I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Night Watch Hell

Way back when the decision was made that all Department Managers would work a full week of OVERNIGHTS, I pointed out that my department was already in tip top shape.  I was told I was completely mistaken, that I didn't really know what I was talking about.  I was told "you have no idea of how much work is actually involved," by both the Store Manager and Assistant Manager whose last day was Friday.
Things have changed.  When I walked my department yesterday with the Assistant Manager I report to, he said, "my, your overheads are just about done.  In fact, we were talking about how there really isn't anything for you to do."  Which is what I told them a month and a half ago.  Insanity has now left the building.  When I first graduated from college, I worked nights as an auditor, going over numbers, making sure, accounting wise, everything was squeaky clean.  I hated it.  I'm a morning person, not a night person.  I do not enjoy the Night Watch.

As a result of this manager's leaving, I will not be forced in to working a full week (40 hours) of overnights.  I told them I'd work maybe 2 nights and then take vacation (I normally do take some vacation this time of the year because business is slow).  When I told one of my fellow Department Managers this she said, "well, you can come over to my department and help me."  To which I replied "no, I don't think so."  I didn't spend my days pro-actively getting my department into shape just so I could spend some Night Watch hours getting the sockets in Electrical in order.  I want to spend as little of my time as possible in Night Watch hell.

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