I’ve come to the conclusion that many people live without honor.
I come into work and constantly have to pick up after fellow employees and customers alike, from trash to equipment to products to slack. I don’t think I’ve ever worked a day in retail without coming in and having to clean up after grown ass adults because they decided to leave it for someone else.
And by witnessing this, day in and day out, for over a year and half, I have come to the conclusion that many people live without honor.
Now, this seems old-fashioned and frankly unnecessary, but I think it’s what’s creating this rift of people thinking group A is better than group b, that generation a is better than generation b, so on and so forth.
But it sucks having an honor code. It sucks have that ethic to come in and feel obligated to pick up that trash, to return that shopping cart to the proper areas, to take that box of cookies back to its home three aisles away from me. It sucks that I have to have that integrity and that honor and that ethic to get shit done and people will still look at me like I’m the one slacking at work.
That’s why I believe 90% of the people I work with have no honor, especially in the way they treat each other and their areas. And the customers are the worst. It doesn’t take that much energy to put something back. It’s not like we’re going to yell at you for putting a bag of chip back. We may have to check if the meat you’re putting back is cold enough, but that’s just for the safety of everyone.
But you would not believe the shit I have seen people leave on the shelves, or squirrel away behind other products because they decided to have a sample. I have found yogurt, probably 3 days old that no other employee picked up because they didn’t feel like it. I did because it’s what you’re supposed to do. I once found, in a cart of products to be returned to the shelves, rotting tripe. Yep, tripe. It had been sitting in the backroom in my bins for a week and I finally was able to get the cart unburied from the other pallets and carts people continuously leave in my area instead of putting them back in the right places.
For all the safety standards and OSHA regulations and health codes, the people I work with are lazy, horrible people and the people who shop here are lazy, rude, inconsiderate, and overly-entitled.