I posted about getting my managers keys a few weeks ago to get into the store as no keyholder was scheduled. This seemed to be taken negatively by a lot of people and I can understand why but I wanna clarify why I was happy about it!
We have three managers and two keyholders, so, in all, five people with keys. One of our managers was closing that day, one was opening (the store manager who gave me his keys) and the other was off. One of the keyholders was on holiday and the other was only doing a lunch cover(11-5) on this day and couldn’t come in any earlier. We open at 10 and I was meant to be in at 7 with another member of staff so we could get the delivery from the day before all out by the store opening (as well as other tasks).
Nothing major, so, like in previous times when a keyholder hasn’t been scheduled we could have changed to start at 10. My store manager could have also came in. Which he said he would have done if it was anyone else but me in at 7. He has done this before because of scheduling mistakes/sickness but must have just thought, screw it. There’s literally no point in hin subjecting himself to 3 hours more work when he doesn’t have to.
On the issue of pay I am, in fact, working towards a pay rise, however, not for a keyholder position as outwith the summer I’ll only be working evenings and weekends. Mostly for merchandising and communication. I’ll be getting the same rate as keyholders so if there needs to be a time (which I doubt) that I need to be in the store outta hours I sure don’t mind doing it.
My work is really great to me - I always receive recognition and great feedback. A few days ago I had to (well not had to but wanted to for my own peace of mind) stay behind for two hours to finish a task and the next day the closing manager let me leave an hour before close and said she’d still process my extra two hours and the hour she let me leave as a thank you.
I understand a lot of people have had ba experiences with managers fucking them about and being lazy but in all honesty my three managers are amazing and I feel very valued and respected at my place of work!
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