Should Have Quit Earlier On Balance

| Working | July 28, 2014

(I take a part-time job at a bath products store in order to help pay for my tuition. This did not work as planned however.)

Manager: *during shift, to me* “The new schedule is up. Go write down your schedule so you’ll remember.”

(I walk to the break-room only to discover that I was scheduled for only one three-hour shift.)

Me: “Why am I only scheduled for one shift?”

Manager: “Because of the high volume of employees this holiday season I can only afford to schedule you for one shift.”

(The day of my shift comes around and I receive a call from my manager.)

Manager: “Hi! Turns out we don’t need you to come in today. We’ll keep in touch with regard to your schedule.”

(This exact scenario occurs the next month. I decide to resign and find a better, more steady job. I type a resignation letter and arrive at the store location to hand it personally to the manager.)

Me: “Since I haven’t officially worked in two months I have decided to resign. Here is my resignation letter.”

Manager: “YOU CAN’T QUIT! HOW WILL I BALANCE THE SCHEDULE?”

Me: “Seriously? You add me to the schedule and then tell me not to work. Your schedule will be fine. I QUIT!”


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