The Short Version] Steve has been taken off the schedule, for good. The second time it came up I told Manoah and James "The pizza maker has gone on permanent vacation", in reference to one of the things he was known for always saying, but yeah, he's gone.
The Long Version] Steve closed at 10. Normal hours on Thursday are 10:30am (I think) to 3am. Apparently both Trevor and Brandon were working, but neither of them were willing to stay, leaving who else present but Steve alone! Well, it didn't turn out quite that way (or so I'm told), because Brandon and Trevor did help him close, but the circumstances were such that by midnight at latest, he would've been the only one in the entire building. If it weren't required for there to be at least two people in there at all times (which is a rule that gets broken all the time, but only for short intervals here and there when everybody else decides to go out for a smoke or sit down all at once), I might enjoy the challenge, but not him, I guess.
Now, there is still some controversy surrounding it, because the first time I heard about it, I was told that he had been fired. The second time was when Sheila said that he was no longer employed with the company, and that if I had any further questions I should ask Melissa. The third time was later on after everybody else had gone home, and came about when I tried to stick up for Steve - tried to tell Manoah that it really wasn't fair for them to fire him under those conditions, but then he said that Steve had quit, actually, which, although improbable, does have a certain thread of logic to it. I mean, if he really cared, he or another manager would've called everybody again to explain the situation, and failing that, would've stayed to help him close themselves.
But that didn't happen, and despite not really making a difference to me in the end (I may have to close more often with managers I dislike now, but will get over that), it made me incredibly stressed, especially with everything else on my mind. I actually gave thought several times to coming home and immediately posting an entry in here to say that I was taking another break, and would be back before Christmas, but that would be both kind of laughable, and not really necessary now, because I've hit upon something that may offer a better idea of why I haven't been able to get over all of this resentment and such. Unfortunately, I'm falling asleep here as is, so I'm going to end this entry shortly, but for right now, it has to do with envy once again, as well as attention. But even if my suppositions are correct, I don't know what I would change, so I still need more time to think about it. Not tonight, however, because I am off to bed~