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post #31 of 39 Old 04-02-2012, 09:07 AM
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I will probably just leave without notice. I think your boss is behaving in an unprofessional way creating an unreasonable working environment. I wouldn't stay at an unreasonable working environment. I mean she actually shoved you out of the way.

It's one thing being in a stressful job, or one you don't like but it's another thing where the boss shoves you and gets angry at you for no reason. Besides, you're a casual worker, you can whenever you want off provided you give the notice, that is part of the deal of being casual, you don't get guaranteed hours and neither do they.

I'm not saying that just leaving is professional but I know I personally would leave.
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post #32 of 39 Old 04-02-2012, 09:34 AM
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Saskia, just because they are acting in an unprofessional way, doesn't make it right for you to. Take the high road and create a better path for yourself then she did.

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post #33 of 39 Old 04-02-2012, 10:22 AM
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I want to add that a relative of mine started out as a cashier at a local grocery store now she runs the company and is a multi millionaire
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^ Obviously she liked her job and had lots of success with it. Somethings were meant to be, some were not. I don't like my current job, therefor I am going to find a new one to be successful at.
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post #35 of 39 Old 04-02-2012, 10:47 AM
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You said the manager is married to the owner. So the manager IS the owner. Sounds like she is over stressed (possibly a bee-otch no matter what) but she is behaving in an extremely unprofessional manner and creating a hostile work environment. Possibly she is one of those jack-asses who believes because they own a company they are masters over the peons. Yay...lovely place to work I am sure.

Lack of training, lack of direction, lack of management skills makes for a very hostile place. I have worked in some extremely hostile (think getting the EEOC and the national head of G00dwill Industr!es involved), dealt with some NUTTY people, self entitled folks for sure and then I have also worked with some highly professional people (Sherwin Williams is a fabulous company to work for) and now own my own business.

Turn in your notice politely and professionally as possible. IF she asks you why you are resigning I wouldn't hesitate to tell her that the lack of training and the way she treats people are deciding factors. Don't lose your cool, speak like you are talking about the price of eggs this week. You never know, this may be what this woman needs to hear that her management style is what is causing problems. You may want to find another job or have another one lined up if you need the $$.

Good luck and don't let this bad experience mar your own enthusiasm. Not all people are whack jobs at work.
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post #36 of 39 Old 04-02-2012, 10:55 AM
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No job is worth that.

Give her your two weeks notice. Heck, she may even boot you before your two week (some places do that), which sounds like it would be the nicer alternative in your case.

Sorry to hear this was such a tough place to work. Every place I worked at in college were wonderful about working around my school schedule.

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post #37 of 39 Old 04-02-2012, 10:57 AM
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Possibly she is one of those jack-asses who believes because they own a company they are masters over the peons. Yay...lovely place to work I am sure.
I used to work at a certain sandwich shop....ahem, quiznos...I was hired under the old owner and he was cool. Then the new guy bought the place. He decided to put in cameras to "watch over his investments (meaning employees)" Just a little creepy. He was also a sexual harrassment claim waiting to be made, doing the towel whip thing to the girls' butts (not mine, woulda kicked him in the face). I promptly got a job at the other sandwich shop...subway...and gave my two weeks notice. Never told him the real reason I was leaving cause he was a jerk and one of my friends was still working there cause she couldn't find another job.

I say give your two weeks notice professionally. If she reacts as I suspect she will, she will let you go on the spot and say something like "don't bother to come back in" then you're good. Of course it helps to have another job lined up, but often, a minimum wage job with only a few hours a day/week is not worth that sort of stress from management!
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post #38 of 39 Old 04-02-2012, 11:06 AM
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I think the OP should tell the manager/owner face to face that she is quiting because of the work enviroment and the managers attitude. You don't have to be rude about it but you should be honest. You could also redouble your efforts to learn how everything runs and try to be the biggest help you can. I'd try to figure out how to fix the cash register on my own time. If you get it done then that's a huge feather in your cap and everybody gets happier, if you fail then all you've done is waste a little of your time and learned how NOT to fix a register.

One thing about working at a place that screwed up is there is a lot of room for improvement. If you can keep a good attitude and make changes where you can then you may find that it's a challenging rewarding job versus a stressful, menial job.

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post #39 of 39 Old 04-02-2012, 01:06 PM
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I have worked where I had a jerk boss, was assaulted by the inmates and been locked down during a riot (a prison). At the time I thought it was as close to a job in Hades as I was going to find in this life. So, when a local municipality offered me better pay, benefits and hourse to work in the city jail, I jumped at it. There I was assaulted by the Lt. in charge. I STILL gave 2 weeks notice. I didn't say a word about the conditions or anything else. I just thanked them for the learning opportunity the job afforded, stated my last day would be on XXXXX and started looking for a job.

Turns out, everything was caught on camera, the Lt no longer works there and I understand it's a much happier place and I was the ONLY employee who didn't file a law suit. Silly me, but I'd have chewed my arm off to get out of that place and I didn't want to re-live what all went on there by suing.

BUT, even though it all made the papers and everyone knows about it, I STILL won't say a bad word about working there in an interview. I just said, "It turned out to be a bad fit for me." when asked. New employers respect that I won't bad mouth a previous employer.
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