I haven’t posted in a while because I’ve been busy. I’ve worked 5 straight days and I am tired and my feet are killing me. In general it has been ok, people have been nice.
But today…. was another story. As a seasonal hire I may not know how to do everything. But I am smart and have retail experience and generally know what I am supposed to be doing. Today I worked in a department that is not my usual one. I had picked up the extra shift as I needed the extra money. When I got there I do not think ANYONE had been in the dept. at all during the day. It was a mess. I spent the first 2 hours pretty much ringing orders like crazy and had made my sales goal after I had been there an hour.
So there I am minding my own business and doing my job when an associate who usually works in said department came in. She pretty much reamed me out telling me that the fitting room as a mess and I should have been cleaning it, etc. First of all, I didn’t know that. I was COVERING in there b/c there was NO ONE working in there. I was busy ringing the entire time, and then tried to tidy a bit. Seasonal associates get rudimentary training, mostly register based. So I had NO idea I was supposed to be doing that. So I kind of went off about it b/c I didn’t deserve to be treated that way, and I have worked in other departments and have never had anything happen and no one be anything but nice to me. Another girl who was in the area told me that the rude woman was talking about me when I was on a bathroom break.
You know seriously? It’s Christmastime. There is no reason to be rude. All you had to do was tell me in a NICE way that that was a responsibility that I needed to catch up on. Also, it is your choice to be working there and if you aren’t happy with yourself, there is no need to take it out on me. I’ve worked my ass off so I can get a good education and continue to further it. There is no reason to treat me like I’m an idiot.
On a good note, 2 people today told me they thought I was in my 20’s. 🙂
Ok, now that I’ve babbled on, I am going to go find some dinner, and then settle in for relaxing, reading, and watching the Homeland finale.
OH I forgot my super good news. I got my visa back super quick and I am flying out on January 4th!