Oh The Joys Of Retail

So today, I had work from 9-2 PM, well at least that was the plan. While waiting for my manager to arrive I was listening to the mall music and watching the early morning mall walkers get their daily exercises; shortly after we finally made it inside the retail store I work in. After doing my daily morning duties, I was prepared to go to the bank like usual to drop the deposit with my manager, but that was shortly thwarted because the terminix man showed up. Yesterday, we had some ants come and visit, (and apparently another manager knew about these creatures but never informed anyone else), but that is neither here nor there at this point. So with the help of the terminix man the ants were gone and my manager and I were prepared to open the doors. My manager informs me she couldn’t send our District Manager any emails because the computer systems were down. So I figured they would reboot themselves or just up and work upon us opening the doors for business. Usually with the bad weather our computers end up not working anyway, and because construction is going on at the mall I figured that played a factor too. I grab our walkies, turn on the music, and slide a key around my wrist with the intentions of greeting customers and having a great day. But then, more unfortunate news occurred.

As customers start to arrive I notice that our phones are still down and our computers are not letting customers swipe their cards. So now my manager and I must hold all the items the customers want to purchase and inform them once our systems are back up and running that we will give them a call to come back and purchase their merchandise. Luckily, cash was being accepted, but now a days just about everyone carries plastic. So after about an hour, our systems were finally up and running. My manager wasn’t stressed out and I was able to assist and ring customers purchases. Besides making customers happy, you know what the best part about my day was? I was able to go home early. There were enough people coming into work, and because the first hour of our segment was a flop there was no need to keep me. Although today was annoying but out of my and my managers hands I was able to have a good day, make it home safe because it had stopped raining, and write my first blog.

So what do you think?

6 thoughts on “Oh The Joys Of Retail

  1. Finally found the dates lol it’s funny to watch your growth in just reading your blogs from 2015 to now. Your writing went from a my-day-today thing to lessons-I’ve-learned type of thing that still give us a peak into your head and life just on a bigger scale and with more things that will be just what your reader was looking for. Like for me, reading you blog had me like…ok im sick but let me get back ok track too lol and commenting had me like…hey i needed that…so keep it up love! Cant wait to see what else 2018 brings you!

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    1. Keira! Thanks so much for the support and your feedback. You have inspired me to write more, and me trying to do the things I have planned this year for my writing. Thank you for your kind words. Feel better, and sometimes we need to take a day to rest, so don’t feel like you have to write even if you don’t feel good, take a day girl! I am excited for 2018 too! I am trying to use my blog more efficiently and it will help me become a better writer too.

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