Its Sweetie@Criminal, with a new story for you guys about the managementals at Criminal. Starring Ditzy Dumbass (DD) - General Store Manager, AwsomeCoolChick (ACC) and ProtocolPatsy (PP) -Merchandising.
There are more but they come up in different stories. The only person I get along with is ACC. She understands that the store being run by DD is doomed to fail but finds it hilarious, so she stays on to laugh at DD and to get paid while doing so. PP is an okay sort of person since she generally fixes all of DD's mistakes, but she's a bit of a stick in the mud concerning floor protocol. Okay, this story takes place on a Saturday the busiest day in the week for our store, I'm scheduled to open with PP and ACC at 10 am. I get to the store at 945 and both of them are already there. So I walk to the backroom where we keep our stuff in lockers, but I notice that the store looks kinda messy and untidy.
As I'm putting away my belongings, I see a note on the office door:
"Sorry about the messy floor we were rushing to clean, but there just wasn't any time. Also two registers came up short, and I counted the drawers twice. Maybe you can figure it out.-DD"
I figured Friday must have been hell, to leave the floor in that condition for Saturday. So I pay it no mind, that is until PP comes in pissed off. So I ask her whats up.
PP: "That idiotic woman left a freaking mess! Now WE have to clean and sweep the store in 10 mins."
Me: "Well, Friday can get really busy."
PP: "SHE HAD SIX PEOPLE CLOSING WITH HER!!!! AND THEY LEFT AT MIDNIGHT!!!!"
Me and ACC: "SIX??!!"
Let me explain, our store is very busy but you can close with 3 people including the manager on a busy shopping day, and it should take about a hour. This crazy lady took hours that the store didn't have (I know cause they cut both of my shifts over the last 2 days) to do nothing. No sweeping, no go backs, and no folding tables. NADA!
So while ACC and I hop to it to get the store presentable, PP counts out the drawers. It turns out the drawers weren't short; DD forgot to count a roll of quarters in two drawers and everything evened out after they were counted. So we open the doors to let the horde in (I swear this one custy looked like an orc).
I'm getting set up behind the cash wrap since I'm the only ringer in till 11, but here is no one on line so I decide to look over my schedule for the following week. I get the book out and look over today's line up to see who else I'm working with before I look over next week's, and I notice something weird. I wasn't scheduled 10am-2pm, I'm scheduled 2pm-6pm. When the FUCK did that change happen? I'm supposed to get notified about changes like this. I got calls about my shifts being cut two days in a row, but hell when they have to pay a bitch; nothing! This is third time DD has changed the schedule on me without so much as a voicemail.
Me: "Like hell I'm leaving only to come back later, after I had to clean up after her too!"
ACC: "Nah you're cool, the actual opener called out so no worries."
PP: "We thought that she called you to cover for her."
Me: "I'm only doing the 4 hour shift right? Cause I'll have a major bitch fit if I have to work a double without notice!"
ACC: "Actually due to DD idiocy in having 6 closers we would have had to cut your shift today too, so lucky you!"
Frankly, I'll consider myself lucky when DD gets fired. All my co-slaves and I have planned a huge party for when that happens. But for now I grin and bear it.
--Sweetie @ Criminal