Our registers have been really slow since the new year, some even crashing.
I'm working 1300-2200 today and 0700-1200 tomorrow...Eeek!
Work just rang me and apparently they need me to swap s/vision weekends. So I have next weekend off too =D
Don't know why they're doing that for? But two weekends off in a row!! yayyyy.
I know very few gay Woolworthians, only one of them is a supervisor, the other ones perishables or something? But yes traditionally feminine qualities are advantageous for all customer service roles, thats why hospitality is riddled with homosexuals. GGRRR i was the subject of outright gay-hating from strangers at Falls, never really happens to me, i was so angry/disappointed.
I used an SCO for the first time on the 29th!! I think it was the first TAS store with them. They were fun as. I was also a bit drunk, which accentuated the experience.
From what I know we have no gay employees at my store.
It's pretty funny actually, there are about 83 staff at our store and of that only 7 are guys. (SM, me, 1 super, 3 grocery, 1 baker). Our Grocery and Perishables managers are both female, and as I said only 3 of around 25 grocery staff are guys.
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:wave: Boo! :wave:
I mean, I don't know if there was something more to the decision than just wanting female supervisors. His sister is top dog of all casual/ppt supervisors, so I'd dare say her opinion counted A LOT. But bigger picture, I don't get it.
Regarding gay employees, I don' think we have any (there's one guy I think might be). Most of the male employees in our store are in Grocery. I think Deli is another female-dominated department, we only have one guy in there. We have two male supervisors (one used to be 2IC at another Coles) and they do a great job.
I think males are just as suited as being supervisors as women are but I think that overall female operators are better, we had a couple of guy operators that were hopeless and left but the four ones that are left (including myself) are just as good :P
Oh my god the whole time i thought you were a girl.
Not to be big headed, but if any 15 year old at my store even got 'THOUGHT-OF' for supervision, i'd come close to leaving. I'm the only one who has absolutely any clue of what i'm doing (and my managers know this - csm/2ic/etc) - not to mention the only kid who puts in any effort at all.
We have male DM's, but I'd be the ONLY svr if I was made one at the moment, we have 0 currently. A guy who was fired a month or two ago was a back-up, but that's about it.
haha how come? Its a nice store. Was shit before the refurb..but that was like a year ago =D And I make it better, just by being there lol jokes..its fairly massive too.
The issue with my store is that last year we hired REALLY young, as in 13-14 year olds. So the kids that have proved themselves to be most trustworthy are now 15ish. Don't get me wrong, they're going to be good in the future, just not yet. The guy I was referring to before is 16, but I think he would cope with a bit of training.
The non full-time supervisors in my store are 19, 18, 18, 17, 17, 17, 15, 15. (Though the last four wouldn't be left in charge just yet). We're a really young store overall though. I actually had my SM comment the other day that my express lanes were looking "quite young" in comparison to mains, I think we were 18, 15, 15, 14, 14 and 17, while my mains were older ppt/ft staff. I never planned it that way though...
Actually, speaking of the majority of women on checkouts the other day there was this grandma and who I presumed to be her grand-daughter and she wasn't looking at me and said to her daughter "Don't worry, just give your chocolate to the nice lady and she'll scan it and give it back" and then looked up and went all red and embarrassed lol
kind of the same at my store..the CSM is 28. The oldest is our night supervisor (she does mon-fri close) and shes been there foreverrr. 2IC is 25, 3IC 22.
And the back ups are between 16 and 26. The other weekend close supervisor is 16, so I am the second youngest s/visor. I hated being back up! I only did it for like..3 months when they were training me in s/vision, then the weekend supervisor that did it every second weekend left so I took her position! (so I'm only back up every wednesday) I love closes cos I'm mostly by myself..I like doing it my way. lol.
But what annoys me is that I'm the one who practically has to drop everything so that they can have a sup. shift covered. eg. This week - I was rung at 12pm on Thurs saying that I could have Saturday off if I worked then (ie, get here by 12.30) because they only had one supervisor and it was really busy. A few weeks ago, I couldn't go to RSA because there were others on training/holidays. During semester, my CSM knows that I've managed to cram my timetable into 2-3 days, and even though I've given her one set of availabilities, its allright to go outside of them altogether.
So yeah, I'm always backup, and always working different shifts, so I'm never really going to get into a routine like the others do.
Are you on a contract? I thouhgt you did closes too??? Thats the good thing about being on one..you know when your working and its always set in cement (well mostly, e.g today they rang me to see if it was ok to swap weekends)
I do often do closes, but the closes I had before have gone to the supervisor doing Future 2IC. It does make sense, and I'm on some of them as an operator, but essentially I don't have my own set shifts anymore. I always did Tuesday close as sup, and have done since about August, but not anymore . Though the office cashier that I close with on weekends is now job hunting, so I may be headed up there very soon (which I'm super terrified about!)
She also does smoke shop (me and her are the main ones) and whenever shes on, the smokes are an absolute mess, load is never done properly, and half put away..guess who gets their ass drilled by the SSM/STM...ME. I've even spoken to the CSM about it, she may get taken off if she doesnt improve..so you can even have her s/shop position. Lol, when she was on holidays I got everything perfect, like the Counts, cupboards in order, cleaned everything and as soon as she came back..guess what the counts for the cigars were fucked and the cupboards were a mess. I said to her do you know what to do when you open cigar packets? she was like yeahh...obvs not! Grrrr! I get mad thinking about it..I ALWAYS have to fix her fuck ups.
The idea of being an ACTUAL office cashier is scary. I don't know if other stores work the same, but I'm only in there about 2.5 hours on either Saturday or Sunday. All I do is take the pickups out, spot the tills, double check the envelopes, respot tills. Thats all I know how to do. The other day my SSM came down to me and was like "I'll watch front end, go and learn how to deal with a pickup". Of course, his suggestion came half an hour too late, but he knows that I'm probably going to need to learn a bit faster than I anticipated.
I'm contemplating doing my accounting unit next semester rather than putting it off until the end of my degree as I was planning on. I've been told by my SSM/SM that it might be a wise idea.
Argh, I'm just going to put my head in the sand altogether.
Apparently they had plenty of eft problems when they were installed, because they shut down and moved the main computer but didn't do settlements on the registers or something. and that made their WBS the worst one i've ever seen.
My CSM is gay and I think it's thanks to his crush on me that i've gotten so far with wollies, he fought for me to have a spot in cash office, the head cashier wanted me in there too but the SM didn't. I'm straight however.
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