1 year ago
I’ve been trying to be less of a negative, hateful person. It’s not working.
Not for lack of trying.
For instance, I was at work this past week. My home location, one of nine in the area where I may work on any given day. I just so happened to be gone from this one for 3 weeks (vacation, covering others’ shifts), so things weren’t to my liking, let’s say.
I’m pretty particular. If my colleagues don’t set me up well, I tend to get upset. If the managers don’t order enough product and it ends up making me stay late, I get upset. They already know that. However, I think I crossed a line.
There were two bakers the night before and things weren’t set up right. I get that this is the busy season, but when I’m at a high-volume store and I’m with another baker, we do fine. This wasn’t fine.
Instead of being decent and confronting the senior of the two bakers that worked the previous night (as I’ve been trying to do; we have bad professional history—namely I’ve text-yelled at her for doing the same things as happened this particular night) I wrote paragraphs in the logbook naming her (which is kind of an unspoken no-no) and slamming the manager(s) for not ordering a specific item (again).
The kicker is when I started to confront the other baker, I backed off and told myself “Nope…don’t do it. You’re mad and it won’t solve anything.”
Didn’t work. I ended up spilling in the logbook and I think the store managers complained to my manager. Oops.
Thankfully, I apparently wasn’t the only one to blow up in the past few weeks, so my manager decided it would be better to make a stern blanket statement at the last meeting rather than chew me out. It got the point across, however what will I do next time the heat is on?