So it's official, I'm not the manager at Brimbank anymore. As I've posted befor my work has dropped off and I've admited that right now, I cant really handle the pressure of the position. Yesterday I spoke with Henry and he basically told me how he's not happy with how things have been runnin at Brimbank since the retarder has been installed. Pretty much in the last few days Ken and I have been shown up by a couple of 1st years in that they have had all product out by 8am and we haven't. In my own defence, apart from this last week at Brimbank, since my holidays I've only been there 2 days a week and still tryin to get my head around the new system. Henry understands this but it's not only that that I'm not performing in and I know this. My work has dropped off since long befor my holidays a few weeks ago and right now, as hard as I try, I just cant seem to pick it up again. Henry has told both myself and Ken that either we lift our game or find new jobs. End of story. He has a business to run and has just proven he can do it just as well with a couple of 1st years as what he can do with a couple of trade bakers. Fair call in my opinion. So anyway, I spoke to Ken last night and he's keen to take the position. He's pretty much been doin it since I went on holiday it was just a question of whether or not I was gona step up and take it back and for the sake of the business, I know I cant handle it now. Too much goin on in my personal life that it's affecting my work and I dont want my problems to be draging down the place.
The upside to this is that it leaves me free to take up another position that Henry's offered me that I'm really keen on doing. It's sort of a Technical Baker job. Basically, I go between the 3 shops working one on one with the staff traingin them, signing them off and everything, filling in when the managers need time off. If all goes well then it'll mean a pay rise (partly to cover the cost of travel). Also this gives me the opertunity to see how Ken, Chris and Sot all run their stores and I can learn from them about management and eventually go back into it when I'm ready.
All that's left is to talk to Henry. Hopefully I'll get the chance to do that today. I'll let ya's know how I go.