Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
a rant about the economy.....
okay, not really. But kind of.
So for the past year and some change I've been working at a doggie daycare. I was hired a few months after the place opened, it was really small but growing fast. The owners of the place still come in every day and work, but we have like 15 other people working now. Not a problem, except all of these people are stealing my hours.
I have told both of my bosses (Angie and Kendall) that I need a minimum of 16 hours a week so that I can make my board each month and pay for gas. Never mind the fact that I have a cell phone, and you know, a life, but 16 hours is the minimum. I get paid 8 dollars an hour, which, for what my job description is is WAY under what it should be (five hours or more out in the Florida sun, running around after high-energy dogs, exposure to high levels of bleach and bleach concentrate plus other random chemicals, basic dog grooming and first aid, the list goes on). Over the summer, I was getting 30+ hours, which basically meant I was making bank. Which is why I decided to buy my horse. I budgeted it out, even figured out all of my school expenses and stuff and I still had enough money, because I would still be working 20 or so hours in the low season.
Well, now I'm getting some bull crap hours. Like really. This week I worked THREE HOURS. THREE. THAT ISN'T EVEN ENOUGH TO PAY FOR THE GAS TO GET TO THIS STUPID JOB. I wish they would fire me, because then I could just collect unemployment and probably make more money than what I'm making right now. The week of Thanksgiving I work on Thanksgiving, which is okay because I get time and a half, which puts me at a whopping 15 hours for that whole week. LAST TIME I CHECKED, 15 WAS NOT 16. That one hour is a whole 8 freakin dollars. Next week, I work like six hours. I'm down something like 200 dollars for my board, and that's assuming I get paid for all of my hours (scheduled hours doesn't mean paid hours, ya know) but you best believe I am sitting at my job even if theres nothing to do just so I can milk every minute I'm scheduled.
So, this week I have to go and talk to my BO about working off some of Decembers board, and I'm probably going to suspend my cell phone until I find a job that pays me what I freakin deserve. I can't go to the concert I've been waiting all year to go to, and if I didn't already have tickets, I wouldn't be going to see Wicked when it comes in February either. I can't go up to see my GRANDMOTHER because I can't ask off from work, because what if they had planned on working me?
I don't ask alot, really. Just give me 160 dollars a week. It's not difficult, just anywhere between 16 and 20 hours. I am currently putting in my resume EVERYWHERE that I'm qualified for, and praying to Jesus that I get another job. Any job.
So does anyone know someplace that's hiring around Tampa, FL?