After over a year of waiting, our store was finally audited last week…and we passed!
When I heard the news I was happy for my store manager and assistant store manager. They were determined not to fail (their jobs being on the line).
A part of me felt like I missed out though. Because of my new job, I only work at the crafts store on Sundays now, and wasn't there when the auditor showed up.
Originally my role assisted in making the store audit compliant. Now I only do a fraction of that.
And here the store did just fine without me there.
I wonder if I make much of a difference one day a week. Am I really vital to the store anymore? I no longer think so.
As I become more immersed with the new job and my new coworkers, I'm slowly feeling a disconnect with the crafts store.
I used to say that nothing stays the same or lasts forever in retail.
In time, that'll even include me.