Today was the absolute worst shift I've worked since the Christmas shit-storm.
We're understaffed anyway, so we only had one in-house greeter... who was an hour late. But since my manager has only fired one person in the past year, it doesn't even matter. Then another person just didn't show up because of a medical thing.
My assistant manager put me in charge of finding a replacement, but since it was early on a Sunday morning everyone either had their phones off or had church. Or they were already in overtime.
Anyway, around 8:30 we just got absolutely pummeled. I was supposed to be Drive Thru Order Taker but ended up taking over for the guy who didn't show up in his position. The girl on Drive Thru cash, who rarely does Drive Thru, absolutely crushed it.
At one point, as the food orders kept pouring in, I almost had a nervous breakdown and threw my headset on the counter so I didn't have to keep listening to the beep.
Then my assistant manager started talking about wanting to walk out or text our manager that he was quitting, so I took on the role of, "Gotta get him through this shift." Lots of, "I know it sucks, but remember when…?" and stuff like that.
Then I went to the bathroom and saw that whoever was changing the trash got interrupted, so the cover to the trash can was off the actual can, which didn't have a bag. I put a bag in it and when I picked up the cover, all of this garbage went spilling onto the floor.
Yes, the customers had proceeded to dump their trash into an empty cover when the un-bagged can was literally next to it.
At that point I almost started crying. It was around 11:30 and we had already done almost $3,000.
So glad it's over.