Should Have Switched To Geico

, , , , | Working | March 11, 2020

(At my job, everyone who works there is in either college or high school, so the oldest coworker is under 25. We also do not have a manager, so the store is run essentially by a bunch of teenagers. I am in high school, as well as another of my coworkers who is CONSTANTLY calling me to cover his shifts, sometimes three or four times a week, as there is not a manager to go through when we need to switch shifts. One time, he needed me to cover because an hour before, he remembered he had court on a Saturday — which isn’t a thing in my state — but there is another instance that takes the take for weird reasons.)

Coworker #1: “Hey, are you free to possibly go in tonight? I could trade a shift with you.”

Me: “No, sorry, I have to pick out my senior pictures tonight.”

(He tries arguing saying that the pictures should only take a few minutes. After a few more texts, I think he has given up, but then, a couple of hours later, he says:)

Coworker #1: “Can you come in for a couple hours?”

Me: *frustrated that he can’t take no for an answer* “Why do you need the time off so bad?”

Coworker #1: “I forgot I had a college meeting tonight, and if I don’t go I don’t get admitted, and it’s the only college that has my major.”

Me: “How did you just realize this today?”

Coworker #1: “My parents and teachers just told me yesterday.”

Me: *knowing it’s probably another excuse to go ditch work* “Ask [Coworker #2].”

([Coworker #2] is his best friend who is an adult and lives on his own.)

Coworker #1: “I did. He was supposed to have it covered but now he’s getting a lizard tonight so he can’t.”

Me: “So… [Coworker #2] is sacrificing your future to get a lizard?”

Coworker #1: “Yeah, pretty much.”

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