Sep. 1st, 2010

You know, I've felt a lot better since I quit watching the news. Less sad, less filled with rage, more chipper. What the fuck does that say about me? I guess ignorance really is bliss...
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Feb. 28th, 2008

So, I go to work this evening only to find that, sometime between my Tuesday night closing shift and when I walked into the shop today, my schedule had been changed. Dramatically. Instead of my normal 5:00 to 10:30 p.m. shift, I had been pushed back to 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. For no reason. With no prior warning. What's particularly worrying is that I woke up sometime around 1:00 p.m. and no one from work called at all between that time and when I left the house to go to what should have been my normal shift. Nor did anyone call at 12:30, when I should have been clocking in; the one--no, wait, two--phonecalls I've recieved today on the house phone were completely unrelated to work. My cellphone's battery had died again, but upon putting it on the charger and checking both my missed calls list and my voicemail I find that no one from work tried to call me there, either. My sister and mother did not recieve any calls on their cell phones, nor did anyone call my parents' house that I am aware of. Because I'm constantly coming and going between work, school, my house, and my parents' house, I have ALL of these numbers listed in my contact information at work. There is no excuse that could possibly be given as to why I was not informed of the shift change beforehand, nor is there any reason that I can fathom why no one called me when I didn't show up today. What makes this particularly distressing is that, several months ago, I missed a shift due to a bad side effect from two medications I was on at the time interacting. When I spoke to the boss about it, I was told that if anything like that ever happened again, I would be fired. I don't know if I'm going to have a job tomorrow or not. I don't even know what to do. Do I call my boss? Considering he was also on the schedule from 12:00 to 4:00 today, I don't know what to say that won't sound mega-confrontational...I mean, really, how exactly can I phrase, "Why was I not informed of this sudden schedule change?" without sounding like I'm blaming him, or something? It's not like anyone's schedule has been at all stable as of late, anyway. I just hate to think that my job might be a casualty of managerial error.

Shit. I'm totally fucked, aren't I?