My boss promoted me to the shift manager position a couple of weeks ago.
I have been opening the store on Saturday and Sunday mornings since then. I have a key to the store and I know the code to the alarm. It is a lot of responsibility, so I received a promotion and a raise in pay. I’ve been working every weekend since I got promoted. I don’t mind working on Saturday and Sunday, because I can go to the beach and get sun any day of the week. Last Saturday, I had a couple of problems early in the morning. The indoor air temperatures were very warm when I got to work and opened the store. I adjusted the thermostat by a couple of degrees. Shortly after I opened the front doors and welcomed my first customer, I heard a loud sound coming from the back office where the air conditioner is located. As I was walking back to the office, I heard the air conditioner shut off. The air conditioner did not come on again. Even when the temperature was warmer than the setting on the thermostat, the air conditioner still did not blow cold air. A couple of customers complained about the indoor air temperatures. I called my boss to inform her of the indoor air temperatures and the problem with the air conditioner. She called a repair service immediately. We spent most of the day without any cool air in the store, because the air conditioning service professional couldn’t help until much later that afternoon.