If You Fail To Schedule, You Schedule To Fail

, , , , , | Working | May 8, 2018

This took place back in 1979. I was 18 and had just gotten out of high-school. I got a job as a short order cook for a restaurant. As soon as I started working there I knew I wasn’t going to be there long.

After working there a couple of days, I realized the manager was the type that was always right, even when they were dead wrong. I always had good work ethics. I never took days off unless it was unavoidable. I had just gotten to work after having two scheduled days off. I went to the time clock to clock in. When I got my time card out, I saw the word “terminated” written in red marker across the face of my card.

I was totally confused, so I went to the manager to find out why. She told me it was because I didn’t show up for work the past two days, and didn’t call or anything. She kept yelling at me for screwing her over, because she couldn’t find someone to cover for me so she had to do it. I kept trying to explain things to her, but she wouldn’t let me get a word in edgewise.

Finally, when she had to stop and catch her breath, I told her I was scheduled the past two days off. She said no and showed me the schedule where I was supposed to work Wednesday. and Thursday. I told her that when I checked the schedule Tuesday after my shift I was supposed to be off Wednesday and Thursday.

It turns out that the assistant manager changed the schedule after I left Tuesday and didn’t bother to call me about the change. The manager then said I should’ve call to check and make sure I was off.

I told her, “You know what? You can keep your f****** job,” and walked out.

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