Entitled Customers: A tractor, a muddy battery, and I don't do windows either
Crappy Design: Wish Milk!

Toxic Managers: Oh so you can call in, but I can't?

 

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From  tattooedAngel21, Tales From Retail:

Working retail is stressful, annoying and tiring, but it's a job I chose so those are the consequences to it.

I've been working at my job for about 4 months, I've called in once due to being sick. I take other peoples shifts all the time, come in earlier than my scheduled shift (5 hours earlier) and I come in on my days off. One, because of money and 2) because I don't want them to be understaffed. I do them favors and you know what I don't expect to be guilt tripped when I call in. Yesterday I felt so emotionally and mentally drained because I hadn't had a day off and I was exhausted. Playing factors is that I have depression too, I'm medicated but sometimes I just can't deal. So knowing I felt sick, exhausted and everything in between I told my manager I might not be able to make it in tomorrow, but I would try to get someone to cover me, but if not I couldn't make it in. My manager said, "no you can't do that." Like excuse me?? I dedicate my days off and come in earlier to help you guys out and you're telling me I can't??

This manager calls in all the time for medical excuses. And honestly my disorders are considered that too, PLUS my store manager knows about my depression and said I can "call in if I'm not well." I literally gave them a day notice and she has the nerve to tell me I'm not allowed too??? I hate the double standards with my managers and it's not fair. Just because I'm reliable doesn't mean to treat me like don't have a life outside of work and sometimes I'm not well enough to go in.

-- tattooedAngel21

 

 

 

 

Comments

Molly_Mog

The reward for working hard has always been more hard work.

You will never win you just have to be better at the game.

Misty Meanor

I hate double standards.

SS

I learned to stop saying yes all the time..... I was a dept manager at a big department store. ANY time any of the other managers needed a shift covered or wanted to swap shifts, I agreed to do it because I was a "team player". You know.... rah rah... "we're all in this together".... blah... blah. So after about a year of always being the go-to person for everyone, one time I needed a day off. I asked every single one of the other managers to take my shift and every single one turned me down. I stopped taking anyone else's shifts after that.

McHell Manager

And that's when you start being unavailable on your days off. "Hey Mindy, I know it's your day off, but can you come into work today?" "No sorry, I have plans already today". Just don't tell them the plans are to sit on your couch all day and binge on Netflix.

Molly_Mog

SS we're all in this together unless it's you.

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