I think my Store Manager has forgotten how to do schedules...
Things were fine during summer vacation. Everyone was pretty much available whenever. The SM posted a sheet for everyone to write down their fall/winter availabilities. So some people are only available weekends, and others are only available after school.
The SM seems to be ignoring this.
The schedule is always posted in the back bubble, where I am 90% of the time. So I'm always there to hear people saying "4-8? But I can't get here by 4, I told her that!" or "I can't work until 3, I have to pick my kids up from school!" and so on and so forth.
The SM posted the schedule for last week, and I saw that I was scheduled to work EVERY DAY. Which, eh, I don't mind, I could use the money. But no one's supposed to work all 7 days (Besides McMama, who's worked there longer than anyone else and has nothing better to do than make awesome breakfast stuff).
So I pointed it out to the SM, and she took the schedule down and made a new one, giving me Monday and Wednesday off.
Fast forward to Sunday night. I'm about to leave when the Night Manager comes to me asking if I can come in early Monday.
Confused, I tell her I'm not scheduled to work then. She shows me the Managers copy of the schedule, and shows me that, yes, I'm supposed to come in at Noon.
So I guess the SM changed the paper schedule for us, but forgot to change it in the computer system. So, instead of being able to sleep in for the first time in days, I have to get up early enough in the morning that I can call and explain the situation to the SM, and she has enough time to find some lucky sap to cover the shift.
Not the worst thing in the world, but I'm still in the "sleep-in-till-noon-if-I-can" mindset.
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Lately, I've had to stay 15-30 minutes after my 8 hour shift because when everyone is scheduled to clock out, there is no one scheduled to clock in.
Meaning, there is no one to cover my position when I'm supposed to leave. And half of the time, no one even comes to me to ask if I can stay. I wind up standing in my bubble wondering what's going on and why no one's come to change my drawer out.
Last week they put me on table to help out, and a half hour later, I was the only one on table.
I HAVE NEVER BEEN TRAINED ON TABLE, but hey, what better way to learn than just being thrown into the thick of it.
I wound up staying an hour late because the girl who joined me on table had no experience with it either, so they had me stay to help her.
But that's not the end of it.
Today, I was put on front counter, and about 10 minutes before I'm supposed to clock out, the SM asks if I can stay later.
I tell her that I don't think I can today.
She then gets upset, telling me that I never come in or stay when they need me to. Yes, if you just read everything in the last couple paragraphs, you see this isn't true.
This is also two weeks to the day that I was called in 5 hours early.
Which, by the way, I had to cancel plans with my mother in order to cover the shift.
And yet "I never come in or stay when they need me."
I explain that yes, actually, I've been staying on pretty much every day this past week, and I mention coming in 5 hours early the other day.
She says "Well, if you want to be a manager, you have to be willing to help if we need you to."
...Is it just me, or does this sound like she's trying to use my desire to become a manager to blackmail me into helping?
So since, yet again, there was no one scheduled to clock in, I wound up staying 2 more hours anyway.
By the way, during those 2 hours, a huge mob decided to come in. This was also the time when I was literally the ONLY person up front, and I literally had to balance taking orders and getting orders together by myself, which, trust me, is quite a challenge!