posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
468 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


So sorry you are having these troubles, but congrats on your promotion.

I remember in my college days when I worked retail both the regular employees and managers tended to get their schedules messed with at the whims of corporate and their direct higher-ups. Totally sucks.

Side story …

When I was 20 years old I was a third key to a Lechter’s Housewares store. My manager had the schedule up from the previous week and I didn’t know it was outdated. So I arrived on a Saturday at 11:00 and it turns out I was supposed to be there at 9:00. I was going to be demoted because the store was fined $500 for opening late. That’s what my manager told me anyway. I quit that job  as soon as I heard I was going to be demoted because it had a long commute and it was low-paying anyway. Wasn’t worth the hassle.

Back to you though …

Would speaking to HR help you at all?

Post # 5
11604 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

How about sitting down with your boss and trying to explain the situation to him?  If you make it more of a logistical issue versus a not wanting to work weekends issue, he might be more forgiving.  Just sucking it up and saying nothing isn’t going to help you be less frustrated.

Post # 6
525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

If it is only a transportation issue could you not try to grab a ride with a coworker? Or even spend the extra money on a cab or the bus to get there?

I myself would be enraged when suddenly the one thing I specified is thrown out of the window but at the same time I’d be trying to suck it up and impress people. If you can stick it out for a while there may come the time where you can cut back on them again.

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