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Anyone?  Bueller?

I am very clear:  the wearliest I can come in M-F is 7:30.  9 on Saturday.  sundays are a no-go, because I am not shelling out $30 to take a cab both ways.

Yeah...guess who was sceduled for 8 on Saturday on 9-5 on Sunday?  yeah...no.

So I only have three shifts this week.  Charming.

C'mon, Nov. 19.  Or, rather 15th, because I am giving myself the day of the Peter Yarrow concert and the weekend before orientation to reset my internal alarm clock.  I know it will take longer than that, but it's a start.

They're starting to pull the same shit on Kent.  Now, to be full time, corporate insists on open availability.  Never mind he's been there almost a year.  It's ridiculous.

They've given him 30 days to decide if he wants to let them fuck with his schedule at will or go on part time.

[insert inartiukate screaming here]

I'm having a hard time walking the line between being supportive (because it really DOES seem like they've been trying to squeeze him out since that new manager started a few months back.  And I'm not sure how he manages to work around someone who calls him "Buddy."  In all fairness, I probably would have snapped by now) and wanting to grab him by the shoulders and hiss "You are going NOWHERE until after the holidays.  There are two holidays coming up where you get a 30% discount and YOU WILL NOT GET CHEATED OUT OF YOUR CHRISTMAS BONUS!"

*ahem*  Hey, it's a percentage of what he made for the year.  That would be a nice way to ring in the new year.

Anyway, I got to go on a bus adventure today.  Don't ask me why the closest place to give a pre-employment urine sample is in flippin' Durham, but it is.  FOUR FUCKING HOURS ROUNDTRIP for about ten minutes of paperwork and the aforementioned cup.  And it was wet and rainy as well.  NOT the way to spend a Monday off.  I did get a lot of work done on the MiL's shawl on the way back.  I'm falling in love with half granny square shawls out of Lion Brand Homespun.  It works up so quick is all soft and squishy, and I have a ton of it in my stash.

Yup, the weather has definitely started settling in to Fall.  All I want to do is cook, crochet, and read.  And sleep.   Lots and lots of sleep.


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Nov. 6th, 2018 01:59 am (UTC)
It's really galling that even with the labor market being as tight as it is, employers still treat people like this.
Nov. 6th, 2018 12:16 pm (UTC)
Everybody at my employer have to have open availability from the get go. My current manager until recently was given a pass on working his 1-2 nights a week because he lives more than 30 miles away. Now that he has to work those nights, he's not a happy camper.
Nov. 6th, 2018 04:16 pm (UTC)
Hibernate... Zzzzzzzzz
Nov. 6th, 2018 06:41 pm (UTC)
That drive sounds like a nightmare. Yeesh. Did you at least listen to good tunes or podcasts?
Nov. 6th, 2018 07:15 pm (UTC)
How absolutely infuriating. What are they playing at? I hope things improve soon.
Nov. 7th, 2018 10:21 am (UTC)
UGH! That sucks about the hours, but when I was in college a quarter of a century ago, I took Sociology Of Work, where establishments try to manipulate their hours to what THEY Need... It has always made me kind of incensed and an advocate for workers in The Biz... At times it's not fair at all.... More cut throat than the jobs I have now...
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