Recently it seems as soon as we get a little good news, bad news follows. We were able to finally get the medical program my son is on to work out. We are not in any danger of loosing it now. But as soon as we had that worked out, we got bad news. My husband's former employer is denying his unemployment claim.
The report we got back from unemployment state that his former boss "claims that Mr. ******* refused to work, cost the business money and he had to hire additional employees to make up for the slack that Mr. **** caused"
I can not believe his gall. First of all, when my husband was hired at the place he was very upfront in stating what he was capable of, that he was a computer tech; someone who repairs computers and a net-worker. He has some programming knowledge, but not a lot.
But once he was hired his boss was constantly asking him to perform the programming tasks, asking him to "re-write the software" to make it do tasks it was never designed to do. Or if he could do it, it would entail some illegal hacking; which my husband would not do.
Basically, his former boss wanted an unethical computer programmer for the cost of a computer tech. And the "additional employees" his former boss hired -- it was his wife's nephew who graduated college with a liberal arts degree and moved down here and had trouble finding work.
He knew even less about computer programming than my husband. And he was "hired" about 2 weeks before my husband was fired for "refusing to complete an assigned task." The assigned task, was something that the software could not do. When my husband informed his boss that the software did not work that way, and could not be made to do that, he was fired on the spot.
So now it looks like his unemployment claim will go to a hearing. It is very stressful right now.
Now for the tale of two customers. The first one really wasn't a crusty or even a hell spawn so much as a very inappropriate clothing choice for a young boy. The boy was about 8 years old and well behaved. But he was wearing a t-shirt that read "Free Mustache Rides" and had a line drawing of a handle bar mustache.
How could a parent ever let their 8 year old wear something like that? I'd smack my husband if he ever wore a shirt like that let alone allow my son to wear something like that. But then again, maybe I'm just old.
The second tale was a grown man acting like a school yard bully. We had just opened and were not busy. We had 3 cashiers (since it was Saturday, we open with 3 cashiers since we will be busy by 10pm). I did not have anyone in my lane, and the other two cashiers had one person each.
So I'm just wiping down my belt when I hear a scuffle I look up and this grown man is pushing his cart hell for leather towards me, just so that he can get there first. There was a younger woman-- maybe 20ish-- who was also heading for my lane. She was closer and did not see the other man until it was too late.
He slammed his cart into hers just to push her out of the way and yelled, "I'm here first bitch. You have to go stand in line somewhere else!"
This was a grown man, maybe 50ish and well dressed but acting like some sort of hoodlum!
My supervisor was right there and was aghast at what he witnessed. He told me to go ahead and ring up the man, but he told the man that if he EVER saw such behavior again he would have him banned for life. My supervisor then took the woman and rang her up from the customer service desk. She was done and out the door long before I had finished taking care of the bully.
And believe me I took my sweet time ringing him up.
Like he had a watermelon that did not have a sku number on it. I know the sku by heart. But instead of punching it in, I flashed my light to get the number from the computer. Of course the only one who could look it up was the supervisor, who was busy ringing up the lady the bully had rammed his cart into.
So he had to wait until the other lady was done to finish his transaction. So sometimes Karma works. Later on my supervisor asked, "I thought you knew all the produce codes."
I replied, "Yep I do."
My supervisor just smiled and said, "Good job."
So that is all for now. Keep your fingers crossed for my hubby and may all your customers be sweet.