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this is going to be more of a little rant.. need to get it off my chest.

little backstory. i work at an adult toy store.. ahaah yes . its a fun place. i actually really enjoy my job. ive worked here for 2 years. i just got promoted to full time in October actually! pay is doable and its close to home , so travel time is short.
im really good at my job, i meet my goals and above. im not talking out of my butt either. i actually consider myself to do really well in retail. i know how to up sale. bring me a 20 dollar item . and ill convince you to switch to a 60 dollar item and add ons to go with it.

things have gone up and down with this job, like any other job. there is drama. and rules changed.

this week i worked sunday, was a good day. other then getting yelled at by a man who refused to wear a mask... its normal right now. it was a good day.. had 3 days off so i was excited.

im the type of person who gets to work 20 minutes early, sit in my car and switches mental gears. ive always been like this, it just works.

when people say they love their jobs they can see themselves being there till retirement... i thought that for a while. today changed that. i thought i was doing good, i was taking random emergency shifts as people called off or quit without notice. i was the go to person for coverage. i worked my butt off doing what i could. i have the highest sales and commission percents. working a double on Christmas and then open the next day on very little sleep.

today was my third day off, a mandatory meeting was called. so i went in. i was sat down and the first thing out of my managers mouth was "we where highly considering using this meeting to tell you this is your last day." my heart dropped, i asked what would bring this up. and she said "this isnt the first time we have had this conversation." which, yes. it was. every single time we have talked , i was doing good, i have above average sale percents. i was getting praised. she always told me how thankful she was for having a diligent employee like me, and wish everyone she hired could work like me.... i wasnt always like that, i was struggling there at work for a while , i even called our district manager in so we could have a meeting together, because i was highly considering quitting then... they told me what i could improve on to feel like i was actually achieving what i wanted at the job. and we finally got there. i was the one who called that meeting...


today they told me it felt like i was at a stand still , not improving anymore.and i was acting like i didnt want to be here anymore... which i never thought of since our last big meeting. saying i was slacking, which i havent been i been busting my butt to get things done. our store should have 6 people employed , we currently have 4 .. who knew lacking 2 people would be such a big deal. lol i been running myself ragged trying to have this store run nicely during my shift. and they dont see that..they leave me lists with 10 items or more to do on my shift, and i get it done on top of everyday list that needs done... i always have the tasks people hate to do , change the tube bulbs in the ceiling, go around outside and pick up trash,toss the mouse traps . so on so on , i rarely EVER complain about what im asked to do at work. i go in , i work , then i go home. 90% of the time im solo shift too. so getting a large to do list while tending to customers is a lot and not something everyone i work with can say they do.


i got wrote up. i had to either put my name on the write up agreeing to why. or get fired on the spot.. so i put my name on it . i shouldn't have .. the whole thing was bull. i still dont fully understand what went on... as far as i can remember i did EVERYTHING i possibly can, other then legit live at work.


they even threatened to demote me back to part time. and cut my hours to 8-16 a week . and if they demote me , i will be on closing shift every shift i work. we close at midnight. currently 10pm due to the ohio curfew. but still ... i have animals i need to put in at night.. i cant do that. i cant ask my parents to drive down to my house every shift i work to close my animals up for me. thats not fair, especially in the winter. both parents live on a hill, and its not a priority to snow plow their roads. they get snowed in quite often.


im suppose to work tomorrow noon to 8pm , a shift i hate due to me having to ask my parents to come put the animals away. despite me AGREEING with my manager when i became full time i wouldnt have to work late shifts like that. i would be any shift frame from 8am-5pm in the winter. and in the summer time 8am-8pm while the sun was still somewhat in the sky.

they even had the audacity to say "we want the old you back" the old me was a REAL slacker. i got by doing bare minimum and not really caring. the old me , got yelled at a LOT for forgetting little things, and just didnt care anymore. the old me had job applications posted everywhere because she was just trying to get out. this me finally found what she wants in life, and is ready to move on, and the me now is taking a note from old me and finally getting the heck out of here.

im quitting tomorrow. im going in putting my work shirt and key on the counter, and im just going to smile and walk out the door.... i normally wouldn't leave without a 2 week notice. but i honestly do not think, i can put up with this crap from them for 2 more weeks. i can go on and on , about the crap my work place puts me though... i know some people have it worse and push through. but i cant... the me they want back actually kinda hated my life. not happy how things have been. struggling to get out of bed every morning. the me right now... is actually really happy and excited to get out of bed, and see what the day brings me ! but thats not the me they want... so no me is what they shall have.


i currently haven't started looking for a new job.. im going to give myself a 3 week break. i haven't had a decent break in a while. a day off here and there dont count, because it ALWAYS seems to get interrupted by a work call. someone called off , i need to cover. or a random meeting. i cant plan ANYTHING on my days off, i dont work at a hospital. i shouldn't have to be on call !!!

i have money saved, bills for the month are paid. animal food is stocked up. my food is fine. right now is the perfect time for me to do this .. ill be filing my tax return hopefully in the next week or so , just waiting on one more piece of paperwork and i can file. so i will have a bit more cash saved up. week 2 into being jobless ill start looking for a new job. that way i have a week of leeway. and if the next step takes 4 or 5 weeks total thats ok. like i said i have a bit of money saved. enough to keep my head above the water for at least 4 months currently.


now my real dream is to live off my animals, garden. and art i create. that would be the REAL dream life.. but i know im far away from that. lol baby steps.





i dont expect anyone to really read this honestly. this is more for myself. but heres the thing.. i dont talk to people , i dont have any friends. my job kinda took over my life where i was just going to work , coming home and sleeping.. then i got animals , so i would wake up , take care of animals, go to work , get home , take care of animals again, go to bed... there really isnt any time to socialize other then .... well .. writing.. i suck at writing , my grammar is horrible. and a 5 year old could write a better structured sentence then i can. this is also a way for me to learn how to actually socialize which im not use to. i was one of those home schooled kids who didnt have play dates with other home schoolers, probably my main reason for the lack of friends. ahaha ..

if you read this. hello . sorry you had to suffer through all that...lol are you self employed ? or do you have a day job? im actually curious how those who just farm.. well ... just farm.
 

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Oh boy, I'm so sorry you had this experience at work. Sounds like maybe there's something else going on that has nothing to do with you, but they gave you the heat. Regardless, I would think you could never go back to being happy there again or trusting your coworkers and managers - so you may as well leave. Waiting for the next ambush to occur is a terrible way to live. I'm sorry. I hope this will turn out to be a good thing in the long run and you will find a new path that brings you happiness and contentment.
 

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Yes, I did read the whole thing, and yes, I have been where you are now.
I had the same sit down, several times, by low management who felt I needed a new attitude.
Early on I discovered I had a problem with authority; it wasn't that I was a slacker or resented being told what to do. I didn't like taking orders from underqualified, underskilled yes men. But I did. I did what I was told, though sometimes I asked questions.
What it revealed to me what that I was better suited to be my own boss and become self employed.
So you know, I worked 13 years at an hourly job working my way up from floor sweeper to head floor sweeper. During those 13 years I missed less than 2 weeks of work.
Year 11 I volunteered to work a late shift to help two other employees. Business was dead that evening and 20 minutes before quitting time I asked them if they minded if I left early. They didn't.
The next day my new manager trainee needed to compensate for his own personal shortcomings and decided to brow beat me in front of staff and inform me that if I ever left early again I would be changing urinal cakes at the truck stop.
I should write him a letter thanking him for the inspiration he gave me that day.
 

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Been there, but was raising 2 teenagers and an infant by myself. I was running a restaurant (cook and manager) and the owner sold it. Although I liked the new owner, she had never even worked at a restaurant before and was clueless, so I gave her notice. After 3 weeks, she hadn't even placed an ad so I walked out. Within 2 weeks, she was out of business because she didn't even bother to learn how to make pizzas, which was our biggest seller.

In order to survive, I ended up taking 4 part-time jobs and starting my own cleaning business. It wasn't too long before I had a couple of employees, but I kept the other jobs, too. In addition, I was taking care of a small garden and washing all of our clothes by hand and hanging them to dry. Good times.
 

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Me too. One door closes another will open..
I had jobs that became more and more difficult to do because of younger management. People without families and the responsibility that goes along with living.
At times paid people.to do my home life just to cover a shift at work. Never a thanks. And lost money by doing the boss's job.

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this is going to be more of a little rant.. need to get it off my chest.

little backstory. i work at an adult toy store.. ahaah yes . its a fun place. i actually really enjoy my job. ive worked here for 2 years. i just got promoted to full time in October actually! pay is doable and its close to home , so travel time is short.
im really good at my job, i meet my goals and above. im not talking out of my butt either. i actually consider myself to do really well in retail. i know how to up sale. bring me a 20 dollar item . and ill convince you to switch to a 60 dollar item and add ons to go with it.

things have gone up and down with this job, like any other job. there is drama. and rules changed.

this week i worked sunday, was a good day. other then getting yelled at by a man who refused to wear a mask... its normal right now. it was a good day.. had 3 days off so i was excited.

im the type of person who gets to work 20 minutes early, sit in my car and switches mental gears. ive always been like this, it just works.

when people say they love their jobs they can see themselves being there till retirement... i thought that for a while. today changed that. i thought i was doing good, i was taking random emergency shifts as people called off or quit without notice. i was the go to person for coverage. i worked my butt off doing what i could. i have the highest sales and commission percents. working a double on Christmas and then open the next day on very little sleep.

today was my third day off, a mandatory meeting was called. so i went in. i was sat down and the first thing out of my managers mouth was "we where highly considering using this meeting to tell you this is your last day." my heart dropped, i asked what would bring this up. and she said "this isnt the first time we have had this conversation." which, yes. it was. every single time we have talked , i was doing good, i have above average sale percents. i was getting praised. she always told me how thankful she was for having a diligent employee like me, and wish everyone she hired could work like me.... i wasnt always like that, i was struggling there at work for a while , i even called our district manager in so we could have a meeting together, because i was highly considering quitting then... they told me what i could improve on to feel like i was actually achieving what i wanted at the job. and we finally got there. i was the one who called that meeting...


today they told me it felt like i was at a stand still , not improving anymore.and i was acting like i didnt want to be here anymore... which i never thought of since our last big meeting. saying i was slacking, which i havent been i been busting my butt to get things done. our store should have 6 people employed , we currently have 4 .. who knew lacking 2 people would be such a big deal. lol i been running myself ragged trying to have this store run nicely during my shift. and they dont see that..they leave me lists with 10 items or more to do on my shift, and i get it done on top of everyday list that needs done... i always have the tasks people hate to do , change the tube bulbs in the ceiling, go around outside and pick up trash,toss the mouse traps . so on so on , i rarely EVER complain about what im asked to do at work. i go in , i work , then i go home. 90% of the time im solo shift too. so getting a large to do list while tending to customers is a lot and not something everyone i work with can say they do.


i got wrote up. i had to either put my name on the write up agreeing to why. or get fired on the spot.. so i put my name on it . i shouldn't have .. the whole thing was bull. i still dont fully understand what went on... as far as i can remember i did EVERYTHING i possibly can, other then legit live at work.


they even threatened to demote me back to part time. and cut my hours to 8-16 a week . and if they demote me , i will be on closing shift every shift i work. we close at midnight. currently 10pm due to the ohio curfew. but still ... i have animals i need to put in at night.. i cant do that. i cant ask my parents to drive down to my house every shift i work to close my animals up for me. thats not fair, especially in the winter. both parents live on a hill, and its not a priority to snow plow their roads. they get snowed in quite often.


im suppose to work tomorrow noon to 8pm , a shift i hate due to me having to ask my parents to come put the animals away. despite me AGREEING with my manager when i became full time i wouldnt have to work late shifts like that. i would be any shift frame from 8am-5pm in the winter. and in the summer time 8am-8pm while the sun was still somewhat in the sky.

they even had the audacity to say "we want the old you back" the old me was a REAL slacker. i got by doing bare minimum and not really caring. the old me , got yelled at a LOT for forgetting little things, and just didnt care anymore. the old me had job applications posted everywhere because she was just trying to get out. this me finally found what she wants in life, and is ready to move on, and the me now is taking a note from old me and finally getting the heck out of here.

im quitting tomorrow. im going in putting my work shirt and key on the counter, and im just going to smile and walk out the door.... i normally wouldn't leave without a 2 week notice. but i honestly do not think, i can put up with this crap from them for 2 more weeks. i can go on and on , about the crap my work place puts me though... i know some people have it worse and push through. but i cant... the me they want back actually kinda hated my life. not happy how things have been. struggling to get out of bed every morning. the me right now... is actually really happy and excited to get out of bed, and see what the day brings me ! but thats not the me they want... so no me is what they shall have.


i currently haven't started looking for a new job.. im going to give myself a 3 week break. i haven't had a decent break in a while. a day off here and there dont count, because it ALWAYS seems to get interrupted by a work call. someone called off , i need to cover. or a random meeting. i cant plan ANYTHING on my days off, i dont work at a hospital. i shouldn't have to be on call !!!

i have money saved, bills for the month are paid. animal food is stocked up. my food is fine. right now is the perfect time for me to do this .. ill be filing my tax return hopefully in the next week or so , just waiting on one more piece of paperwork and i can file. so i will have a bit more cash saved up. week 2 into being jobless ill start looking for a new job. that way i have a week of leeway. and if the next step takes 4 or 5 weeks total thats ok. like i said i have a bit of money saved. enough to keep my head above the water for at least 4 months currently.


now my real dream is to live off my animals, garden. and art i create. that would be the REAL dream life.. but i know im far away from that. lol baby steps.





i dont expect anyone to really read this honestly. this is more for myself. but heres the thing.. i dont talk to people , i dont have any friends. my job kinda took over my life where i was just going to work , coming home and sleeping.. then i got animals , so i would wake up , take care of animals, go to work , get home , take care of animals again, go to bed... there really isnt any time to socialize other then .... well .. writing.. i suck at writing , my grammar is horrible. and a 5 year old could write a better structured sentence then i can. this is also a way for me to learn how to actually socialize which im not use to. i was one of those home schooled kids who didnt have play dates with other home schoolers, probably my main reason for the lack of friends. ahaha ..

if you read this. hello . sorry you had to suffer through all that...lol are you self employed ? or do you have a day job? im actually curious how those who just farm.. well ... just farm.
It sounds like they are trying to get you to quit. You didn't ask for advice and free advice is worth what you pay for it. But, I have seen this routine before. Can you just chin up and do the hours they assign you? Don't come in on your day off and just don't answer your phone. If they terminate you, they are liable for unemployment benefits, which is why they are trying to get you to quit. If they abuse you verbally, document it and quit then and go to the unemployment office.

Anyway, good luck.
 

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welcome to corporate America they want you over a barrel. so many places want you painted in a corner fighting to keep your job and they can fire you at any time for any reason and because they have a paper trail you can't collect unemployment. you were full time , they can let part time people go any time.

any place where you are clearly doing more than average and are getting written up , I would think your co-workers are complaining about you , your making them look bad. so they need you gone.

you left , I hope you have 2 weeks notice even if they didn't accept it.

go to your next job interview with a little less of a rant , and a firm , there were issues with management and the way they were handling employee issues and I choose to remove myself from a toxic situation. I had liked the job , I do well in retail , I was meeting sales goals and getting tasks around the store done as well.

if you have anyone friendly in management or co-worker get them to write you a letter of recommendation.
the play is your new employer can only ask the old one legally the time you were there start and end date to confirm you were employed there , if your former employer would like to avoid lawsuits that is all they will disclose.
 

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I realize everybody has to work somewhere, but can't imagine how someone could stomach working in a place like that.
Get the heck out of there while the getting is good. The job market is wide open, you can probably find a much better job with better conditions and pay.
 

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It sounds like they are trying to get you to quit. You didn't ask for advice and free advice is worth what you pay for it. But, I have seen this routine before. Can you just chin up and do the hours they assign you? Don't come in on your day off and just don't answer your phone. If they terminate you, they are liable for unemployment benefits, which is why they are trying to get you to quit. If they abuse you verbally, document it and quit then and go to the unemployment office.

Anyway, good luck.
^^^^^ This! Suck it up, work just what they require - nothing more. And look for another job. It's easier to get a job while you have a job. Do you realize how many people are out of work these days? It may be harder than you think to get another job. And, as much as you have tucked away, costs of everything including taxes are going to go up with this new administration.
 

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been reading the replys . lol thanks for the support and input. i hate to say, "im glad im not the only one" but knowing im not just being soft is nice. i actually made a list of all the people that have come and go in my 2 years of working there. and how they left... most people quit without a notice. i have seen 23 faces come and go.


ima add just a bit more , i got really tired last night. had to drive over to the hospital because my grandmother was admitted for a heart issue and she wanted to go home and die rather then get treatment.... the plan was for me to go get her, take her home and stay with her all night. but she changed her mind and wanted to go for the treatment.... last night could have gone so much more differently.


i maybe only called off once in my 2 years of working. and i had a doctors note. my hip had shifted and pinched a nerve that i had to go get realigned. i got yelled at for that because "you should be the one who finds coverage for your own missed shift. why is that my job !?" um .. you're the manager, its kinda in your job description. but someone who calls off , with no doctors note because "i just need the day off" as a reason , doesnt get yelled at , and i get called in to take the shift... i ALWAYS took shifts. even if i had plans i had to change. because get this .. the one time i did ignore phone calls on my day off , i apparently got a call, it was for me to come in and take a shift , but since i didnt answer or come in , someone had to be PULLED AWAY from what they where doing to take it.and i should be "more of a team player"


i like having a list of things to do. it makes me feel like im getting stuff done. i even write myself lists at home, and while im at work... the one time i wrote myself my own list at work and left it. i had sat it on my folder for my next shift the day after. and apparently one of my coworkers seen it , and thought i wrote it for everyone. so i got yelled at for that....... even though the list was on MY folder. "you do not write to do lists! you have no permission to do that." tell them i wrote it for myself so i can plan out what to do myself and i just get back "i dont care. " ....

i got slapped on the wrist for going outside..... our store has no windows .. its winter, i do enjoy standing out in the sun and soaking in some vitamin D once and a while. nope not allowed ... i can have a empty store for 3 hours, nothing to do , and its never been a issue till yesterdays meeting for me to go sit in the backroom and watch the front door. because we are not allowed to sit out front....solo 8 hour shift..people get hungry, im no longer allowed to sit in the back , even to eat. i have to take my food onto the sales floor and eat while standing in a empty store. or going outside for maybe 5 minutes every hourish ... i of course never went outside when we had customers in the store. and normally when i did go outside , i would pick up cig butts people tossed , or discarded masks , and other little bits of trash around out walkway.


another kicker , she said i was on the store phone too much. i carried that thing in my pocket like it was my life support. because we always got scolded for not answering the phone fast enough... i read the handbook and under the phone use section , it says "personal calls are allowed on the store phone, please keep usage down to 30 minutes when done so." so yeah i did use the store phone for personal calls once and a while, but not often . and i only was on the phone for 10 minutes at most and never when customers where in the store.... no longer allowed to TOUCH the phone unless its ringing. ok .. so if im ALL the way on the other side of the store.. i have to RUN to go answer because i no longer have it on my hip . because if i dont answer it fast, then i get yelled at ....also , no cellphones on you at any time... ok so we are not allowed to carry the only way to call, lets say , the police now... ive had to call the police twice in my time working there. BECAUSE OF WEIRD PEOPLE ... and now you just pinned me in a corner with no help. UUUUUGH .. ANOTHER KICKER .. not allowed to use cellphones at work.. BUUUUUT the manager will text us randomly and ask where sales are at. or if we got a order in that shes been expecting. if you replyed . the next time she sees you , you get scolded for being on your cellphone , if you dont answer you get scolded for ignoring her.....


this is the second time i been wrote up for ridiculous things.. the first time was because someone didnt want out sales flyer we hand out to everyone. and she seen someone walking around the store without one , and thought i didnt offer one... and now this ... just a bunch of tiny things that she mashed up all into me being "a slacker" our new "rule" list officially says "no warning will be given , if i see something you are doing and i do not like it, i will write you up without warning" the rules are changed without notice once a week... before you could do something , now you cant.... and if you do that thing "well i changed the rules today. so im writing you up for it."


ill be leaving this store today.. leaving them with 3 workers. and 1 new person im suppose to be training today.... my manager hates training because in her own words "i like to have workers train, so i dont have to.. because i actually have to reteach myself how you guys are told to do things... im a manager , your rules dont apply to me. "
 

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As mentioned above, they wanted you out. Someone was jealous, or their brother in law needs a job, or you make too much in commissions.

Walk.

And, several of us have a good social life here, especially due to Covid.

I don’t care about your writing skills. The honesty in what you post is valuable!!
 

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It sounds like they are trying to get you to quit. You didn't ask for advice and free advice is worth what you pay for it. But, I have seen this routine before. Can you just chin up and do the hours they assign you? Don't come in on your day off and just don't answer your phone. If they terminate you, they are liable for unemployment benefits, which is why they are trying to get you to quit. If they abuse you verbally, document it and quit then and go to the unemployment office.

Anyway, good luck.
i work what im assigned ive even worked a 10 hour shift before because my mid-shift , or closer was either late, or quit. i been told , if im called to come in for a shift and i do not answer, she will rework the schedule to make it look like i was just a no call no show to MY shift. so i wouldn't be able to get unemployment there are so many conversations ive had with her, i wish i could have recorded.. shes sleezy .. "ive done this before, and i will do it again. no one leave here getting unemployment" one person who was let go for the simple fact of us not being busy enough to keep them. they thought they could get unemployment, and when they filed they got a notice back saying "you where fired for wrong doing, not over staffed issues, you have been denied for benefits" so i quit and get nothing , or i get fired and get nothing.
 

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It often happens that top employees are pushed away because they can hire someone else cheaper. I never believed in being beat up by an employer. I left corporate american almost 10 years ago. I was burnt out and my work unappreciated. My company was going through a re-sizing, down-sizing, whatever you call it. They ask for volunteers to be laid off. I jumped at the change. 6 months on full salary was my separation package. I started my own business call "local chicks junk removal" I love it. I clean up junk other people need to get rid of. In demand services, I only have to deal with clients to get the business and payment, and honestly, cleaning up junk is far less stressful than dealing with people every day.
You will find something or create something that will be better for you!
 

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As a business owner, either you have a terrible boss/manager, or there’s more to the story, but either way time to make a move.
 

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this is going to be more of a little rant.. need to get it off my chest.

little backstory. i work at an adult toy store.. ahaah yes . its a fun place. i actually really enjoy my job. ive worked here for 2 years. i just got promoted to full time in October actually! pay is doable and its close to home , so travel time is short.
im really good at my job, i meet my goals and above. im not talking out of my butt either. i actually consider myself to do really well in retail. i know how to up sale. bring me a 20 dollar item . and ill convince you to switch to a 60 dollar item and add ons to go with it.

things have gone up and down with this job, like any other job. there is drama. and rules changed.

this week i worked sunday, was a good day. other then getting yelled at by a man who refused to wear a mask... its normal right now. it was a good day.. had 3 days off so i was excited.

im the type of person who gets to work 20 minutes early, sit in my car and switches mental gears. ive always been like this, it just works.

when people say they love their jobs they can see themselves being there till retirement... i thought that for a while. today changed that. i thought i was doing good, i was taking random emergency shifts as people called off or quit without notice. i was the go to person for coverage. i worked my butt off doing what i could. i have the highest sales and commission percents. working a double on Christmas and then open the next day on very little sleep.

today was my third day off, a mandatory meeting was called. so i went in. i was sat down and the first thing out of my managers mouth was "we where highly considering using this meeting to tell you this is your last day." my heart dropped, i asked what would bring this up. and she said "this isnt the first time we have had this conversation." which, yes. it was. every single time we have talked , i was doing good, i have above average sale percents. i was getting praised. she always told me how thankful she was for having a diligent employee like me, and wish everyone she hired could work like me.... i wasnt always like that, i was struggling there at work for a while , i even called our district manager in so we could have a meeting together, because i was highly considering quitting then... they told me what i could improve on to feel like i was actually achieving what i wanted at the job. and we finally got there. i was the one who called that meeting...


today they told me it felt like i was at a stand still , not improving anymore.and i was acting like i didnt want to be here anymore... which i never thought of since our last big meeting. saying i was slacking, which i havent been i been busting my butt to get things done. our store should have 6 people employed , we currently have 4 .. who knew lacking 2 people would be such a big deal. lol i been running myself ragged trying to have this store run nicely during my shift. and they dont see that..they leave me lists with 10 items or more to do on my shift, and i get it done on top of everyday list that needs done... i always have the tasks people hate to do , change the tube bulbs in the ceiling, go around outside and pick up trash,toss the mouse traps . so on so on , i rarely EVER complain about what im asked to do at work. i go in , i work , then i go home. 90% of the time im solo shift too. so getting a large to do list while tending to customers is a lot and not something everyone i work with can say they do.


i got wrote up. i had to either put my name on the write up agreeing to why. or get fired on the spot.. so i put my name on it . i shouldn't have .. the whole thing was bull. i still dont fully understand what went on... as far as i can remember i did EVERYTHING i possibly can, other then legit live at work.


they even threatened to demote me back to part time. and cut my hours to 8-16 a week . and if they demote me , i will be on closing shift every shift i work. we close at midnight. currently 10pm due to the ohio curfew. but still ... i have animals i need to put in at night.. i cant do that. i cant ask my parents to drive down to my house every shift i work to close my animals up for me. thats not fair, especially in the winter. both parents live on a hill, and its not a priority to snow plow their roads. they get snowed in quite often.


im suppose to work tomorrow noon to 8pm , a shift i hate due to me having to ask my parents to come put the animals away. despite me AGREEING with my manager when i became full time i wouldnt have to work late shifts like that. i would be any shift frame from 8am-5pm in the winter. and in the summer time 8am-8pm while the sun was still somewhat in the sky.

they even had the audacity to say "we want the old you back" the old me was a REAL slacker. i got by doing bare minimum and not really caring. the old me , got yelled at a LOT for forgetting little things, and just didnt care anymore. the old me had job applications posted everywhere because she was just trying to get out. this me finally found what she wants in life, and is ready to move on, and the me now is taking a note from old me and finally getting the heck out of here.

im quitting tomorrow. im going in putting my work shirt and key on the counter, and im just going to smile and walk out the door.... i normally wouldn't leave without a 2 week notice. but i honestly do not think, i can put up with this crap from them for 2 more weeks. i can go on and on , about the crap my work place puts me though... i know some people have it worse and push through. but i cant... the me they want back actually kinda hated my life. not happy how things have been. struggling to get out of bed every morning. the me right now... is actually really happy and excited to get out of bed, and see what the day brings me ! but thats not the me they want... so no me is what they shall have.


i currently haven't started looking for a new job.. im going to give myself a 3 week break. i haven't had a decent break in a while. a day off here and there dont count, because it ALWAYS seems to get interrupted by a work call. someone called off , i need to cover. or a random meeting. i cant plan ANYTHING on my days off, i dont work at a hospital. i shouldn't have to be on call !!!

i have money saved, bills for the month are paid. animal food is stocked up. my food is fine. right now is the perfect time for me to do this .. ill be filing my tax return hopefully in the next week or so , just waiting on one more piece of paperwork and i can file. so i will have a bit more cash saved up. week 2 into being jobless ill start looking for a new job. that way i have a week of leeway. and if the next step takes 4 or 5 weeks total thats ok. like i said i have a bit of money saved. enough to keep my head above the water for at least 4 months currently.


now my real dream is to live off my animals, garden. and art i create. that would be the REAL dream life.. but i know im far away from that. lol baby steps.





i dont expect anyone to really read this honestly. this is more for myself. but heres the thing.. i dont talk to people , i dont have any friends. my job kinda took over my life where i was just going to work , coming home and sleeping.. then i got animals , so i would wake up , take care of animals, go to work , get home , take care of animals again, go to bed... there really isnt any time to socialize other then .... well .. writing.. i suck at writing , my grammar is horrible. and a 5 year old could write a better structured sentence then i can. this is also a way for me to learn how to actually socialize which im not use to. i was one of those home schooled kids who didnt have play dates with other home schoolers, probably my main reason for the lack of friends. ahaha ..

if you read this. hello . sorry you had to suffer through all that...lol are you self employed ? or do you have a day job? im actually curious how those who just farm.. well ... just farm.
After reading your story, a certain 1977 Johnny Paycheck song comes to mind which would seem to suit this situation perfectly.
 

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A very unstable work place. The reasons they gave for your reprimand sound made up and just looking for a reason to fire you. As another poster said it may be that they have someone else in mind for the job or just need to cut staff but need and excuse. My advice would be to look for other work (difficult at this time but possible) and then leave. Having been exposed to their unfair attitude towards you I think this wills stay in your mind and you will not be happy or feel secure. Sorry this has happened to you.
 
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