Job # 2 (a.k.a, the part time job) and I are not going to part ways on good terms. Well, at least I won’t part ways with one person in particular. Why?
Because he’s a douche. A complete and utter douche. I mean, douche bag of the highest order. He will throw you under the bus, but he obviously can do no wrong. Because he’s so great like that.
But pretty much the opposite.
We shall call him “K”. He started at job #2 just before Thanksgiving and he was hired as the front lead. Basically, he has manager duties without being my actual manager. Oddly enough, he’s a former Marine.
Since he’s worked there, I’ve only had a handful of conversations with him. One, because, I’m not there all the time, thanks to my full time job, and two, because he really does nothing. Literally. You won’t see him for hours because he’s bromancing the new AP guy. When we need his actual help, it’s a total chore for him to do his actual job. And he grumbles about this.
I know, being paid and you have to actually do something to earn it? Pfft, how dare they.
Now up until last Wednesday, I had a spotless record on the job. I messed up, fine. I get it, I know what I did wrong. Tell me about it, we both move on. It’s not going to happen again.
Well, apparently, it was just the last straw with “K” (I honestly don’t know when the first straw happened, maybe because I consider my full time job a priority over job #2?), and he told one of my co-workers (who can’t stand him, but none of us actually like him, not even our manager) with a gleam in his eyes that he was going to write me up because of my mistake.
Which I find extremely funny, because he’s constantly doing things he shouldn’t but it’s okay. It’s completely within his rights to do returns on products we are not allowed to return and give customers their money back for (like software). And its completely legal to change your timesheet and take 3-hour lunches.
Oh, wait. That’s completely illegal and he would get fired on the spot if (and when) he gets caught.
But, of course, my one mistake is so much worse. Thinking I saw the item in the case while a line 10 people long is forming behind the customer I’m doing an exchange for and you walk right by and don’t give a damn…….. Yeah, that’s so much worse.
This leads to my biggest issue with him. His effing integrity. He has none. It’s nonexistent. I honestly don’t even think he understands what it means. And the fact that he was a Marine makes me ashamed he was ever in my military.
The definition of integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
Integrity is one of the first things that gets drilled into every service member the minute they enter boot camp. It’s the one lesson I take a lot of pride in. I may not be a perfect person, but I’m big on integrity. Especially if you’re telling the world in the loudest voice ever you were a Marine.
So back to toolbag and his non-existent honesty. A few days after the BS that happened with me, he got into it with our manager because he was trying to do a return on 55″ TV that the customer said was cracked in shipping (strangely enough, this customer was his roommate), which it wasn’t. My co-workers ended up doing the return, but it was missing screws (we charge if certain items are missing, like screws, remotes, and stands). “K” basically ended up screaming at my co-worker who was checking the TV and insisted that he checked the TV himself and she must have lost it.
Cut to yesterday. They closed out the return on Sunday (when the TV fiasco happened), which means, if we close out the return and deduct money for missing items, you can’t come back a day later with the missing items and get your money back. If you want all your money, bring all your shit. So “K’s” roommate came back as I was getting off work with the missing screws. The roommate throws a hissyfit with our manager equal to my daughter’s when she was 2, while “K” watched with a gleeful smirk on his face.
Okay, the last part had little to do with what happened with me, but I feel our manager is finally realizing what a douchebag he hired and I’m really hoping he’s a keeping a careful eye on “K”. Our manager’s not stupid and he has eyes like a freakin’ hawk (seriously, he can spot me chewing gum from the TV section of the store), and I’m really hoping “K’s” on his radar.
And when everything bites him in the ass, which I know will happen because I am a true believer in dharma.
You can only get away with so much before you’re shadiness finds you and catches up.