Thursday, June 16, 2005

This is all just a moo point

"Yeah - it's like a cows opinion. It doesn't matter. It's moo." ~Joey Tribianni

Did I ever mention how much I love Friends? A perfect evening to me would be to curl up on the couch and watch an entire season of Friends. This episode is great, too. Season 7, disc 2, episode 2 ("The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs"). Check it out. ;)

So, I know I only rant and rave about my current "job" and moan about how I can't find a real job but I'm sorry - that's pretty much the only thing going on in my life right now. Remember way back when about Justin the Outback Tyrant? Consider this a followup. We hired way too many new people because Outback management went into moron mode and decided to hire people at the time when others were coming back from school. Apparently they thought this was September. It first started when Nicole got hired. She gets hired and doesn't come to her first week of training but they let her train a different week. Then they start her out in THREE TABLE SECTIONS. Completely unheard of. New people start out with two table sections because they can't handle three yet - and when one of the Keys switched her to two tables, she thanked her profusely because it was easier. Now, this is JUST a guess, but considering his past behavior, I think this occured because Justin thinks Nicole is hot. He favors girls he likes. It doesn't end there. She didn't even show up for her first five shifts (grounds for being fired) because her husband is here from Iraq. I would totally understand that if he was here for a few days but he's here for a few months. You don't start a new job like that and everyone thinks she should've been fired for that. And she's STILL getting scheduled for great shifts.

Now - Justin has this new policy that if you ask off three days (like I do), then he's going to give you that many extra days off. Therefore people with high availability are going to get all the shifts. I have been asking off three days a week for two years now and it has NEVER been an issue. The last schedule I was really pissed because he gave me three extra days off (two of them being Fridays). And I said I wasn't going to bring it up to Mark unless it happened again. Sure enough, yesterday I picked up the new schedule and he gave me three days off that I NEED to work. And yet there are people with 14 out of the possible 16 shifts?? That's just not right. Even if I was in town all the time, I would NOT want to work that much without a break. So I brought it up to Mark last night. Said that I understand he's trying to be "fair" but clearly, his method is not working if you have this many people pissed off. They need to be taking care of the people who have been here forever (ahem - me for more than 5 years now). You piss those people off, they'll leave. I even told him last night, if this keeps up I'm going to have to find another job because it's gotten to the point where I'm having to save up to pay my bills again and THAT will not fly with me. And Mark said, "You don't need to find another job. We'll take care of you. I'll talk to him and see what I can do about getting you more shifts this schedule." But I am THIS CLOSE (hold thumb and forefinger a crack apart) to just quitting with NO two weeks notice because clearly they don't need it. Even if I do leave on good terms I refuse to give the notice. I don't think it'd be a problem to cover my 6 measly shifts. Justin says if you help out Outback, Outback will help you. Well I'm seeing absolutely NO motivation to do so. I work my butt off and I get 6 shifts? No way. I'll work for Mark but I refuse to work hard for Justin.

I feel so much better now. :)

If you want to stop reading now, no biggie. But I'm going to keep writing. I had an interview with this Day Star place in Overland Park. I was really excited because they said they were a marketing firm and they're located in Corporate Woods which is just a block away from where I'm going to live. It'd be perfect. So I go in there, and fill some form out, like an application and when I talked to this girl, Kelly, she goes, "Okay I know you applied for Receptionist [because it's literally impossible to find anything more substantial on] but I was wondering if you'd be interested in sales?" Oh god - not again. This happened last time with a shady business. It turns out that it's like three companies combined but where my resume went was the temp/employment placement agency. And I'm thinking, well, this might not be so bad. She said they had a lot of positions, primarily in the Johnson County area, and that it'd be no problem to find me a job. She sends me a typing, Word and Excel test so she can then send out my resume. The next day she calls me lauding me for my performance on these tests and then says, "I've found a job." It's a sales manager for a truck rental company NORTH of the river in a BAD part of town. Not only that - she's like, "The pay rate is in your range.." I put down $12-$15/hr. Which would work if I had benefits. But benefits don't kick in for a YEAR. And the hours are 7:30 - 4:30. I don't think so. And then she's all trying to guilt me into at least interviewing for it. I put my foot down. What happened to alllll of these jobs in the Johnson County area, hmm? And what about the two temp-to-hire jobs under her? Am I not good enough for those?

Now where are my Friends??

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