Perhaps y'all can help me figure out something.
Last night, there were 4 stockers (including me) scheduled. One of them didn't show up. She was called by the closing manager, and said that a) she didn't know she was scheduled for Wed night, and b) that she wasn't "prepared" to work. End result, 3 people doing a 4 people job, and running 3 hours over schedule.
Now, for (A) I can kinda understand, as the schedule had been changed due to another stocker quitting, except that the missing stocker knew
the schedule had been modified due to filling the hole left by the quitter, and had already showed up on Monday night with the changed schedule when originally scheduled off. But that's not what puzzles me.
The second item is what leaves me scratching my head. How can one be so "unprepared" that they can't come in when told they were supposed to be there? I mean, we're talking about stocking the grocery department shelves at a supermarket. The stock order is shipped from the warehouse, stockers separate out the new stock onto pallets sorted by aisle, and after moving the sorted pallets out to the aisle you open up the cases and put the individual items on the shelf. It's not like an astronaut's getting ready for spaceflight!
And on an unrelated note, there's one bad thing about having Stan Bush's "The Touch"
(from the Transformers: The Movie
soundtrack) on an MP3 player set to "random shuffle": It's a difficult act for the next tune to follow that awesomeness without it being a letdown.
edited 18th Oct '12 8:22:53 AM by Nohbody