PDA

View Full Version : "What new policy?"


Marmalady
02-18-2015, 01:20 PM
This was told to me by a friend who still works at the place where I used to.

Since I left, a manager has returned who used to work there before. We'll call her P. Very abrupt, abrasive, cold. Also apparently coated in Teflon, as there have been several customer complaints about her manner but they seem to have simply slid off her back.

Anyway, last week P pinned a notice up in the break room next to the big holiday planner chart. This notice stated that Head Office were introducing new rules regarding booking leave. Time off during school holidays would now be limited, no bank holidays could be taken off, and New Years Eve, instead of being an early finish, would now be worked from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This of course was most unwelcome news, and there was great resentment among the peons... One of whom, instead of just grumbling, phoned Head Office to complain about the new policy regarding holidays.

'What new policy?' asked the Head Office bod.

It was nothing to do with them. It was all something that P had cooked up herself, and what's more, got the store manager to sign his name to as well.

The upshot of it all was that Head Office were most unamused and sent someone down to have a meeting with the staff, and P had to sit there with a face like a plateful of mortal sins while the HO bod proved she'd been lying. :lol:

Crossbow
02-18-2015, 02:11 PM
Sweet! Karmic bitchslaps don't happen that often, but when they do, they're SO satisfying.





Then again, I'm a horrible person. :D

Jay 2K Winger
02-18-2015, 06:20 PM
Excellent serving of PWNADE(TM)!

MoonCat
02-18-2015, 11:59 PM
a face like a plateful of mortal sins

This is the most epic descriptive phrase I have ever read!

Also, HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I love it when assholes get their comeuppance.

Gilhelmi
02-19-2015, 09:37 AM
Sweet! Karmic bitchslaps don't happen that often, but when they do, they're SO satisfying.





Then again, I'm a horrible nice person. :D

There we go, fixed that typo.:D

Karma is true neutral. It can reward us, it can punish us (in this life or the next), but eventually, it will always catch up to us. :angel:

(Interesting side note: The concept of Karma can be found in most religions and belief structures around the world. From Christian to Buddhism to Islam to some Native American traditions. Almost to the point of being universal. Wording and who/what causes it varies, but the general concept is always the same.)

taxguykarl
02-19-2015, 03:19 PM
Is P still there? Or at least not in charge of anyone?:devil:

Marmalady
02-19-2015, 08:27 PM
I don't know any more than that, at the moment - I always had the impression, when I was there, that everyone else (even those above her) were scared of her. However, we all know that Head Offices do not take kindly to being embarrassed, and that can often be the trigger for dismissal / demotion when all the complaints and grievances in the world from customers and staff won't do it.

This is the most epic descriptive phrase I have ever read!

You're welcome! It's actually an old saying of my dad's (who got it from his dad).

Evannah
02-21-2015, 11:48 AM
Wow, that's low! I can't believe she'd do something like that (well... I can... unfortunately). If she'd managed to pull it off you can bet that this new policy would apply to everyone but her! And she sounds like the sort of woman who'd rub it in your faces by having holidays and leaving early on NYE.

I just DESPISE people like this. Always makes me happy to watch them fall from grace.

Irving Patrick Freleigh
02-21-2015, 01:43 PM
Sad thing is in many workplaces, the employees would've just grumbled about the new "policy" and nothing more. They would've accepted it as the way things are now.

Crappy job market = manna from heaven for crappy bosses

registerrodeo
02-22-2015, 01:47 AM
Sounds like Suck who refused to approve anyones vacation time this past summer because 'they were sooo short handed". Finally, in one of our daily FYI meetings, one of the more outspoken members of that dept, when we were all asked by ED if we had any concerns or needs, asked "when will we get some new employees so we can get vacation time?" Suck looked like she had just sucked 10 lemons, ED looked confused, and the rest of us started smirking because we knew Suck was had. Surprisingly, with some slight re arranging, everyone got their vacations in right after that meeting.

Marmalady
02-22-2015, 08:29 AM
If she'd managed to pull it off you can bet that this new policy would apply to everyone but her!

I wouldn't have been at all surprised, Evannah. When I was there, staff weren't allowed to make any purchases while on the clock; you could buy things in your lunch hour (for which you had to clock out) but not during your 15 minute tea break (for which you remained clocked in). P would regularly buy things during her shift, I heard her say once 'Got to have some perks' - nobody else would have dared.

SimonF12009
02-22-2015, 05:14 PM
I wouldn't have been at all surprised, Evannah. When I was there, staff weren't allowed to make any purchases while on the clock; you could buy things in your lunch hour (for which you had to clock out) but not during your 15 minute tea break (for which you remained clocked in). P would regularly buy things during her shift, I heard her say once 'Got to have some perks' - nobody else would have dared.

Sounds like one of the managers at my store. No-one is allowed to buy something and then keep it in the back until their shift finishes, EXCEPT, according to him, one of our senior managers who bought a TV when it was on sale and then left it in the tech area for a week :rolleyes:

rose_metal_nz
02-22-2015, 10:47 PM
When I was there, staff weren't allowed to make any purchases while on the clock; you could buy things in your lunch hour (for which you had to clock out) but not during your 15 minute tea break (for which you remained clocked in). P would regularly buy things during her shift, I heard her say once 'Got to have some perks' - nobody else would have dared.

:rant: :mad: man this makes me angry.

notalwaysright
02-23-2015, 01:09 AM
It was all something that P had cooked up herself, and what's more, got the store manager to sign his name to as well.


We're having some issues with policy at my work, too. I guess I don't care enough to call corporate about it, and even if I did I'm sure they would back the manager and I'd be in trouble. Thing is, I have no idea if some things are real policies or not, it's mostly the way in which they are presented. As usual, attitude is everything.

It's all suddenly, "you can't do this EVER, you'll be written up, and don't think you can do it while I'm not here because the cameras see you!" Like we're all just lazy, stupid, and purposely trying to piss her off.