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Today, I'm a cashier in a grocery store. The visiting regional manager tore me a new one for being lazy. His reason? After working a double shift with no break, I decided to sit down for a minute when things got slow. FML
today you're a cashier....what will you be tomorrow?!
You're a decent man. You didn't have to work that double shift but felt obligated to since John Doe had better things to do than show up to his shift. You even took a verbal lashing for the guy from the regional manager. Retail is very stressful and UNREWARDING for those who care about doing a good job.
I've worked a lot of cashiering jobs and I'm sure I'll work a few more. If I may make a suggestion... don't work double shifts unless you absolutely have to. You can't be expected to work a shift that you weren't scheduled for. I've found that it gains you very little brownie points with management to fill in for a no show. The shift manager from the previous shift is happy he suckered you in to working and has gone home. The new shift manager sees that your ass is dragging and that your performance sucks.
This entire misunderstanding you had can be cleared up but you aren't being paid enough for the extra aggravation. Retail is crazy and management is disorganized and incompetent. Don't fill in for Joe again because it is more likely to cost you your job than it is to preserve it.
Your job experience will make you able to recognize good employees if you become a manager or start your own company!
Speak your mind, but please try and be respectful.