- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
Hey Bee’s, I got a problem.
My best friend was unemployed, while I was barely holding down a job that I absolutely hated. My management was all guys I went to highschool with. Needless to say they were VERY immature, and one just so happened to be a guy I turned down years back. So he treated me TERRIBLY. He would follow me around at work and insult me ALL day long, saying things like: “You’re a dumb b*tch, I can’t wait to fire you!” and other things like “If you’d lose weight maybe someone might actually talk to you!”. It happened so often my FIance told me to write down every single insult he says to me. I normally left with 3 pages full, front and back, every single day. My Fiance said to keep record so we could contact corportate and the BBB. The other manager had me do all of his work, which I was never trained to do, so he could fall asleep in his office listening to his Ipod. He was getting paid a Salary basically to SNooze, I was barely making minimum wage.
I was NOT allowed breaks, lunch breaks or bathroom breaks, nothing. I didn’t get paid over time nor Holiday pay. And They normally scheduled me to work 16 hours shifts, with absolutely no rest in between, straight through. The clients sexually harassed me every single day. This one guy came in last week and felt like he “deserved” to see my brests, so he leaned over the counter and pulled my shirt ALL the way down, exposing my breasts to at least 20 people, ON CAMERA. My boss didn’t do anything about it. And sadly that’s not the worst thing that’s happened to me since I worked there. The little money I made didn’t seem worth all the grief I was put through, especially because most of the money went towards gas to get there anyways. I came home crying everyday, I felt like I was going to get fired at any second for things that didn’t even relate to my job but old feats. The managers acted in a very “Ha-HA- we can treat you like sh*t and there’s nothing you can do about it!” sort of way. I felt defeated.
My Fiance, however, was skeptical. He had a hard time believing that such a Hostile workplace could exist (even though the turnover rate was over 67 people in 3 months!!), so he decided to come in to see for himself. He happened to walk in on my manager screaming at me in front of clients, calling me a “Dumbf*ck” and a “stupid c*nt”. After the shock faded, my Fiance slammed him against the counter and threatened him, and told him I quit. Then my Fiance grabbed my hand and left. He apologized the entire way home saying he was angry at himself for not believing I had to deal with this everyday. Even though I was now unemployed, I was relieved.
As luck would have it, I got a call the next day from a company I had applied to a few weeks back. I called my best friend to share the good news! Problem was, she told me she got scheduled for an interview from the same coporation too! And it was on the same day! Hers was for 1:00, mine was at 1:30. I was excited to think if we both got the jobs, we’d be working together..but at the same time, it felt like we were competing for the same job. We took the same car and just waited for both interviews to be over with, but at the end, I was the only one that walked out with drug screening papers. I got hired, and she didn’t. It was an EXTREMELY quiet ride home. She got out of my car and slammed the door, and she hasn’t answered my calls or texts since. I heard from a mutual friend of ours that she was bashing me, saying that if my FIance wasn’t a “Head Hancho” at the company, they wouldn’t have felt obligated to hire me. Though my fiance is the Boss, he works at a Sister corporation that doesn’t make any desicions for the one I got hired for. I felt I got hired because I was qualified, not because of who I knew. I feel very happy I got this new job, I’m more excited I’ll be getting breaks! I start Orientation tomorrow! However, I feel like I lost my best friend. Bee’s how would you deal?!