Last evenings installment:
I show up at my scheduled time. All 6 of the current employees in the Dept. are there. 30 minutes into the shift Mr. Senior Co-worker bitches about bing there. Dept. Manager tells him (sarcasticlly) that if he doesn't want to be there he should clock out and go home. Co-worker clocks out and leaves. Dept. Manager is dumbfounded. I go about doing my job. I find out afterwards that senior co-worker has been there for 3 months. This will be his 21st "sick day" used. He probably won't be coming back - whether he wants to or not.
2 hours into shift I take a 15 minute break. Dept. Manager finds me and asks me to pop into his office. He tells me that "as of now" I am "in training" to be his replacement. I ask the usual questions about what that means, what the job entails, etc.. He tells me. Then he drops the bomb and tells me that he just gave his notice to the store manager...
I finish mny shift, say good bye to the 2 college kids who finished out their last night and came home.
Oh, this department uses quite a bit of heavy equipment (i.e. commercial trucks, forklifts, etc...). The other remaining co-worker isn't qualified to operate them and refuses to learn how claiming medical reasons (however, I have it on fairly good authority that he lost his State driver's license due to one-to-many DUIs and a driver's license is required to be able to get licensed to operate the equipment... Why was this guy hired if he can't do the job? I know they asked for a copy of my license and they supposedly checked with the state to make sure my driving record was clean. ).
I'm not on schedule for teh next 3 days. I think I'll drink heavily... *sigh*