My co-workers and I did not know what to expect when we found out that a new manager was going to take over the store.
The old manager wasn’t exactly our favorite person in the world. She didn’t seem to care much about the employees and never considered any of our feedback to be important. We all assumed that management would hire someone that was much like that person. We were surprised to find that the new manager is much different than the old one. The new woman is about 20 years older than the other manager. This woman has been in the business since before marijuana was legalized. She told all of us a couple of funny stories. The manager told us that she was going to start doing things differently. Then she implemented some of the changes. From now on scheduling will be flexible. If you want a day off, you can have it. As long as you request the time two weeks in advance, everyone will get the days off that they request. That was something everyone complained about in the past. When we had a busy week at the marijuana dispensary, the manager made everyone work and did not honor any day off requests. It made it very difficult to schedule appointments for the doctor, dentist, and chiropractor. After spending a little bit of time with the new marijuana dispensary manager, it seems like things will be different. She generally seems as though she wants the employees and management to work together instead of butting heads against each other.