My Appreciation week gift. I work at one of the largest companies in the world and the 12 customers I support spend about $1b annually.
Finally I’m legitimately happy once again!
After working with this toxic company for the past year and a half I can finally say I’m leaving for a much better job! My old job I’ve been heavily overworked, underpaid, and simply blatantly taken advantage of (see my old posts).
I found a new job and accepted their offer that pays $15,000 more base pay, full health benefits (previous job didn’t give benefits), and FOUR weeks of PTO (I only had one week at my old job).
I put in my two weeks yesterday. While I was hopeful my boss would have been reasonable and understanding, unsurprisingly he freaked out on me and went into super guilt trip mode. He basically got legitimately angry at me because apparently two weeks is unacceptable and not enough time to find a replacement (we’re a tiny team and I’m the only one who knows how to run most of our machines among other things).
He did the usual guilt tripping things of begging me to stay until the end of the year and whatnot. Not once did he offer any form of increased compensation.
The part that bugged me was he literally said “Well Xstell, if you are leaving then that means nobody else cares and I should just fire every one else and shut the company down”. 😑😑😑 My only response to that was that I can just leave today if you want me to…
Then he went on about I should have gave him advanced notice so he could have hired and trained a replacement to which I responded “I have been asking for another guy to help me for months” (which is true as I’ve been overloaded). Then he nearly yelled at me “You know we can’t afford another guy right now so I don’t know why you ever would have asked to get more help.”
If that’s not a textbook contradiction then I don’t know what is…
He stormed off and slammed the door after that. Then came back a few minutes later with more guilt tripping before he stormed off again.
He texted me later in a more calm demeanor but haven’t seen him face to face since. Nothing he say will ever convince me that he’s not a total asshole.
The only thing I’m gonna miss at my old job is my coworkers. We were a small team and we all got along great. Just unfortunate the boss/owner doesn’t realize the harm he’s done.
We can't pay teachers because they..... *Checks Notes*.... might get married and have a duel income?
Why do managers make you find someone to cover your shift, even when you’re calling for a day off two weeks in advance?
Isn’t that why you’re having me do this two weeks in advance in the first place? So YOU can do the schedule?
Let me preface that I love my actual work, it’s pretty darn close to my dream job. Quitting will never be an option, nor will I go to HR because it’s so easy.
I report to a guy named Will who has likely never held any type of supervisory position because he sucks at it. God, do I have stories.
Will does not respond to questions and oftentimes he has to correct something he has told the team because he was wrong. He only meets with the whole team and does not give any type of formal feedback. Ever.
He also shows favoritism to certain coworkers. They are assigned the best shifts and often leave work for the rest of us. Almost half the team does almost no work at all (no exaggeration that they do 5% of what the rest of us do), but Will doesn’t care because the rest carry the team.
I have raised this concern with him and he told me he is monitoring production and will talk to the slackers. Nothing happens.
I am the most productive on the team. This is important.
Last week, I got fed up and slowed my production way down in order to flunk the whole team because THAT is how Will is measured in his performance.
At the same time, Will fucked up the schedule because he was late making it up as usual and posted it 8 hours prior to the start of the week.
I immediately noticed he failed to schedule coverage in one key area where I normally work. It has a lot of technological problems like the network kicks you out every 30 minutes and it tries to reset your password.
Now if I said anything, it would fall on my shift to do ALL of it while carrying two slackers. And not mentioning it would help flunk the team.
Will came in bright and early after his trip to the beach to discover that management was pissed off because nothing was done in that area for three days due to his fuck up.
He confronted me why my production was down and I said I did everything assigned to me and I was not scheduled to work that area. He got angry and asked me why I didn’t tell him it was missing from the schedule? I said that I thought Tony or Jared (notorious slacker buddies of his) would have told him on the earlier shift. Didn’t they notice they weren’t assigned there? Will couldn’t say shit because they don’t work in that area even when assigned so they didn’t notice. I doubt they look at the schedule. That’s what I have been complaining about for months.
Once again, I brought up people not working and that I care about my job. He gave me more bullshit about how he would talk to the slackers but nothing changed.
So Will posted the schedule for this week and simply copied last week’s schedule with the same error because he is a fucking idiot. And he never corrected last week’s fuckup so there will be double the work come Monday — and I took PTO.
I will try to post an update next week.
I used to work at a small family-owned coffee shop about a year ago and reported them for wage theft among other things when I quit. I had plenty of proof. Apparently they got investigated and were not happy. I would see them around town and they would be passive aggressive towards me.
Today, my mom told me my boss contacted her in the comments of a Facebook post to tattle on me(I'm 20) for reporting her. My mom said it wasn't her fight but she saw the paychecks and they were wrong.
Just the audacity to say that stuff in public...like...what? She was paying me under minimum wage and taking the credit card tips, as well as having us clock in and out wrong so she could pay us even less than that. I was working like 60 hours a week and only made $12,000 USD/year.
Lesson learned for me, I don't work for family-owned businesses anymore ¯_ಠ_ಠ_/¯