(Before you ask: yes, I changed my banner. I quite like this one, for obvious reasons.)
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying: Some days it doesn’t pay to chew through the straps. Yeah, I’m having one of those kinds of weeks.
Tuesday was my first day back to work and it was interesting, to say the least. I clocked in at 12:30 and would be there until 21:00 (9 pm). My help wouldn’t be in until 18:15 (6:15) that night and everyone else would have been gone four hours prior. Which left me alone at the door for a good portion of my shift.
Thankfully, the front end sent me help, so I was able to get in my breaks and do the walks as needed. But that didn’t make it any less stressful. But it gets better.
Most of my upcoming schedules? They look exactly like today’s. I’m in during the afternoon and there until close, with my only help coming in two hours before we shut down.
I don’t get it. How difficult is it to make a decent schedule? I have no idea who’s in charge of scheduling now, but they rather suck at this. Our previous manager was much better; we didn’t have gaps in coverage and were rarely shorthanded. But now, it’s downright and damned common for this to happen. It’s crazy.
I’m going to grit my teeth and bear it, though. We’ll probably get a new manager sometime in the future. Then it’ll be a brand new merry go round of crazy. I can hardly wait.