So, due to a doctor’s appointment and a little scare with possible infection and popping stitches (I’m fine) I was 20 minutes late to work. I called ahead so the manager was cool with it. When I got in, I see Shift Leader 1 recounting the registers from day shift in the break room.
…why wasn’t she in the office?
I also noted she didn’t have the office key. I wondered if something was up, but before I could say anything, the manager stepped out of the office as I walked past the door. She told me "Don’t go in the office. Tribal and [Corporate] are in there."
Uhm, WTF is going on?!
I clocked in, took a register that my shift leader had JUST finished verifying and went up front. One of the office ladies was doing full on inventory. The shelves were almost completely bare, but I was instructed to NOT stock any product. I could grab it from the back to sell it, but do NOT, repeat DO NOT put it on the shelves.
When the Shift Leader came up to check on us, I asked what was going on.
Flashback somewhat related to the story, PotterGirl (I’ve only mentioned her once or so, she’s become a full on menace) got pissed at SignGirl. PotterGirl is notorious for showing up 10 minutes after time to clock in and comes up to relieve us at nearly 10 till, leaving us only 10 minutes to count down well over $5000 and verify before we can leave.
SignGirl got in to it with her, and when she went to retrieve her things, they were gone. Her eCig was missing, and when she asked where it was, PotterGirl shrugged and said "Well, Giggles smokes. I bet she stole it."
No one was having that, and the Shift Leader for night shift found the eCig hidden in one of the trashcans… along with 2 unopened cartons of cigarettes.
Now, it’s related to the story.
I asked if having both Corporate and Tribal Police down was over the eCig mess and was told probably not. Then I laid out my reasons for thinking PotterGirl was going to be fired.
2- When Corporate comes down to view the cameras, it’s an employee issue. Someone pissed off a customer somehow or other. That worries me, but in the 7 years I’ve been there, I only piss people off when I know my manager would have my back.
3- However, when it’s BOTH Tribal AND Corporate, it’s an employee theft issue. And we’ve come up $4000 SHORT on inventory.
My Shift Leader said, "Well, they can’t fire PotterGirl. She has a CDIB (Certificate Degree of Indian Blood) card."
"No, no, [MANAGER] can’t fire her. CORPORATE can."
IN WALKS THE WOMAN OF THE HOUR! On her day off. She storms through, doesn’t look at any of us and makes a beeline for the office. This just reaffirms my suspicions. Nearly 20 minutes later, she comes out from the back, storms out and speeds off.
The next night, she didn’t show up for work.
I’m waiting for confirmation on my suspicions that she was fired for theft before I break out the party hats, though. She could have just been suspended.
More as this develops!
--Terah The Gas Slave