So I'm going to bitch about my job for a minute. This post is pretty long so I apologize in advance...I'm not going to say where I work because I'm not exactly sure if I can get into some sort of trouble for bashing them or not... With that being said, don't worry about the company... Just know that they SUCK!
I bust my ass for this place. 100% of the time. If I'm called in, I usually go. I'm never late, I have never called out, I do what is asked of me, and if I can't finish something then I leave a note with the reason and I get it the next day. I usually can't get to everything they ask of me because they pile SO much on the plate and expect you to be friggin super woman!
I work nights and have never had a weekend off. My DH and DD are both home on the weekends but do I get to spend any time with them? No. I see my daughter for 30 minutes in the morning, and she's already in bed when I get home at 11... You can't count on days off because 99% of the time they call you wanting you to come in, then say "Oh well if you come in today, you can have this day off..." but you don't get it. I get so much overtime it's stupid! Hell I asked for a specific day off (weeks in advance) And was told no due to the fact that it was a Saturday and it's busy. So? That's why I asked WEEKS in advance so they could plan the schedule accordingly. I wanted to go to a friends daughters bday party that I've not seen in 11 YEARS and we finally got back into contact. That's getting off topic though. . .
Now yes, the paycheck is nice at the end of the week and yes I know I am lucky to even have a job. What I don't like is that they expect you to put work before your family/life and that's not right. Plus the pay sucks! Today is my first day "off" in a long time. They have already tried to call but I'm NOT going in... Period. Every other time they have called I go, I'm over it. I told my daughter we would have a "girls day" after school and By God we are going to!
So here's what happened.
Last night I had to close (as usual) We close at 10 and I had a girl call out for today, She called at like 9:30... I'm not even the manager! You don't call me! I'm just what they call a "Lead Sales Associate" That late at night I didn't have time to scramble to cover the shift when I had 25 other things to do... They DEMAND you be out by no later than 10:30 or you get into trouble. I think she just wanted to put the monkey on my back because I guess our boss gets cranky with you for calling out... I wouldn't know seeing as how I have never done it lol I told this girl that I'm not who she needs to speak with but I will leave a note for the manager. However she needs to call first thing in the morning and speak with the right person herself and she said that she would, we hang up and I go on about my business thinking that I did the right thing. WRONG.
So today (on my day OFF) I'm in the shower and I hear the phone, I jump out, wrap up and go to see who it is... (could have been the school) It's work.
I let it go to voice mail and my boss leaves a snotty message saying that I need to call her ASAP that the girl who is supposed to be there at 9 didn't show up and guess what? She didn't call either. She went on to say that when someone calls out that I'm supposed to immediately call her and then try to cover the shift. That I shouldn't have left a note, blah blah blah... I'm sorry but I am not going to call people at 8:30-9:00 at night to tell them they need to come in the next day and pick up this girls slack... The girl who called out should have called our boss and spoke with her this morning instead of calling someone who doesn't matter and leaving a message! C'mon now...
How is it MY fault she didn't call this morning? That's on her. Not me. That's a no call, no show. I know that as soon as I call back that boss lady is going to tell me that I need to come in and cover the shift. Well I'm not doing it. I'm 3 months pregnant, I DO NOT feel good today, I still have the stupid morning sickness crap, and I don't get paid enough to deal with that shit!
I'm sorry but they are on their own today. Maybe if they cared a little more about their employees and their life OUTSIDE of work (because surprise! We do have one!) then MAYBE I'd go. Maybe if they'd keep their word and work with us a bit more, then maybe I'd go.
Or MAYBE I just want my effing day off and By God if that place were to burn to the ground today... MAYBE I just wouldn't give a crap.
But that wont happen because it's raining.
Once again, sorry this post is SO long... I just needed to ramble. Now I am going to go on about my day and not worry about it. I'm not scheduled so piss on em.