Monday, December 13, 2010

Sometimes The Little Guys Win (Part Two)

As a follow up to my last post the mall officially (and begrudgingly) closed at 6:00 pm Saturday night. From what I understand that by 5:30 pm there were only a handful of stores still open anyway. No word as of yet if we'll be fined for starting the mass exodus ourselves.

As far as the fines goes, based on the comments in the previous post, most malls have in their contracts with stores that fines can be imposed for opening late, closing early, not opening at all, etc. They can range from $100 to $2000 from what I understand. The boss informed me yesterday our contract calls for a fine of $200 if we're actually in violation of the rules. I doubt anyone will be fined for this latest incident though.

I was expecting to see the mall manager yesterday and he never showed up. We were told he was pretty upset with us though. I'm sure we'll see him today, or rather the boss will since I don't go in until 2:00 pm today.

I have a feeling he has something else to be upset over with me as well. I had a run-in with his mall marketing manager last Friday and basically told her to get fucked, without actually uttering that word. That stupid bitch still doesn't realize I don't work for her apparently. I'll probably post the details tomorrow on that incident because I have a feeling it isn't over with completely just yet.

Tomorrow is my last day off before Christmas. The hours are getting too long to work open to close shifts to give each other a day off. (Well, for the boss anyway. He has a child in daycare as he and his wife both work and it doesn't work out well for them.) We're open from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm the next two days, then it's going to be 7:00 am to 11:00 pm through the 23rd. The boss does his open to close shift tomorrow and I do mine on Wednesday. The 24th the hours are 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The day after Christmas the hours are long as well, but I don't think as long as what we're currently doing. I haven't looked that far ahead. All I know is two weeks from today it's back to normal hours and I'm looking forward to that.

And that's today's mundane post for you, if you've gotten this far without falling asleep anyway.

11 comments:

Miss Melicious said...

ah..the Christmas rush. It'll all be back to normal in a few more weeks. :)

Another Day of Crazy said...

Good luck surviving the rest of the season... a few more weeks is all.

Dazee Dreamer said...

you are still my hero's for doing that. rat bastards

ChiTown Girl said...

I'm almost feel guilty that you'll be working like a dog during the weeks that I'LL be on vacation. Yeah...on second thought...not so much... ;-)

Can't wait to hear some great crazy shopper stories.

Smart Ass Sara said...

Wow- I am surprised that guy didn't march into the store yesterday. Well... maybe he was snowed in? :)

Gail said...

There is just something about handling retail that sucks the life outta me.

darev2005 said...

S'okay, boss. I needed a short nap anyway. (grin) Stick to yer guns!

Sparkling Red said...

If the fine is $200 for the safety of two good people, it's well worth it. Not that there should be a fine under those circumstances. Exceptions should obviously be made for emergency conditions!

Jane said...

I admire you for working in retail! Any news from the worthless coworker??

Jane

mr.hackzy said...

good luck

Mrs Midnite said...

Why on earth do your opening hours need to be so long. Apart from the odd 24 hour supermarkets I'm sure we only have late nights to 9pm and no early opening coming up to Christmas.