Another work week begins. Yaaaay, and for me this is going to be an 8-hour workday. But that's okay, I am off for the next 2 days. Temps are forecasted to be in the upper 60s (F), which is fine with me. There is one day when they drop down into the 50s (F), but after that they are predicting daytime highs in the mid-70s.
Yesterday was issue day at work because it was the end of the fiscal quarter. When sales are up, as has been the case for the past 2 years, there is no promotion, no incentive, for people to purchase a flooring installation. This year revenue is down, so there was a 10% discount on flooring installations over a certain amount. This brought out several very frugal customers... and every one of them had issues that couldn't be resolved on a Sunday. One customer, who was measured back in February, purchased the wrong flooring to get that discount, his plan? To cancel that order and replaced with a cheaper product once he decides which product to use. He has 3 days to cancel and still get the discount. After he and his wife left, we looked at each other and laughed, one of us muttering "well, this is going to be a real cluster fuck."
I saw this on Marc's blog and had to copy it.