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Old 02-02-2010, 10:56 PM
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Little bit of comedy for you aka my job

I love working for a corporation. I really do.


After a few months of 5 or 15 hour weeks I finally start getting 25-30 again.. woo a decent pay check right. I can put money back into savings for school and etc.

Well this week I was given ZERO hours.. how the hell can they do that? I have no idea. Its really comical since 1 out of the 3 of us in seafood is out for 6 weeks because of a broken foot. So there be 40 hours that can be dispersed to me and excess given away to other departments.

But noooooooo

my store manager just took all 40 and left me nothing, the meat manager(looks over seafood too) had nothing to do with it, he always trys to get me hours since I work hard and do more than whats expect of me)

She did say that she would give me a shift on thursday night 7pm to 3am to strip and wax and seal the floors...

HELLOOOOOO I have told you countless times I go to school MWF at 7am. I took this as a slap in the face and just walked away before I said something that would really screw me over.




So, hows that.. I get zero hours at my job, they wont give me any hours in other departments or other stores I know have either shifts when I am at school or nothing at all.

I need a new job but no one is hiring in my area. Thanks Obama!
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:23 PM
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I feel your pain. I had a job I hated for many months and couldn't find another one. After telling the boss I didn't care if I got fired (and meaning it)*, they still took about four more months to can me.

*I know this is a really bad thing to do, but I really didn't care at that point. I was unwilling to quit before finding another job, but I REALLY hated that job.
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:48 PM
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When they finally realize they need someone to fill the schedule all of a sudden, they'll be "asking"(really telling you) to work. In principle you should tell them to take a hike because you've made other commitments to fill the void that they created.

Accommodate them a 100 times with a smile and your a hero for the day. Deny them once and suddenly your being uncooperative. There comes a time when you must stand on principle, but be prepared for the back stabbing, kiss ass indulgences of incompetent management.
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:05 AM
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Accommodate them a 100 times with a smile and your a hero for the day. Deny them once and suddenly your being uncooperative. There comes a time when you must stand on principle, but be prepared for the back stabbing, kiss ass indulgences of incompetent management.
I've think we've worked at the same place.
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:16 AM
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How about being a free lance employee of a couple three pizza or chinese take-out restaurants? Work when you have the time to help out when they need you.
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:29 AM
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Did you check Universal?
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Old 02-03-2010, 03:11 AM
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Take a dump in the manager's office.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:53 AM
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I've think we've worked at the same place.
Haven't we all?
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:04 AM
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Did you check Universal?
I havent, yet... I should but I am not sure if It would be economical to work there seeing as I live 20 miles from the place
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:09 AM
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Being hourly and having some jerk screw around with your hours plain sucks.

There's a lesson in there somewhere. You have the power to change that.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:15 AM
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yeah I know. I have applied to best buy many times since there is one a mile from my house and when ever I go in there they have hired new people that can't tell me the difference anything about any product. They just read the label. Actually its anywhere I apply lately. Apparently I know too much and would cost too much
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:17 AM
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You're a big Harry Potter fan right? Why not check into the theme park they're putting in there at USO?
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:35 AM
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yeah I know. I have applied to best buy many times since there is one a mile from my house and when ever I go in there they have hired new people that can't tell me the difference anything about any product. They just read the label. Actually its anywhere I apply lately. Apparently I know too much and would cost too much
No no silly. These are just little speed bumps. You're a bright guy. You need to believe in yourself. These guys who work in that supermarket are all burned out and probably don't give a rat's behind about what they do. In a few years you'll be outta there, and maybe find a job with a lot more freedom in what you can or cannot do.
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:14 AM
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You're a big Harry Potter fan right? Why not check into the theme park they're putting in there at USO?
yeah its on my list of things to apply too... but no food related jobs.. like quick serve junk. I can deal with retail
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:15 PM
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problem is you are working too hard, they know you are smarter, its all they will ever have, they now see you as a threat in their twisted little world
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