You can hang all the cool pictures and display all the posed action figures you like, but your cubicle still won’t be as cool as this guy’s cardboard castle. He completely closed off the entrance and even cut a little window and made a drawbridge. Can a moat be far behind?
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Hey there, RHU. McSparkles here, fresh from a very stressful day of work. Venting is required.
So I clocked in at 6 in the morning. Especially pleasant since I think I managed to get 20 minutes of sleep last night, so I'm running on pure adrenaline here. About 3 hours into my 8 hour shift, I get my break, and once I'm done with that, suddenly I'm out of adrenaline, and I'm waging war with my eyelids to keep from passing out in my window.
I ask the Store Manager if there's any way I could leave early, and she says she'll have to check the schedule. Ok, I'm down with that. About 30 minutes later, she hasn't given me an answer as to whether or not I can go, so I ask if she's checked the schedule yet.
I then see her turn to check the schedule. I go back to my window, since I have customers. another half hour goes by, and I've still heard nothing from her. So I ask her again if she's checked the schedule, and she finally tells me that I can't go.
So then, about an hour before I'm supposed to clock out, my Store Manager asks if I still want to leave early. I said sure, and she said as soon as I finished unloading receipt paper rolls, I could go. So I plow through that, and wait in my window for her to take my headset and send me home.
And I wait...
And finally, it's 2 - the time I was supposed to clock out anyway. I go find the Store Manager and politely remind her that she had told me I could leave early, and ask that if in the future, if it turns out I can't go early, that she at least let me know.
She starts getting irritated and says "Well, we got busy, and I can't psychic-ly know if we're gonna get busy. Besides, you can't just leave early because you're tired."
There's 2 things wrong with what she said (at least to me). Firstly, I know she can't see the future, but when she noticed that we had become busy, she could have let me know then. Especially since she was chilling in the office while everyone else was working.
Second, It wasn't because I was tired. Because I go into work tired every Saturday and Sunday, because someone decided to screw with my sleep patterns and schedule me to work evenings/nights Monday through Friday, but ass-crack of morning on weekends. It was because I was exhausted from getting barely any sleep, which caused me to be a queasy, nervous wreck trying not to fall asleep standing.
And even if I were on my best game, it doesn't change the fact that she had told me I could go early. I can understand if she had asked me to stay, but she just ignored me.
Maybe I'm overreacting, but it made me feel like a worthless worker drone as opposed to a valued member of the company. But I'm gonna cut the Store Manager a break this time. This is the first crappy thing she's done since she had her baby. Trust me, she was a lot worse when she was pregnant, so I'm willing to let this one transgression slide.
Anyway, day after tomorrow, the coupons for free smoothies and frappe's will be expired. I'll bet anyone here $10 that I'll still get a bunch of customers saying "Wait, I have this coupon..."
Until next time