But her departure means that the boss will have to hire someone new, and I hope that the next employee might be someone with no life, so that whenever I want to make a random schedule change for school or work or vacations, they'll accommodate me. I mean, that is a terribly selfish way to look at things, but one of the nice things about some of my past coworkers was that they had very little going on in their lives, so they could take an extra shift with no problem.
Court had other jobs, and she was a student, and she was a bit of a party girl - so she always had something else going on. More problematic for me, she never could get back to me right away about specific dates - I'd ask, usually a couple of weeks to a month in advance, "Can you work on such-and-such a day?" and it would take her several days (and several reminders) to get back to me. I mean, I don't mind if the answer is 'no' - I just don't like to be left in planning limbo waiting for an answer.
But anyway. New coworker will be coming onboard soon.