From Confused in Hell, March, 2009:
Due to recent company budget cuts, my company just busted me down from full-time to part-time, with a corresponding reduction in hours.
This after 5 years of loyal service (or servitude, depending on how you look at it). After 5 years of feeling fairly bulletproof, I now go to work every day terrified of getting fired, just like every other part-time employee.
Not only that, but they also expect us to work harder now. Like we could! They expect more work and more dedication, while they continue to give us less and less. I've lost all my medical benefits! I can't get my teeth fixed now!
One time when I was late, my store manager says, "You know, this kind of makes me question your integrity."
A couple of days later, when I agreed to stay an extra hour, he says "You're my hero."
WTF? I'm either a person of questionable integrity, or I'm a hero.
Would ya mind picking one and sticking with it please?
I'm either the savior of the store, or I'm an amoral douchebag.
I'm so confused...
--Confused in Hell