No, the store didn't stop having Assholes--that would surely be the end of life as we know it.
I became steadily disillusioned with serving the public in a retail atmosphere, as you may have been able to tell by the fact that the 2006 logs are about sixty times longer than the 2000 logs from when I first started. That combined with the fact that my rent was rising a lot faster than my pay and the fact that I was just ready for something new contributed to my desire to leave.
So I did.
I put in my two weeks' notice, moved from Gainesville to Tampa (where two members of my family lived), and found a new job in this new town. Since I became an administrative assistant and none of the people to deal with are MY customers, I really don't have to deal with "Assholes" anymore. Anyone who feels like being crappy does not report to me, and though I occasionally have to deal with someone who is slightly abusive, deceptive, or condescending on the phone because I won't let them talk to my boss or something, that is really nothing compared to what I had to deal with at the store. It wouldn't make a good website. And my co-workers are people with whom I generally get along. I just do their work and process their stuff.
And here's the punchline: I don't have to take crap, I generally enjoy my work and the atmosphere, and THEY PAY ME ALMOST TWICE WHAT THE BOOKSTORE DID.
Am I happy to be gone from there? Yes.
Do I miss it a little bit? Yes.
But I don't miss the Assholes. It is a blessing that I don't have to deal with them anymore.
And so you won't either.
What a joy for me, and such sorrow for you.
I will not be taking the page down, of course--its archives will remain accessible just like the rest of my website.
It has been great fun sharing my frustration with you all for these six years, and while I was sad to leave both my friends at work and this website behind, I am also quite relieved to be done with this particular breed of Book Assholes.
If only there was a better way to get a good discount on books. . . .
I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS PAGE NEVER GOT ME FIRED!!!
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