Days like these three offer a welcome break from my usual schedule. My main job was nice and easy on Wednesday and Thursday, being at the end of a work cycle, and I wasn’t scheduled at the Major Home Improvement Retailer. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind being busy, but there’s a difference between “busy” and “hectic.”
Speaking of the MHIR, it seems like the turnover rate in the last six months or so has reached epic proportions. It’s always been higher than in many other businesses, that’s the nature of retail, but nothing like what it’s been. Every time I go in for a shift I see workers I’ve never seen before, and many people who’ve been there for months or even years are leaving. I really don’t know why this is so. Working conditions haven’t deteriorated or anything. Very strange …
Friday was, of course, a day off from work. We drove into Queens and then took the subway into Manhattan for a brief visit, and while that part of the day went fine the return drive was most definitely not. Traffic everywhere, moving at a crawl if at all.