At the signal, all the associates dropped tools and left early to start our Breaking Bad party.
I had iced down about 10 [ten] cases of beer the day before, and in the course of bar-b-que, party games, and the BB marathon before the actual final show at 9pm, we did go thru the full 10 cases and I believe someone even made a beer run for a few more 6-packs to tide us thru the actual showing of the final episode.
It was a spell-binding final episode. Several of my associates emotionally noted that Walt did not kiss or hug Skyler at his last live meeting with Skyler [he should have known he wasn't going to come out of what came alter].
Most all of my associates also stayed to watch the Bad Talk show after the final episode where they interview most of the cast. Very interesting.
So this morning I go out into the back yard and what do I find? Three of my best mechanics passed out on the grass covered in dew and sound asleep.
The garden hose woke them up. Fortunately they brought there Pepboys work clothes [that were dry], so they changed into them and staggered off to work today.
The store crew had a good time and will get thru today's work somehow.
I encourage all my associates to partake in the closing episode of this great American saga drama.
I want them all off and rested and home with beers in their hands as we watch the final episode of Walter White's assent into fame.
We try hard as managers to get our associates to embrace the drive and devotion Walter White has in running his business.
I encourage every associate to become just like Walter White.
All the rules flowing downhill into my shop are basically of the nature of how to screw the customer out of their money.
Directed to provide scare tactics to customers upon presentation of repair estimates, I just have to draw the ethics line and refuse to comply with corporate guidance.
When Consumers Union finally does a comprehensive investigation into our business practices, we are cooked.