(Closed) Do I reallllly have to go to work today???

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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489 posts
Helper bee

I sympathize with you! I am at work today for 16 hours straight!! The hospital never sleeps ๐Ÿ™ lol

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have 3 semi-recent posts about how much I am disliking my job, mostly because of the lack of money but I dont have other options so I just have to suck it up…but it sucks!

Post # 5
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5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I am at work too.  I am the wedding director for a florist, and we are really busy.  I am slightly annoyed because while the shop is busy for the holiday, I am not busy with weddings.  LOL.  But yet, here am I so someone else could have the day off.  Oh well! I have the next four days off, so it is hard to complain too much!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@SamanthaSadlier: OMG girl, I can totally relate to your ‘cannot relate to anyone at work’ post. I work in a similar setting and everyone here is practically hanging off their graves. (I am not joking). But they continue to work here until they take their last senile breath. (It’s the Federal Government, after all!)

And the thing that sucks the most about it is that younger persons (and I don’t even mean 20 somethings, I mean 30 or 40 somethings!!!!) do not get a chance to join the workforce and learn and perfect their job skills because the seniors won’t leave the jobs. Then once they are pretty much going to HAVE to retire, there will be chaos because no one else really got the chance to learn the system or even have a chance at fixing it or introducing better options.

I think that I will open a whole other can of worms by saying this but I understand that people need every penny of their pensions these days but c’mon… the ‘biggest’ investment everyone can make collectively is in their younguns!

Post # 8
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6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I really like my job, but I am one of the few suckers who had to come in today to do everyone elses work. It sucks and it’s unfair ๐Ÿ™

Post # 9
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1890 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Sasha2011:  I work for the Fed gov’t too and I completely agree!  Lots of old people who are well past retirement age but want to get the maximum pension, especially since many of them got bumped up last year to higher grade levels and they want to stick it out to make their Top 3 average higher.

Our commissioner gave us off Friday so I’m superduper happy about that!  Gonna take the girls shopping for bridesmaid dresses (at local boutiques, not the crazy mall).

My FI’s boss decided to let them all leave at 2 today, just like he does the day before every holiday… private industry does have its perks. 

I’m here til 5:30.  Then I have to go home, clean my house for FI’s parents to come stay, go food shopping, make food to bring tomorrow, and then probably go out tonight too ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Thanksgiving bees!

Post # 10
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220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I actually love my job as an education director at a small historical museum and didn’t mind about coming in today until I saw an email from late yesterday complaining that I didn’t personally tell an administrator that I was leaving for the day even though I clearly signed out which is right next to her office door. Might I add that it was made a policy to sign in/out by her special request to know who was here?  But it’s still our fault if she doesn’t check it?  We’re a small nonprofit and the museum staff (of 3 employees) have to wear many hats to get things done so we’re basically entrusted to set our own schedules in order to keep this place running.  We already put up with a lot since we’re stretched so thin, so for someone to start micro-managing just makes it all the more frustrating. 

::end of vent::

Post # 11
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9230 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I am deleriously happy to have a ton of work today!  That’s what I’m thankful for.

Post # 12
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482 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I hate to be the bragger of the group, but I love my job and I get off for EVERY FREAKING HOLIDAY!  I work with babies and families.  AND I am there for positive reasons, not negative.  I am at work today because I am totally swamped with my caseload lately, but what else is new?

@SamanthaSalier- Your boss cannot tell you that your appearance is unprofessional when it is obviously within dress code guidelines.  There were HUGE headlines recently about something similar that happened in a banking environment and the girl actually sought a lawsuit.  We are young, clothes fit us better at this age and your boss cannot tell you not to wear something because she is a jealous, old hag!  Haha

Post # 13
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82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@SamanthaSadlier: I can totally relate to you on the supervisor that gives you all the bitch work to do. I was in a similar situation at my old job, where I worked with a manager who was not directly my boss, but felt like she could give me her bitch work to do whenever she wanted. She was the type of person that thought she was better than everyone else and was fake nice to your face, but behind your back was a different story. But luckily, and what I’m thankful for is that I quit that job a few months ago and got an even better job where my boss treats me with respect and everyone is treated equally, no matter what their position. I actually don’t even mind being at work today, but am of course happy to have the next 4 days off ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@jenter: Uhm… you have my dream job! I will gladly come help you…

Heh, I felt the same way when I woke up this morning.. but my boss just told me I could leave early.. Hooray!! And so, I’m spending the next half hour stalking WB.

Post # 15
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220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@TinyTina: We’re always looking for volunteers to help with events and give tours!

Post # 16
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761 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@SamanthaSadlier: I was laid off last year and needed a job bad so I took the first one I was offered which was at a bank. I lasted the two week training and one month of working before I quit. I really can relate that everyone was rude and the dress code was crazy. I do not know if it is just bank workers or what but I went home crying at least twice a week.

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