With all the recent stories shared of scheduling conflicts and general management not talking to keep staff they can use up to date, I myself have a few questions that maybe you guys can help me with.
You see, when I started in my gas slavery hell I got mon-fri opening shifts. As a night owl this really didn't work, but I made it so since you know them pesky bills and all. I've been forcing myself for over a year to keep this going, so my only thing I ever asked was to be left on mornings, sure you can change it from mon-fri to whatever days, but leave me on opens as I was used to them now. I do work in a will to work state ( I think it's what it's called when you or the employer can end employment for any reason as long as it's more reasonable than not liking someone, at least for on paper).
So fast forward to after our buy out and such. We've been through two SMs and our current one just makes me question a few things, mostly scheduling or lack there of. First a co-worker pulled a stunt and got my morning shift (that I was specifically hired for even though I'm pretty flexible with hours I can work) pulled from me and now I'm on the shittiest schedule I can think of throwing at someone besides clopens.
They yanked it from me with no reasoning, not even a phone call just one day BAM I now work half the week opening the shop and the other half closing the shop, often with no days off in-between until after I've worked the closing shifts, then it starts with opens a couple days later again. My SM also knows I do NOT want to work closings because they make us work solo and it's not a good neighborhood; let's just say cops drive in and buy gas hourly for a reason.
Now my SM has not been making schedules ahead of time, even when they knew they'd become an SM and have been for almost two months now. By this I mean at the end of the pay period of the week you're working and there should be a new paper with the next pay week scheduled hours on it, it's NOT THERE.
I typically work closings of the last day of the pay period and when the SM leaves there is no new one made at all. SM was calling us for the first couple weeks to let us know what the next shift we were due in for was, even that has stopped and they are pushing it onto co-workers who AREN'T management to make the calls or text others their shifts.
An example would be the pay week starts 3/29 and ends 4/4, you'd want to see a new schedule posted by 4/4 and SM isn't doing it, SM won't entrust it to anyone else to draft up either. Also even when I get a day off I am getting calls from SM about coming in to cover a co-workers shift or gives my number to another store and I then get pelted with calls from another SM that they need my help, so it's almost like I never get time off anyhow.
Even if I say no it feels like work to have to listen to all those voice mails and call people back to tell them no, that I want to have my day off, and I have things to do besides work to work some more. :( I've also never encountered this issue of no schedules being made no matter where I've worked.
With all this in mind my main questions are:
Is it fair of SM to schedule me and ONLY me on these 1/2 open 1/2 closings?
Can SM have non management call/text schedules to people?
Am I to assume if I get no memo on when I work next that I have a day off?
Does the SM have to have a schedule posted x days ahead of time?
Also can SM give my number to other shops when it's stated even on my job app I am NOT willing to "relocate"?