Store Manager Keeps Calling Employee With The Wrong Name, Rages When He Doesn’t Answer Her
Life's journey is a mix of triumphs and challenges. Every story shapes who we are. Today, we have an intriguing tale of mistakes and perseverance in the workplace.
Imagine working hard, focused on your job, when suddenly your name rings out on the loudspeakers. But wait—it's not quite your name, just close enough. Meet Andrew, our lead character caught in a mix-up. While Andrew carries on, unaware of the mistaken call, he soon realizes his supervisor thinks he's someone else—Adam.
Curious? Keep reading to see how Andrew's determination and professionalism steer him through this workplace twist.
The story in detail:
As a teenager, OP had a job in the "General Merchandise" section of a UK supermarket. They mainly put things on shelves and looked after the warehouse stuff, and they also learned how to use the cash register.
When things got busy, the checkout manager in OP's store would use the speaker to ask all the cashiers trained at the registers to come help until the lines got shorter.
Even though he heard an announcement for someone with a name like OP's, he paid no attention and kept working on his stock check in the warehouse.
After 20 minutes, when OP gets back to the shop floor, the checkout manager is mad. She says she called him to come and do something. OP says he didn't hear the call.
OP calmly tells the checkout manager his name is Andrew, not Adam. But the manager won't agree and a fight starts. She says OP is purposely confusing her.
OP kept working there for a year. Every few weeks, they heard "Adam to the checkouts" over the speaker. But they decided not to answer on purpose.
Facing ongoing errors from the checkout manager, she spoke to OP's manager. OP's manager clarified, prompting the checkout manager to use OP's real name from then on.
And here’s how Reddit users reacted.
To which OP replies:
Promote,demote, promote someone else... The cycle never ends.
This user shared their own experience:
Now that you've read the story, it's time for you to spill the beans! Have you ever found yourself in a similar situation? Let us know in the comment section below.