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Counting the days

TEN days left at my crappy job!!
And not soon enough...

The supervisor is being a pain in the ass as long as possible.
Keep in mind that this is the supervisor that calls ME with questions that I am supposed to ask HIM. Questions about stuff that I learned by my first day there.
The one that asks, "I know that you don't live nearby, but can I send you to one of our CT accounts once or twice a month?"
... and then schedules me there 2-3 times per week.

Anyway, 99% of the time I am not scheduled to work on Sundays, so I didn't bother to ask for the day off to visit my mom for Mother's Day.

So, of course, I get scheduled to work from open to close... in CT!
Correction, I was not scheduled from open to close. I was scheduled from 11am-7pm. However, as often as I remind them, they pay no attention to the fact that the location closes at 6pm. So, in order to maintain the same # of hours on my paycheck, I come in an hour early, which is when they open.

At first I was thinking, 'ok, well I will be in Dartmouth on Wed, so I guess I will give her a gift and hang out with her then, even though I will only be there for an hour or so.' But when I told my mom about it, she seemed pretty disappointed.
She commented, in a joking tone, about how it figures that both my sister and I will have missed her birthday (I had planned to be there, but there was a blizzard) AND mother's day but we would both be around for my dad's birthday and father's day. She was mostly just kidding, but I could tell that she was really bummed out about it. When I spoke with my dad, he said that she had mentioned it to him and seemed saddened by it.

So, I figure that I can switch my day off from Sat to Sun so that I can be there. There are never any sales at that damn store anyway, and it would save them from paying me Sunday overtime.
Nope! Of course not.
Sunday is an important "event day" (this means nothing, they label random days as "event days"), and "many sales" (*cough* what?! since when?) are expected. It is "vital" that I am available that day. However, they can "help me out" by letting me go at 5pm.
Right... 5pm... a whole hour early... in CT... ooooh... thank you, that just fixes everything!

*insert pissed off look here*

I explained to him that I will need to drive back to eastern MA.
So he tells me that if I come in early, I can possibly leave around 3 or 4pm.
Ummm, how exactly can I 'go in early' to a store that is not open yet??

I am counting on the fact that he said 3pm. I will quote him on it.

*sigh* 10 days...

then what?


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May. 8th, 2005 07:50 am (UTC)
May. 8th, 2005 12:19 pm (UTC)
thanks :)
May. 9th, 2005 12:29 am (UTC)
When I talked to Mom on the phone today she sounded frustrated, and said something about "at least one of her daughters contacting her on Mother's Day." I hope you got home early enough!
May. 9th, 2005 12:30 am (UTC)
And she said something about "not feeling like a mother" because her daughters weren't around. :-(
May. 9th, 2005 02:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, she mentioned that when I got back.

I completely forgot to call because I knew that I would be driving there. Then, on my drive back I realized, "Oh no, she doesn't know that I'm going there, so she must think that I forgot!!"

So I called her when I had about 45mins left of my drive. She had mentioned that you had just called and told me that she said that to you. I kept it a secret that I was going there (I told her that I was on a break at work, and that I was driving to go get some food -- which, technically, was true ;) )
She seemed a bit sad.

She told me that she was waiting until my call to open her present. I told her not to open it yet, and that there was some important timing to it and Dad would know when it was the right time. (I figured that if she hadn't opened it yet she might as well wait until I got there.) Dad, of course, had no idea what she was talking about when she mentioned this to him. lol

Anyway, I'm really glad that I drove back because dad said that she had been moping around all day and mom said that she had a lonely mom's day. :(
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