I work one day a week in a shop. When I arrived last Sunday I was greeted with a notice from the manager saying Out of hours staff meeting Monday 21st 5.30pm ALL STAFF MUST ATTEND. This is not unusual and I have usually made an effort to go to these even though they are normally attempts to train us again!! to squeeze every last penny out of a customer who just came in for a look! :roll: At least we are paid to be there. However it does mean I have to get from my other part time job which finishes at 5 and limp straight to the bus to get there.
However this time the notice ended with this is to discuss your responsibility for making (store name left out here!) a success.
Now if it had said OUR responsibilty I would not have been so absolutely fuming. :x I know full well just how many extra sales I got on Sunday by being helpful, interested and certainly not over pushy. I also know how many I lost because the someone in charge did not order enough of a popular stock item and on learning this the customers said no don't order I will get it on line.
An added complication here is that on the same evening I had planned to go to our local meeting to support my local library staff who have been told their years of expertise is no longer required and that if volunteers are not found to replace them the new library which opened last week with a £550,000 refit will close in April. You couldn't make it up could you? :!:
So do I tell my manager at the shop to stuff her meeting and go heckle the County Council in support of my local library staff and incur her wrath forever, or do I go to her meeting and tell her things she really doesn't want to hear? Any advise appreciated.
what would you do? 5 votes
1) Attend the staff meeting and speak out for my hard working colleagues who can do no more than they already are in this current economic climate where everyone including us buys on line if it is more easily obtainable and cheaper?
2) Attend the Save our local library meeting in support of the local community and speak out for the staff whom I have previously worked with for more than 20years?
3) Do neither, what difference can I make to either!! Bury my head in the sand and stay home and eat chocolate!!?