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    Not Ever Working, Part 2

    | Vermont, USA | Bosses & Owners, Coworkers

    (I work the graveyard shift stocking shelves at a major east coast supermarket chain. Recently, there’s been a push by upper management for us to raise our “numbers” for productivity. I overhear this conversation between the night shift manager and assistant manager.)

    Assistant Manager: “So, I was thinking, when we have to block the aisles, could you follow behind me and do all of the upper and lower shelves for me while I do the one in the middle?”

    Manager: “What?”

    Assistant Manager: “Well, they want us to get our numbers up, so I figure the aisles will go faster if I do the stuff at arm level and just go down the aisle.”

    Manager: “So, you want me to do all of the work that requires actual effort so you can do only the easiest work and get better numbers than me?”

    Assistant Manager: “Yes! Exactly!”

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