I just need to vent really. So from here on out I might just type and @$$load of stuff, that you may just skim through and reply with a 'LOL', but quite honestly, I don't frigging care :D. I am slowly **** hating my store, and my job in it's entirety. So, without any further addoo, here is my scrambled rant that will go back and forth between points and stuff. kthnxhai! :D WARNING: Wall-o-text coming right up!
My SM is one of the most hypocritical bitches that mankind has ever created(She probably isn't THE most, but for the remainder of this rant, she will be). All She ever does is take advantage(more like abuse of) of my goodside, to then come around and patronizingly "correct" anything I did wrong. Also, I frigging hate my DM as well. She is twice as bad. She comes into the store and every starts having **** for knees and flop all over the place in panic. When both get together to have and random meeting, and I happen to be on the shift, I get stuck "managing" the whole store(like I usually do :/). Well guess what? Today was just one of those SPA meeeting they just LOOOOOVE having in the middle of my stores rush hour, and I was SADLY scheduled to work during it. Oh, and not just work during it, I had to MANAGE EVERYTHING with two NEWBIES, one with the attention span on a gnat, the other that's overly erratic and spastic(meaning he will just do everything in fast foward, not doing them right, and ruining things over and over again(in my dictionary anyway)).
So yeah, here I am, telling the attention span one to tend to the POS, and the erratic one to tend the bar as I Float. Somehow I ended up at bar, doing the best I can to survive the endless criticism from my DM when she pops over to the side of the bar, and even though she's NEVER touched a damn milk pitcher in her **** 7 years working in SBUX, has the NERVE to ask me "how many seconds did you let it fizz?" and "do you think you did it in time?". I'm inside myself screaming, "**** you!", and just like that, my DM AND SM decided they're hungry and LEAVE THE DAMN STORE. I'm like, "okay, She probably decided to break without telling me(as usual)". Cue the line snaking around the store, gnat boy screwing up how he charges someone order, and erratic boy spilling a gallon of whole milk on the floor! Hell yeah! Now I scramble to mop up the floor before some **** decides to use the wet milked floor as a reason to topple over and land on their left side, then complain that their right side is hurt. AGAIN.
I tell gnat boy to just put the trans in mistake(yes, because it didn't dawn on HIM to do this), and start inputting the order again, while I dump the mop back in the backroom. By the time I make it to the front and continue to expedite drinks at the bar( while Erratic Floats for some reason) the drinks are stacked by like 18 cups, all marked, but WITH NO NAMES. I was desperately trying to find who's drink belonged to who, seeing as half of the people order stuff and then don't even know what it was D<
In the few minutes that the line disappeared, I had to restock, and told Erratic to throw out the garbage, and Gnat to fill up the pastry case again. I had to get the damn deposit for Ranger to pick up, and spent like 5 minutes trying to find the damn keys to the drop box where my manger put it. Soon after, the damn inventory/grocery truck pulled up out front, and I HAD TO RECEIVE, COUNT, LABEL WITH DAY DOTS, ANNNNNNND PUT IT ALL AWAY :D
Once I finished, I came back and saw that Gnat decided to NOT listen to what I had asked him to do, and instead, stood around like a doofus wiping the counter clean, even though IT WAS ALREADY CLEAN. So YEY! I had to restock the case :D It then dawned on me. Where the hell is my SM? I looked at the clock, and she had been gone for more than an hour. And like clockwork, the line decided to snake all around AGAIN :D And rush hour ensued! I had to tell Erratic to go the break, or else he would overtime and my SM or DM might yell at me for not reminding them to do so, so I ended up with Gnat boy. We divided tasks by him taking up bar, and me on POS. Which was fine, for like the first 15 minutes. Gnat Started endlessly complaining to me about his back, and how tired he was, and I was like "WTF?! I've been holding up the line so you have the time to do the drinks at your own leisure!"(in my head sadly) After about 20 more minute, Erratic came back, and it seems the aliens were done abducting my SM and the DM, since they magically popped up in the store after only almost 2 hours of being MIA.
They decided to continue they meeting in the corner table of the store, and all of a sudden, my SM comes up to me and tells me I need to preform a coffee tasting for the DM. I literally felt my face flare up, even though I kindly agreed to it. I went over to their table and before I did I told my "crew" to yell for me if it gets too out of control. Serving them Sulawesi and yadda-yaddaing about all it's important, yet not-so-important information, and just when I finish, some douchy client passes by and says "HEY! Are you coffee tasting? You can do that? Like with wine?!" and props down at the table where my bosses are. I am then forced to redo the whole damn thing and answer this obviously stingy person, who prefers sipping free coffee than paying for her overly complicated drink. So once I was done AGAIN, I go to the line, and continue to survive until all that left is to wait for the next SS to arrive in 45 mins.
Finnaly, God metaphorically said let there be a savior! and sent me my SS "X.X.". X.X. asks me what the hell is happening and I explain the whole day to him, he just stares at me and says that the shift must have sucked, and I agreed. Just as soon as she saw X.X. clock in, my SM bid farewell to Dm and walked into the line, telling me, oh "WhateverMilk! I need to talk to you in the back!" with a smile on her face. And for some reason, I got my hopes up and believed she was finally going to say to me what I had been waiting for.
I almost gleefully walked into the back room where she told me to sit down. She proceeded to tell me some feedback that my DM said about me, saying I was great at the tasting and that I have definitely was going somewhere! I was like "OMG she's gonna finally tell me she's choosing me for the opening we recently got for SS!
She proceeds to trample the good that was said to me, by asking me how I would feel if she gave to position to a JERK who works with us and everyone hates. I was like :D :) :] :| :\ >:\ >:@!!!!!!
Then she proceeds to tell me that it's all gonna be okay! Byt that she doesn't want me getting upset and leaving :D I was like =_= "No of course I wont leave! Where did you get this idea from? =O"
"Oh a shift told me so the other day, because you made a comment to them". I was like, seriously? I made a joke about something to a super not too long ago, and apparently they took it SERIOUSLY?! Now my SM looks at me all disapprovingly when I explained the joke, even though she too understands it, telling me "Well we need someone more consistent. You need to be more consistent." In my head I'm like WTF does THAT mean? Im responsible, I'm diligent, I'm NICE and SWEET to people no matter how angry I get! Wtf does consistency have to do with this?! I just surrendered to the thought of "She's just making some **** up to let me down with the news of not being chosen for this. Oh well.
Assuming that was all, I agreed to do better(WTF!?! BETTER?!?! I MANAGED THE DAMN STORE WITHOUT YOU!! D:<), and when was about to leave she says : "Oh one more thing!" i cringe. What more must she have to say to me? "You know your facebook?" I'm like 'uh huh?' puzzled almost, thinking maybe she was changing the subject(like she always does). "Could you stop posting your statuses with negative things?" I was like Whut?
Me: "What do you mean?"
Her: "Like when you overly complain about things and stuff."
Me: "But it's my facebook, and I have friends on there that joke and stuff and I do the same(even though I don't use it obsessively like other people, like my SM for example)."
Her: "Don't get me wrong, it's not like I'm watching you on FB or anything((at this point I'm like "shyearight. By saying that alone I know you are")), Its just I have our regional marketer and stuff on my facebook and I don't want them getting the wrong impression on who I hired. Plus you sometimes make remarks about your jobplace, good AND bad."
Me: "um yeah. Everyone does. But still, what does my facebook ahve anything to do with anything?"
I am fully aware that I haven't beefed up negative info on my job and whatever, but i will crack a joke or two, like everyone else. She then proceeds to tell me how if I look overly stressful to people, they may think I can't handle things, and it makes the company look bad.
Me: "... :|"
Her: Oh and could you not say so much fowl words?" [/insert smiling genuinely here]
AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. [/rage rage rage rage]
Ending rant here. Anyone who actually read all of this, kudos to you. Any opinions are welcomed. Even those that will just comment "lol" :D
PS: I just saw my SM status updated that "Today was a very long and hard day at work. I'm soooo tired D; I dun wanna work tomorrow (sadface)". True Story/No joke.
Ces't la vie.