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The good, the bad, and the ugly

The good:  apparently, the squeaky wheel gets the grease.  I'm opening all week next week, with Wednesday off.

The bad:  we're having to be careful about labor, which means I may have to start looking for another job.  Hopefully, Sutton's is still hiring.  I could probably pick up a few early morning/late afternoon shifts, and it would be cool to be a part of Chapel Hill history.

The ugly:  I forgot who predicted it, but Ms. No Call, No Show is back.  Damnit!  And her attitude is as bad as ever, if not worse.  I swear, I think Manager Tightpants can't function without someone with that name fawning all over him.  Oy.

The only difference between her and the Bully is that she tried to pull me into her Big Boss hating drama, and I squashed THAT like a late summer NC cockroach.

"I just don't see why the managers get to park in the alley and *I* have to park in the parking deck.  That sucks and isn't fair.  She's just a bitch."

Me:  Since I ride the bus, I really don't have a dog in this hunt.  But the managers have to go on catering deliveries, so that make sense.  Having to have you move your car takes you off the floor...which, face it honey, you don't spend all that much time on, anyway.  And please quit using that word to refer to other women.  It creates a hostile work environment."

Oh, it is ON.

Being six inches taller than she is didn't suck, either.  I don't think my posture has been that good in YEARS.  And having the Mom voice and librarian glasses?  + 5 at least.

This is NOT happening in my store again.  I realize I've been complicit in the past by being silent when the other FoH women badmouth Big Boss (okay, the spousebeast also made several pointed comments which have really stuck with me about my role in this).  I didn't want to be a tattletale.

It just now occurred to me that I don't need backup.  I can handle it on my own.  What's the worst that can happen?  Looks like you can't get fired.

In lighter news, since I got sprung early and PEOPLE CAN"T CHECK DATES, I got to hippity hop down Franklin St. and pass out 4 slices of carrot cake to the street folk (and before y'all ask, I wrap them individually and include a fork.  I can't give money a lot of days, because people are stingy as fuck with cash tips, but I can give whatever food the staff doesn't claim).  The rain let up for a while, and the breeze was nice and reminded me that soon I can stop wearing shorts to work (I own one pair of khaki shorts--two if I borrow Kent's--and about a half dozen pair of khaki pants.  Thank you, food service career!).  AND I had a nice, non-creepy flirtation with a guy at the bus stop.

[I swear, it's the braids, y'all.  Every time I wear my hair in two braids, I have the most interesting bus stop encounters.  And not the kind that make me want to run or call the cops or come home and immediately take a shower]

We ended up taking the same bus and sitting together.  It was fun.  It was light.  And did I mention he was my crush type?  *ahem*

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lorigami
Sep. 22nd, 2016 02:21 am (UTC)
wow, that was a pretty entitled bit from your coworker. nice handling
mac_arthur_park
Sep. 22nd, 2016 10:47 am (UTC)
She is a piece of work.
twicet
Sep. 22nd, 2016 03:00 am (UTC)
If I hadn't shown up for work etc. I would keep my mouth firmly closed, guess she is used to getting her own way...good for you:)
mac_arthur_park
Sep. 22nd, 2016 10:50 am (UTC)
Well, and I think she thinks she's golden because Manager Tightpants likes his...er...ego stroked.

She doesn't seem to realize that he's technically not the one in charge. He's second in command.
poniesandphotos
Sep. 22nd, 2016 04:25 am (UTC)
Because they're the managers. Meaning they get to park where they get to park and you deal with it.
tarakins42
Sep. 22nd, 2016 04:51 am (UTC)
Oh my! How did she get re-hired?! Sounds like fun times.

Your bus ride sounds interesting and I am liking the braid theory. It makes it seem that much more cool!
mac_arthur_park
Sep. 22nd, 2016 10:51 am (UTC)
I have no idea how she got rehired. I'm guessing some bullshit excuse was involved.
xo_kizzy_xo
Sep. 22nd, 2016 11:58 am (UTC)
Last year we rehired our PT person who'd been fired for tardiness. They rehired her because we couldn't find anyone to hire to take over her schedule (mid-late afternoon to closing). She got fired again for returning product she'd never paid for. My prediction is that Miss Entitlement will once again be fired for something else if not the no call no show.

Edited at 2016-09-22 12:00 pm (UTC)
communitybee
Sep. 22nd, 2016 09:36 am (UTC)
Non creepy flirtation is always nice. Always...

Now I see how your weather is.

Boo on no call gorl getting her job back!!!
davesmusictank
Sep. 22nd, 2016 10:39 am (UTC)
How did she get re-hired? Sounds like favouritism.
mac_arthur_park
Sep. 22nd, 2016 11:03 am (UTC)
I'm guessing Manager Tightpants had something to do with it. I don't think he can function without groupies.

It's funny, because his little posse is always aghast that I don't use a cloyingly sweet, baby girl voice when I need his help with something (and our dry storage shelving was clearly designed by some of Hagrid's relatives. I'm tall-ish, and I HATE feeling short. Our shelving makes me feel short. He's 6'4" and therefore useful to me in certain situations). And yet he responds faster to "Hey, Mal....can I get a little help over here when you get a minute?" than to "Oh, Maaaaal-collllmmm, I need something." Go figure.
lostin_thestars
Sep. 22nd, 2016 10:02 pm (UTC)
Careful about labor?

The way it sounds the place would fall apart without you!
nucleosides
Sep. 24th, 2016 02:20 am (UTC)

I hate No Call, No Shows. In general.

Like, when I knew the kids were going to be a bit late to their doctor's appointment due to bad wrecks on the highway commuting (traffic had slowed to a crawl), I immediately phoned their doctor to let them know that we were still en route and exactly why we would be a bit late.

belenen
Sep. 28th, 2016 06:31 pm (UTC)
I love your response to the little whiny misogynist!
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