It's the beginning of the month - we're busy. And for some god-only-knows reason, we're understaffed like heck. And it's been like this for days. It makes me wonder what the frick happened to all the cashiers we just hired. Anyway, back to the fun.
Today was my short shift for the week, so I wasn't expecting so many troubles. Especially when I was placed on the GM side, known for being very quiet since not many people go over there. However, not the case. About an hour into my shift and a few small busy-splurts, I started to run out of change so I place in my request. 20 minutes past, still didn't get it, so I request it again. See my supervisor as she's walking past and trying to motion people down to my side since the grocery side of the store is super busy (again, understaffed) and I have no one on my side (I've just been organizing back-to-school for the past 20 minutes between customers and waiting for change). I ask her about my change, and she tells me just to go to another register.
...Really? That's her solution? Go to another register? -sigh- So I go to the other register that I knew was already used for the day since the one next to me wasn't working. However, about 20 minutes later, I'm out of change in that one too. Again, we're still busy and my supervisor is nowhere to be found. So I hop over to another register. I don't stay there long either as it turns out - surprise - that it too is low on change. WTF.
I finally give up and go back to my register, keep my light off, and request my change again. Five minutes later, I get my change. What do you know, miracles happen. However, by now it's going on 7pm and I haven't gotten my break for the day...and I really need it to go and get my migraine medicine since I'm starting to get nauseous and dizzy due to it. Time goes on and it reaches 7:30 by the time I see another supervisor. I ask her about my break and she tells me to turn out my light. Freaking yay.
Then to add onto my night, once it was all done, I got bit by mosquitoes and now have like six or so bites on my arms and hands...and I was inside the building. Evil. Very evil.
WOW that does suck, the csms are usually pretty good about that stuff by us, the one thing that bothers me though is they call secondaries up for EVERYTHING. omg there is a line *paged up* *sigh* They used to call us up to cover breaks and junk too until my dept. manager talked to them and told them that was NOT ok. Usually when i work i only get 4 hour shifts because A) i'm part time and i refuse to open my availability until 11 other than 2 nights, sooo my manager usually needs me in the dept. Seriously though, WHY do we need someone in HBA until 11 when 3rd shift comes in at 10? Working 7 to 11, 2 to 11. or 3 to 11 all the time is just not my cup of tea i guess. Stupid system scheduling =,= Does anyone else have this problem? It just seems soo LAME >.>