- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014
This is probably going to be a really long rant, I apologize in advance and thank anyone who reads the whole thing.
I got my first job 3 years ago, at a gas station. It was pretty great for the first year. I bonded with most people I work with and got particularly attached to my boss. I actually called her my second mom. Things started to go sour after the first year though, my boss was stressed and since I was always there she tended to take it out on me, which made me lash out at her, and we’d end up fighting. It was constant ups and downs. I actually quit twice, but both times she called me back begging for me to come back.
At one point we lost all of our third shift crew, so I had to go to third shift. Since I was a hard worker, she tended to give me more to do than the other people, but I’m just one person and couldnt do it all, which she would get mad about and we’d end up fighting again.
Finally it got to where it was affecting the whole store, so I got transferred to a new store.
Everything was going great at this new store…. Until the same crap started happening. The manager works first shift, never see’s the mid and closing shift people except for a few minutes everyday. First shift have formed a sort of alliance, where they apparently think they can do whatever they want, their shit doesnt stink, they’re perfect, ect.
When I come in after first shift, I always have to hurry and do the side work that they didnt do. They leave the trash full, they leave the cups empty, theres no lids or straws, its a mess. They also have 3 people on first shift. We have 2 people on closing, plus we’re 3 times as busy. We have to pick up their slack and still do our own chores, and they still say that we’re lazy and slacking when they come in after us.
Thats just the first part of my rant. The second is the bullcrap and unfairness when it comes to people calling in. There was one girl who was buddybuddy with the boss. For 3 months straight she called in every single Friday and Saturday, saying she was at the hospital. She NEVER had to have a doctors note. Theres a girl thats here now that has showed up to work 2 TIMES IN THE LAST 2 WEEKS. The rest of the days she called in because she has another job and wanted to sleep.
I have called in a total of 3 times. Everytime has been for having a migraine and puking. The other week I was sick and didnt call in and spent the night puking in the rest room, and I got wrote up for NOT calling in. Well today is the same thing, I have a migraine and I’m puking. So I called in…. Only to be informed that I must have a doctors note or I’m not allowed to come back to work. Okay, besides the fact that its crappy she’s making me get a doctors note, but doesnt make her first shift buddies get one, I dont drive! I literally cant just up and go to the doctor, and she damn well knows it.
So I told her that I was going to call the DM and let him know what was going on. He loves me, and she knows it. She quickly changed her mind and said I didnt have to have a doctors note this time.
Oh and while I’m in full ranting mode, I’m full time. I’m the only full time person who’s not in management because I was hired so long ago. Full time people are required to get at least 35 hours everyweek, and if you go 5 weeks without having 35 hours they will automatically switch you to part time, which would cause me to lose my vacation hours and my insurance. I kept telling her I needed to get my hours, and she still kept giving me just 25. So I finally called the DM and informed him about it, and he called her and told her to give me my hours, or she would be in major trouble. So she finally gave me my hours…. But then she informed one day that because I had more hours I had to “step it up.” Excuse me? I’m already covering the slack from YOUR shift and doing all my own responsibilities too. What do you want me to do, come to work at 4am and do all your work for you too?
Ugh, I’m just so over it. The main problem with quitting though is that I dont have my GED, so theres not many places I can work at. I dont drive, so walking to the place to take GED classes, then walking home and changing and then walking to work isnt really possible. I’d have to quit my work and then walk to the GED place, but I’m so terrified of being jobless, even its just for 2 months or so.
I just dont know what to do. I cant stay in this environment, I’m so stressed constantly I feel like I need to be sedated. I want to go back to being a kid. =(