I have recently come to the knowledge that when you want to know what’s going on in the store, and no one else will tell you, you come to me.
I have a network, and I know everything.
And you don’t want to say shit to me, because I can figure it out from a few conversations even if you don’t want to tell me.
Case in point: One of the shift leaders got forcibly demoted, and when my own shift leader was curious as to what was going on, the first person she came to was me.
They caught this one stealing. I would have figured it out on my own from what I saw happen, but I had been told the day before.
Demoted! Shift Leader was our inventory audit person. It seems she would take packs of cigarettes and put them in inventory and then into her purse. On the few occasions she DID pay for them, she ALWAYS had a small coupon for them.
Oh, did I mention workers would come up missing coupons for small amounts on these same days?
She had an entire carton worth stashed away when another worker found them. This worker does not know how to keep her mouth shut on anything and threw a fit to the manager. When the manager went to see the cigarettes in question, they were gone. However, they showed back up in the same place at the end of the day, and the worker took them into the office to prove she wasn’t being a bitch.
Coupons stopped going missing for several days after that.
However, one day, one of the higher-ups called the manager and told her “Take Demoted! Shift Leader, take the inventory scanner from her, put her on a register NOW. Drop what you are doing, I don’t care what that means. Stop everything NOW and do this. She is not a shift leader anymore, she is not allowed in the office by herself and her register is to be audited every other day.”
The next day, another higher-up was in the store with the manager doing emergency inventory. A lot of shit was missing, beyond normal shrinkage projections. So, I dunno.
I’m keeping an ear out.
--Terah, The Gas Slave