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Old 05-11-2014, 05:09 AM   #1
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Anyone here ever work a job where your hours vary tremendously?
My job has work a complete random bullshit schedule every week.

I had to start at 3am, then the next day at 12pm, then the next day at 6am.
So I'm always tired or awake at 2am like right now.

 
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:30 AM   #2
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yeah thats pretty much bullshit. Id tell them to take their job and shove it.

 
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:02 AM   #3
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what do you do?

 
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:36 PM   #4
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what do you do?
I'm guessing fast food employee.

 
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:45 PM   #5
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probably retail

 
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:50 PM   #6
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this was just up yesterday, http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/in-pl...workers-n95881, so probably retail

 
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:01 PM   #7
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Anyone here ever work a job where your hours vary tremendously?
My job has work a complete random bullshit schedule every week.

I had to start at 3am, then the next day at 12pm, then the next day at 6am.
So I'm always tired or awake at 2am like right now.
Yeah that's bullshit. I've had jobs like that though, when I was your age. Now I work at a store where I can tell them when I'm available and they'll give me whatever I want. The worst I get is like working until 10pm and coming back in at 9am on a Sat/Sun. But I can't really remember the last time that happened.

If I had reduced my availability right away after being hired as "open schedule" it would have looked bad. But now they value me and will work with me.

So basically: Assert yourself or find a different job.

 
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:07 PM   #8
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This is assuming you're working part time.

 
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Old 05-11-2014, 03:24 PM   #9
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in my experience managers who are scared of firing people make shifts like that for people they want to get rid of

 
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Old 05-11-2014, 03:32 PM   #10
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I'm about to get a promotion actually.

I work at a grocery store as a bagger and just general work mule for all the departments to drop whatever shitty part of their job they don't want to do.
"There's an inspection today, and the baseboards in the walk-in freezer need to be cleaned. That's gonna fucking suck! Let's get the bag boy to come in at 3am to do it."

I'm getting moved to Deli though, but there's only spots open because everyone who gets moved there quits within a few months. So yeah, maybe they're trying to get rid of me.

 
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Old 05-11-2014, 03:50 PM   #11
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Doesn't that job make you want to kill yourself? I know it would for me.

I worked in a convenience store for a year ages ago. I'd say worst job ever but actually not true, I've had worse. Probably the worst I ever tried was picking raspberries in fields. You know that scene in Napoleon Dynamite where he goes to work on some egg farm and it sucks and he gets home to like 6 dollars? There's pretty much how this was, including the awkward break for lunch. They ask you will you come back tomorrow, hmm, what do you think? No wonder they hire Mexicans. No white privileged citizen in their right mind would lower themselves to this.

 
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Old 05-11-2014, 03:54 PM   #12
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It's so much better than my last shitty job, that I don't even find it that bad.

I don't think there's a job I can get that doesn't suck. I'm starting college very soon, so idk, eventually I'll get to do something that doesn't require scrubbing baseboards.

 
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:03 PM   #13
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Good luck with that.

 
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:26 PM   #14
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we have a strange shift thing at my job.

12 hour shifts, 3 or 4 days on, then 3 or 4 days off. each shift period you switch off doing night and day shift.

so you work mon-thurs 7am-7pm, have a few days off, then come back and work 7pm-7am for some days. and keep flip flopping like that.

it's kinda weird but it also kinda works. you always have a 3 day weekend and never work more than 4 days in a row, sometimes less, and night shift is a breeze compared to day so everyone takes turns with shift loads to make it fair.

 
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:30 PM   #15
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I really wish I had just stayed on disability
It was enough to pay for all my meds I would have just had to give up buying complete in box NES games

 
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:36 PM   #16
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I'm about to get a promotion actually.

I work at a grocery store as a bagger and just general work mule for all the departments to drop whatever shitty part of their job they don't want to do.
"There's an inspection today, and the baseboards in the walk-in freezer need to be cleaned. That's gonna fucking suck! Let's get the bag boy to come in at 3am to do it."

I'm getting moved to Deli though, but there's only spots open because everyone who gets moved there quits within a few months. So yeah, maybe they're trying to get rid of me.
The Deli sucks. Only department in my store that consistently gets complaints. Everyone hates working there. I wouldn't call it a promotion, even if they do pay you more. They are constantly looking for people to train to pull some shifts over there because everyone quits. No thanks.

 
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:40 PM   #17
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They're taking advantage of you, btw.

 
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:41 PM   #18
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So is every employer
That's what capitalism is

 
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:47 PM   #19
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i told my boss yesterday that I'm leaving for 2 weeks after my operation. i didnt ask. just said i'll be back in june. he can't do shit.

yay job security!

 
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then 2 weeks later i have to leave again.

yay visa runs! he can't say no or else ill be deported!

 
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:00 PM   #21
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They're taking advantage of you, btw.
Obviously. But there's not any sort of choice on my part.

I have nothing but fast food and a high school diploma on my resume.
Basically, Im going to be taking it up the ass for at least another four years.

 
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:08 PM   #22
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You can't tell them you can't work before 6am or something? That's not an unreasonable boundary, no?

They are probably using scheduling software, if it's a decent sized store/chain. It's just putting you wherever it wants. They can limit where it puts you, but that might make you have less hours but it's not like they can't put more in manually if they want to.

 
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:09 PM   #23
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There are plenty of office jobs with regular schedules available to people with no experience or real education
Otherwise I would have never gotten a job

 
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:12 PM   #24
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The work I do I see at least a couple ads for every month and it never requires experience and it pays enough to live on as long as you aren't a complete irresponsible degenerate like I am
I don't even want it publicized really so I have less competition next time I need a new one

 
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:42 PM   #25
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idk if anyone suggested this or not but JUST LIE.

"oh yea i have classes at xx and on xx between xx and xx"

PROBLEM SOLVED

 
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:53 PM   #26
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That is genius.

 
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:54 PM   #27
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Im useless at 6am anyway.

I just wander around like a zombie.

 
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:59 AM   #28
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i've only been asked that question once in the last five years and i've had a lot of interviews because i guess i look good on paper but once you get a chance to see me in person and/or hear me talk my unquestionable loserliness is evident like the smell of a ripe turd

 
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YOU'RE NEVER GONNA GET AHEAD WITH THAT KIND OF ATTITUDE, BUDDY BOY. NOW HOW BOUT YOU WORK ON THAT SHIT EATING GRIN.

 
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