So today I am going to talk about my day… So this morning started off ok. I was wearing a new wig to work so I was kind of feeling myself. The day started off ok at work you know. prepping, cleaning, dealing with customers, making bread and cookies, and like we do every Friday… Waiting for the truck to come in so we can put it away. But today was a little different. We had run out of a lot of things so we really couldn’t do the full prep that we always do. But we made the most of it and prepped what we could until we got our truck.
Well after we got the truck and put it away I managed to finish the prep and help out with the lunch rush that we had at the same time. But what happened after that, is what pissed me off!!!
Now let me take you back to Thursday afternoon… I would say just a little after 2pm. We had just finished with a late lunch rush, and had run out of almost all the prep that I had done that morning. So another co-worker and I were about to start prepping for night shift like we always do. But our new manager just decided to grab his shit and leave without even taking out the trash, or cleaning the lobby… So when my co-worker found out that he had left she became pissed. She desided to take it upon herself, and tell the owner that he had done this. Now because I have been in her shoes, I tried to tell her not to say anything because it was not going to help.
And I know that you are probably thinking “Well if this person just left you hanging like that, then you should tell the higher-ups, right?” WRONG!!!!!! As much as I wish that in some kind of fantasy world, doing something like that would mean justice, but sadly this is the reality that we must face. As soon as my co-worker told them what happened they got upset and pretty much told her “Well if he didn’t do it, then you need to do it yourselves.” The whole thing just blew up in her face.
I honestly felt bad for her. Because we went from having a manager who made sure that mid and night shit were taken care of before he left, to someone who doesn’t even care if we burn the building down after he clocks out! Well I thought that would be the end of it, but I was DEAD WRONG!
And now that brings me to today. Not too long after our lunch rush the owner calls another co-worker into the office. Now this person has been working for them for a very long time. And from what she has told me they have done her dirty more that once, and yet for some odd and crazy reason she continued to stay.) Well after they are done talking with her they say that they need to talk to me (mind you i’m thinking that we are going to talk in private.), they pull me into the back where my other co-workers were and proceed to bash me and the co-worker who told them in the first place.
The co-worker who they spoke to in private threw us (me mostly) under the bus. And the moment I realized this. She told them that the person that comes in right after the person who opens needs to do all the prep all by them selves. But in the same breath she looked at my other co-worker and pretty much said that she and her do it together on the days that they work. Now this is a woman who can’t even get the paper work finished before the store is opened… and it takes her almost an hour to do a bank run….
So I had to stand there and be talked down to as if I was a child! Trust me when I tell you I was not happy. The co-worker then looks at me in confusion, because she could not understand how things went so left, But I knew. She got fussed at because she told and I got fussed at because I don’t prep enough. But in my defence I can’t prep like I want to! The worker who threw me under the bus, when we work together she gets in my way. I constantly have to stop what I am doing, and take care of customers, or check the bread that she is supposed to be working on. She will be standing right in front of customers doing paper work, and instead of stopping she will just ignore them. So I have to stop what I am doing to help them. But if you tell her to actually do her work she will get mad at you and talk shit about you to the other co-workers. And then to make matters worse we dont have enough pans to use, or room in the cooler!!! So I have to go and check the front line and see what i can swop out, so I can wash and use the pan. But if you ask the owner for something new, they get pissed about it…
But in the end I took my tongue lashing like a gangsta! Even when that old funky looking bitch leaned into my face and asked me if I had anything to say. I kept my mouth shut. I learned that if you try to speak the truth to people like them, they will do nothing but twist your words and shove it back in your face… But honestly at this point I don’t give a flying fuck about what they got to say! I start my CNA class on Monday. So they better enjoy me while it last!
I mean I did have a little moment where I wanted to cry out of anger, but I had to remind myself that I am better than this job. I was not going to let some bitter old woman steal my joy, all because she wants to play house nigga to some old white lady. Now I don’t mind working hard, but when you are trying to make it so that I can’t have time for myself or my family that is when I have a problem. As a business owner (especially someone who owns more than one location) You should know who your good workers are and who the bad ones are. I mean this woman has people who walk right out of her stores!!! Now the way I see it. Something aint right with that!!!
My owner even got mad when I told her that I signed up for my class! She told me that she wanted to make me work nights at her other locations. I am a single mother of two and I have two brothers also who live with me. I don’t want to be away from my family for too long. And when I got hired I put on my application that I did not want to travel either, and yet they are trying to make me work crazy hours and at different places.
I am truly thankful for my brothers, because without them I would be homeless. They know that I would not be able to pay the rent for my house on my own. When my mother passed I took on the lease, but I still can’t afford it. I used the last of my refund to pay up the rent for a few months. But with all the other bills that come into play and the fact that i am Piss poor. I would not be able to make it on my own. I don’t get paid what i am supposed to, and I don’t get breaks, but they are taking it out in taxes… All of her employees are underpaid and overworked!!!! I know one of my co-workers, who has been there for 5 years is getting paid less than me!? And he got hired as a manager!!! Now tell me how does that sound to you? This woman honestly does not know what she is doing, but because she has money her little world is ok.
The way that is see it is like this. No matter how bad of a business woman she is, people are alway looking for work. So for every two people that leave, four people will come… I just want to be able to leave that hell hole with my head up high looking at my bright future ahead!!!
Well until next time!
Just A Girl Writing~!~