When she could be bothered to come in to work, she’d try to weasel herself out of it. She’d get phone calls, the most common one was ‘Oh! My husband just called! The car broke down, he’s stranded and he’s got the kids with him, I need to go pick him up!’, sometimes we’d hear ‘My grandmother fell, I need to take her to the hospital!’ to which she’d be told before leaving to bring a note in, which she would NEVER do.
The manager finally cut her down to three days a week. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, the days she calls in on the most. She blew it off saying ‘Oh, I’m working with [known roofing company] selling roofs, I get $600 for everyone I sell, I don’t need this job that bad!’. Well, this roofing company is going under, doesn’t help that their boss can’t even be bothered to get his drunk ass down to bid on roofing contracts.
Side note on that, he got so drunk, he missed his appointment in Texas. He was supposed to go down there to bid on contracts for all the houses that got hit by the tornados. The contracts ended up going to Stumpy’s mother’s boyfriend.
I haven’t seen Sha-nay-nay in a month. A couple weeks ago, she said she couldn’t come in because ‘Oh! I have such a BAD case of Poison Sumac! I have to stay in a cool, comfortable environment for a few days!’, only to update Facebook THAT SAME NIGHT saying how she’d just gotten out of the tanning bed.
Week after that? ‘Oh! I have a sinus infection, I can’t work, what if I get someone else sick?’ to which I asked the manager ‘If I backhand her, will it knock the stupid out?’
This week? NO FUCKING IDEA, SHE WAS A GODDAMN NO-CALL NO-SHOW! She requested every weekend this month off, saying her kids have T-Ball, even though we keep hearing her tell customers ‘See you at the races this Saturday!’
Let me tell you something, RHU. I’m a snitch. If a coworker fucks up this much, you bet I’m gonna rat them out! The Manager happened to come in today, wanting cigarettes. Soon as she walked in, I smiled.
Terah: Miss [Manager]! It’s great to see you! Sha-nay-nay was a no-call no-show!
Her jaw hit the floor and I just grinned and nodded. I asked if Sha-nay-nay had called and talked to her. No. I asked if she knew Sha-nay-nay would be gone, and just forgot to let us know. No.
Best part- The manager just sighed and said ‘Well, looks like she doesn’t have a job anymore. It’s corporate that kept her hired, but they don’t have to deal with this bullshit! Everyone on second shift has to work twice as hard because she can’t get off her lazy ass to come in. Let me see Shift Leader 2, if that girl comes in tomorrow, she’s going right home.’
Giggles and I cheered, and when the manager went into the back, I could hear Foofy and Stumpy scream with excitement.
Now I understand that the job market is tough, but if you HAVE a job and just NEVER COME IN, then YES you should be fired! Give it to someone who needs it more than you obviously do!
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And now, a bitch.
The girl in the window was on last break, so I was running both the front and the window for a few minutes. As I’m waiting on this customer, she comes back, but I continue waiting. The lady, who, I’ll be honest, was black, wanted three packs of cigarettes and paid with her card.
It denied the transaction.
A ‘Denied’ is different than a ‘Declined’. As it obviously is, to Deny the transaction means the card will not work on the computer, it’s something with the card itself. Maybe it’s maxed out. Maybe my computer is being special and won’t take it. I DON’T KNOW!
I ran it five or seven times. It ‘Denied’ every time. The girl in the window watched me, and finally went over to explain to the lady that it won’t go through.
Lady: HOW DARE YOU STAND THERE AND LIE TO ME! Do you SEE this car?! I HAVE MONEY! I HAVE A LOT OF MONEY!
We gave her card back and she sped off.
Look, bitch, I don’t CARE how much money you have! I don’t CARE if you scraped your way from the slums, overcame the odds, got your own Lifetime movie special about how you made your fortune! Hell, for all I care, you blew your crack dealer enough to get him to buy it for you! If my computer denies your card, there is SHIT I CAN NOR WILL DO TO MAKE IT BETTER! Give me a different card, or fucking give me cash!
And that was my day.