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My boss is gone on vacation this week. Prior to leaving, he bumped up my hours (and everyone in the department) to cover his work. So I came in on Monday, which I normally don't work. And they had me scheduled to work receiving Tuesday as well.

But a funny thing happened. We got something like 25% of our delivery on Monday, so I went home after only 3 hours.

Yesterday I worked a full day though, because I shelved first, and then worked on the delivery that came Monday evening for some reason. Still, there's no scheduled delivery today, so although I am scheduled for a full day, it's likely I will come home early.

Next week will be funny though. I'll be doing newsstand Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday I was supposed to have off. Thursday was to be back to shelving. But while my boss is gone, the assistant store manager/person in charge of the schedule stole me away for the Customer Relations Manager for Wednesday and that Thursday. I get to dress up in a suit and sell books at an interior design thing in Sodo.

I will actually get close to 40 hours next week.

This better be a one time deal. I don't really want to be working that many hours.


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From: gothbitch Date: March 7th, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
you'd better make that wish clear. the hazards of being remotely intelligent and competent in the retail world mean that anyone who can do their job without constant babysitting tends to end up with all the hours.
gkr From: gkr Date: March 7th, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is the same thing Jason told me when I started. He said to be careful or they'd put me in management cause many of the retail folk are pretty sad cases.

So I've made it clear to them.

I'm actually fairly impressed with the intelligence level of the folks working downtown. There's one or two who still make me shake my head though. The holiday hired were a crapshoot, but they are all gone now. The intelligent ones from that group are still there.
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