Hearing Your Confusion Loud And Clear

, , , , , | Working | August 20, 2020

Both my mother and I have worked at this department store for many years, in different departments. Whenever I get new hires and have to teach them how to talk on the loudspeaker, I always tell them this.

Me: “As long as you don’t say what my mom said during her first shift on the overhead, you’ll be fine.”

New Hire: “What did she say?”

Me: “Keep in mind that her first day on the job was Black Friday. She needed to get a manager’s override and she said, on the loudspeaker for the entire store to hear, ‘Manager’s override needed at check stand… Where the h*** am I?’.”

That always seems to calm the new hires down, especially when they see that my mom is still there and doing fine.

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