Friday, June 27, 2014

I don't need no stinkin' retraining.

Well, I've already pissed off a coworker. Not that I did anything wrong. BB was told I just needed a refresher and to let me work her tables and see what I remembered, what I needed help with, etc. So .... that's what I did. And then she bitched to MJ that I "took over" her section and that she's not a real trainer so she "felt put on the spot" and that she wanted to write more on my training log but she felt "pressured" to say certain things. Basically, she complained that I didn't need her help and then complained she didn't get to tell me what to do because I didn't need her help.

Of course, that didn't stop her from trying to tell me what to do - often in the most micro-managing way possible. I wanted to tell her "Bitch, the drink station has been in the same spot and organized the same way since I first worked here twelve years ago. I know how to serve an iced tea!" And of course, the things I actually did want an assist with, she was no help. For example the computer system is pretty much the same except a couple of the menu hierarchies have been changed - but at one point I couldn't find a button, and instead of helping me with where to find it, she just pushed me to the side, jabbed at the screen a bunch, and did it for me.

I was not sorry to be done with her for the day. She was never actually nasty, but she just rubbed me the wrong way. The following day I was once again "training" but this time with Accent Girl - who handed me her POS card and said "go bitch, go!"

So I went, and surprise! I can still do the job I did for years! Harley (new boss) had said we'd put me on the schedule next week, but I hadn't worked with her yet so I talked to MJ and together we went to the scheduling manager, who said I had to do five days of training. I politely said that wasn't what I was told and got back "Well, that's what I'm telling you now! OKAY?"

MJ rolled her eyes and said she'd take care of it, and got me put on the schedule for four shifts next week. Thank god. I don't think I could handle a week of videos about the little extra in extraordinary.


SkippyMom said...

I laughed at the whole idea of having to train you for this job. Yeah, right.

Congratulations. I was talking to Pooldad about waitressing yesterday and I said I would go back to it tomorrow if I could [health won't allow me to] but it was one of my favorite jobs - crappy customers or not.

Very happy for you. And it is ALWAYS wonderful to see you [here].

purplegirl said...

Hi! :) I never thought I'd say this but ... yeah, it's one of my favorite jobs too! :)