I had been looking for a new job for about a month. In the course of a week, I was offered two jobs. I picked the one that seemed the best fit for me. The store owner stated that during training, I'd receive 20 - 25 hours a week, and as long as I was getting their computer system, I should go from trainee to full time employee. She believed that I should get this down in about two weeks.
So I started last week. I go in for my first shift and it's great. The system isn't difficult at all and I'm already helping customers. My second day, however, was horrible. The manager left me alone in the store because she had an emergency. I didn't have a log in code yet because I was using hers (which I didn't know) so I was unable to help customers. After getting bitched at by angry customers for 20 minutes, the manager finally returned.
The next day, the manager called me and informed me that my shift was cancelled because the store was slow. I say okay, that happens sometimes.
I show up for my next shift the next day, and am surprised to see the other trainee there because we are never scheduled together. The other trainee is conveniently the manager's best friend. The manager tells me that my shift was cancelled again because it was slow. I thought it was weird that the other trainee was there for my shift, but I didn't say anything because I didn't want to borrow trouble. I asked her about my last shift that week, because I didn't want to show up again only for it to be cancelled again. She said that it would probably be cancelled too.
The next day I call the weekend manager (who is different from the other manager) because I didn't want to just not show up without confirming with her that I wasn't supposed to be there. The weekend manager says yes, I'm supposed to be there today. So I show up. Again, the regular manager's best friend is there. The best friend calls the regular manager, puts her on speaker phone, and asks her which one of us is supposed to be there. The manager says that her best friend is the one who is supposed to be there, and calls me dumb for even showing up.
Frustrated that I passed up another job for this shit, I called the store owner to ask her about my schedule. I tried to be polite because I didn't want to sound like a worker who couldn't get along with others. I expressed my concerns that I wouldn't be ready in the two weeks of training because my hours were being given to the other trainee. I know going against the manager is a bad idea, but if they're going to be that way, I can find work somewhere else.
The store owner never called me back. I wasn't scheduled at all this week. I called this morning to ask the manager about the schedule. She was like, "Oh I'll call you back."
And then she never did. I'm pretty sure this means that my ass is canned. But I have an interview coming up this Thursday, so they can suck it :)