I am a patriot so it pains me to say this, but Corporate America Sucks ! ! ! I love capitalism. But the spineless weasels of middle management are the plageu of this system. Let me explain my situation.
I was hired by this company last September or October. Upon being hired I was told that I was a full time employee, but for this company full time employees were only guaranteed 30 hours per week. Ok, I really needed 40 hours, but I’m desperate. Ok everything is cool. After 90 one of my managers (who happens to be the friend that got me the job) asks the assistant store manager about my vacation and sick time. He says to that I have 1 week of vacation time and 6 sick day plus 6 paid holiday.
Ok still cool. I get paid for New Years Day. Used a sick day when I needed a fex extra hours one week. And took a scheduled day off. At the begining of January the managers voted me employee of the month for the month of December and I get a little $50.00 gift card. Then in Febuary they start cutting my hours. No explination. They’re just cut. I here from the department managers that our pay roll has been cut.
OK, well all of the other FT employees are still getting their 30 hours a week. So I ask if the another department needs some help, you know trying to get my hours up. After about a week of this one of the assistant store manager get all confrontational with me about me about how I need to quit asking for hours. And I kindly inquire as to why I’m the only FT employee that has to go beging for hours. She informs me that I am a part time seasonal employee. She goes to the office and grabs what she says is my folder. And it plainly says “my name” and “part time seasonal”.
Now I’m kind of suspicious of this because all this is written in her hand writing. But I saw when the folder was filled out and it was done by someone else (my immediate supervisor/the person who hire me).
Then the next week my hours are cut again. And they a hire some new chick in my department. And schedule her for hours that I’m available to work. Hours that I had been asking for.
Finally this past saturday I have to leave because of chest pain. Turned out be just an anxiety attack, but still when you chest hurts and your arm feels numb it kinda makes you worry. I show up for work this week on my scheduled day only to find that my name has been removed from the schedule and the hours have been given to the new girl. None of the department managers know anything about it. I’m told that I have to call the store manager at 1:00 today.
Well, yesterday I made a complaint to Corporate HR. And called my boss today and my boss basically told me that because I left last week with chest pain that I was not going be scheduled. Ok, isn’t that illegal. I told the store manager that I was leaving and asked that they call my department manager and notify them.
Am I crazy or does this just seem wrong?