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I just woke up, and waiting in front of the computer for me was another note. Apparently Shelia phoned this time, and from what the note says, she sounded like it was urgent. I'm going to make a guess here, but here's what I think is going on: someone phoned in sick. Well, not necessarily sick, but they still phoned in. She's freaking out because she thinks that they'll get really busy, and they won't be able to handle it with the people they've got.

Seriously though, it's possible to run the store with a minimum of three people. One person on front cash, one on drive through, and one on line. Hell, you could even lower it to two people by having one of the people do both front cash and drive through, but there's something about the same name can't be on two tills at once, and that's a pretty silly idea to begin with. Then again, if it was extremely dead, one person could do all three. That'd have to be dead to the point where there's only one order every 10 minutes or something though. Times would be horrible, but it's quite possible.

Right now, I have no intention of phoning them back. Sure, this sort of attitude is going to get me fired sooner or later, but given what's going on now with the food costs and such, I don't think that's too far off as is. I'll wait 'till she phones back, actually. That is, if she does. It goes without saying that she should be phoning other people as well right now, so pick someone else instead of me for once. When I first started working there, there were several weeks where I got called in every single time I had a day off, and I agreed to go in. That was because I only had three or 4 shifts every two weeks. Now that I'm actually pretty much near full time working there, I want, and need my days off.

It's a pity other people can't see it that way as well though.

Edit: Why do I always forget to write something in here? About Shelia's sounding urgent. Last time she called me to see if I'd come in, she sounded quite urgent as well, so I agreed to come in. When I got there, she said "thanks for coming in". The store was a mess, so I figured that might've been one of the reasons she sounded the way she did, as we weren't overly busy. I set about actually doing some work, and she left about a half hour after that. I'm sorry, but I'm not getting called in, just to cover someone's shift so you can leave either early or at the time you're supposed to be done. If the store's a mess, yes, it's acceptable to want to leave early, but if you actually clock out before your shift is done, then you're going to have some problems. See, it's always the closers that end up having to deal with everything the supper people leave us, and while we can handle it, it's a real pain. What would be nice is to take all the people that normally work day or supper shifts, and put them on one or two closes, just so they can see what sort of things they leave us to deal with. Hell, Alain, one of the biggest perfectionists in the store, has never worked a close in his life. He has a tendency to give us hell on our close report, as he's an opening manager, but putting him on a close would give him a chance to see exactly what he's complaining about.

It's not going to happen, but it's a nice idea.

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