February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day...


It's that little souvenir of a terrible year which makes my eyes feel sore.
But the only thing I ever wanted to say was wrong.

February 13, 2017

Tsawwassen Mills

I still have a headache tonight so why not just shit in more places I'll never work.

Tsawwassen Mills is a terrible idea that came to life. It's unnecessary, despite how huge of a mall it is. Sure, it's probably giving a lot of jobs to people but on the Mills website, there's a ton of job openings there which I assume is from people quitting from how far the damn place is. It's 29 kilometeres from the fucking train station and from civilization at that. It's located at a place where there aren't any frequent buses riding along for passengers. It's gotten to the point where they have to provide shuttles because goddamn it, they didn't think of public transportation. But the shuttles aren't free for employees since it costs another 40 bucks a month off your paycheck just to get to a damn mall that isn't that interesting or successful to begin with.

What makes Guildford Town Centre and Metropolis at Metrotown super successful? They have smart marketing where they place ads on public transport and they're easily accessible by, you guessed it, public transport. They're a breeze to go to as long as you know where you're going. The 96-B Line fucking stops at Guildford Mall, goddamn it, so that's a huge bonus is foot traffic.

Mills - I'm so fucking sick of how stupid Tsawwassen is spelled - is located in a no man's land near a ferry. On their first three days of opening, they were already on the news on how shitty their parking is and how some dudes apparently took 2 hours to leave the parking area because of how unorganized it is.

Mills is like having an expensive airport in the middle of the desert.

Sugarcoating Radically Like An Idiot

When browsing job listings, as I usually do because it's a fetish at this point, it's cringeworthy to see job openings that try to sugarcoat things about their work as if it's the next radical thing.

"Do you like awesome work? Are you an awesome person? Join our super cool company!"

"We're sure you hate being boring so why not join our fun company?! We're cool! How are you, fellow teens?"

Don't act like you're talking to a bunch of 15 year olds. You're a company that's marketed to 18-80 year olds so why are you talking like you're hyping up a video game in the 90's? It's a job posting, not a magazine ad.

Seeing "Awesome" on a job posting instead of a video game review gives me a headache, man. Yes, it's fine to sugarcoat your work lightly by saying the benefits and the daily routine but at the same time, make your company look professional by attracting professionals. I know I'm not the most professional person there is and I prefer not to be when dealing with customers to get a feel-good sale but that's just a benefit of the job. Being professional when it calls for it, like attracting possible new employees, is better than trying to sound cool. EB Games's email address for new jobs is "CoolJobs at EBgames dot CA" which sounds as stupid as it sounds like.

You're not cool. You're a company. You sell shit. You're not here to act like you're in high school.

Door to Door Jobs

Since I'm already on a tirade mood right now and ticking off employers who I'll never work for, let's piss in more coffee cups.

Door to door jobs are garbage and terrible. I'm not saying you disrespectfully slam the door in front of their faces. These people knocking are human after all. I'm saying that if they aren't paid hourly for their effort of ruining people's days in the privacy of their own home, then it's garbage. I don't care how much you sell through desperation bundles and dishonesty because if they really wanted your services, they'd actively look for it by either going to a store or going online themselves. You can do better than that, salesman.

There will be those people who think it's a good idea and those people are head honchos using desperate people looking for experience to work their asses off for pennies on the dollar. No matter how much they sugarcoat it, you're being paid to sell shit to people that can easily get the same shit online or through actual stores.Get a better job that actually treats you like a human instead of a nuisance.

February 12, 2017

EB Games

So far, I've done stuff that I wanted to do for years now. I worked at Guildford Mall once and that's something I've wanted to do since arriving in Canada. It's part of a bucket list of mine, if you can say so.

One job that I've kept applying for constantly whenever there's an opening is an EB Games sales associate. It's selling video games and I absolutely love video games. Even if I've been in retail since 2015, it's still a fun job to do if you absolutely love what you're selling. Working for EB Games has always been a dream of mine since I came to Canada and slowly, that dream is dying, if I can put it in a melodramatic way.

I hate that there's just one email address to send all emails to. It's okay if it were one email for one location but in EB's case, it's for all of Canada. Now I could be wrong but it doesn't even say on the website if it's just for BC or Vancouver or Toronto. It just says "Hey, email us at this address" assuming they read through ten thousand emails a day from people all around the country applying for different jobs at different locations, assuming that they have a flunky who dig through fifteen thousand emails - because five thousand more were just sent in as you read this. So if that's the case, and I'm sure it's not but whatever, it's my blog and they're probably never going to hire me anyway, only former employees or friends of the manager would get noticed for the job. Perfectly fine then! Hopefully the digital age kills more of your overpriced accessories.

And it's funny that they say "We're always taking resumes", as if any of those ever get called and assuming those idiots like me who really wanna work there actually get considered for anything there. Finish the sentence then. "We're always taking resumes for you to throw out to the garbage".

But hey, whatever, I'm slowly not caring about that store or even video games in general. I still cared enough to write about it but maybe it's just time to fucking let that hope die already.