So Kyle got his first job Monday. He was bored to tears sitting home during the lockdown and decided it would be in his best interests to take a dip into the shimmering pool of capitalism. He applied for a job at our nearest supermarket at the deli counter.
I am specifically not mentioning the supermarket chain because at least two people there are despicable halfway-humans.
Kyle worked about six hours the first day. One of the guys in the deli section trained him for a few hours to get him used to the machines, slicers, and dealing with customers. It seemed everyone there was nice and helpful, at least during the first day.
Yesterday was his second day, and when he walked into the supermarket at 8am – which is entirely too early for Kyle – there was an older woman at the deli. The trainer from the previous day was too busy to help Kyle. Anyway, as the day went by, the woman refused to help him, and worse, berated and yelled at him for asking questions. Remember, it was Kyle’s second day…
Eventually Kyle got his break and sent a text to Mrs. Earp, telling her what had been happening. Mrs. Earp asked Kyle to finish the shift, and decide what you want to do after that. Kyle agreed – he’s not the type of person to fly off the handle and walk off the job – so he decided to tough it out.
Kyle came home around 1-2pm, a few hours short of his shift. Mrs. Earp asked him what happened, and he said the woman was badmouthing Kyle to the manager, and instead of supporting Kyle, the manager agreed with this bitch. After hearing this, Kyle walked out of the break room dropped off his hat and apron, walked past these terrible halfway-humans, and quit.
Imagine if something like this happened in a professional situation. Imagine if Diego the Idiot Detective walked into my division, had no clue what to do, and we all just let him hanging in the wind? It would not only be unfair to Diego, but unfair to the corporation at large.
Kyle is not a troublemaker, and he doesn’t seek out fights, so I cannot fathom what he could have possibly done to make this sub-woman irate. Either way, the supermarket lost a hard worker, and they definitely lost customers. I will make it my mission to tell everyone I know to stay far away from this place. If that’s how they treat new employees, imagine how they treat customers.
Sorry, but this sort of thing drives me crazy.