From Former Mchell Manager:
I am so very, very, very, VERY frustrated right now. Frustrated, sad, and lonely. I may get a bit of flack for this, but I am quite honestly done with people who have kids getting priority over me. I am childless. But that does not mean I do not have a family or a life.
I have worked in the Fast Food industry for years. Too many years to admit. And time and time again, I see people who have kids get priority over people who do not. Now, I am not talking about "Oh, you have to work Halloween because Suzy needs to take her kids out for Halloween". I'm talking about people who have fairly older kids and go "I need to be out by X time and can't work weekends because of my child" and then jumps on Facebook every weekend and posts about how they dump their child onto a supposed non-existent babysitter and goes out camping/partying.
I'm talking about the Assistant Manager who never works a closing shift because she has kids, though her oldest is 12 years old, but "I want to be home to see them and to eat dinner with them!" That manager rarely works a closing shift. Last month, she had no closing shifts at all. If she does work a closing shift, it's maybe twice a month.
--Former McHell Manager
So it has been awhile. I am currently keeping small children alive at a drop in daycare center in a gym.
However, I am feeling quite underappreciated by the boss lately...or actually stream of bosses.
Going on 3 years, 3 bosses, one temp boss.
1st boss was nice and I liked her however she got into an argument with a coworker over medical treatments and restrictions. Coworker went up the food chain and 1st boss was found to be WILDLY incompetent.
Temp boss comes in to clean her mess while the search for a new person goes on. Under Temp boss I am given the authority to basically run the daycares hours. We had 7 people 3 quit. I pull 45 hour weeks to keep it covered. After new boss is hired I am thanked and given a gift card. People were hired so I did not have to kill myself covering things
2nd boss is better. However it has been a year. Nubbinz knows there should be a performance review and raise. Nothing happens. Words were said and write ups were threatened. Pattern repeats with new boss over tiny things.
Year 2 of work passes and 2nd boss is stepping down. Her last week she gives me a performance review I agree with and a raise that is double a yearly one.
However, I had a chat with a friend who was briefly hired by 2nd boss right after she started. 2nd boss had given her a STARTING rate that was still higher than my raise. I have also overheard a conversation that I should not have heard that another coworker is also receiving higher since she started.
I am back and forth if I should ask what the f is up with this to new 3rd boss. All of us in the daycare have similar backgrounds. I have been working the longest and while I have had arguements my record is clean. I just want to know why it took me 2 years of working my butt off to get the same rate that my coworkers were given from the start. The consensus IRL is that if I ask I need to have another job on hand.
I was working in a store for bride and groom dresses and suits. One day two women walk up to the counter and asked me if we have red pocket squares. I showed them one sample and they liked it. So I'm looking for the other one so they can have the same pocket square twice but I can only find one which looks slightly different. I put it on the counter and say: "This one looks pretty similar but it's not the same pocket square."
The two women examine it and say that it is the same even though it was 100% not the same because it was from a different brand and looked different in the light. They both started arguing about if it's the same and in the end they both agreed on "it‘s the same".
I wanted to be kind and help them out with their decision and told them it does indeed look slightly different in the light, and it did and was noticeable. Both started to look at me like I said I wanted to shoot up a school or something, I swear no one looked at me like that ever before in my life.
I could literally see the disgust in one of the woman's facial expression. Then one of them starts shouting at me telling me that if they both say it's the same, it must be right and bla and bla and such and such.
Since then I have one rule: Never contradict a customer.
At the end of the day you're supposed to sell and if they like it just go along and be a yes-man.
Outage by a different company affected the credit card processing for loads of merchants, not just ours. (To simplify, the bank went down, and all the processors that use it were unable to do anything with or about it.)
Believe it or not I think I'm FINALLY done with retail. Of course this didn't happen without one more ridiculous story! So as I said before, I had to work one more shift to get my vacation paid out which I had agreed to. Now since I had turned in my key I expected to work some dinky associate shift where I wouldn't have to open or close. Ha! Not even close. While I was away actually enjoying my vacation my boss got a hold of me and asked if I could work two opening shifts the week I returned. I can't say I was exactly pleased, but they asked and so I agreed. This also meant I had to drive to work the day before and pick my key back up - a bit of a hassle but I'm a good girl and a team player so I did what I had to do.