When I walked into the office last week to find my closet had been taken over by a wardrobe malfunction, I was unprepared for what was to follow.
“I have a collection of dresses and skirts,” I was told by an HR manager.
A few minutes later, I received a call from an HR representative.
She told me my closet was not a problem, and that she would call me to arrange for me to have my clothes professionally cleaned and refinished.
I was also told that I could call back if I was in a hurry.
That didn’t feel like a great deal of time, but it was a good reminder of just how long it would take to get my wardrobe back.
The worst part of it all was that the HR rep didn’t even know I had a wardrobe problem.
To make matters worse, I had been asked to come to an appointment.
When I asked if I could go on my own, I found out that the person on the other end of the line was going to be my HR rep.
So I called up my HR department and made an appointment, then called back to ask about the wardrobe malfunction.
While I was waiting, I made sure to ask the HR person about the time it took to clean the whole closet, the number of times it was cleaned and the number I needed to call for help.
Then I asked about the dress that I had left behind, and whether I needed it to be professionally refinished and repainted.
No matter how much I wanted to know the answer to that, I never got it.
But that was not the worst part.
As I waited for my call back, I learned that the entire store was not even on the schedule.
What followed was a very strange situation.
According to the store’s owner, it was due to a wardrobe issue.
This led to an employee of a different store in the same shopping center calling the store owner and asking if the same thing happened at the store where I was working.
In this case, the owner was not informed about the issues, so the manager was not notified.
After I explained the situation, I also learned that a store manager who had a personal relationship with the owner did not make the same mistake.
He told me that the issue was caused by the owner not keeping his word and not following up on customer complaints.
If that was the case, then the store manager could have been fired for incompetence.
Regardless of how it happened, the entire situation made me realize how important it is to do the right thing and follow the rules.
It is important to have an internal system to make sure you are following the rules, because the rules change frequently, so it is essential to have a system to follow to keep things in order.
Do not expect a quick fix, and do not expect your employees to be easy going.
You will have a hard time getting your employees involved in this type of situation, but you should have someone to talk to and talk to them.
You should have a plan in place, and if the store is not on schedule, it is best to notify your employees and make them aware of the situation.
The worst mistake I ever made was buying a $30 dress.
I thought I had made the right decision and was really happy with the dress.
But after it arrived, I realized I was actually spending over $30 on the dress and that it was not exactly as good as I had thought it would be.
I ended up getting a dress that was less than half of what I thought it was going for.
Even after I called the store and asked the manager about the mistake, he told me he did not have enough time to fix the dress before it went on sale.
Although he had done the right things in the past, I could not find my dress until I called back and explained the mistake.
Fortunately, my manager and the store had a plan, and he made the necessary arrangements to have the dress professionally refilled and repaint.
Since then, I have not been in a situation where I needed help from an external HR person.
I have always had someone I trusted who did not think the dress was as good.
It is just important to follow the rule of thumb that everything in your closet should be professionally cleaned.