You know what??? That's the most awesome answer ever. I love it. Thank you so much for that ☺️I guess I can add something of substance here, because last winter this came up for me a lot and I didn't have the right POV about it. I would get peeved about having too many cashier shifts, but worked them all the same. When I started giving those shifts away, I immediately got a talk from my boss who tried to set me straight.
Today I have a really solid cashier/drive-up kid I'm trying to help develop. They have open availability and it's their only job. After four months on the job, they're already getting the "I don't want to cashier" bug. Say they need hours, but turn down a lot of shifts. Well...the obvious conclusion here is that if the job is your living and not just a way to support school or retirement, don't turn down shifts very often.
If you're the "first call" for open shifts, and/or you're getting unusual cashier shifts tagged onto your schedule, that's a sign that your work is really appreciated and you're more likely somebody they want to develop. The more times you say "no" (during open availability hours) without a good reason, the further down you go in management's opinion and the less you will succeed.
lol don't you just LOVE that?yesterday I returned to the SD from closing registers elsewhere in the store. No lights were on. No cashiers to be found. One was on a break that I knew about. Where was the other one? No clue.
Put those cashier's in their place... don't allow them the freedoms they desperately beg for. Because really all they want to do is go run their mouths about how they feel. It pays to be humble, wise and flexible.It’s not a power trip. It is the TM staying in their lane because they don’t always see the whole picture. Sure there are no guests now but according to the grid, there are gonna be breaks and shift changes soon so maybe leaving your register because you are bored isn’t the best idea. If everyone just decided to do whatever they want in the name of “helping out”, then I am not being helped at all.
Case in point: yesterday I returned to the SD from closing registers elsewhere in the store. No lights were on. No cashiers to be found. One was on a break that I knew about. Where was the other one? No clue.