Today was one of those days that you wished you never got out of bed. I was almost late for work, because I fell back to sleep sitting in my chair after I ate breakfast. When I arrived at work and went to the photo lab, management wanted me to do some touch up cleaning on the photo lab. This put me behind in getting pictures developed. The machine was acting up and I had to wait to fix it until I finished the cleaning by 10 am. I arrived at work at 8:30am. The closing person from yesterday left notes telling me to call in our Rimage machine that makes our archive discs. I looked at the machine and it had a disc stuck in it and needed a new ribbon put in it. After I did this it was still not working. I had to reboot the machine and it started working.
The photo printer machine has been down since Thursday. It has been printing lines in the photos, it has been a nightmare since the holidays. We would get the problem fixed and the next day at around noon it would do it again. Now they want us to keep a log of how many pictures print until lines show up in the pictures. Then we need to do a rear print pattern check, and if there is any broken lines in the patterns then we need to do a normal or powerful print head cleaning. Between doing this and helping customers and being griped at by customers, it was a HELLLLLL of a day. I had to reprint pictures for 5 customers that wanted them right then and there. The machine did not want to co-operate with me. I did not get to take my first break until I took my lunch at around 1 o’clock.
Things did not get any better after I got back from lunch. They seem to have gotten worse with more customers getting mad that their pictures are not done, and the machine still printing lines in the pictures. I just wanted to take the machine out back and shoot it full of holes and then drop it off a cliff. I got my last break waiting for my manager so he could change my schedule for tomorrow so I could get off work early to go to my physical therapy appointment. I asked him to check next weeks schedule, because I am only scheduled 20 hours. I am full-time and I am supposed to get 35-40 hours. He said that they were cutting hours and he was not sure if he could give me anymore hours. He would talk with the store manager and see if he could give me anymore. He said he will let me know Friday. I am getting sleepy , so I will go for now. See you tomorrow.