I work at an isolated, cold distant north location in the Oilsands of Canada. My coworkers are great, my boss is also good. Management sucks around here but they are afraid to upset employees so atleast they won't fire us and they don't cut our pay, so all that stuff is decent. The biggest thing that is slowly getting to me is that I work out here alone, on the largest Waste pond in the world. this "Tailings pond" gets covered in ice and snow and the temperatures out here drop to -40degrees C for about 6 months of the year. My job as a process operator is to ensure that our pumps are constantly sucking this shit pond up and sending it to the centrifuging plant to process out all the solids in the toxic water. In the winter, lines freeze, and I can get stuck outside turning valves and trucking out heaters over kilometers of frozen dirt roads to defrost frozen valves. I work 12 hour shifts as standard and I'm driving around checking on machinery all night and day shifts. I just wish I had decided to do something else with my life. I don't care that this job pays well, I just feel like I'm dying everytime I walk out to all the machinery on this dirty pond. Let it be known, sometimes the money is not always worth it.Add a Reply
I accepted a position last week for front desk receptionist because at the time I was working a long-term temporary assignment that had abruptly ended. I had taken off a little bit of time to interview for a permanent position and the temporary assignment that I was at didn't like that and ended my assignment. I had to other interviews with permanent positions but I couldn't turn down a permanent job offer for possible other positions. I repeatedly told my husband that I did not want this job because it's another corporate office and the pay was lower and it's a position I did not want to do again.
I've been here for 3 days now and I'm the type of person that knows right away when I don't like a job. I've learned that for the first six months of my employment I will not get to use any PTO time and any days that I need to take off will be unpaid. His company also only closes on six holidays and they have no inclement weather policy which means they are always open regardless of how bad the weather is and you get no additional time off if a holiday is over weekend. Every job I have ever been to was giving you the Friday before or the Monday after Christmas if it falls on a weekend. So why my entire family will be off that day probably doing something fun I will have to work. Today has been probably the worst day of all. My boss was explaining something to me and said that I probably won't remember it because the work I've been doing the last three days is just the tip of the iceberg and I will be so busy that I probably won't remember what she's explaining to me right now. The last employee they had in that position was fired after a month because apparently she made too many mistakes.
I don't think I'm ever going to be happy in a job because I keep having to take these crappy position at a lower pay just to survive. I've been wanting to go back to school for a long time and get a better job in the field I really want to work in but it seems impossible. How am I going to afford to go back to college and pay for books and what am I going to go and how long is it going to take because it's not like I can go full time?
Everyone around me is telling me to grow up and this is life and it sucks send you have to work these crappy jobs. I feel completely alone. I know my life could be worse but right now I feel awful. I get out of this job later now and because of it I had to cancel an appointment that I had with my mother-in-law who I think is now mad at me because I'm unable to be there. I hate how I now have to change everything that I've been doing just to accommodate this stupid job.
And the worst part is I don't even know when I'm supposed to interview for other jobs because most of the interviewing is done it during the day. A lot of companies won't interview after 5 or before 8 and I can't let this company know that I'm interviewing around. I just feel trapped and I wish I never took this job.Add a Reply
If you are thinking about getting a job at Kroger, don't!!! You are treated like a robot. Management doesn't care about you. The bosses stand around and talk while the workers WORK their asses off. Usually, they do not schedule enough workers so you have to do everything. When it's time to leave for the day, the supervisors ignore you and if you ask them if you can leave they either ignore you again or yell at you. And the Kroger where I work, the boss will put you down, cut you off and talk over you, and never listens to you or your ideas. There are so many people that hate the Kroger were I work.Add a Reply
I hate my job.
I talk to people from all over the US, and everyone seems to be an idiot. Especially the Department of Veteran affairs. My God. I feel like I could personally run a VA hospital with no experience and I'd fit right in. The incompetence and stupidity of pretty much everyone who works there is incredible.
There was a big glitch in the government system which I supply support for. We were flooded with calls about said glitch, as well as the usual call from VA idiots.
Sure, the VA is the worst, but it's not just them. People who work for our government should know what an explanation point is. And yet I get asked what it is every other day.
I have vastly overestimated the intelligence of people. ...I'm so tired.Add a Reply
Wegmans is so overrated it is not even funny. They stick all us new people at the god damn cash registers and we have to deal with a bunch of ungrateful customers that expect me to bend over backwards for them. Also don't even get me started with their customer service shit! If you don't risk your life for customer service, they will say you are a bad employee. I asked my manager if I could be promoted to janitorial and he told me i had to wait for a 6 months (it feels like 60). Well i am glad those managers get to stand around and chat with eachother while us rats work like a dog for them. I once had thid manager bitch at me for asking to use the bathroom and i don't even do that often. They pay us all minimum wage and act like we should be grateful. I honestly don't know what kind of uncivilized 3 ringed circus they are trying to run. This job has done nothing but stress me out big time.Add a Reply
So I get it, feminism america. Women working and being independent. Its hot? Right? Well..maybe some of us women like the thought of being stay at home moms, or housewives. It sounds stupid, I know. But if I had of known that I'd be tricked into taking this stupid job full time I wouldn't have done it. My roommate kept taking more andore sick days, and as the newly appointed fill in..I was gappy to lend my time. But when my then coworker and boss decide I'd be perfect for full time..mwithout NY input. Well let's just say I was a little displeased. But, my fiance doesn't start his job until next month and soebodyd gotta pay the bills. But, when he starts working. I would like to take up the housework again..which seems next to impossible now that I'm full time because not only would I be screwing over the mentally disabled person I take care of, according to my roommate I'd be screwing her over too since she "got me the job". I'm just tired of living my life for everyone else, and I definately don't want to be taking care of adults and wiping asses my whole life.. #RantOverAdd a Reply
I am an engineer. Me and most of my co-workers used to love our jobs, and you'd rarely hear a complaint. That is until new management took over about a year ago.
They have someone come by several times a day and do surveys on us to see what % of groups are working. "working" is considered being silent with hands on keyboard or talking to others about a project. Tying your shoes, getting coffee, walking to the bathroom, scratching your head, or asking someone about their weekend is considered non productive and is documented in the reports. I was documented once for "stretching" after i had just bent over my computer for 4 hours to pull off a last minute request with tight deadline, i rolled back in my chair and stretched to get relief. Then i looked up and the time monitor was coming through. I was like you got to be kidding me.
They also make us use PTO if we aer even 1 minute late.
They dont let us have cellphones at our desk anymore.
Management meets for hours and can not make decisions. THey change project criteria mid-stream often, resulting in rework and compressed deadlines.
I recently had completed a task that would affect many people and was told to go start showing the internal customer so there wouldn't be any surprises. I met with the director of the dept who was my internal customer and presented the project. He was on board and rolled it out to his entire organization (hundreds of people).
Then the next day day our mgt decided to radically change the project in a way that adversely affected my internal customer. I mentioned that I had already presented it and that changing it now would hurt our credibility as well as create tension. Mgt said well dont say anything and maybe they wont notice, what can we do to hide this. I said the hell with that, my internal customer deserve know.
My company is obcessed with appearances. There are pre-meeting meetings where people obcess over how to spin the data in order to hide the fact they dont perform. Every week the management talks about the same performance issues and blames other departments. It is a big blame-storming conference.
I really want to find a new job.Add a Reply
Underpaid, under appreciated. Only the ass kissers get ahead(Marsha). Terrible wages. Unable to hire a competent Staff. An efficiency expert who is anything but. Smug asshole-ish owners. Will not listen to employees concerns. Dead end. Counter intuitive work environment. Terrible pay raise system. Terrible sick day policy. Terrible hours. Managers who don't have the skills to be managers. Chefs who are completely untrainable or think they are Gordon Ramsey. Sous chef who is completely out his league. Coworkers who call off with no excuse for a month and still have a job. Cheap owners. Yet they have 25 expensive sports cars. Awful food, recipes and kitchens. Floors so hard and uneven that they have broke 2 people's feet just from standing on them 10 hours a day. Pretty much treat their employees like 21st century slave labor. The worst work atmosphere u can imagine. Inflexible and generally hell on earth. F that place in their stinky b holes.Add a Reply
"Offer" health insurance so they don't have to pay a penalty. Problem is the health plan they offer is almost $180 a month. Stop undercutting your employees that get paid $9 an hour and can't afford your health plan. How more corrupt is that. No one should ever work for Securitas.Add a Reply
Okay so I started my job at the nursing home about a year ago starting at 7.25$... Number 1 what nursing home that you know of only paying minimum wage, number 2 what nursing home freezes raises for a whole year even though they make more than enough money? My bosses make me do work that is not my job.. Literally.. Im not qualified to do half the things they ask me to do,but when I need help noone ever has time. Not to mention I work 12 hours a day with one lunch break.. And you have to pay for lunch!! Now I have to wait another year to get a raise.. 2 years to get a 14 cent raise.. The only reason I still work here is because jobs are scarce around here.. I can go on and on about this place.. Favoritisim.. Secret racisim... Drama... So many lies that ive just stopped listening and doing whatever.. Lies from the big bosses, residents, resident familys ect...Add a Reply