History is this week repeating itself slightly. I mentioned some weeks ago that I'd been asked to take on some managerial responsibilities at the sandwich shop, and in the ensuing weeks I've been informally training for that. Last week, certain of my managerial powers, namely those that allowed me to use my own employee number to perform managerial functions on the POS, went into effect, and this week I've been tasked to open the store and manage the day shift on my own, In this context, "opening" means arriving three hours in advance of opening to bake bread, prepare the soups, and other such pre-opening tasks. Whee!
What makes this somewhat similar to the bookstore situation is that a) the reason I'm opening this week is because the GM is on vacation, and b) we've got promotions going on with two of the local online ordering hubs, which has dramatically increased our delivery orders (and made it more difficult to enter those orders to boot). Which is great and all, because we like making money, but it means my first couple of days managing the store on my own have been/will be much busier than they normally would be. But hey, that's why I get the big bucks.