I have a short and funny Turkey story for you. However, first I'd like to answer some questions I read in your comments.
First, our store is supposed to have ten employees, and right now we're running on seven. Two of which can only work one shift per month. That puts all the pressure on Angel, Assistant Manager, and me to get everything done. There's only one associate that works more than 4 hours a week, and that's Sweetheart. She's a good friend of mine. Turkey is useless, but we can't let her go until we find a replacement for her.
When I reported the incident to Angel, she asked me if I wanted to file for sexual harassment. I said no, only because it means I have to take a leave of absence for a few days while corporate comes in and investigates. I can't afford that, and the store really needs me. I didn't file an injury report. It wasn't serious enough in my opinion.
I also do not want to go above Angel's head to the DM. That lady scares me. Besides, DM is aware of the situation.
Angel knows how bad Turkey is. She is tightening the rules now. If Turkey continues to break them, she won't last until Black Friday.
On with the story!
Yesterday I worked another closing shift with Turkey. Turkey is, well, bird-like. She is attracted to shiny things. She must spend $100 every month on cheap costume jewelry at our store. She also "steals" coworkers' items. Say I buy a necklace. Next day Turkey buys the same one. I try on a shirt and plan on buying it my next shift? Turkey buys it out from under me, even though I'm three sizes smaller than her. She stretches it to the bursting point and then struts around saying how she's my size.
Yesterday was no exception. Turkey saw a bright blue outfit that a customer tried on. She HAD to have it, so she put it behind the counter. This is a HUGE no-no. We are not allowed to put anything on hold for ourselves. If we want something, we either buy it right away or hope it's still in when we come in next. If not, we can always order it from the warehouse or another store. We have to keep merchandise out for customers - they pay full price, we get a discount, ergo it's better for the company if a non-employee makes the purchase.
Anyway, Turkey put it behind the counter, but it was still up on a rack for anyone to see. Another customer comes in looking for the outfit, and sees the one Turkey put away.
Custy: Oh, is that the 2X? Can I try it on, please?
Turkey: No, it's mine. I'm saving it for me.
Me: But if you want it, you can certainly have it.
Turkey: NO! It's MINE, LUNA!
Custy: I don't want to cause a fuss-
Turkey GRABS the outfit out of the customer's hands and turns to me.
Turkey: How DARE you give her my clothes?! I'm SO reporting you for stealing!
All in all, I managed to get the customer another outfit while Turkey actually reported me to Loss Prevention. I told her to go ahead, and if they actually took her seriously I'd quit right there.
From what I heard, they laughed at her and asked if she was joking.
Then today there was a note on the counter for everyone to see, from Angel:
"There are to be no holds for any reason, at any time. This is grounds for immediate termination. If I see or even hear of this from anyone, the offending party will be fired immediately. See me with any questions."
YAY!! Turkey can't go for two days without stashing things to buy later. Hopefully this is the last straw!