My dad has been the manager of a cannabis dispensary for the past more than four years.
- When my dad started working for the company, I was still in high school, and all my friends thought I was super cool, because my dad worked in a pot shop.
I hung out in the lobby after university every day until my dad left at 5pm. After I finished school, I started working at the cannabis dispensary as well. I started as a budtender, but a few weeks ago I was promoted to the nighttime shift manager. One of the things that got me the task was my initiative. I easily take pride in my job and I try to consistently find ways to improve our job and our business. I told my dad that delivery was a great idea, but he didn’t want the hassle and added worry, and besides, none of the other cannabis shops delivered. I talked to my dad about the plan several different times but he refused to bring it up with the regional manager, but last week, the regional manager stopped by unannounced on a day when my dad was off. I mentioned the delivery plan and I had a lot of facts and figures to back it up.The regional manager was easily impressed and promised to think about the opportunity. A few afternoons later, my dad got a message with guidelines for the new store policy. Delivery sales have been through the roof since we started and that only proves my point. I hope my dad will be more eager to listen next time I have a great idea.