Hello, it's Janitorgirl with a question for all my fellow cart warriors. (When you have to maneuver around 1 to 10 aggressive cars in a single cart run you are a warrior, not just a cart grabber.)
I have a question- lets say I have a ton of other stuff to do and the cart area is empty- and people treat it as a public space- what do you do?
The worst was around Christmas a group of 10 people started talking in the empty cart area. I pulled in row after row of carts but they didn't move (and ignored my pitiful 'excuse me's) so after a while I called it quits and worked on something else.
But today someone parked their elderly wheelchair bound grandpa in the middle of my cart area. I could not make a single row without hitting him. I asked security for help. He thought I was joking and said I should wait it out.
Then a manager passed by and I asked, "What do I do?"
Her answer was "put carts directly in front of the entrance" (something we are not allowed to do as a fire hazard,) "or go work on something else. "
Fine- thanks for the invite. I went to the backroom to work on the many tasks that were still unfinished after 12 hours, and left my heroic co-worker to deal with cart drama.
But seriously- what do you do when custy's are in your cart space?
Thank you for any advice,