Day 201 – 2nd August 2018 – Darwin

My shifts are generally 10.30 to 2.30pm, yes it’s a hard life up here :)  I have to say that I love the short work days as I can still get done what I need to before and after work.  The time at work just flies too.  So definitely enjoying that aspect.  I worked 8am to 1pm yesterday due to learning the role with Rory and the stocktake, but generally I do 10.30 to 2.30pm.  As I am not on the printed roster yet, I checked with my manager before leaving the store yesterday if he wanted me in today and what time.  We agreed on the usual 10.30 to 2.30pm shift and off I went.  So I got ready this morning and headed into work and on the way in I got a call from Woolies asking if I was coming in today?  Whaaaaaat?  I explained that I spoke with my Manager yesterday and was asked to come in at 10.30, but she said they were expecting me for 9am to 1pm, unfortunately no-one had given me this info.  There was no stress and no-one was upset which is good.  Just a miscommunication.

Today I learnt about the ‘Plan-O-Grams’ which are a fairly involved process from start to finish.  They can range from short 15 minute changes to many hours worth of changes, depending on whether there is structural shelf changes required, stripping of shelf facing and ticket reprints.  Moving all the stock around while people are shopping around you is interesting too.  And stopping to help people find items in the shop is another time challenge to face.  All in all it was a very busy day and I was asked to stay back for another hour to try and help to get the work load finished.  I did enjoy it but there is a lot to learn in a couple of weeks before flying solo when Rory is on leave and Christina moved over to the bakery.  I hope I am up for the challenge, I will give it a good go.

6 thoughts on “Day 201 – 2nd August 2018 – Darwin”

  1. You can only do what you can. Dont stress- you’re in the wrong Territory for that! Amazing to think you’ve been there a couple of weeks and you’re already filling in for staff that have been there 10 years! Says a lot about you :) xxx

    1. Ha ha so true! I need to be more like the Territorians in that regard.
      And a good point, we can only do the best we can so will just give it a go and keep my fingers crossed :) xxx

    1. Hahahahaha you crack me up Stan. Actually I haven’t graduated to the Checkout yet, I am in the longlife/grocery section. I just run to get the price checks and clean up the spills :) I might get confused if they let me on the PA as I have been using the UHF radios for so long I might ask if they copy and sign off ‘over and out’ :)

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