Folding Is Not In Her Jeans

| Working | December 10, 2015

(I am on the same shift as a coworker who has recently been transferred to my department from another, due to customer complaints. We’ve been tasked with straightening the table of jeans for young girls and a relatively new supervisor is showing us how.)

Supervisor: “Has anyone taught either of you how we’re supposed to fold these?”

Me: “No, actually, despite being here a year, and [Coworker] has never needed to know.”

(She shows us how to fold them, which is almost exactly how I had been folding them, and leaves us to it. My [not very well-liked] coworker starts complaining about it while folding the jeans wrong, meaning I have to redo the jeans she’s folding.)

Coworker: “I don’t need her telling me how to fold jeans!”

Me: “Well, did you know that’s how we were supposed to fold them?”

Coworker: “No!”

Me: “Well, then I guess you needed to be taught how.”

Coworker: “This isn’t even my job! I was hired to work in shoes; this isn’t in my job description!”

Me: “Yeah, and you got moved to another department. And you signed a paper when you got hired agreeing that your job was whatever your managers tell you to do in relation to the store.”

Coworker: “Whatever! This isn’t what I was hired for!”

Me: “You were hired to work. Now, are you going to be able to do that without b****ing? Because if you’re just going to complain, I’d rather do this on my own.”

(She stormed off to stand by the registers rather than do any work. I reported her to the supervisor that told us to straighten the table, but nothing really happened. Three years after that and I had another job but she was still working there.)

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