(Closed) Retail employee getting away with everything. I get written up.

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper

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Haruyou:  Can you find another temp job?  this happened to me over a year ago, and I finally had enough and left.  Crazy thing is the next job I worked at, I met my husband.  So leaving that job ended up being a blessing in disguise.

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Bumble Beekeeper

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Haruyou:  You have two options:  Find another job for 4 months, or just suck it up & say nothing personal to K, and work your butt off at your job.  Dot your I’s, Cross your T’s, CYA and find things to do.  

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Im sorry you’re dealing with all this. Retail sucks, I just quit my retail job to be a Stay-At-Home Mom. Anyway, if finding another job isn’t an option, I would just go in, do your job, and leave. No unnecessary talking, just do what you have to. Basically, don’t give anybody a reason to say you don’t work hard or you said something about so and so even though you didn’t. Keep your chin up, it’s only 4 months. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think you should report that K is taking underage female employees to over-21 venues after work. That’s gross, creepy and for their own good.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’ve had this situation happen to me before. Boss and employee were living together and she ended up getting a promotion that I was promised because of it. Unfortunately if the company won’t address the problem (which is your boss playing favorites) then nothing will ever be solved. If I were you I would look for a new job, just don’t take anything that is a cut in pay.

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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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Haruyou:  I feel your pain. I’ve worked a retail job while in school and there was unfairness like you described. There were people who seemed to get in less trouble than others and my manager was vandictive. She would schedule my shifts during school and expect me to find replacement staff to cover those shifts or ‘find another job’. My manager would leave us nasty notes in the morning if we forgot to do one small task before close. These written messages had the word F*** and other nasty profanities. ‘Are you F***ING kidding me??’ I ended up leaving the job and reporting her to the company headquarters. I don’t think anything happened in consequence to her. So in that regard I feel like you should report her as you leave,  so there is no retaliation against you by her. Maybe even write a polite letter of resignation and list what you tolerated during your time there. Keep to facts,  don’t let emotions play into that letter. 

As for right now. I understand that it’s easiest to stay there for the remaining 4 months. There isn’t anything you can change about your work environment. Keep your coworker relationships ‘business only’ and find passions and comforts outside of work. Schedule fun hang outs or take ‘me’ time to unwind after those shifts. Focus on what makes you happy to outweigh how work makes you feel down. Journal,  write down your frustrations and keep record (with dates) so you have evidence in your letter of resignation. I hope that helps,  just know you’re not alone in the struggles of unfair retail world. 

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Haruyou:  What’s more important your sanity and reputation or your job?  Think about it like this, yes it’s only four months, but someone can easily say you did a terrible job in that last four months if you stay.  When I left my previous job I said that new management came in and we didn’t get along due to varying opinions.  DESPITE the fact that I was constantly being “tattled” on and things were being made up about me that weren’t true.  I didn’t need that hanging over my head as I was trying to find new jobs.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

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Haruyou:  That really sucks, it’s always a hit or miss most times with bosses. I remember working at SeaWorld one summer and everyone working seasonal was getting awful hours even though it was a holiday weekend. We were getting around 16 hours a week and crappy 4 hour shifts, meanwhile they were paying a full timer overtime. They were paying her $30/hr for overtime when they could have been giving us seasonal workers extra hours. Unfortunately, this is just how it goes, the higher ups will always have people they favour, people they don’t care about, and people they hate. :/ There isn’t really much you can do unless you went to look for another job and a new place might not be as accomodating, and you already said you aren’t looking to find another job. Just go through the phases, keep your relationships with your coworkers professional and friendly, and you can’t really do much about your boss being more friendly with a coworker then she is to you… I personally couldn’t stand the ethics they had going on at seaworld as far as favoritism goes, and since it was a 4 hours commute round trip just to get to work and back home, I left once they started giving out really crappy shifts. Made sure to give away all my shifts to co-workers who needed them though before I left ha! Good luck with your situation! Hang in there!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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Haruyou:  It seems like unless there is more extreme going on- like illegal (harassment, etc….) that things like this don’t go away and you just have to deal with them.

I was a “star” employee where I was a waitress…..picked up shifts when they needed help, worked doubles, stayed late, flexible availability, always on time- more like always early.  Followed the rules, did my job. Then we got all new bosses.  Suddenly, I’m being written up left and right for the basically nothing.  The only thing I did that pissed the new boss off- was ask questions.  I was curious to know why he was making all these changes– as they weren’t productive changes- they were the dumbest things, almost as if he just wanted to force us to do things because he could.  I wasn’t rude when I ask questions, I was just curious.  Most of the girls I worked with were younger and were like a little herd of sheep.  They would have poured hydrochloric acid on thier faces if told to.  I was a bit older than them- and while I am a rule follower, I wasnt’ going to be pushed around, or forced to spend mre money on new pants when the ones I was wearing WERE JUST OK-ED BY A DIFFERENT MANAGER A WEEK BEFORE!

Turns out new boss-man didn’t like people who think- so he had it out for me since the start because I asked questions.  I eventually ended up leaving because nothing ever changed.  

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