- Dramarama (again)
- January 17th, 2012
Man, I'm sick of my job. I've said it a million times and it still holds true.
I'm sick of dealing with H_____, the helper who is no help whatsoever. She's still screwing up but I'm so used to it that it barely phases me. I did go in and talk to the office manager a couple of weeks ago because I blew my top after hearing from multiple people that she was talking crap about me and how I do my job, even from people who work on the sales floor. She straight up lied to one person, claiming that I didn't show her some of the order-fulfillment protocol after I asked her to please put the date on each order to make it easier to reference them later. I went through the notes that I gave her (complete with screen captures) and it was right there, not to mention I physically showed her. It still took her 2 weeks to start doing it after I had to remind her a 3rd and 4th time. I guess I didn't speak loudly enough or should have tattooed it on her arm or something.
Anyway, I blew up and freaked out and told the office manager everything that was bothering me about her, the shit-talking, mistakes, lies, etc. She relayed this to the boss who really didn't want to deal with it at all. The only reason I said anything was because after my assistant ended up getting unemployment benefits, I was specifically told that if there were any issues I had to let them know so a formal complaint could be filed. That didn't happen anyway so whatever.
I am usually the last to hear any sort of gossip because I'm always too busy to bother with it but what the hell? It involved ME, which is not normal and really pissed me off considering I'm there to do a job and I do it well. Fuck H________. She's an idiot.
Today something happened which prompted me to write this blog. So much stupid drama.
C______, who makes jewelry for the store and is a very sweet lady, was helping some customers with boots. They ended up buying 6 pairs, which was great. Right before these people came in, she asked another customer if they needed any help, which they didn't. After ringing up her sale and finishing up, she turned around and the first customer was back. They had a small purchase they wanted to make. C____ asked if anyone else had helped them and they said no, so she rang up the sale.
It is standard to ask a customer if anyone else was helping them because many of the girls make commission and it's a big no-no to take someone else's sale. Fair enough, right? This guy said no one was helping him so C______ rang it up. She doesn't even make commission. The sale was so small as to be negligible but A______, who I guess was sitting by the register, took offense because C______ just had a good sale and she felt that she should have gotten this tiny sale. The way I see it, she should have been paying attention and maybe she would have gotten the sale herself.
Anyway, she complained about it to the office manager who then went to C______ and chastised her...FOR HELPING A CUSTOMER WHO ASKED FOR HELP. Since when is this a punishable offense? That's her job! I was baffled.
If I was baffled, C_______ was devastated. She was so upset that she was getting in trouble for doing her job that she was shaking. She didn't understand what she had done wrong or why A______ would complain about her. I didn't get it, either. She got so upset that she decided that she couldn't take the stress any more and said she was quitting. She ended up telling us that the boss had called her stupid the other day for asking a question about something. Her words were, "One minute she's giving me a hug, the next she's calling me stupid. I don't understand it. This isn't normal!"
A____ ended up coming into the back room where C_____ was and tried to put her arm around her, like she was trying to apologize for what happened but C_____ shook her off and said, "No!"
C_____ is always getting harassed by the brat. Before all of this happened, the brat had come into the back and said C_____ was driving her crazy. She says this every time they have to work together. The brat treats C______ like crap all the time, talks down to her and makes fun of her. It's awful and I feel terrible for C_____. She doesn't have the nerves to work in this sort of environment and she shouldn't have to take this abuse.
Back to the story...C_____ said she was quitting. She asked S___ to take all of her jewelry for the store out of inventory because she was taking it home with her. S____ tried to calm her down and said maybe she needed to go take a break and sit down for a little while before making any rash decisions. C_____ said her mind was made up.
The brat was trying to eavesdrop on the conversation but didn't hear what was said. Then, when S____ went out to the sales floor, the brat pounced on her and told her not to talk to C_____. She thought that S_____ was egging her on or talking crap or something but all she was trying to do was calm C_____ down. She kept saying, "I've never seen her this upset" and was worried that she might have some sort of attack from the stress. C_____ isn't in the best of health and S___ was genuinely concerned about her.
I almost forgot to mention the fact that the brat was throwing a fit over this on the sales floor and customers were staring at her and walking out the door. How wonderfully, refreshingly professional.
The brat ended up calling the boss who was on her way down to the store when S___ and I clocked out for the day. I guess I'll find out in the morning what happened but I really hope that C_____ sticks to her guns and gets the hell out of there.
On another topic...
We have been making calls and sending emails daily, inquiring about apartments in the bay area on craigslist. After 3 weeks we are having no luck. Either we get no responses, the places are rented too quickly or we do not qualify for them. It looks like the majority of apartment complexes require you to already have proof of employment and make 2x the cost of rent. Plus, we are limited because we have a dog and not everyone will allow them.
It's hard to find a job when you don't live in the area and can't come in at the drop of a hat for an interview. It's also hard to find a place to live if you don't already have a job. Stupid catch-22. I've submitted applications, written emails and sent my resume to a number of places and have heard nothing back so far. I'm getting a bit discouraged but we're not giving up so easily. I have to get out of this hell hole.