So I've been on my job less than two weeks, but the boss is leaving for a business trip.
The timing is probably the worst.
I moved a few months ago to Louisville, Kentucky, and it's cranking up for 'Derby Season'.
I'm not familiar with this event, but it's apparently when the entire city loses it's collective mind. At least for a month, They kicked off last weekend with pre-Derby partying. I work in a high-traffic tourist area, so it's been crazy-busy. To give you an example, the parking garage I usually park in is $15 dollars a day and was 'open' all weekend (for free, goddamnit - supposedly they're going to get me a badge to get in and out and the company is supposed to pay for it), and going into work yesterday morning, someone must have been so drunk they pissed in the garage elevator, because it reeked of urine and disinfectant...
(Let me reiterate....the boss, knowing this, did not seem to want to do anything to weasel out of this trip,,,,I would have, knowing my store was going to be rockin'....)
Anyway, although the boss's woman works there (they're not married, but they just recently had a kid together) and knows more than the collective brain cells (besides the boss) in that entire place, they flew a manager in to babysit me while this was going on.
Mind you.....I do have a lot of retail experience, I've been very slow trying to talk with the boss in the past week and a half, working on little things that probably need to change in the back end for accountability and minimizing loss of product, so I get introduced to this guy yesterday.
Automatically, he starts going over 'what's wrong' in the store. Dude, I know 'what's wrong' with what I'm looking at, I haven't really had any time to start working towards fixing that, for fuck's sake. Telling me that basically the next two weeks, I'm his and it's now 'insert-company-name' bootcamp and he's going to 'teach me the right way to do things'.
I get it, You're enthusiastic. You come from further up north, so your temperatures on your cooking aren't going to be applicable here as easily. But by all means, try it, If you can handle the crew in such a way you get them snapping in tune, fan-fucking-tastic,
But please....don't get pissed that I call your 'sir' when you're supposed to be the boss of me. Don't talk down to me as if I have never had a retail experience in my entire life, Don't treat me like you're some kind of golden child miracle worker and I am a grovelling, snivelling infantile idiot that has to be spoon fed information.
That being said, lead the fuckin' way. There's the podium and sceptre.
Besides that....I'm not going to bitch about my hours, because I'm enjoying my job thus far.
But he makes me want to pull his dreads out one by one, I assure you,