Life in the drive-thru, where customers don't actually see us while talking on cell phones or smoking a whole field of tobacco (through a cloud darkly).
We had several plastic cups on the counter, one for rubber bands, one for paper clips, two for pens. We thought it was very neat looking, very orderly. We also had one of those vertical file-thingies for deposit and withdrawal slips. It was actually organized, surprisingly so for the fact that there were so many teenagers around.
Bigwigs came, said, "NO cups." We hid stuff. Hid paperclips, got a pretty basket for the pens.
Store Tour by Bigwigs: Vertical file-thingie has to go. Get facilities to make you another shelf under teller stations. Basket for pens is a no-go.
New pen caddies come out! They are very pretty, and eliminate the problem of where to put our pens. We each have one, and are using its lid to house paper money envelopes. We are all so organized and happy about this.
Temporary Assistant Store Manager visits drive-thru, confiscates one of our pen caddies. Only ONE in the drive-thru, she says, and it must be placed between the lollipops and the dog bones.
Bigwigs say: pen caddy lids are to be put under pens. Take paper money envelopes out of them right now.
Temporary Assistant Store Manager comes to drive-thru and once again moves our ONE pen caddy. It must be placed below the platform stand that displays the lollipops and dog treats to the customers, but make sure it's still between the lollipops and dog treats.
Stay tuned to learn how we deal with the money envelopes. It might be just as exciting.