Originally written on Padres Public  |  Last updated 6/20/13
As much as I’d love for it to be, writing for Padres Public isn’t my main occupation. It really isn’t an occupation at all. By night I’m Nate from The Vocal Minority but by day and occasionally night I’m Nathan, retail manager. I wear an apron with a name badge and everything. This is what happens when you drop out of college. One of the things we do as managers that separates us from the rest of the apron-wearers is have meetings. In these meetings we discuss store performance, plans for the next several weeks, and personnel. There’s usually a significant amount of griping. It’s a great time. One thing we do that I actually enjoy is force-rank our staff. I like ranking things. I do it in my head all the time. We take each member of the staff and talk about their strengths and weaknesses and then put them in order from most awesome to least awesome. It gives us a good idea of who we should be focusing on for developmental feedback, and also lets us know who might be ready to take on...
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