By unemployed-dude - 08/12/2015 06:17 - Australia - Vermont
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YDI. Would that 84 seconds kill you? It's your job to do it right. Don't get me wrong everyone but it's OP's job to follow the management rules. FYL tho for having a stalker manager tho.
You are getting payed to perform a job. 84 seconds might not seem like a lot but at the same time these people pay you to perform your rob right.
More likely the 84 seconds is based off the clocks in the store. so it's not exactly unintentional. they provide you a time to close and you close at that time. I've had all kinds f managers pull shit trying to close earlier and earlier. in reality this is the thing the op knew they were risking by going against management. and maybe management shouldn't have just fired them for a minute. a warning would make more sense. but clearly they were suspicious before this moment so most likely this wasn't the first time.
I'm a nurse. When we run a code only one person is allowed to give the time whenever a medication is given. "Why"? you might ask, good question. It's because all time pieces are different and the written time must be exactly consistent. My point with this is, Op's time might have said close the store, and the managers time said " not yet ". That's the problem with judging with such a close timeframe.
Are you stupid? Do you know how important a job is? Do you really think closind 84 seconds early is worth getting fired. And besides chances are that there were times when op closed the shop late. Things like these shouldn't matter. But it's people like you that make them matter for absolutely no reason.
All these people down voting you have a lot to learn. You're paid to do a specific task and follow specific guidelines. I agree, sucks his manager is that uptight, but here in the real world businesses have expectations you need to follow. If you don't like it, find another job. YDI 100%.
people aren't talking about 5 minutes, 10 minutes, or a half hour. it's 84 SECONDS. that's 1 minute and 24 seconds. that's such a small chunk of time. if there's literally no one in the store and they had a watch that was a minute or two off? it's easy for this to happen. have some compassion. for all we know there was no warning and this was completely out of left field. imagine if you worked a job and you were told to "fill" the cookie bins or something by 9:30 and at 9:31 your boss comes over and fires you for being one cookie short because "filled" means 30 cookies not 29. technically correct and reasonable are not one and the same. just like legal and ethical are two separate things that won't always line up.
Wow, I really am sorry. But if they were that picky as to the time of closing, and would fire you on that. I don't think they'd make good longterm coworkers, and most stores close early if business is slow anyways. Best of luck in finding a new job OP.
businesses aren't allowed to close early without permission from higher up. A GM can't change the store closing time. And by the time it's approved, you may just as well close at the normal time. This is the same with a Mom and Pop store, but they're usually an easier phone call to make because they usually only have the one store.
Not to mention most businesses (especially if they're leasing space) are to required to remain open until certain times and can be legally fined if they don't. Do I think 84 seconds will cause any issues? No. But OP did it to himself by not waiting until it was actually time to close.
Businesses are in no way legally bound by their opening hours, they choose the business hours so they can change them if they want. We have done it on many occasions if its a slow business day or not even open the store on some days if there is a major local event on. The only requirement buy us is a moral responsability to put a sign on the door informing people that we are closed and we will call a bunch of our common customers to ask if they need anything before we close up. As for the OP he most likely never intended on closing early, the store clock was probably just out buy a couple mins and was a genuine mistake.
It technically is your fault, but, the punishment was a bit harsh. 84 seconds is not fire worthy, although, it is worthy of a talk about staying open until the proposed closing time.
Some people are complaining about the 84 seconds.....well i'm more concerned about the manager with his binoculars.