I'm a full-time shift manager, but to save money, my boss has been having me work in the photo department so she can cheat the part-timers out of hours. Tonight was a photo night for me.
I was scheduled to leave at 11:00. About 10:30, the cashier comes over and asks if I can watch the front for a minute, because her phone kept ringing and she was worried. So I went up front, she went outside for a cigarette and to check her voicemail, then came running back inside about two minutes later, still on the phone. She asked if I could stay until 12:30 - apparently her 4 year old son couldn't wake up his dad.
Apparently my co-worker's husband has a drinking problem and she figured he was just passed out drunk. I knew it had happened a few times in the three months I've been at this store that she's called her kid on break and he said "Dad's acting weird" so she called her parents to go watch the kid until she got home.
So, she's worried about her kid and probably about her husband too. Obviously, I'm not going to be like, "No! I'm going to go home and watch Graham Norton!" in that case, so I stayed, she went. The fact that it's the second day of my work week and I already have two hours overtime doesn't make me sad.
Here's the thing, though. Wednesday, the closing cashier kept running off to the back, saying she was vomiting. (I don't know about you guys, but last couple of times I've vomited, it hasn't been a neatly planned and executed thing, so much as an "Oh, thank God, there's a trash can here," moment.)
Thursday, same cashier called off, as did three other people, so we had to have people from other locations come in to help us out. Cashier was to leave at 11; 10:00 she comes up to me to tell me she got a phone call and her daughter was sick and she had to go home. I allowed both of these people to go home - Wednesday I covered the front myself; Thursday I sent a floor associate up front.
So, here's my question. Am I a chump?