I’ve worked in the same office for almost four years and absolutely nothing has changed since I’ve started.
I do a shit-load of work, I get my schedule once a week, and I have benefits.
Job security, ON the schedule, taken care of in case shit goes wrong.
Can I complain about not having a set schedule? Yes. Do I? Only when I work 3-11, 6-2, 3-11 and then 6-2. Back to back to back to back. And technically it’s not me complaining, it’s my body and my appetite.
Recently, people who I work with have concluded that we are actually working in hell and following orders from Satan. So, several people teamed up together and tried to “hire” a Union to represent our office.
Because paying total strangers who know nothing about our job and who have the worst job history record ever, is nearly like working in Heaven and dancing with angels every single day.
Our higher management team was pissed that we even got to the point of having the chance to vote the Union in. So, they hired this serious “Union Buster” to come and change everyones minds. We had seven mandatory meetings and several hours of mandatory overtime. It was the best half a million or, million, or whatever-illon dollars my company has ever spent.
The vote was beyond one-sided and the Union lost. So, the 49 out of 375 people who did vote for the Union were undeniably angry. When we heard the results there was a lot of head shaking, eyes rolling and mumbling.
Our current director at the time was escorted off property by security and fired and a new guy from within the company was brought in to clean up all the dirty work.
And by clean up, I mean, redo and create structure in the office that’s been in operation for about 8 years. He’s basically starting it from scratch and making tons of people really mad while he’s doing it. I feel terrible for the guy because it’s clear that he’s usually well liked but obviously will not be in my office.
Here’s the biggest change:
Our current 1 hour paid lunch break has been shortened to a 45 minute lunch break and we are given 2, 15 minute paid breaks. One before lunch and one after.
PAID BREAKS ARE STILL IN PLACE.
Some people don’t get breaks. Some people don’t get paid. Some people don’t have jobs. AT ALL.
Today, while everyone was hussing and fussing and LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB BECAUSE THIS IS THE MOST UNFAIR THING EVER!!, I kept smiling and saying how happy I was that I had a job.
Not just because I’m a smart-ass and like to stir shit up sometimes, but because I truly mean that. I have more than one friend who is desperate for a job or is stuck working a crappy job because what else can they do?
And every single angry person looked at me with their head titled to the side like they were a dog hearing fart noises coming out of my mouth.
Who has the balls to complain about getting 3 PAID BREAKS IN AN HOUR SHIFT!?
And how many jobs are there, especially in Corporate America, that are run this way?
I will never understand people no matter how hard I try.
I’m just waiting for the big changes to come and watch everyone walk out the door and hopefully I’ll get the full-time shift I’ve been wanting for over 3.5 years.
See YA, sure as hell wouldn’t wanna be YA!