That is what I had today. I had a horrible day. This job is not what I thought it would be at all. I figured it would be super easy, and it actually is. Let me explain. I get there and the manager told me that today would be a training day for me and if I felt comfortable enough I would be on the register for a little bit. Well he hands me some folder and said this is the training manual so read it or you can just go through it while you are on the register in training mode.
I figured I would read it and then go over it with him and he would explain everything to me. Nope, not even close. I was basically left to figure everything out on my own. He told me to just grab some items from the store and play around with ringing them up. He said he did not know how I was supposed to sign off the register so I would have to ask someone how to since he has never had to sign off. Hmm okay. So I am standing at this register left completely alone trying to figure out what to do. I was so lost but since it is pretty easy I eventually figured it out.
Now everyone knows CVS has all these different deals and sales all the time and there are a ton of coupons out there. Tons of people take advantage of them, as they should. I have never shopped there and had no idea how all of that works. Nobody explained to me their policy with coupons or anything. They never explained the programs they have or anything. I was left to tr and figure it out on my own.
They had some girl working in the photo department that was also working the registers and I guess she was supposed to help me, again no one told me anything to do at all. I asked her some questions, which she apparently thought I should already know but seeing how no one trained me in any way shape or form I had no idea. She then told me to get on the register and ring up the customer, mind you right in from of the customer, so I could not just say I was not ready to yet.
I was basically on the register for 6 hours by myself with no help. I felt like a total idiot having no idea what I was doing and taking forever. I was sitting down in the break room and the asst. manager came and sat down and I asked her how long I was supposed to work today since the store manager never told me. She said she thought the manager only wanted me to work 4-5 hours. Well I was way past that time frame. I asked her if I should just clock out or whatever and she said if you can stay longer then stay if not then go. I had to ask how to sign out since I was never taught. I quickly got in my car and left.
I came home and cried like a big fat baby. Today made me feel like a complete idiot. I was so lost and confused and had no idea what was going on. The manager asked ME what time I was working tomorrow and I was thinking to myself shouldn't you be the one telling me when I am supposed to work?
I told Josh all of this and he said I should just quit. I really want to but I really want to bring in extra money. And by the way I am considered part time but he is going to schedule me 2 hours under what full time would be considered each week. Sounds like they are just trying to get out of having to give me benefits. Today started out good and now I just want to crawl in a hole....