Today's good thing: it was a really good day at work.
I couldn't say why on Facebook, because, coworkers.
James, my store manager, called me to his office today. Since I just got back, he had to "officially" tell me I've moved from Division 10(pharmacy) to Division 1(store). But. He also told me some really nice things.
Remember, right before I had to be out, Walmart announced the "customer first" scheduling, which meant I might have to go to 5 days a week(40 hours) instead of the 4 days a week(34 hours) Sarah and I had worked out? I told James at the time that I would try it, but I really didn't want to be there more than 4 days a week, and I don't feel an area as small as mine needed a manager 5 days a week.
He told me today that me being out showed him what a good job I've been doing, and that, in effect, it took Jennifer and several CAP team members to handle it while I was gone, and that he didn't feel like it was up to my standards even then. So, as he put it, it made him determined to keep me, so, until corporate raises a stink, if they ever do, he's going to try and keep me at 34 hours. The only fly in that ointment might be that Stanley will be my assistant manager.
If it sounds like I'm bragging, I'm not, and that wasn't my intention. But it is gratifying to hear this from my manager. I've never had a good store manager before. He takes up a lot of time with me and the other DMs, encourages us, and never just says, "Do this." This is one reason I'll miss Sarah being my direct manager. She's awesome like that, too.
I've heard Stanley will only be here until the end of March and then he'll be stepping down to be a DM at another store. It hasn't been announced and far as I know, isn't common knowledge, but he has cancer. Ms Betty told me while I was off. They're pretty close. I've had my differences with Stanley, but I don't wish that on anyone. I hadn't seen him in a month, but I was shocked. My first thought when I saw him was that he really is dying. He looks like my aunt and my mother-in-law did before they died. I hope he gets better.