About 20 years ago when I would work overnights because our overnight cashier would noshow I would have them try. I would ring them out without reaction most f the time because to be honest I got here at 4pm and I’m only here at 6am becaise our overnight cashier didn’t come in and I was on major autopilot. The kids tried a few times coming in before school and they would (try) to get more creative each time. The security had never heard of this game and finally asked them what they needed all that stuff for. They admitted it was a game to get a reaction from the cashier but we were “no fun” because we never reacted. I told them
1. The cashier most of the times doesn’t consciously look at what it is you are buying because they want to get you out as quickly as possible. Even if we do notice it it’s not our place to comment on what you buy.
2. This store is two blocks away from the county’s biggest and most famous
adult dance establishment and what we see from drunk customers of theirs as well as the dancers themselves give us far, far, FAR more WTF moments than your young minds could dream up.
The kids seemed to understand albeit a bit bummed out because they couldn’t pull off their plan. The security guard started laughing so hard he had to go into the back for awhile.
I think that was the shift where the morning manager called out and I did a 24hr shift. I only technically worked two shifts that week. The 24hr one and one where I stayed over night and the morning person asked me to help and I was physically pushed out the door by the store manager when I hit 40hrs. They hired a new overnight the following week so no more long shifts for me.
P.S. how many of you think I go off on too many “back in my day…” stories. Hmmm
Short but annoying!
One manager loves to bitch to me for SOME reason (I’m small and friendly looking I guess) and he was complaining about other managers saying one thing and then him getting different answers or instructions etc
I said: “why not talk to them and figure it out so we ALL get three right answer/ instructions?”
Nope he didn’t want to do that. THEN DON’T BITCH ABOUT IT. communication is so shit at my job and it’s bc of attitudes like that… I’m fucking over it
Also he asked me and another coworker what we would do if given instructions that were proven wrong by another manager. I said along the lines of “we can’t really say anything..” he cuts me off “see that’s the thing you guys won’t tell-” I cut him off “Ok but we are lower on the pole than you and the managers are it’s YOUR GUYS’ job to figure it out and communicate to US” like if tog can’t do that you shouldn’t be a manager dude..
Fucking idiot, I stg
i’ve been at a new job for just over a month and already need to look for a new one. when i got hired i told my manager i could work roughly 25 hours per week and couldn’t close sunday-wednesday as i have super early classes the next mornings, and she agreed. since i’ve started she’s been scheduling me to work 35+ hours and close most weeknights even when i remind her of my availability. i finally talked to my (absolutely incredible) assistant manager who spoke to our manager about my schedule, and then my manager and i sat down to talk. i calmly explained to her that being a student and being asked to work almost full time and be in the store until past 1am both go against my availability that she had BEFORE SHE CHOSE TO HIRE ME, and she just shrugged and said “i’ll try my best.” i couldn’t come in today because my older sister got hurt while biking (went over the handlebars on a curb, luckily not too hurt), and since i’m her emergency contact i got called to come be with her at the hospital (i’m in college, she just graduated, we live in a big city far from the rest of our family so i was the only one who could come). my phone died on the way to the hospital and by the time i could get my phone charged and call my manager, it was 2 hours past my starting time. i was understandably stressed and upset by the time i could call and tell her what happened and that i was really sorry about it, and then she accused me of lying about having a family emergency and said she couldn’t trust me after this and that i should have made calling her my top priority when i got a call to come meet my sister in the hospital, and that if i had one more “mistake”, she’d fire me. i couldn’t believe it and was fully crying on the phone with her. for context, i’m a great employee, my assistant manager, supervisors, and coworkers all really like me and i like them, customers regularly compliment me to my supervisors, i’m always on time, and i do everything that’s asked of me despite currently having a fractured foot. our schedule for next week came out today and my manager gave me one shift- seven hours, less than $100 for the whole week. there’s literally no way for me to afford my groceries, transportation, and bills on this, and my manager knows that. she also has talked to me about how understaffed we are and even left open shifts on the schedule. i’m trying to pick up the open shifts but i need her approval for that so, fingers crossed.
tldr: i approached my manager respectfully about her not respecting the availability that i’ve always had, then had a family emergency that made me miss one shift, and she responded by blaming me, accusing me of lying, and cutting me to one shift per week
So this is kind of a fuck managers situation I suppose?
Anyway, I work overnights at a retirement community type place. I love working there, I almost never have any trouble with anything everyone is always very nice and they love when I’m there during the week because the weekend people tend to mess things up. I’m very proud of my work, and I haven’t taken a day off for sick or otherwise in almost 6 months, since I started working there.
Cut to now, my manager has recently quit for a better job and that’s great! She deserves the best and she’ll do great wherever she goes. But now, that spot is open, so we just have someone filling in. The girl filling in, we’ll call her B, is AWFUL. She’s nice enough, but she can’t hear worth a darn so I get yelled at by angry residents now when she’s written something down wrong without double checking first. She has to be right all the time, no questions asked, so she argues with me over stupid things. And she barely does anything when she fills in for other shifts, leaving me with 5 hours of laundry to rewash and refold during my shift.
On top of that, I’ve got some things happening in my personal life right now that I’ve needed time off to take care of, and have been begging the person in charge for days off. Always with 2 weeks notice, once I told her I didn’t even care what days just before the end of October so I could move out by the due date. The first time she waited until the day before the day I took off then sent an email saying “today is obviously a no I’ll have to check again about tomorrow sorry” so she didn’t even have the right days she was asking about. I didn’t get them. This last time I got a text a few hours before the shift saying “no one could take your shift, sorry 😔”. I even broke down and told her the actual reason I needed the days and her only advice was to “look at the employee assistance program for more info if you need it.” I miss my old manager…
I even tried to move up into my managers position, got told I couldn’t because I didn’t have my associates completed, then got told a month later “I had no idea you were interested!” By the same person I had literally talked about it to a month before, put in my application and got my school stuff set up since I only needed one class to graduate because I was told they’d made exceptions in the past, stressed over getting prepared for the phone interview, only to have it be two minutes long because they said they’d only hire someone with the schooling and “try again when you get your degree!” Even though I have more than enough managerial experience…
TLDR: My manager left and the new girl can’t do anything right, I’ve been denied every instance of time off I’ve asked for because no one can cover my shift, and I got passed up for the managers position because I am 1 class away from having an associate’s even though I’m enrolled to finish soon and I have more than enough experience.
F my cafe’s scheduling manager. I’ve worked at Banera for a year and a half and NEVER had a problem with my schedule until now. I recently started college and cut back to 3 days a week (Friday Saturday sunday) but halfway through the semester I got a better job on Saturday nights (which is actually relevent to my future career) and joined a club (wow. Social shocker) and I’ve been trying to change my availability for over a month now (since late September) and she simply won’t accept it.
Thank God she stopped making me work Saturday nights, but I now close Friday, open on Saturday, and work a double on Sunday. Every. Single. Weekend. I have literally NO TIME for homework or rehearsal all weekend which screws me over in classes but it’s too late in the semester to do anything effective about it. I don’t care if she cuts my hours, I simply can’t work like this in my current situation.
I stg if I didn’t care about a solid 5 coworkers I would just quit right now and find somewhere else to work over break.