We go through employees fairly quickly. It's a gas station, and there's a lot of turnover with people.
No big deal, we're used to it and used to the pains of training new hires.
We hired this new girl a few weeks ago. She's a manager at another store, so we figured she'd be pretty good. And she was.
She caught on pretty quickly, but always seemed out of it when I was around her.
I trained her on her first day and noticed the faint smell of marijuana on her. At first I thought it was a customer, but when the smell lingered around after an hour, I took a wild guess.
Then I started to notice how really out of it she was. Her eyes were red, she took awhile to turn her head when her name was called, and she generally didn't look like she gave a shit about anything.
She works the night shift at her other job, so while everyone else just thought she was tired from that job, I figured that she was just high.
Anyways, whatever. Over 60% of our customers come in smelling like it, and I was going to say something to her about it the next time I smelled it on her.
If there was a next time. She was supposed to show up at work on Saturday but never did. So I assumed that she ended up not liking it and decided to quit.
Well, today (Wednesday) the phone rings and it's her. She tells me that she's been in jail since she got out of her shift on Saturday and didn't get out until now. She apologized for missing work and was wondering when she could come back in for another shift.
I didn't ask why she was in jail, because really I don't care. As far as I'm concerned, she was a no call no show, during TRAINING, which automatically ruins it for you.
I mean come on, she could've used her one phone call in jail to call us, right?