Employees That “Lose One’s Shirt” In The Workspace Never Make It To The Top-less

, , , , , , , | Working | November 5, 2018

I’ve been working at my store for almost a year and a half now. My store is one of three “sister brands” that all have locations within the mall. This means that we are all owned by the same “parent company,” and although we all stock different items, our inventory all comes in from the same warehouses. Because of this, every so often one store will accidentally receive an item of a sister store’s merchandise. The policy when this happens is to have an employee simply take the mistaken item over to whichever store it belongs to. The employees at that store are then responsible for entering the item into their inventory and selling it.

A few weeks after I first started working for my store, I was unpacking a shipment of new merchandise and came across a shirt belonging to [Sister Store]. Not yet knowing what to do with it, I alerted my manager, who said she would take care of it. So, I handed the shirt off to her and promptly got back to work, forgetting about it.

Fast forward to today, when my coworker stops me to point out a very familiar shirt hiding in the corner of the hold rack. I immediately recognize it as the same shirt that I unboxed over a year ago.

As it turns out, someone had taken it over to [Sister Store] and explained the mixup… but the employees there had refused to take it. I don’t know if they ever gave a reason why, but apparently they eventually sent our employee back to our store, still carrying the misplaced shirt. And it’s just been hanging out on our hold rack ever since, waiting for someone to figure out what to do with it.

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