November 30th, 2006


Feelin' hot hot hot!

Hot doesn't even begin to come close to describing the weather out there today.

We're all Jewish, and the weather is Nazi Germany. It's not just hot, it's murderously oppressive.


Why don't any stores sell singular CD-Rs anymore? I guess it's not cost-effective or something. Usually I like bulk, but this time I wanted the Jewel Cases. Oh well. At least I don't have to go outside again today.


My manager back-flipped a little, saying she could only get me 32 hours a week, and that I would be 'finishing' every night at 12am. We close the store at 12am, but there's no way I can ever LEAVE at 12am. 12:15am at the earliest, 12:30am on most nights after packing up the registers and whatnot.

I went in to sort it all out, but my manager wasn't there. I arranged to come back to see her, but in the process of looking for her I noticed the store manager in his office, doing some work. After I left the store, I thought "Why don't I just go up to the boss and ask his opinion, see whether there's a good reason I'm finishing at 12am, or whether he agrees with the decision? Can't hurt to ask his opinion and advice." I even got as far as the tram stop, indecisive, before I finally decided to turn back around and go talk to him.

I asked him if he had a spare moment, and that I just wanted to get his advice on something. He invited me in to his office and told me to sit down. Before I'd even had a chance to say anything, he pointed to a piece of paper on his desk.
"I've just been handed your new roster. I can't work it out, they've got you finishing at 12am. How the hell are you supposed to get out of the store at 12am? You should be rostered on until 12:30am." I grinned.
"That's exactly what I came in to ask you about."

He seemed surprised that anyone could make a stupid mistake like that, and he was even on the phone doing some yelling to get it out of his system. Anyway, to cut a long story short, I walked out of there with a new signed roster of 35.5 hours per week - 36 per week is the legal maximum I can do as a part-timer - and my official knock-off time is now 12:30am every week-night. To be doing half an hour under the legal maximum is pretty damn good, and to get an extra 3.5 hours simply by dropping in to see the boss and not even being able to phrase a question before he was fixing everything up is pretty awesome. So I'm quite happy. I just hope I didn't step on anyone's toes, although I can hardly be blamed for my boss' actions. Either way I'm sure it'll be smooth sailing a couple of weeks in.

Right. I have a few more little loose-ends to tie up and things I want to do, and then I've officially not got anything to do except work. That means lots more gaming, movies and television-watching for me! :D :D

Take care all,


The Ten Dimensions - Premiere Screening

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Calling all lovers of short films!

Happy Days Media Productions cordially invites you to attend the premiere of their first project THE TEN DIMENSIONS.
Directed by Nicholas Clifford and Produced by Michael Ciccone, the 14-minute short film pits right versus wrong, and good versus evil in a dramatic narrative that can only be seen to be explained.
Meet Bronson (Enrico Mammarella), a cold-hearted and calculating murder consultant who specialises in assisting those difficulties.
The very same services which Lucas Montain (David Orlando) has hired, as he plans to exact revenge against his own cheating wife (Ramona Pusch). But he must follow each direction precisely to Bronson's order or risk being caught out by the law.
Yet, there is something in this relationship that is missing. A connection between two people in conversation that only honesty would bring.
Who has reason to lie? What exactly is a murder consultant? And will Mrs. Montain get her just deserts? Only time will tell.
The premiere for THE TEN DIMENSIONS is to be held at Loop Bar on Sunday December 10th, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne (Melways Ref:1B U6) with doors opening at 7.30pm. Entry is free.
So come join the cast, crew, family and friends as we enjoy a wonderful and entertaining piece of work before it hits the festival circuit at home and abroad.
A teaser for the film can be found at the following link, we hope it whets your appetite!
Spread the word, it's an open invitation!
Yours sincerely,
The Happy Days Team.
Michael Ciccone.
Mobile: 0412 125 433


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