From an RHUer:
Well, I recently landed a job at Stopgame. I’m happy, it’s a job that I know I enjoy, because I can actually be ‘myself’ at the job. No need to put myself into my work persona of being a professional, silent puppet that keeps an indifferent facial mask on and just wishes to be somewhere else. I can actually talk with the co-workers about games.
And I had my first day. I would like to be able to give a thrilling story of the weirdest hijinks that a first day could bring, but I didn’t have those. The main thing that happened was that HR had not given me an employee number yet, meaning I couldn’t properly log myself into the computers as a new employee or use the cash register or anything. And that was despite them having my papers for a month and my having been officially/legally under contract for two weeks now. But that was fixed after about an hour.
Instead, I’ll tell you about the boss that a co-worker told me about. This boss isn’t the store manager, but that guy’s boss. According to the co-worker, the boss-boss has difficulty understanding something. Like the fact that our store, despite being located in a (small) mall, does not get all that much traffic outside of Saturdays and we hence cannot fulfill the sale goals set. Even when showing him during a visit that there is maybe one customer in the store, he doesn’t – or refuses – to understand it.
Or the time where the boss-boss was standing in front of the store and watching the employees. And then asking them why they did not immediately drop everything they had in their hands to focus their sole attention on the customer that entered. Sorting merchandise or stocking things? No, drop everything. The customer is the main priority. (Though I noticed that, out of the customers during my shift yesterday, a handful were looking for something specific; the rest were just browsing to see if there was anything of interest)
Not sure if I’ll meet the guy. We’ll see.