RedHeadActress Update: Changing Polices and Shift Coverage Hell
Well, I haven't posted in a long time. I hope you guys missed me as much as I have missed you.
And boy do I have a lot to share.
First, starting with the asshole ex-boyfriend who I never expected to hear from again, but did on Valentine's day of all days. Not only did he lie even more, but I found out that he was only 17 years old. Yeah, I could have gone to fucking jail. So if I wanted to rip his head off before, now I want to castrate him too. Then about two weeks ago he said he wanted me back and my response went a little something like this: Go hit yourself in the face with a truck.
Now, as far as my job, it sucks, flat out. While my health is improving slightly day by day, I still get times where I shake and tremble with sweats. On these nights I have to be sent home, which blows, but I deal with it and my managers have seemed to be a bit sympathetic. I have been told this was due to me standing around with nothing to do. Now, I pace around the arcade, looking for stupid stuff to do since I am on restrictions that prevent me from doing certain things. I am just biding my time until I can transfer out for good.
And for the biggest thing... policies. They are constantly changing and it is getting hard to keep up with it. Every single day there is something new, including things that are really dangerous for us to do. Example, when we banked out, we had to walk through the kitchen in the food court to get to the room. We are not allowed to do this anymore, having to go outside and around. This normally wouldn't be a big deal if A. The path from the arcade to the room on the outside was lit and B. Most of the cast members in the arcade weren't elderly and could actually see. If something were to happen, management would be in a lot of trouble. And on top of it, we are forced to attend these stupid meetings and training sessions that are actually not doing anything but wasting time.
I also had an incident with a fellow cast member that I need to share. I will call him 'A'. A gave me a shift and did the form to switch it. It still wasn't showing up on my schedule the night before, so I texted him asking if it went through. I got no response.Next morning, the day of the shift, there was still no sign of the shift. Being the responsible person I am, I called my coordinator to ask if it was me or A on the schedule. He said that it was A but he was notorious for calling in and if I wanted it I could have it if he called in. I told the coordinator no thanks as I wasn't feeling 100 percent. On Thursday, I was looking for extra shifts to take when I saw it in black and white... I was supposed to be there on Wednesday when I specifically asked about it. Guess who got hit with notation for a no call no show? If you guessed me, you get a cookie. Yes, apparently this is entirely my fault because I knew about it and it wasn't up to the coordinator to know about the switch. Before you guys say anything, every switch has to be done 48 hours in advance and is computerized. If the shift is taken, it would show up on your schedule.
Now, the question is, do you agree this was my fault?
On a negative note, my depression has gotten a lot worse lately. I have been doing a lot of RPing online on tumblr and facebook because my life just sucks in general and it is the only way I can escape it. Message me if you want to know more.
On a positive note my excessive writing has gotten a lot of recognition from other blogs and even a newspaper in the Orlando area that wants me to interview for them. They said that my writing was impressive and original, really getting into the characters that I created. Personally I thought that my characters were really intense and some boring, but maybe I am being too hard on myself. Of course I get the stupid anons that say my writing sucks, but haters gonna hate, right?
Until next time... I hope you guys are doing better than me.