I have ordered another computer to replace the iMac which is not sitting silent up in the attic. The replacement is a Cyberpower Zeus Mini, green and black. The only sad thing is that it runs Windows 8.1. Still, it is fully loaded: massive hard drive, 1 TB of memory and an Nvida 760 video card.
No more Apples for me.
Anyway, it's being delivered on Tuesday, which is great because I'm off work. The original window for delivery was Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. When I told the scheduler at work I might have to take some time off if it got delivered on Monday or Wednesday she kind of fritzed out. "You're not going to call off are you?" she asked in a bit of a huff. So close to Christmas, with so many people already taking time off, there are times when I'm the only coverage in the department. On the other hand, it's not as though customers are lined up to buy paint.
I shrugged her off. Even though she doesn't want to acknowledge it, her job is going to be changing in 2015. At some point in time we're going to go to either fully fixed schedules or rotating fixed schedules for all full time associates. This means she's not going to be able to doodle away 3 days a week under the pretense of writing store schedules. I have no idea what's going to fill up her hours. She used to work at the Service Desk, which means she might just end up back there. Either that, or she'll become the store secretary.
Anyway, I don't really care. The new computer comes on Tuesday! And it's green! One of my most favorite colors.