job or an apartment.Sometimes we would trade insults about each other's jobs which never helped the relationship,it kind of made it worse.I told her that I can take care of her emotionally and physically but financially,no I couldn't even if I tried.She always wanted more and I couldn't even provide the "more" part.Maybe the relationship was based on lack of communication and trust,I don't know.Anyway,that's about all I have to write.3 1/2 years we were together and I'm glad she gave me the push that I needed to go out there and work my ass off to make money but I couldn't live much up to her expectations as I thought.Oh well,Cest La Vie,you live and you learn.  :( :\'(


Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/06/08 at 5:14 pm

Had a pretty good day today,It was just very slow today maybe because of the double/triple coupon week.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/08 at 5:38 am


Had a pretty good day today,It was just very slow today maybe because of the double/triple coupon week.
Can you explain what happens in a double/triple coupon week?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/08/08 at 7:58 am


Can you explain what happens in a double/triple coupon week?


When you clip the coupon you see the value of the coupon plus then you double or triple it by how much the coupon is worth.

Anyway I'll see you later.I'll let you that very soon The Walbaums carts will be no longer as they're making way for 200 new Pathmark carts.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/08 at 8:32 am


When you clip the coupon you see the value of the coupon plus then you double or triple it by how much the coupon is worth.
It is almost like buy one item and get the same item free, or three items at the price of one.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/09/08 at 7:26 am


Anyway I'll see you later.I'll let you that very soon The Walbaums carts will be no longer as they're making way for 200 new Pathmark carts.
Splenedid!

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/09/08 at 7:41 am


Splenedid!


I'll be glad for when they finally return to Waldbaums and Pathmark could get at least 200 new ones.Makes my life a little easier.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: karen on 04/09/08 at 11:22 am


It is almost like buy one item and get the same item free, or three items at the price of one.


More like $1.10 off the price of two instead of 55 cents.  I am undecided about coupons still.  Some of them are worth the effort but when you have to buy 10 of one item to save $1 I'm not sure its worth it.  Also it makes my shopping trip longer checking that I have exactly matched the coupons requirements  :-\\

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/09/08 at 11:32 am


More like $1.10 off the price of two instead of 55 cents.  I am undecided about coupons still.  Some of them are worth the effort but when you have to buy 10 of one item to save $1 I'm not sure its worth it.  Also it makes my shopping trip longer checking that I have exactly matched the coupons requirements  :-\\
Just bring back Green Shield Stamps, they were far easier to work with.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/10/08 at 4:51 pm

I'm feeling pretty good that next week is my 1st Anniversary at Pathmark,looking forward to that.And I'm really making my job coach proud of me that I'm a pioneer in the working world and I bounced back from the loss at Au Bon Pain in October 2006 to now a job which I can be very successful in.Every time he calls up to see how Howard's doing,no bad reports at all just excellent and I always do what I'm told.Here's to many more years at Pathmark.  :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/08 at 5:28 pm


I'm feeling pretty good that next week is my 1st Anniversary at Pathmark,looking forward to that.And I'm really making my job coach proud of me that I'm a pioneer in the working world and I bounced back from the loss at Au Bon Pain in October 2006 to now a job which I can be very successful in.Every time he calls up to see how Howard's doing,no bad reports at all just excellent and I always do what I'm told.Here's to many more years at Pathmark.  :)
Sounds pleasing and just the words you want to hear.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/11/08 at 6:36 am


Sounds pleasing and just the words you want to hear.


Yes and next time I see my job coach,Him And I will celebrate by going to Dunkin Donuts. :)

Anyway,I'm off to work so I'll c u guys later.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/08 at 1:16 pm


Yes and next time I see my job coach,Him And I will celebrate by going to Dunkin Donuts. :)

Anyway,I'm off to work so I'll c u guys later.
When will that be?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/11/08 at 3:55 pm


When will that be?


In just 2 weeks.



Pathmark has now 100-200 brand new carts,The Waldbaums carts are in the back area of the store,probably going to give it back to Waldabums soon.The carts are nice and shiny and a little easier to maneuver but when cart collecting,When I push a lot of them,a few come apart which means they're a bit looser than the ones we had before.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/08 at 4:01 pm


Pathmark has now 100-200 brand new carts,The Waldbaums carts are in the back area of the store,probably going to give it back to Waldabums soon.The carts are nice and shiny and a little easier to maneuver but when cart collecting,When I push a lot of them,a few come apart which means they're a bit looser than the ones we had before.
So brand new you are not allow to touch them.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Green Lantern on 04/12/08 at 3:43 am

Like 'Hammer' ... you can't touch this ?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/12/08 at 8:00 am


So brand new you are not allow to touch them.


Yes,we're allowed to touch them,the old carts are in the back.

Anyway,I'll see you later. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/12/08 at 8:25 am


Yes,we're allowed to touch them,the old carts are in the back.
The old carts are now being sold on eBay?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/12/08 at 7:19 pm


The old carts are now being sold on eBay?


No,Pathmark would never ever sell stuff on Ebay. ::)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/12/08 at 7:21 pm

Pathmark has me working tomorrow 4-9 because one of the guys is now a father and just had a child so he'll be off that day and the other cart collector will be doing maintainence because someone else is on vacation.They always reverse people's schedules over there,It's the way they work.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/13/08 at 2:15 am


Pathmark has me working tomorrow 4-9 because one of the guys is now a father and just had a child so he'll be off that day and the other cart collector will be doing maintainence because someone else is on vacation.They always reverse people's schedules over there,It's the way they work.
Do you like the change of the shift duty?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/13/08 at 7:41 am


Do you like the change of the shift duty?



It's ok but I don't like all these shift changes all the time.

Anyway I'll see you tomorrow afternoon cause I won't be home till later tonight. :)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/13/08 at 11:43 am



It's ok but I don't like all these shift changes all the time.
If you know you time duties in advance, it may not be so bad?

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/13/08 at 7:02 pm

Howard is this week your one-year anniversary at Pathmark? ???

If so, congrats on a great year!  8)

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/13/08 at 10:20 pm


Howard is this week your one-year anniversary at Pathmark? ???

If so, congrats on a great year!   8)


Thanks,I never thought I'd make it to 1 year and with paid vacation.I'm one of their top best cart collectors next to Brian who's been there 3 years now sometimes works in either maintainence or stock shelves once in a while and does cart collections too here and there.

Subject: Re: Pathmark

Written By: Howard on 04/13/08 at 10:21 pm

Today I had that 4-9 shift so today I did the usual car