I spoke to Craig yesterday. It doesn't sound like it is as big of a deal as he made it out to sound on Friday. He told me to take note of how much time I waste talking or what have you (that's fair) and to challenge myself. He said even if I can increase by four or five lines an hour, that would be an improvement. That can't be that hard, that's not many lines. This is why it sounds to me like it's not really a big deal, and that I don't have much to improve upon.
I'm not brushing it off by any means though. I do intend to step it up as best I can and prove to Craig that I'm a valuable employee. I asked him to give me my average so I know where I am. He hasn't yet, but I don't know what he has to do to get them. If he hasn't given me the numbers by the end of the week I'll mention it again. In the meantime, I'm keeping track myself. Last night I picked 36 lines per hour, and for being in a section I had never been in before, I'd say that's pretty darn good.
One think that did irk me about what Craig said was this: "I'm actually more concerned about the speed at which you replenish. You take longer to finish putting a section away than I think it should." Fine, but then WHY DID YOU EVEN BOTHER BRINGING UP MY PICKING AVERAGE IF YOU WERE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT REPLENISHING? I was replenishing when he spoke to me Friday for crying out loud. I could have stepped it up right then and there had I known. I would have tried harder to get that section done by the end of the shift. As for taking a long time, I honestly don't think he realizes how much stuff there is to put away and how long that can take, especially when you're the only one putting it away. I know for a fact that I'm not the only one who feels that way.
I'm only one person. I can only do so much.