Commercial airline pilots have been reporting many UFO sightings during their flights over Canada. Which got me thinking, what's the strangest thing I've ever seen at work? Which so far has to be when I was an usher in a movie theater and the customer asked for a container of nothing but semi-popped kernels to eat during the movie. Which I had to explain were at the bottom of this crumb drawer which hadn't been cleaned for a week. They didn't care and were happy to pay for this movie snack. Not quite an UFO but clearly an alien right?
What's the strangest thing you've seen at work? #watercooler
Came across this story which blew my mind, a public employee in Italy has apparently called out sick for the last 15 year and was still getting paid each and every month!
You read that right, this guy called out sick for 15 years and was still on the payroll until now. Have you ever worked at a place that had lax time management? I just remember managers that would watch the time clock like a hawk and try to penalize me if I was 3 mins late or leaving 2 mins early.
A few Philly restaurants are hiking their minimum wage to $15/hour, even though the rest of the city and state are not. Some folks say it's the difference between a job and career. What do you think the minimum wage should be?
I've chatted with a lot of people who have worked at Target, Home Goods, and similar companies about their work experience. Most of them expressed their love for working in retail! They enjoy the intimate customer interaction, flexible scheduling options, and the ability to develop career-boosting transferable skills.
What are your thoughts? Do you enjoy working in #retail?