We’ve Got A Backorder On Listening Skills

, , , | Working | April 24, 2020

(I’ve been at my current job for about six months now, and overall, I get along with everyone here — BIG switch from my last place — and we all put forth our top effort. Unfortunately, some listening skills need work.)

Coworker: “Wait, how do I do this?”

Me: “Do what?”

Coworker: “I know [Manager] said we have to go into the order manager but I don’t know what from there.”

Me: “Oh, pulling up the backorders? You go into the order manager and click ‘backorders.’”

Coworker: “She said we had to do something, but I just don’t remember what.”

Me: “You click the big ‘backorders’ button.”

Coworker: “It doesn’t make sense; I just can’t find—”


Coworker: *doing a double-take like she just realized I was there* “Yeah?!”

Me: “Open order manager. Look at the row of great big buttons on top. Click the one that says, ‘backorders.’”

Coworker:Oh! Right, duh!”

(I think she ended up seated next to me cause I have the highest patience quotient among our team.)

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