Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
I agree with churumbeque, That doesnt sound all that stressfull to me.
I've worked in care homes for the mentaly ill. Having a geriatric old lady smashing windows with her walking stick, verbaly abusing the other residents, physically abusing the staff, One member of staff who's arm had been broken by said doddery old baggage and thus requiring an ambulance and a trip to A&E, sorting out her replacement (by law we must have a set number of qualified people in the building at all times, so before she could leave we had to get someone else in) all during lunch time, then having to sort out police, On call psych service, having her sectioned so we could restrain her, Calming all the other residents and then sorting out the 100+ pages of paperwork that are needed by the authorities because we had an incident all in a 2 hr window, now that is stressfull.
I've worked in shops before, I've waitressed in cafe's and silver service. Non of them are what I would concider a stressfull job.
People need to wake up and realise that the world does not owe them a living and that "stress" is a pathetic excuse.
BCtazzie, I too think it is highly irrisponsible of you. Over here no matter what your reasons leaving the place unattended would be Gross misconduct, instant dismissal and no need to pay etc It also looks very very bad on your CV and believe me business owners do talk to each other. Over in the UK it is illegal to give a bad reference and can only ever state facts, but if you give a reference of "I can confirm that X worked here from XX date to XX date and resigned without notice" not one will touch you again with a very very long bargepole, all within the law as it is all complete provable fact.
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT