Being new - a lame excuse?

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
April 28, 2013 2:59pm CST
==============================================---I have been at my part time job for about 2.5 months now. The other lady whas been there at least last July (so almost a year). I can see when say I don't know something to call him, as I am new. Whereas the other lady isn't. The other day I went in and she was so slow, she is in her 40's I would say. But she doesn't know a lot of things with the job. She has even asked me, the odd thing I might want to know or say I don't know the proedure. But even customers have said boy is she slow, or she new (meanwhile she has been there about 9 months now). She never run in a $90 kennel for a guy, yes he walked out of the store with it. He came back noticed that and paid for it. Well on Saturday, this guy came back to exchange the kennel as he got 2 dogs not 1 like he had planned. Well he was so confusing it wasn't even funny, now if he had just said I want to exchange this leash, adn kennel that would be fine, but he went on to tell me this whole store of how she didn't chage him. So here I was confused and called my boss, well he came in fixed it, and explained it to me (again if he had said I paid for it in the end but want to exchange it), but my boss said well I was new (which yes is understandable as I didnt understand what he was talking about, but that the other lady is new.
3 responses
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
28 Apr 13
Cant the boss get people like you that seems to know that field? Id be looking for someone to replace her real fast. How is your sunday?
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
29 Apr 13
There isn't many people, he wants adults who can open and close the store, and reliable. Honestly, as he has said most younger adults arn't even those my age, expect myself and my friend. I scooped a coupple yards yesterday, relaxed. Today looks like rain, I went and volunteered, worked, and now relaxing online. Hopeing the rain holds off, untilt eh dog walk this afternoon or else it's cancelled.
• Mexico
29 Apr 13
Good deal, have a super week there. kinda cold here today.. nO rains. :(
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
29 Apr 13
Okay I have a few things to say. 1. I think the guy wanted to kind of "tattle" on the woman for not ringing it up. Maybe not so much tattle, but let you know that it happened. That he was long winded about it - and confusing - sucks but well I guess he really should've mentioned it anyway. 2. So your boss told the man that even she was new? I can understand but at the same time maybe the boss needs to think about talking to her. I think that when anyone gets a job somewhere they need to try to learn the tools of the trade fairly quickly and ask as many questions as it takes for them to fully understand all policies. I think I'm pretty well versed in everything but i'll admit I still ask sometimes - either because different people means different ways of doing things - or because policies change. This lady needs to do something so that she can remember all involved in say exchanges and returns.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
29 Apr 13
That's what I said after I relaized what he was talking about. He didn't need to tell me the entire story, and not finish it. I thought the whole purpose of telling me it is that he didn't pay for it and he wants to exchange it. Yes, he tells everyone she is new, and basically reasoning behind mistakes. Yes, we all do mistakes, but she doesn't catch onto anything, she has called me at home to ask me things.
@alberello (4756)
• Italy
28 Apr 13
Well, in the field of work to be honest I have very little experience. This is because I have been unemployed for 10 years, and I have few prospects of finding a job in the immediate future. However, if I remember correctly, even when I was starting to work and as a result I was the "newcomer", the others seemed all over me. With the passage of time instead could familiarize with colleagues, and also with the job. You expect a bit of time and you'll see better able to manage your work. This is my vision.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
28 Apr 13
I can see being the newcommer at first, but after 9 months of being at the job? Still not knowing the routine?.