I’m a bit pissed (I don’t like that word, is there a non-urological equivalent that conveys the same strength and provides the same expeditive-delivery/satisfactory-sound ratio ?) ; I’m pissed because of my bosses mainly. I am to be in the little desert-of-a-shop the whole week while they put me there all of last week already and not only that, I am to be there all of next week.
On the one hand I blame myself because I’m sure my often being kind of late has something to do with that decision ; on the other hand I find it very unfair because I think I’m a serious employee and 75% of my coworkers don’t do $#!+. Hell, most of them leave one hour before the official closing time, some take one or two hour diner breaks plus one hour’s worth of cigarette breaks, not to mention all the time they spend running around the other boutiques to chat with other coworkers and all the time they spend on the phone. So they spend what, two hours actually working, during which they don’t help tidy up anything, they hardly assist clients when they’re not just plain rude to them… Yet because the bosses are only here until 5 pm, they have no idea how anyone in the evening team actually is at work.
So I don’t project the image of a serious person by being 5 minutes late, I get it and it’s fair. The fact is I am serious at work but they don’t know that because they’re not freaking there. I’m not saying they should be there, it’s their right to have a life, but there should be some kind of control or regular debriefings to get to know employees and what their job is like and how good they’re at it. There’s no such thing. Their whole notion of who should work in which shop tonight is based on their superficial knowledge of your face and voice and on what time they shook your hand (so that they can get the hell out, go home and watch a porno). They don’t care what’s actually happening in their absence. To me that’s just crazy, I think that’s no way to manage a 20+ people team and I think they’re not good bosses.