When I first started working at my job at a gas station I loved it. I was on my feet and got to move around a lot. I could work 9, 10,11 hour shifts no problem. I would ALL WAYS say yes if they called me to see if I would cover an extra shift (even if it ment I worked 7 days straight). The only thing I didn't like about working there was stalking the color and that was because it was cold. I would do it though and not bitch. I even took over graves for a few months after our normal graves person had a heart attack.
Fast forward 5 months down the road. I found out I was expecting. I was right around 7 weeks. One morning I woke u with the worst cramps and called my boss 8 hours before my shift start (I worked graves that night). Told one of my coworkers I wouldn't be in and what was going on. My boss was busy and couldn't talk. Well the gril calls back 5 mins later and said I had to find someone to cover my shift. Well the only other person who worked graves told me no. So I called back and told my boss. She said no prob she would just have the late night person stay a few hours extra and the morning person come in a few hours early. K cool. Well that night I was up all night. I tried taking tylenol and even warm baths nothing helped. I finally was able to fall asleep around 4am. I got up the next morning and went to school. I was sitting in school and the cramps came back a lot worst. I had scared the shit out of myself the night before researching and thought maybe I was having a tuble pregnancy. I told my teacher I had to go and I went to the ER.
Come to find out I wasn't having a tuble pregnancy but I had Kidney stones. So they gave me some pain meds and sent me home. I went to work the next day and found out almost everyone was pist at me because I had called in. I just thought whatever let them be pist. Things started to go down from there. ppl were saying I wasn't going to be reliable because I was pregnant (even though my work ethics hadn't changed).
I started to get depressed and hate my job. Going to work would just wear me out. I couldn't stand on my feet for more then 6 hours without wanting to just go home and crash. By this time I am 13-15 weeks pregnant. I thought I would just talk to my new manager and see if I could go part time for awhile. He was fine with it. He would schedule me either short shifts or only a few days a week.
Today we had a meeting at work and after the meeting the GM pulled me a side and chewed me out for asking for less hours. He said they hired me for full time. I said that is fine I can work full time but would it be okay to sit down every few hours to rest for 5 mins. He told me NO. That I said when I was hired I could work 9 hours without breaks and I can't have them now. Okay when I first started working there I was not pregnant and I would work 10 and 11 hour shifts without taking a break! Now the part that pisses me off the most is the smokers get to go sit their asses down and have a break two or three times a shift. Tell me how that is fair?
It took everything for me not to tell the guy to kiss my ass and he can find someone else. I had to think of my little unborn baby. The more hours are great cuz it just means I'll be able to get finacially stable faster. Guess I'll just go take a 5 min "shit" in the restroom every 3 hours, just so I can sit down.
Oh and when I was working graves they frowned upon me using the restroom (wtf?!?!)
Thanks for reading my vent!