[Image Description: Background is several triangles in a circle like a pie alternating from true red, scarlet and black. A robin is sitting on his perch looking to the right.
Top Text: “Register light isn’t on because you’re back-up.”
Bottom Text: “Person who wasn’t in line yells at you”]
This needs a bit of explaining.
Saturday, I was both on stock and back-up for register. Depending on the number of people in line, we aren’t required to turn our lights on. If it’s more than 4-5 people in one line, we have to turn ours on.
My co-worker called me up to ring and there were about 3 people in her line. Because I’m back-up, I didn’t have to turn my light on, I just call over the next person in line.
Well, when I called over someone who I ended up having to have someone do a price check for, this woman comes up to me and is all kinds of angry because my light wasn’t on and she was waiting forever in line?
What’s wrong with this picture?
She wasn’t in line.
She was standing to the side, by our floral arrangements, in neither mine or my co-worker’s line. I politely told her that I wasn’t aware she was in line and agreed to ring her up right after I finished up.
She was nothing but bitchy throughout the entire transaction, so to please her ass, I turned on the damn light, nearly gave her a death glare and did her return which took hardly a minute.
I quickly turned it back off because I was going back to stock, and she snapped saying ‘look, now your light’s off again’.
I gave her the receipt and just walked away, already not in the mood to deal with her.
My co-worker told me she bitched about me not having a light on the entire time she WASN’T EVEN IN LINE JUST UGH. Even my co-worker explained how back-ups don’t have their light on unless there’s a ton of people and just blaaaaaaarg.
I’m sure some of you will say it’s my fault for not having it on, but believe me, we actually have a thing where they don’t want us to have our light on if we’re back-ups, unless it’s a crowd.
Weird, I know.
I never turn my light on if I’m back-up. I do not want people joining my line when the other register is open and the crowd is gone. I hate when people complain that the light wasn’t on, that’s because I’m not actually open for a line like the main register is.