Grrrr... Some employers are just unbelievable (rant)

  1. Sorry you guys, but I just have to complain about this.
    I work for a large Dept. store and inventory time is coming up the weekend before spring semester starts. Now, they know that I am a full time student but they have scheduled me to work on Sat night from 9 pm until Sun morn at 7 am, then I have to be back at 5:30 pm Sun evening and work until 6 am on Mon morning, the first day of my new semester. I am going to be totally exhausted, plus I want to get to school early that morning. You all know how hectic things are the first day of a new semester, parking is horrible, you have to find your classes, and half the time they switch the room numbers on you at the last minute and you don't know about it until you see the sign taped to the door. A&P 1 is my first class that morning and I want a seat in the front row. I don't actually have to be at school till around 8 am so I will have time to get situated but I can't believe my job is actually making me work all frickin night. Hello, when will I sleep. I have tried to explain this to them but do they care? NO!! (they said maybe they will let me leave around midnight on Sun night which would be much better, but still my sleep schedule is going to be so screwed up that I still will end up with no sleep).
    I do not do well on no sleep. Grrr.... I love my job but sometimes my Co just totally SUCKS!!
    OK, done with rant now. Thanks for listening to me ramble.
    Last edit by Princess74 on Dec 28, '05
  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Go into work, work your butt off, and then at 12 AM tell them you have to leave.

    It's only one day. Luckily, not much happens on *most* first class days. ....Be sure to bring a voice recorder, just in case you doze off. :chuckle
  4. by   dianah
    That really aspirates, Princess! Good suggestions from Mi'Shelle. Hope it all works out.
  5. by   DusktilDawn
    OOOOHHH been there!! When I went back to school to become an RN, I had a supervisor who basically did not want to accommodate me AT ALL. I was working as an RPN/LPN and basically I wound up working midnights in order to accommodate school. Hopefully your job will accomodate your work schedule the rest of your school year.
  6. by   Jessy_RN
    I was there a few semesters ago. I was working for a home delivery grocery store. I'd be comfortable at home and I'd get the call to come in and work graveyard. I had to slice endless pounds of cheese and cold cuts (deli dept.) until wee hours of the morning. I finally couldn't do it anymore because I was drained. Not to mention having to come home and work on my other part-time and school at night.

    I figured minimum wage was not worth it, so I quit. I still make minimum wage sort to speak but atleast it's from home and I make my hours pretty much.

    I agree with Fun2Care. Bring a tape recorder just in case. Good luck to you hon.

  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Hang in there!