Its pretty easy for Family Fare to get old fast.
Five hours into my shift Friday they called me up front to help bag when it got
suddenly busy. It happens from time to time, and I think I actually like bagging
better than working dairy. Anyhow, I had been doing that for around fifteen minutes
when things were starting to die down, so I was thinking that I'd go take my thirty
minute lunch and then get back to things in dairy. Shortly before I could do this,
the store director got on the PA and said "Mike from dairy to the upstairs office,"
so I went up and knocked on the door. He opened the door and was already talking before I could say anything:
"Why are you still up front?!" he asked. Now I'd been up front maybe one or two minutes
too long tops, yet the store director went on to give me a mini lectuce about how "labor is expensive,"
all bent outta shape for two minutes spent helping customers. Most days I don't
even take my second, fifteen minute break; that's fifteen free minutes I'm
giving to Family Fare. He doesn't seem to care. As a matter of fact, Mr. Laborsaver had me
break up some boxes on Family Fare time and bring them to his car because his daughter needed them to move. I didn't, however, bring this to
his attention. He finished up with "I can see from here that eggs need filling not to mention other things." Yeah, his office overlooks
my department. I put off my lunch and went to go fill eggs. As a matter of fact,
I never did take my lunch (there's thirty more free minutes to Family Fare).
Really the worst thing about it is that when I worked like this at Meijer people
wrote letters, Meijer gave me gift certificates, the managers wife said that
when she called she hoped she'd get me cause I was helpful and knew how to get
things done, and I was generally thought of as a good worker. 'Round Family Fare I'm unappreciated
and chewed out. At least the other people I work under are nice, appreciative, and understanding.
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