Not Another Slutty Angel

On devil’s night we dressed as ghouls and souls of the departed

And once the joker look-a-likes all had their fires started

It seemed like darkness could prevail and evil would bring pain

The thunder cracked, the clouds came in

And doused the flames with rain

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We had a very wet Halloween that resulted in fewer trick-or-treaters. Several days later I find myself reaching for the bowl of leftover candy which cannot be good for me! The biggest highlight was probably when I showed up for a party dressed as the devil and saw everyone’s jaw drop at the nerve I had to literally reflect their quiet thoughts.

Work has gotten considerably better. I previously wrote a little bit about having to deal with specific people who decidedly weren’t supporters. After a little confrontation, a little smart play and a little time I have managed to turn a lot of that around. Heck, I got another raise, too, once I explained how much more I was doing since my last bump. As long as I can mingle comfortably, be compensated and get my job done then I can’t complain (as much).

There are some opportunities, however. I’m struggling with drastic coverage gaps and silly mistakes behind the counter that result in loss. It’s a balance between my own line of defense/strengthening that and identifying systematic accidents, understanding them and getting accountability. Anti-theft protection and product control can so easily be overlooked – and of course, so can those who look to take advantage. 

My question for all of it is the same:  How can I catch it happening?

The frustration of the aftermath: the theories, the reactionary initiatives. Even if it is allowed to happen.  If I cannot change any one policy or person. If I can just catch it before it’s too late.

I’ll take really good care of it.

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