As you have noticed, I have been missing for some time. The simple response is that I have genuinely been too tired and stressed to type.
Since the beginning of the year I have been working as a sales assistant at brand name outlet store. My job is pure irony since I have the fashion sense of a seventy year old man with piss stained trousers. Anyways, I have been coping and doing surprisingly well with sales. I have genuinely surprised myself with how well I do with sales since I have social anxiety and I am extremely shy.
Anyways, about a month ago we received around two store loads worth of stock. Head office wanted to stock on the floor as soon as possible so we had to rush on checking these items, placing security tags on these items, barcoding these items and then merchandising them, while still trying to reach daily targets. Since we were rushing with all this stock, we stopped doing our daily duty of counting all the stock in the store daily. While all of this happening head office was also constanly adding and removing stock off of the system. After two weeks of sorting out the stock and me constantly panicking about there being no counts, we finally counted the store. We discovered that there was a massive loss of stock.
Head office then begun to accuse us of stealing the stock and were wanting out arses fired. As a team we stood our ground and declared we were innocent of theft. Head office the declared that we had to pay for the missing stock or get fired. We still stood our ground because if we paid, we would be admitting guilt even though we were innocent. Eventually we received notices of a disciplinary hearing.
Two days later after receiving the notices, an actual theft occurred in our store. A women manged to steal 20 items. While this was happening, I was checking stock because head office wanted to know what exact items were missing from our store while my colleage was supposed to watch the customer since she greeted them and they were her sale. She was instead sitting behind the till and stuffing her fat face while flirting with some guy.
I managed to survive the hearing since I am merely a sales assistant and not a keyholder like my two colleagues, so I was not responsible for the counts. I did receive a written warning though for not reporting the lack of counts to management, which I couldn’t disagree with. My colleagues received final warnings.
Right after I signed my warning, I received another notice for another disciplinary hearing, this hearing was for the theft. At this stage, I just wanted to resign since I was being held accountable for something I was not responsible for.
Today, that hearing took place and I managed to survive it. I stood my ground and I stated my case calmly and logically. Now I have to just wait for the results.
On top of all this work stress my home life has been pretty much crap too. I don’t want to go into detail at the moment since it will lengthen this already lengthy post even more. I also just don’t want to be bitchy the whole time and would rather spread my moaning instead of compiling into one self-pitying mess of a post.
So don’t worry. I am not dead… yet…