Days like today I think I am lucky to have my job. I got to cover expedites for the east coast warehouse today. The whole time I was doing that I was thinking about the other person who thought that I was helping her with her expedites, too, and of the new reports my boss wants by Friday. A taste of what it is like to run expedites:
“This order is an emergency! Must ship today! Let me know right away!” (There is no stock anywhere.)
“This order is an emergency. Can we steal the stock from some other order that is not an emergency?”
“This expedite date is not good enough! Get me another date.”
“Is this still going to ship on Friday?”
All such expedites get me mad. I get angry when I think I cannot do what is being asked, or if I am asked to do something unnecessary when I am busy just to make somebody feel better. When my boss pinged me in the afternoon I snarled back “it better be good news.”
Of course expediting is pretty much what my job is supposed to be. So it is a wonder I have stayed employed.