Hi all, Just dropping by and throwing out a question or two.
Two of our department managers are both very obese and therefore cannot do all the tasks that their positions require of them. As a result of that, the peak time workers, those working while the store is most busiest, end of doing a lot of the physical work they leave for us. It gets pretty hectic when people are trying to shop and we are getting out ladders and stocking shelves. This really needs to be done on the department manager's shift when the store isn't so busy. We've spoken to management about this and have been told that these two women aren't able so we have to "pick up the slack" for them. Is this really fair? I'm overweight myself and attempting to lose some weight. These gals buy potato chips and candy bars every day and act offended if you mention weight loss to them. Should their obesity be treated like a disability?
On the other hand we have a sales clerk that has learning problems. She is dyslexic and takes awhile to "get things". She can do all the physical work that is required as a department manager but would need help with some of the ordering processes and other mental tasks. She would be able to do it after awhile, she would just need help in the beginning. Management won't consider her for any advanced positions because of her learning problems. In fact they often find it humorous when she applies for positions.