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Work has had a bit of a lift in that I haven't had any miserable customers ranting at me this week, yet! I have taken on board what you all said about people being tired and worn out and worried at this time of year, and I know that they are not being personal in their comments, that their anger or distress is aimed at the particular dealership I am calling about. I know these things, and I am working hard at not taking offence.
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The holiday calendar opens for me on 6th January when I can request my holiday times for 2015, and I am definitely going to request the three days before the company closes down for Christmas next year so that I get two weeks off - more time with the girls and a little more time to wind down and prepare.........I'm thinking ahead!
And I have another Sainsbury's order coming tonight. The car is in the garage today getting serviced, and I knew that the fresh fruit and veg and fridge supplies were getting low, so I booked another £1 slot and the stocks are coming tonight. I was disappointed that the voucher for £6 off when I spent £40 which came with the receipt for the last delivery was not usable online, so I rang up to complain - after all, why send out a store-only coupon to someone who has had an online delivery made? It didn't make a lot of sense, and it had today's date on it too, so limited time for me to get to a store. I rang customer services to moan about it, and the good chap there took care of the order and gave me £6 off the bill, which pleased me no end! Just goes to show what you can achieve by giving a company your opinion.
I have also ordered another Calor gas bottle to be delivered today. The company I ordered it from are holding their prices from last July [2013!] and so it is costing me just £52.30 delivered for a 47kg bottle, whereas the local garage where I used to get it is still charging £75 for the bottle and £5 to deliver! Whoops - I think they are possibly losing some business.
So some dosh is being released from captivity today - but not in an uncontrolled manner. Spending is thought out, measured and considered, as usual. I can't have an empty fridge when I know that there will be three of us to feed for a month, and we definitely don't want to run out of gas when we are steaming our veg on Christmas day!