I was bagging a customer's items, and I asked if she wanted the frozen foods doubled bag. I thought it would be nice to ask, incase if she wanted them, as I always ask to customers with meats and frozen items. My boss was there helping me bag. (The day was so busy, it was ridiculous.) The customer said yes. So after she leaves, my boss comes up behind me, lays her hand on my shoulder, and says "Honey, you NEVER ask if they want it double bagged. ONLY double bag on THEIR command." What.. The.. So, I'm not allowed to have good manners? Sure, the signs say, "Double bag ONLY on customer's request." but the signs also say, "Smile and be friendly to our customers. They are the ONLY reason we are here." I find it.. a bit.. contradicting if you see it in my view. But I'm not aguring with rules. I'm just happy I have a brain, and I won't be working there for the rest of my life. :P
So.. I had to work 1-9:30 today, tomorrow 3:30-11:30, and Saturday 10:30-7. And I bet you eleven bucks and seventy-three cents that I work Sunday, for a full 8 hour shift and a lunch.
Anyways, it was near my time to leave, and none of the managers said anything to me. I turned off my light, and the store was like Chicago's streets. After a few customers, I went up to one of my managers and said "I get off in a few minutes. What do you want me to do.. with the line.. It's kind of rude to tell them I'm closed.." All she did was place her hands in her face. I knew she had a hard day, also, being a manager and all.. So.. after another customer, I went up to another manager..
"What do you want me to do about the customers that have been waiting in my line for a while? Should I just work overtime?"
"You can't work overtime."
"All these customers would give me another half hour.."
"Just tell them you're closed and clock out when you can.."
So.. I told my customers that I was closed. One of the people there was like "Oh  no. [continuous cursing at me]" And they all flocked away. So, I clock out at overtime. Therefore, they're going to yell at me tomorrow, but it isn't my fault that it's Chicago in Kroger. After that, I walked into the store to purchase a half gallon of milk for 90 cents (includes employee discount, 10%). The woman I passed, the one who cursed at me, loudly said to her friends, "That's the [edit/ I respect this community] who wanted to get out  early." Knowing myself, I would rat her out.. But, since I've been working on my attitude, I turned and said, "It really isn't my fault that my managers were yelling at me that I can't work overtime." She looked quite dumbfounded at me.
Overall, I just really can't believe the rudeness, ignorance, and stupid little rules annex the world.
Bet tomorrow will be worse. I guess I should get use to the real world. Full of this.. stuff. :/