Saturday, February 25, 2006

Back to the Grind

My stint as HR Support will end next Thursday, as they have already hired someone internally. I will have one day to train him and then I'll be back to supervising for a bit, as the managers are not going on a lot of holidays. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Be a Man! Do the Right Thing!

I went to see the Russell Peters show and it was just as funny as the last one! This guy is good, and hopefully he'll find success as a TV sitcom star, as that's what he'll be doing. I was a bit tipsy from preshow drinks but I still had a lot of fun.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Stress * 2

What a hectic day at work. It was the HR support person's last day so we had to do a hasty changeover of things so the transition will work out. Normally that's OK but today I was relief floor manager so I had to juggle two jobs at the same time. As a result, I made some silly mistakes regarding breaks. But somehow I managed. My mind's a mess. There are so many things on my mind.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Some Pics from the Party

Let's take a look at some pictures of me with some very beautiful women.

Bon Bon



Tuesday, February 14, 2006


We had a farewell party for one of the managers who is transferring to River Rock, as well as the Human Resources Support Person that I am temporarily replacing. What that meant was a bunch of casino staff getting hopelessly drunk. I drank and drank and drank, and lost TWO $50 poker tourneys (that has never happened to me before).

And to make things worse, Happy Friggin' Valentine's Day. I'm wondering what the gossip will be regarding me tomorrow. I did have my eye on someone (and it wasn't who I was planning to have my eye on).

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Work * 10

Today was supposed to be my one day off, since my days off changed to Saturday Sunday. However, one of the managers called in sick so I was called into work a short shift from 4:30pm-9:30pm. What that means is that I had Sunday February 5 and Monday February 6 off (before days off changed), worked from Tuesday February 7 to Saturday February 11, then a short day on Sunday February 12 (today), followed by five days off work until Friday February 17. Yup, 10 days in a row. Better make sure my shirts are cleaned and ironed and my underwear is clean.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Office Job?

The Human Resources support person put in her notice and they need a temporary person to take care of things while Head Office hires a permanent person. Guess who they chose as the temporary person? ME! It's an interesting but (as usual) overwhelming development in my employment. I'm getting four days of training and then I'm the HR person "until further notice". They are paying me manager's wage in the meantime so I can't complain. However, I hope this doesn't last a long time because HR/organizing stuff just isn't my cup of tea.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006


My new silly hobby is tracing where my currency ends up. I came across a website, Where's Willy? which allows you to type in a bill's serial number and then trace its movement across the country. All you do is put the website on your bill, enter it on the website, and then see if somebody else registers the bill. I've received a number of bills lately with the website but only now have started to register them. OK, I need a life, but it's fun. By the way, there is an American version at Where's George?.

And now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

Monday, February 06, 2006


I just can't understand women. They tell you one thing and they do something else. They say that they would never go out with someone from work, so you ease off. And then they go out with someone from work. I saw this one a mile away too.

Sunday, February 05, 2006


My work schedule for the last seven days:

Sunday January 29: 8 hours floor managing at River Rock
Monday January 30: 7.5 hours supervising at Casino on Broadway
Tuesday January 31: off
Wednesday February 1: 8 hours supervising at Casino on Broadway
Thursday February 2: 8 hours supervising at Casino on Broadway
Friday February 3: 8 hours + 1 hour overtime supervising at Casino on Broadway
Saturday February 4: 8 hours + 2.5 hours overtime supervising at Casino on Broadway

Yup, I got called in for an extra day on Monday. With all the overtime, I worked a grand total of 51 hours!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Back from the Rock

It was a rather uneventful night at the Rock. I was sent there as an "extra" floor manager in anticipation of a busy Chinese New Year's Night, but it really wasn't as busy as it was expected to be. So I ended up doing some minor paperwork and did a lot of mindless roaming of the floor, saying hi to old acquaintances and introducing myself to new ones....

...and then I came back for two days off. Unfortunately on Monday they called me into work at the COB. Well that means a nice healthy paycheque next week. I anticipate about 48 hours, 8 of which will be at floor manager's rate. Can't complain.

I was home Tuesday morning at 9am or so (had drinks with coworkers after work) and slept until 4pm. I checked my email, watched some TV and then at around 6pm decided to take a nap for no apparent reason. I slept until 11:45pm and while this would normally screw up my sleep cycle, I decided NOT to get out of bed and tried to fall asleep. At around 1am I did...and woke up at 4pm on Wednesday afternoon! Wow, I haven't had a good sleep like that in a long time. As a result I went to work totally awake. I hope I can sleep like that next week on my days off (hopefully I get two this time).