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34. The Outage

February 18th, 2017, 7:28 pm

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Reply Shy-Ghostwriter, February 18th, 2017, 7:32 pm


So some background. It's been really stormy these past couple of months where I live, and just three-ish years ago, we were going through a state-wide drought. And now suddenly it's storming so much we're getting flooded everywhere. This incident happened yesterday. I took transit to work like always, so I knew it was raining and there were some pretty strong winds, but around 2:50 in the middle of my shift, the power goes out. And we lost all of our calls and computer work. And the door leading to the hallway has an electronic security lock, so since the power was out, we were essentially trapped. And our supervisor was telling us to stay anyway just in case the power came back on, but in the meantime we could just fuck around on our phones (and that gave me enough time to sketch this comic on paper). Luckily the power came back on after like thirty minutes, but everyone was kinda pissed because they all wanted an excuse to go home early. Heheh, it's not that easy fellas TTvTT

I didn't care so much about leaving early because I'm already a truant at this point just because I hate waking up early (yeah I know I'm being really childish but I've been having some emotional/motivational issues, heh, heheh >.>), but what I was most annoyed about was the fact that I was finally going to make a sale with a customer who was having trouble deciding what to do. I was being really patient too, and they evaluate performance based on transactions (like any job, really...), and I was about to make a decent transaction. And I lost everything. At least they still paid us all for the half-hour we spent there in the dark, so I'm gonna get an extra $5 out of my paycheck. I just............I just felt sad I couldn't help that customer.

And so many people stayed on hold, we were hoping the callers would get discouraged and leave. But nope. When you're taking calls practically all over the country and some out of country, that kind of thought's just ridiculous ;v;

Oh yes, and I'm wearing glasses now. I used to wear them while I was still in school (before college), but decided I didn't need them. Now I need them because of eyestrain, again............................and so I can legally drive once I get my license

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