"Today's my last day here"We have had a new temp guy at work for the past week. A very nice guy named Mahmoud. He latched on to me the first day he was there, so I decided to train him, and give him the amount of knowledge suitable to be a good worker.
The first few days were worrying. Slow to pick items, not really knowing what to do.. That sort of thing. It was fine, because he was a new guy who had never used a PDA in his life. I did expect him to pick up the pace, though. After a few days of non-stop PDA usage, he got faster. To the point where he would pick an item before I even had a chance to look at the PDA. That was exactly what I wanted! A fast learner who shows initiative.
I then showed him the autostore, which he picked up on very quickly. One day into his autostore training, and he was already picking orders from there, with minimal input from me. Everything was going well - so well, in fact, that I would easily recommend him for a permanent position.
Then, this morning, he told me that his last day would be today. I asked him why that was the case, to which he replied "The money isn't reflecting the amount of work", which I get. My current hourly salary is 144 kroner, or $21,51. It's not the highest amount ever, but it's a pretty good amount.
Does it reflect the amount of work? No. Not by a long shot. But the money isn't why I am doing it. I am doing it because I love it.
Before he left for the day, he told me that I was an excellent teacher and that I would be a fantastic manager, to which I replied that managerial duties aren't really my thing. I prefer to be a regular employee. If I have no other choice - as in "you're fired if you don't take this manager position", I would consider it. But until that day comes - if it ever comes - I am perfectly happy with being a regular employee.
So now we're on the lookout for new temp workers. Hopefully we get someone who wants to stay for several years