I haven’t really been updating my blog like I should lately and there’s a good reason for that. Things have gotten… interesting around here. And by interesting I actually mean FUBAR. So, let’s take it from the top.
My schedule at work has been either hot garbage juice, a Dumpster fire, trainwreckulous, a varying mix of all three or all of them at once. We either have too many or not enough people at the doors; I’ve ended up on the Front End more than once as a Cashier Assistant or I’ve been sanitizing carts for the entirety of my shift. Even worse? When I am needed at the door, the supervisors don’t pull me off whatever menial assignment they’ve given me, which screws over my co-workers. Breaks have been nearly skipped or run late, security and temperature walks fall behind, you get the idea. It’s frustrating but there’s nothing I can do about it, mostly because the supervisors don’t know their collective asses from a hole in the ground. There’s a reason behind that, one that probably explains the schedule as well.
There’s a lot of new supervisors on the Front End. They’re being trained, or in the case of Costco, being thrown into the fire to see if they can survive. Most of them have no clue how things run at the registers, let alone the door, so it’s been an unmitigated disaster for the past month.
Since we have new supervisors, that means we have someone new working on our schedules; it’s more than obvious that they have no idea what they are doing. As I mentioned, coverage at the doors hasn’t been consistent and we’ve actually missed a number of walks due to this. It’s been the last one of the day and it’s happened multiple times. Again, I could have done them, but the supervisors wouldn’t pull me off whatever they had assigned me, so I just shrugged it off. There was no point in me getting upset about it.
So work has been a hot mess and there seems to be no relief in sight. My hours have gone up; it’s very rare to have a five hour shift now. That’s going to happen far more often now, as we’re heading directly into the busy season: Christmas. So I’m expecting forty hour weeks in the very near future.
I’m exhausted. Not just physically but also mentally. The pandemic, along with the current news cycle, among other things, has been stressful. I’m trying to stay as positive as possible but it’s not easy.
So, I admit: even though I have made a post every day, I’ve been a hair bit neglectful in my blogging. Granted, the days I don’t actually write anything I try to put up something positive, as a way of boosting spirits, but I’ve gotten into a rather bad habit of shirking my duty. It wasn’t intentional, but it happened.
I’m hoping to do better. But rest assured, I’m not going to stop blogging. I did that once and I didn’t like it. So I don’t want to do it again. But thanks for being so patient and understanding with me. It’s appreciated. ❤