I still love my job, but I've also noticed a few things,and one thing has happened that's confused me.
I was hired at the same time as three other newbies, one of whom has since quit. The other two either chat all the time, never talk at all, or just do everything badly. In order to stop this messing up peak times, they get given the "good" shifts at non-peak times, which is pretty gutting on my part. On the bright side... I feel happy that I don't suck at my job. ^^
Now for the confusing part. It seems we've not got enough hours this month, I'm guessing cause it's an empty month really (though empty is definitely a relative term!). Fair enough, reduced hours. I can deal with reduced hours, being a weekend worker and all, as long as I fulfil my contract. Though the other week I didn't even get that tiny amount of hours...
However, they've told all of us weekenders (four of us) to take two of our allotted four yearly holidays this month. As I started partway through the year (we re-set our holidays at an odd time), I don't even get four, I get three. I was coincidentally on a pre-booked holiday when we were all told this, and so I've been put in as taking a holiday and only told about it today.
It may be an odd question, but I was talking to my co-workers and we're not even sure if that kind of thing is allowed - I mean, what if we needed to take our holidays at another point? It's quite gutting as I already had mine all planned out, though turns out the one day I DO want off I can't get anyway. But if anyone has any knowledge of this, it'd be really helpful to know. If our boss is allowed to force us to take holidays/book us as on a holiday without our knowledge?
Thanks everyone, and I hope retail hell is slightly heavenly for you all.