Rookies..

Dec. 10th, 2012 02:41 pm
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When I first starting working at the outlet I got an idea of how things worked very quickly and after working for over a year at Nike I considered myself to be a “veteran” on the job. I know it’s kind of a whack or arrogant thing for me to say but if you worked with the people I did, you might have a better understanding. Nike was hiring all the time and the new hires took an unusually long time to get in the swing of things. Which resulted in work going slower and us getting behind and that was never a good thing.

I always worked closing shift often and most of my fellow employees that have been there as long as me or longer knew that closing was serious business because we all couldn’t wait to get off. With up to six new hires AKA “rookies” working with me it was always a struggle giving them something to do that would actually help us get out quicker. In other words they were my “Achilles heel” and I really hated having to do stuff while they stand around and watch because they don’t know how to do something or figured that there was nothing else to do. And often times there was ALWAYS more stuff to do.

Well needless to say, I struggled with doing my part to help close the store and getting us in a timely manner. I thought to myself if I was like them when I first started and of course I thought otherwise. I figured I should have a little patience with them and kind of show them the ropes and give them a break. They picked up the pace a tiny bit more but it was better than nothing. I didn’t have to stop what I was doing anymore to try and help them and they were doing things on their own and were no longer my “Achilles heel”.


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