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Ok guys I've found myself some part time employment as well as have in the works a possible full time gig! I know it's been a bit since I last wrote anything and it was about job hunting. This isn't going to be any tale about how awful that experience can be, not yet anyways.
This is about my escaping gas station hell and getting fired from the security place.
So way back when the company I was with for gas station hell was selling to a new one it was ok for the first sixish months. Mostly because the new people needed to check on ALL the stores in the region (which is three states) as well as get paperwork in order for people who stayed, interview for open spaces blah blah blah...
Well in my city alone they promptly shut down three shops and told the people from those shops to work at whatever store they got assigned to (even if it was in another state) or be a float and cover the open shifts for any store in the city or to be unemployed. Needless to say only the store managers and assistants stayed on because seriously on a dime above minimum wage who wants unknown hours and distances to cover?
Things went to hell in a basket fast after that. Managers walking off the job, new hires quitting in a month or less. Even vendors hated coming to the shops because of the new "owners". Some managers were having to run two or three shops, assistants were shared and some promoted just to fill the vacant store manager titles. And to make it better as far as hours went it was based on in store sales... And they jacked prices every other week. So if a store didn't have the means to give hours to cashiers the store manager was expected to help on top of everything else... Those poor souls got worked easily 80+ hours a week on salary :(
By then I knew I had to get out. And thus ended up in my security job. It itself isn't bad work and was pretty enjoyable. The person in charge however wasn't any kind of nice.
So cut to yay full time at security fuck you gas station! I was happy to have the means to cover my own things and cash leftover to help other friends and family because that's just who I am.
Things went downhill FAST. Within two months of getting full time I was fired :( for a pretty minuscule reason... For not siging a piece of paper to indicate that I left very obvious objects at work that if you were to take others can't do their work plus it's on camera, does you no good at home so why would you not leave it at work?
This "boss" was ridiculous to say the least. Very inconsistent, wouldn't listen to anything when it came to write ups, just wanted to cast blame and hand out write ups to look good to headquarters. And loved to sit there and act like the big man on campus with his old work and army stories -eyeroll-
Let's take you on a journey of some of these silly things he did to me and others:
1) Had two people end up trying to come to work, but both were exhausted. The coworker(s) state "hey you look tired, can you do your shift". Both people say they would rather go home. Details get worked out with coworkers and the "boss", so the tired people went home. Keep in mind it's two different people on two different days. So the first person to do this got written up for " not giving a four hour notice" and warns person two of the same possible thing happening to them because it's happening the same way. Person two accepted the fact and went home but NEVER got a write up and they themselves stated that was unfair treatment
2) Had a lost cellphone get turned in but neither person working knew what to do. As person one was leaving they informed the person coming to work of the cellphone as well as person two confirming the details so if the owner came looking person three would be able to handle it. Seems simple enough. However person one got this write up and "boss" wouldn't hear any reasoning about it and just blamed person one for it "not being handled"
3) A workers family member ended up sick, like in the hospital sick. Worker called "boss" asking what can be done. "Boss" says go be with the family other people can cover the hours. So right there was "boss"'s ok to let the person go for the day, even gave them an extra day off for how bad it was. "Boss" calls them in on their day off to WRITE THEM UP FOR LEAVING EARLY THE DAY THAT WAS OK'ed by "boss"... The person got two write ups in one shot, the second was for " not being in uniform"
4) "boss" tried to call people in to work on their days off (at this job there is one day a week where the place that hired security is closed so no need for us) and nobody was answering. This was a scheduled day off no on call or anything. The messages "boss" was leaving people was to simply call back. Well so happens that particular day one of the workers aunts funeral, so they call "boss" up to inform they simply can't help because of the funeral and family was on the way to pick them up. "Boss" tries to insist and even threaten the loss of job. Person stood their ground and said no. "Boss" then DEMANDED proof of the aunt passing away and funeral date be brought the next day or person WILL lose the job. "Boss" even went so far as to check the persons facebook to "make sure they aren't lying"... Worst part is still it was a scheduled day off, it's not like they were asking for berevement pay
That's all I can remember for now. Needless to say my stress has dropped quite a bit since leaving that place. Sure I have other stress without full time work, however its not as bad as wondering what new empty hell any of us was going to see or deal with from that jackass. So remember kids PAY ATTENTION to what past and current workers say about a boss. As the saying goes most people quit bosses not the job itself.
From Little Things:
obert Guthrie decided to do something bold. When he told his young son they were going to live in a gas station, even the little boy thought he was crazy. Still, Robert went ahead and bought the run-down gas station, nearly 100 years old, just outside of the French Quarter in New Orleans. What he did with it is jaw-dropping. Robert turned the 2,000-square-foot space into his proud home. However, he did so while also paying homage to the space’s prior life as Sinclair Gasoline. Everywhere in the house, you can see little touches of its past history. From the toy car decorations to the oil can holder turned toilet paper holder in the bathroom.
Robert added a roof deck, hydraulic-lift turned staircase, jacuzzi, and full modern kitchen. This just goes to show that we’re not limited to the options presented to us. Sometimes a regular house won’t do, and it’s creative folk like Robert who make the world a tad bit more interesting.
Ahh, life in the convenience store, it's a great one! Shifts seem shorter, non-stop action, yelling at people being stupid at the gas pumps etc.
We've all had to yell at someone for fueling while they sat their lazy/cold asses in their car, or left their car on, or filling the wrong container, all of which are serious safety hazards. Well today was a special one.
I haven't worked in the c-store for a week or so, just getting back in the swing, I'm just finishing checking someone out and I look over to the pumps with my coworker as we're in a lull. She just authorized pump 11 and we're just watching the pumps as we should.
So this lady on pump 11 is authorized, has the nozzle in the car, is pumping gas in the car.
Gets in the car.
Starts the car.
Moves the car up a few feet.
Gets out of the car and continues fueling.
Me and my coworker just stand there slackjawed. That really just happened.
Our manager is cleaning out the bait tanks (Yes, a gas station that sells live bait, welcome to WI.) and we tell him what just happened. "Well ain't that smart."
The lady finishes up, pays, I don't think we mentioned it to her at all, just shook our heads. I hope she doesn't come back again, I really don't want to be blown up.