Corporate was cutting hours and refusing overtime. It made things hell.
At Hell Mart, when it came to the end of the week, all employees who had over time weren’t allowed to clock in until the time shifted over at 9:00.
Guess who was the only “part-timer” who didn’t regularly work 40+ hours during the week and was register trained? Did I mention this was mid-December?
The line went out to soft lines, turned left, continued for half the store, then took a right at toys and I couldn’t see any further. Nobody else could sign in, so no more registers could be opened.
Guess who had to deal with angry customers!
Penny wise and pound foolish indeed.