A day in the life of a retail manager
6:00am :-Alarm clock goes off. Snooze button hit immediately, as the staying up until 1am working really didn’t seem a great idea.
6:05am:- Snooze button hit again! If I set my Alarm for the latest possible time I can still get a full 25 minutes more sleep if I don’t shave or iron my shirt.
6:30am:- The latest time I can get up and still be in on time. But my bed is soooo warm and cosy. I can make up the time by driving a little bit faster.
6:45am: I’m finally up, dressed and ready to go in 5 Minutes. Already regretting taking that extra 45 minutes in bed. Wife is giving me an ear ache for waking her up 4 times 2 hours before she needs to get up.
6:50am:- I’m on the road. I need to do a 1 hour journey in 40 minutes………
6:55am:- Traffic Jam…
7:55am:- Arrive at store to disapproving looks from the staff stood outside in the rain for 25 minutes. Mrs X (the store terrorist) has clearly been working her magic!
8:05am:-Store opens (Late)!!!!
8:06am:- 1st complaint of the day for opening late
8:10am:- Message from the staff at the front of the store to say that my boss has just pulled up in the car park
8:11am:- Realisation that the work I stayed up to do has been left in the house next to the empty cup of cold coffee I drunk to prise your eyes open because i wasn’t quick enough to boil the kettle
10:00am:- Boss leaves my office. As he is leaving he speaks to Mrs X. She informs my boss I was late this morning in her own smug little way. Boss reminds me of my obligations and how this looks to my staff! THANKS MRS X
12:30pm I manage to eat a sandwich, drink a cup of coffee and answer my emails all within 10 minutes. I am lead to believe that this is my lunch break!!!!
13:00pm:- Conference Call….
13:30pm:- Gossip with fellow store managers as to how bad that conference call was and how demotivated we feel
14:00pm:- My evening manager phones in sick
14:05pm:- Argument with wife as I will not be leaving at 17:30
15:30pm:-All tills crash!!!!!!!!
17:00pm:- Tills finally come back online.
18:30pm:- Realisation that I should work more late shifts as your staff a s*!t
20:00pm:- Set alarms and home
21:00pm:-Arrive home to silence and hatred from wife
22:30pm:- Bed!!!! ready for another exciting day in retail