The first thing, although far from the worst, was that I was late clocking in by 9 minutes which is a huge deal for me because I'm normally half an hour or more early. The next thing, which is probably the biggest thing, is that it was truck day and the only two people who really knew what was supposed to be done kept getting pulled away to do other things. This, along with feisty customers and too many stupid questions and interruptions, put the manager into a really bad mood.
The truck load did finally get stocked, though, so it was time to do prep work. The problem at that point was that the only thing we could get out of the manager was "do whatever you want." Seeing as the manager had stopped doing all managerial functions and had instead gone back to just working on the make-line, I stepped in. I went into the freezer and made a mental list of items that were low and needed prepped. I then relayed that list to one of the other drivers before I had to make a delivery run myself. By the time I got back he had half the items already done and they were working on some items I had missed since I didn't have experience with prepping them before.
All in all, I would say that experience was pretty fun. What happened is everyone did what they knew needed done even without someone telling them what to do. We do still need a manager to fill in the details on things where we lack the experience or knowledge, though. I wouldn't mind doing things like that regularly, minus the headache on the manager that caused it.