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Melantrys’ Page » Blog Archive » And here it comes… the first employee rant:

And here it comes… the first employee rant:


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Mondays at the store are busy days. There’s a flyer every weekend, so that our customers know what’s going to be on sale in the coming week.
Resulting from this, Fridays and Saturdays are also busy days for us - internally. What’s left of this week’s sale stuff gets taken out of the special shelves and put away again, and the new stuff gets moved in.
Now, due to the new situation these days have been even more busy thanks to a shortage of staff.
I started on the sales shelves halfway into the morning after I had returned from my round trip to the tax advisor and a few shops.
In the afternoon I was manning the till while another woman came in to continue with those shelves.
After hours I discovered that she had put away the rest of the stuff from this week that I had left over. She had also rearranged the shoe shelves I had put onto the lower shelf and added two products for next week. Two.
She has been running around all afternoon, busy with…… whatever. Certainly not with the stuff from next week’s flyer.
The other colleague was content seeing her being apparently busy. I also discovered that he had busied himself investigating what all our lazy colleagues had stuffed onto a shelf in storage. That shelf looked half empty now. On any other day I’d have said, “Sure, why not, someone has to finally try and sell that stuff.” But on a Friday…..
Also, I found a trolley filled with a couple of boxes from today’s delivery. None of them were checked on the packing list.

Now, this has been a long ignored problem under the former boss.
No-one felt like checking these things cos it is tedious work and you “get done more” when you don’t. Problem is, the people working at the central dispatch are illiterate, confused morons. They constantly send us wrong items cos nobody there notices if someone puts a “6 toothbrushes” label on a box containing five panties, even if the box is clearly labeled itself. Or they send two units instead of the three listed on the packing list.
Add to that that if we were selling raw eggs they’d put those at the bottom of the pallet and throw the cat litter bags on top.
I have been checking a lot of deliveries since I have become boss, and there was none – not one - where there wasn’t at least one mistake…. mostly to our disadvantage. So I have made it repeatedly clear that no item leaves storage unchecked.
Only the first of the new employees is actually following those orders.
Hence my annoyance at finding the trolley with the unchecked items.

Tomorrow the other cashier has her Saturday off. So I’ll be (wo)manning the till again.
A newish girl will also be in, but she has never done the sales stuff before, so she will not be that much help there.
Whatever she doesn’t finish, someone will have to finish after hours. Guess who that person is going to be?

So in order to not end up finishing tomorrow night I already put in some overtime today.
I was done with the accounting stuff and printing sales posters at around 8pm, then I started on sorting my way through the new deliveries, only then discovering the full extent of the work not done in the afternoon.
Loudly ranting at empty air, I set about checking deliveries against the packing lists, discovering a mistake and sorting the deliveries by “sale” / “none sale” product, already placing some of the items in the store.
The work is far from done though, but at 10:40pm I was done in for and went home.

I am torn between anger - a lot of anger - and disappointment now.
Friday’s and Saturday’s work is defined by the preparation for the new sales week. To just not do that work and merrily unpack totally unrelated items is in my mind coming very close to sabotage.
And for my other colleague to not notice what she was doing - or rather not doing - while I was too busy at the till to do so……. *speechless*

19 Responses to “And here it comes… the first employee rant:”

  1. Mafdet Says:

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    The mind boggles.
    Poor Sis!
    pat
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    patpatpat!!!!!

  2. Lynnette in Minnesota Says:

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    And you wanted to be boss, why again?

    Sometimes being the lowly employee has its advantages. ;)

  3. Lynnette in Minnesota Says:

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    I’m thinking that your employees are related to those I ran into at Sherwin -Williams (a paint store here) who took my custom order for paint last Friday and mysteriously lost it between then and this Friday. So I ended up having to bring in my sample of paint again, making an extra trip. :(

  4. Melantrys Says:

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    Because the old pay was far from enough to survive on when I was suddenly the only person earning money?
    That was the main reason.

    Now I hear that if I hadn’t volunteered, they might’ve closed this branch, so my employees should be kinda thankful?

    off topic: *hugs and kisses Lynnette for writing “its”*
    Most of the times you see ppl spelling it “it’s”. The pain! The pain!

    The new girl did a very good job today, meaning that once I have printed a few posters and counted the money I can actually go home.

    She’s also funny. I was complaining about something being wrong with the latest delivery as well and suggesting that central dispatch employs trained monkeys.
    She: “Awwwwwwww, can I have one?!”

  5. Melantrys Says:

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    Hm, something ate my answer.

    I at first made that decision purely for monetary reasons. My old income alone just wasn’t enough after November.

    The job also has other rewards - I sometimes think in deluded moments.

    At least the newish girl - who had never done the weekend flyer stuff before - did a good job, so I was able to leave the store a mere 2 hours after closing time on Saturday.
    That was still in the afternoon, so I am not complaining.

    On a totally unrelated note, I got a call from the mayor yesterday.

  6. David Says:

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    Sorry to hear of your managerial troubles Mel. It sounds like your co-workers need some better definition of their responsibilities. Can anything be done about the mistakes from your distributer? It sounds like they are costing you a lot of time.

    Attawie has some good news at her blog. :)

  7. Melantrys Says:

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    :bigeyes: Wow, the comment fairy added two comments in the past of this post!!!!!! :dance:

    No, actually, Akismet was trying to be clever. “Ooooh, there’s someone who is not logged in posting under the name of Melantrys, the admin email address and the site url. I don’t know the IP though. Damned spammers, imitating the blog owners, tch. *click*”

    So, to teach Akismet a lesson, I found and de-spammed both, so I am repeating myself a bit now.

    Hi David. :yoohoo:

    That particular co-worker is….. a special case. :eh:
    The former boss let her do as she pleased, and I think she didn’t know the meaning of the word “respect” even before that.
    I asked her today if I had annoyed her in any way on Friday causing her not to do any of the weekend work. Her reply? “Well, it’s not my fault if you make me do the register all day long, leaving me no time for other work.”
    Read: I was pissed cos you sometimes called me to man the register, so I punished you. You guessed that? How did you guess that?! Wow, bugger, can’t admit that, that would make me look stupid and spiteful. Ah, now I know what to say. :doh:

    How stupid does she think I am? I know exactly how much time she spent at the register and how much time she could have spent doing what she was there for.

    Well, today I employed another “newbie”. She will be so thrilled about that. When I mentioned way earlier that I was having an eye on that new woman, she told me to not employ that one.

    Now let’s see if any of you can guess the reason why I should not do/have done that.
    The winner gets a prize. :rofl:
    Sorry, sis, you are excluded - on the off chance that you can remember what I told you about that. :hotwink:

    About the mistakes from central…… The only thing I can do is check, check, check, report, report, report.
    Everyone knows they’re making that many mistakes; everyone knows they place breakables underneath heavy stuff, etc.
    Today I found an opened box in the middle of the pallet. One bottle of deodorant was missing from it…
    Instead of Coke and Fanta in €0,25 return bottles they sent differently priced Coke and Fanta in €0,15 return bottles in crates with return money on them.
    Does central seem to be doing anything about it? :dunno:

    :pullhair: :blank: :bang: :eh:

    Trained monkeys….

  8. Mafdet Says:

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    I want a trained monkey, too!
    Can I have a trained monkey?
    Can I have a trained monkey?
    Can I have a trained mokey?
    Pretty please…

  9. Melantrys Says:

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    Sorry, the extremely old new girl asked me first, so should I ever be able to get one……

  10. Mafdet Says:

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    *sobs*

  11. Melantrys Says:

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    Well, look on the bright side, if you had one it’d probably put your tv set on top of the cats or something like that……

  12. Mafdet Says:

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    Yup, you’re right, I hadn’t thought of that.
    So, for the welfare of our cute, sweet, adorable, obedient *cough* cats, no trained monkeys for me. :D

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  14. green mountain coffee caramel Says:

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    Whats up this is kind of of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you
    have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but
    have no coding know-how so I wanted to get advice from someone with experience.
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  15. Mafdet Says:

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    Hey, Mel.
    You should clean here more often. There’s spam gathering in the corners.

  16. David Says:

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    Hi Mel,

    I learned only recently that Terry Pratchett died. I don’t know how I missed that by some months. I guess my head was just stuck too deeply in a sandy river bank or befuddled by too much ice and snow. I have a number of his books, partly thanks to you for introducing them to me. He left quite a legacy! If only he had had more time…

    Has spring finally sprung in your village? Everything has been nice and green for the past month in Indiana. We have had bitterly cold winters two years in a row. I was glad to say goodbye to this past one!

  17. Melantrys Says:

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    Yeah, I am missing a lot at the moment, but unfortunately not that piece of news.

    Seems like all the good ppl are dying atm - Pratchett, Leonard Nimoy, Christopher Lee….

    :sadwave:

    Spring has definitely sprung (atm); the kids could leave school early due to the heat today.

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