Saturday, November 24, 2007

Strange things are afoot at the Circle K

Ok, it's really the Chevron, but I just had to use that quote.

I found out today that there's gonna be a few changes around the Chevron. About a year ago the owner decided that he needed to let his offspring become more involved in the business, and for some reason they earmarked Mindy for destruction. (Mindy manages the one I work at). While Mindy was on maternity leave earlier this year, the son took over our store and nearly drove all of us employees out. He's 22 and knows all, and instead of sitting back and learning from the well oiled machine that Mindy had organized, he decided to mark his territory. Fortunately we knew that this was only temporary, and lo and behold, when Mindy came back everything went back to normal. As far as we could see at least. Not so much for her. The offspring continue to nitpick and go out of their way to make things hard for her, enough that when Mindy got an offer to become the General Manager for another company with 9 stores, she decided to go. So Mindy gave her 2 weeks notice this week, and will be moving back up to Idaho in december. Amy, the assistant manager gave her notice too. So did the graveyard crew, at least half the swing shift crew and the entire day crew. We all know what life there would be like with the offspring running it, and we all think unemployment is better. I'd pretty much quit anyway, I've only been helping out for the last week because they had 2 full time people quit at the same time. I'm gonna help out for these last two weeks and then I'm done, finito, kaput. It'll be weird going in there for gas and not recognizing anyone that I'm willing to talk to, but what the heck. Was that way before I worked there. Anyways, stay tuned here for updates on the antics of "The Chillin' takes over the Chevron"........

3 comments:

A Paperback Writer said...

You'd think even a 22-year-old would get a clue when most of the employees quit because of him.
Of course, when I was 20, I knew everything, too. That's why I got married at 20. And you know the rest of that story.
I think Tolkien had it right. Hobbits come of age at 33. Before that, they're considered children.

Max said...

33 huh? Well, that would take a bite out of the bar business. And imagine having to take care of your kids until they are 33. Would that mean they would have to remain in school? Would we have public schools teaching all the way up to the 27th grade? The reprecussions are mind boggling.

A Paperback Writer said...

Maybe this would finally convince Utah families to have fewer than 12 kids.
But no, they'd still be off to college at 18; we wouldn't have to teach them.....