I'm currently injured with an ankle injury - been about 3 weeks now - and despite work having known about it since it began , WHY DOES MY BOSS KEEP SCHEDULING ME IN FOR SHIFTS WHERE I HAVE TO WALK AROUND THE ENTIRE FLIPPING STORE MULTIPLE TIMES. I've never liked this job, but I need money and no where else seems to want to hire me, but this just feels neglectful - your employee is injured and needs to not move around too much. I'm at my worst end, it's 3 am and I needed to tell somebody somehow - like, being a cashier isn't something I should have to think about outside of work, but here I am, not able to sleep cause I'm anticipating having to go in and tell her what's what. Anyway, thanks for reading if you didAdd a Reply
I'm the bookkeeper. I have someone who acts like they're my boss, but he's actually the head of our sister company. In general, he's a nice person, but he's a bad combination of (1) not understanding anyone else's job, (2) not willing to listen long enough to learn anything about anyone else's job, (3) being a micro-manager, even though he doesn't know anything about what you're doing. He's incompetent with computers, for example, and asks for my help every day with his. But then he'll turn around and try to tell me exactly how to do something on my computer. Additionally he doesn't trust accounting software so he wants me to keep a handwritten, extra set of books outside of using QuickBooks. Nope. He also expects me to deliver the same financial information every month 5 different ways: provide a printout, email him, tell him in person, provide a financial report, and finally, a monthly meeting where I have to tell him again.
Lastly, and what has me writing today, is that he has a bad habit of publicly blaming me -- to our business partners -- for his screw ups. Once, something he did cost one of our buyers a lot of money. The buyer complained, of course. My boss had me write up an apology letter along the lines of: I'm sorry...this was absolutely my fault...I unreservedly apologize for my incompetence in this matter..." When I wrote his name on the signature line, he made me erase it, and put mine. He made me sign this letter apologizing for "my" screw ups, when I had nothing to do with anything related to the matter. He did the same thing today, calling me incompetent in an email for not doing something that he never even asked me to do...and he CC'd me!
When I complain, he gaslights me, condescendingly telling me to grow up. I've been here 12 years. The only thing I'm holding onto is that he's supposedly retiring soon.Add a Reply
Life is full of struggles. I get that. I understand how everyday can be a terrible day at the work place. I want to know what you think.
This job I've had for two years has given me a lot of stress, struggle, and grief. I've pin pointed it to one a single person; my bosses. We have a department head and a chief of office. Their motto is "the customer comes first', I beg to differ by all means. There's times when they'll leave their work space and ask me to block their schedule and reschedule customers on the same days of the appointment. There's times when they don't show up to meetings and have no excuse afterwards. When i'm late for legitimite reasons, via car, health or even waking up late, I get torn a new one. For the past two years, I've gotten in trouble for others often. Their view of blowing things out of porportion has brought me to a new low. I've began becoming distant with my coworkers and slowing my pace of work down. They've taken a notice to it and have asked me "Why don't you talk to us the way you talk to customers?"; and I say, "you're not the customer". I can't seem to find the drive be nice to anyone anymore. These bosses of mine have even picked me off and "counseled" me for not saying greeting them. Who do they think they are? I'm forced to respect them because of the rank they hold in this job, but what can I do rather than sucking up? I hold my own professionalism with passion and I'm here to serve the people. I can't afford to quit this job either. They forced me to put in a bunch of paper work for a day off when they just don't show up? What type of business are they running? Along with them is a certain employee that just rubs me the wrong way. This kid sits on his phone the whole day and still gets praised while I run my A** off around the workspace everyday. The difference between him is that he's nice to people even though he is the gossip queen. Some my say I envy him and to a certain degree I do, but I would never want to be like him. I would never want to earn my rank the way he has. He would snitch on me if I had snaks in the work space. He would complain if he had to work and the other employees and myself would never hear the end of it. This job is full of messes right now and I just unfortunatly have to deal with it. All I know is that I just work here. I just have to suck it up. Thank you for reading. Sorry for the rant!Add a Reply
I worked in a Walmart that was okay, except for my manager. The manager I worked for was from hell itself, and had no mercy or regret towards any employees. Whenever he was on the sales floor, where the customers do their shopping, he seemed like a really pleasant guy. That's an act. Here's how he treated employees. You make ONE TINY MISTAKE and he immediately takes you to his office, making no big deal of it to customers or you, then as soon as you step in that office and he closes the door? Prepare to go through hell. And he won't let you go until he feels he has sufficiently tortured you, and in my experience, not until you're weeping loud enough for people outside to hear you, in which case he gives up, steps out, and lies saying something like "Oh, a family member passed away" whenever asked about it. I could not be happier and better off both emotionally and financially (I found a better, higher-paying job) to be FINALLY LEAVING THIS ABSOLUTELY MISERABLE HELLHOLE.Add a Reply
To all that apply @ Applebee's in Augusta GA on Washington road. No that they have no cares or respect for there employees. They want you to work 4 hours per day. They don't want you to work any other job. When it's slow they expect you to work 3 to 4 sections of the kitchen on your own for up to 5hours a day. If you are like me and have adult bills don't apply Here.Add a Reply
Once upon a time, there was an evil king name Mateas. He was the most wicked in all the land. One day, evil King Mateas captured a beautiful kind princess and locked her in a tower. He made her slave away from sunrise to sunset without pay or lunch breaks and took advantage of the princess's work ethic making impossible demands and ordering his fire breathing dragon to attack the princess for no reason at all.
My boss is the WORST!! Firstly, our office hrs are 8-5 and I'm at work from 6:30am to 8:00pm. I have been filing in for multiple attorneys without an assistant and taking on the job responsibilities of the two people we are short of. I have been praised by all the other attorneys in the office and told that NEVER has the firm had someone so dedicated and hardworking. The partner in all of his 40+ yrs of operating the firm has never given someone a raise before at least completing a year as an employee but he made an exception for me since he felt I was deserving. Now if only my own boss could see that. He's hateful and mean and puts me down. I say good morning to him and he doesn't say a word back. He NEVER says thank you. And today when I hurt myself and cut myself with glass he said "oh did something break? Did you clean it up?" He is an ASSHOLE in the truest sense of the word. He is the spawn of satan and hitler.Add a Reply
When I interviewed for my current job I made several important things clear. First I had previous long standing commitments on Sunday and could not work then and a second which is relevant to this was that once something was given I expected it to be held to, at a previous job I had been told I'd receive a raise of pay that never came, and my boss agreed.
Recently, about a month ago, my boss started trying to force me into working Sundays and ignoring other commitments and even more recently has started making last minute changes to my schedule and in a field where employees aren't usually on call is making me be on call. For a lot of people this wouldn't be that big of a deal because hey they get some extra hours for pay but, to expect a post time employee only making minimum wage to do that seems absurd. I've had to cancel plans for my time off over it.
Also my boss requires that I answer any and all text messages sent by her even when I'm on my time away from work in addition to unpaid training I must do at home.Add a Reply
I was hired at Our Beginning, a childcare center (though she would call it a "children's school") run by P.J. Things went pretty well for the first three or four months--but after that, it seemed I could do no right!
She failed to communicate her expectations to me, and then would scold me for not meeting the expectations she'd failed to communicate.
She made promises to me, and to other employees, that she followed through on either very late, or not at all. For example, it took more than a year for the company to get an electronic time clock, after her promises to me that it would happen in just a few months. It took 6 months for me to get a proper desk for my office... then she took it away from me and gave it to the new Admissions Coordinator... then she berated me for not having an organized work space!
She played favorites, and compared me unfavorably to the previous Office Manager and several other employees (almost all of whom have since quit).
She did not respect my time outside of work; she called me at home before and after work hours, and on weekends, usually about trivial matters that could have waited until I came back to work. She would often call with something else she needed to have done before I went home for the day... just as I was getting ready to go home for the day. This resulted in my working 50-60 hours per week, at a rate that worked out, per hour, to only 1 or 2 cents above the state minimum wage, if my weekly 40-hour rate was divided by hours actually worked.
And, in the 16 months I worked there, I had only two full vacation days, plus 4 days of bereavement leave. (I was promised more, plus comp time I was owed, but somehow P.J. never thought it was a good time for me to take it!) And I was "punished" for taking the bereavement leave... I had to work a 15-hour shift with no lunch to get everything done she said I had to get done before I left!
The job itself also deteriorated over time... instead of playing to my strengths, it emphasized my weaknesses. (She would promise me writing projects, but other than the occasional bone or two thrown at me, those never materialized. I gave her, not just second, but third, fourth, and even fifth chances, to keep her promises.) I was forced into a customer-service position in the company's front office, with lots of noise and constant interruptions, even though I had no experience, or desire to work in, customer service, and was originally hired to do a completely different type of position! She admitted I might do better in a different type of work environment, but refused to change the work environment, or the hours, to accommodate me.
You can imagine what a toll all this took on my physical and mental health, over time. I ended up having a severe flare-up of an already-existing health condition due to all the stress and overwork, and a doctor finally told me I would either need to consistently limit my work hours to 40 per week or less, or quit the job. My repeated requests for a part-time work schedule, to both take care of my health and to have a better work-life balance, fell on selectively-deaf ears.
I'm pretty patient, and I think I was more than forgiving in P.J.'s case, but I'm not Mother Teresa--and there are limits to the amount of suffering my doctor would have advised I tolerate! His exact words to me were that my work situation "was not sustainable and was bad for my health," and that he felt it "would be unhealthy for anyone," not just for me.
It's probably also worth noting that 6 employees in my last 6 months with the company--myself included--either walked off the job or quit without notice, and of those 6, 4 cited health reasons as their reason for quitting. That right there tells me I'm not the one with the problem!Add a Reply
micromanager: wants me to ask questions, when i do get them thrown back into my face ; response is what would you do? make up your mind. new girl is an ass kisser. boss buying her tires, eating lunches on the company, coming in late, always sick, having saturdays off. she cannot do any wrong. i ask to leave a 1/2 hr early to buy office supplies and get the third degree. tired of doing stuff on my own time. tired of the unfairness of it all, but then life isn't fair. stand up for myself and get chastised for it. ask for help and get nothing.Add a Reply
No vacation time, no sick time and upper management are the slimiest human beings this world has to offer. This company treats office staff like gold but craps on the people doing the actual work.
The owner and VP are the most egotistical scumbags I've ever met and the way they treat people makes everyone cringe. They truly believe that they are better based on their bank accounts but as soon as they turn their backs everyone talks about how much they truly suck. Management overall is a bunch of retards that surely don't deserve the positions they hold. In fact, the higher the manager, the less competent they are.Add a Reply