Post # 1
So I just started a new job August 1st. Its both a good and a bad job. Good in that its easy, I spend my shifts on weddingbee, and I can continue an internship in my field. Bad in that I get paid barely more than minimum wage, I work in a storage closet and its not in my field.
All of those things I can live with because it pretty much pays the bills and lets me spend my free time doing things I love. My office situation is a PITA. My storage closet is attached to the cashier’s window and doesn’t have a door. In my office there is a video screen so I can see if people are busy (I’m a phone operator so I direct all incoming calls and they get really upset if I send them calls they can’t answer).
One of the two cashiers likes to come into my office and chat with another person who works in the office through my window. She does this for 20-30 mintues at a time and talks about nonwork things. She also likes to come in and look at my video screen. Often she will tell me I’m doing my job wrong (paging people who are busy) even though I’m not (I can keep track of the calls I know who is talking on which line and who is about to hang up the phone).
Today she yelled at me for paging a department claiming they were on the phone. You know what they were doing? Answering the call I was paging them about!
I know I don’t have it that bad, but I wish she would 1) give me some credit and 2) get out of my tiny excuse for an office.
Post # 3
Oh I forgot to mention, please vent here. It always cheers me up.
Post # 4
You know what pisses me off?
How come I’m graduating with my Bachelors in Computer Programming in December…
…with other Seniors…
…in Senior-level classes…
…and they still don’t understand basic concepts of OUR MAJOR?!
OH NO, WHY I DON’T MIND HAVING *ANOTHER* LESSON ON BASIC COMPUTER FUNCTIONS LIKE *THE MOUSE* WHEN WE’RE IN “ADVANCED PL/SQL PROGRAMMING.”
BUT THANK YOU FOR ASKING.
On the other hand, thank you for leaving all the great jobs for me.
I really appreciate it.
Post # 5
Ug. She just yelled at me that there is only one person working in a particular department so I can’t page them about two calls at once.
But there are clearly TWO people working! Which I told her.
@Torrid: I always hated that in my classes. The worst was when they did away with prereqs for my art classes so I spent two lectures in painting my senior year learning how to draw blocks. And yes that was my fifth art class where I learned how to draw blocks.
ETA: In case you’re wondering they’re talking through the window again. And whispering. Which makes me think they’re whispering about me.
Post # 6
Omg god, I hate that lady for you, she sounds like a complete nightmare. I would probably lose my temper and tell her that if she loves managing my job so much, she can just do it, and then walk off for a lunch break, or straight to wherever I could make a formal complaint against her.
Maybe you can politely say you’re not trying to interrupt them but you can’t concentrate where they’re talking across you and ask if they could keep the chat work related. She probably would still react like a selfish hog but at least she’d know she’s doing something wrong
Post # 7
@harleyq: Sometimes she asks if she’s bothering me but I’m worried that if I say yes then she will be mad at me. And it would be difficult to have someone whose office I have to walk through hate me.
Post # 8
I think part of it is she is insecure that they are going to replace her with me. Because I technically took over half of her job and they are talking about merging our jobs at night (which means I would lose hours because all of my shifts are at night and I’ve only been here for 3 weeks and she has been here for 4 years [the other person who does her job has been here for 12 years]). But before me they had an automated phone system so I don’t think she really answered the phone as much as I do (I answer every single call even if 6 lines ring at the same time, I think before she answered they calls that were sent to her extension from the automated system).
Post # 9
Why are you people all sticking your oars in? I understand my idea of a wedding is completely the polar opposite to the norm, but it’s mine. I didn’t butt in on yours. So kindly stay out. I’ve only been engaged 3 months and you’re ruining it.
Current job – meh. New job on horizon – amazing, so much more money per hour, less petrol money, more company benefits… But you forgot to mention about the shift patterns. Great. So, you dangle this amazing job in front of my face and I now have to decide whether to sacrifice my university work for rubbish shifts, or keep the job that is flexible in hours etc but crap everywhere else?
Uni, it is now around 20 days until we start back, and still no timetable? Really? I hate you.
Post # 10
@Mrs.SleepyKitty: What are the shift patterns? Do you get better ones if you work there longer?
Post # 11
I do.not.give.one.single.fuck about BIL’s wife. In fact, I find her deplorable in the most severe form. I understand she’s just the greatest thing since sliced bread to you, because your grandchild is currently floating around in her amniotic sac of pure vodka. But, I do not give a crap about her. Please stop trying to shove her down my throat. No, I am not doing anything for her baby shower, other than showing up with a gift.
@asscherlover: Yikes! That person sounds like a major b-word! I hate dealing with people like that.
Post # 12
Oh. a post where I can vent?
I work in retail at a chain store. I’m a cashier. I deal with shitty people every single day that I work. I’m used to people looking down on me because of where I work, telling me I must be an uneducated, high school drop out because I work there and at the same time getting pissed and cussing me out because I’m a human being and sometimes I make a mistake, like not using a coupon or scanning something twice and not catching it. I make a little more than minimim wage, I don’t get weekends off, I have to work most holidays and not be able to spend time with my family because I need the money, but it’s a job and I’m thankful to have one. When I started working for this company, I informed the manager that my availability would have to change on August 20 because I was starting school. They told me that whenever I got my schedule for classes to bring it in and I could make changes to my schedule so I could go to class and keep my job. I put in to change my schedule three weeks ago and the day before classes, it still hadn’t been changed. In the three weeks leading up to this point, I spoke with the manager several times explaining that I needed the schedule to be be signed off on and finalized as soon as possible. The manager kept promising me that it would be done in plenty of time for school to start. Several days before school starts, I notice that my schedule still hasn’t been changed and I’m scheduled to work during the times that I will need to be in class. I find the manager, he tells me to talk to the assistant manager, who then tells me to talk to my shift manager and so on down the line. I’m informed by the shift manager that she won’t do anything to the schedules and I need to see the manager. I go back to the manager only to have him tell me that I should have made a request sooner and the schedule is now finalized. Eventually, I found out that he just stuck my request in a drawer and forgot about it. So, my schedule wasn’t actually changed until around 6:00 this morning and I didn’t get the hours I requested because “they need me”. I wanted to be off work by 9 so I’d have plenty of time to get home, do whatever school work needed to be done and get to bed at a decent hour since I have to be up at 6:00. They have me working until 11:00 every weeknight now, working six days a week, and until the store manager gets back from her vacation in three weeks, I’m going to have to stick with the schedule I’ve got since “it’s already been finalized in the system and no one can change it”.
If this stuff doesn’t get sorted when the store manager gets back from vacation, I’ll be finding myself another job because this isn’t worth $7.90 an hour.
Post # 13
@Pinksapphire: This makes me feel so much better. I thought I was being unreasonable.
I forgot to mention in my original vent that she likes to clean my office. As in mop the floors and have me stand in the hallway while it drys. So that I can’t do my job (because I can’t exactly take the phone with me) until the floor is dry.
@SouthernGirl: I hope you can find a better job. The only reason I didn’t get an off campus job while I was in undergrad is because I was scared they wouldn’t work around my class schedule.
Post # 14
@asscherlover: I hope so too. It’s been nothing but trouble since I started. At first they thought I wanted overnight shifts! Nope, I like to sleep at night… The thing is, this was the ONLY job that called me after my second interview, so I took it. The HR people told me that being a student wouldn’t be a problem, that my schedule would be changed easily… Pshhh, yeah right. I don’t mind working at night, I just don’t want to work until 11, and maybe two days off a week would be nice, so I could you know, pay bills and stuff. Right now I get Sunday off (and today because I lucked out) and I can’t pay all of my bills online, so a weekday would be nice to have.
Post # 15
Oh gosh a venting post, love it. My venting is all about my FBIL!
He’s a jerk face and seriously needs to be bitch slapped across the face a few times. I am not stealing your brother u damn idiot, we’re still going to be living in the same house and if you think you can just barge in whenever you like to go see the dog that youclearly no longer wanted, you are in for a rude awakening! He is now our dog and not yours, if I’m with him, I do not need you to yell at him or tell him to come to you and leave me alone, he is now OUR dog got it!
As for wedding, just because u are the best man, it does not entitle you to treat me like I don’t exist, news flash buddy, I am the bride! Don’t make me go all BRIDEZILLA on your ass!!!!!
Ahhhh that fells better, thanks!
Post # 16
@couawilou: news flash buddy, I am the bride!
Lol – you tell him, C!!