It was my first day on the job, at my first job that I ever had. I was 17, fresh out of high school, and eager to make money. I was working at a department store in a large mall in a major city, first day was to be a Sunday. They closed early on Sundays, but as this was in the Autumn and the Holiday season was around the corner things were starting to ramp up.
I come into my first working shift, selling shoes, and learn a bit from the department manager and the earlier shift that overlaps slightly. Manager takes off, saying that "Mark" will be in soon to train me and teach me to close. I am anxious, but my co-workers are cool.
Time passes and Mark doesn't show up. The early shift seems nervous to leave me alone, but because this is retail and because they don't give a fuck(it's also commission so competitive) they take off anyways. Leaving me there by myself, for about 2 hours.
I went through basic POS training so I knew how to ring people up. I didn't know the layout of the stockroom so it took me 10 minutes to find a shoe size for customers, I just kept apologizing, and I called for help from one of the other departments.
I end up doing a good job, the "petite section" workers were very helpful, showed me how to close out the registers, and I cleaned up the best I could.
Mark never showed up and was fired a few days later. I found out shortly afterwards that I was specifically hired to replace him because he was pulling this shit all the time. Never did meet him.