My summer was spent learning something about myself. I am not cut out for management.
I love going to work and hanging out and chatting with the customers, doing visual displays and
OCD'ing the bottles of shower gel into perfectly straight rows.
Dealing with no-show co-workers, flooded stores at 3am, paperwork that disappeared into the Bermuda Triangle of the manager desk, payroll projection estimates.....I just popped another 5 grey hairs on my head as I was writing this.
I have given my notice to step down to my previous sales associate position and my replacement starts in 2 weeks. While I was on vacation, our assistant store manager gave two weeks notice and the other person who had a position equal to mine was fired.
I REALLY tried to give this girl the benefit of the doubt. She was the kind of person my sister and I call Pitiful Pearl. She was kind of clueless and very much over her head in the position.
I won't get into why she was hired in the first place.
It turns out she was also (allegedly) stealing from the store. She (allegedly) did a bunch of fraudulent returns USING MY REGISTER LOG-IN NUMBER!!!! We also suspected that she was (allegedly) stealing from the register funds at night after the drawers were counted.
I had reported her to Loss Prevention when the opening drawer funds were short after she counted them the previous night.
She underestimated the power of our Loss Prevention contact in the company. His little laptop has magical programs that can unearth info that we don't see on our back office computer.
So, now my boss had to hire 3 new managers. Miss Nay-Nay is gone, but if I ever see her on the street, I will rip that weave right off the top of her tiny little head.