Monday, June 4, 2018

Take This Job and...Okay, Maybe I Shouldn't Say That....

This probably won't be news to those of you who know Collin or me on Facebook, but I'm betting Collin will be unemployed by the end of this week.

 
A recap, for anyone not familiar with the history: a couple of years ago, he started having problems staying on his feet at work. He liked restaurant work, for some unfathomable reason. He liked his bosses, liked most of his co-workers and customers. But when he could no longer maintain his regular schedule, he had to see the orthopedic surgeon--whose staff find it amusing that Dr. Z. gets us on a rotating schedule of sorts. First, it was me, then Collin, then me, then Collin. Anyway, Dr. Z. advised Collin to look for a job that would not require him to be on his feet all day. I suggested a work from home job. He found one, did it for several months--but when he thought his arthritis was cured, he quit and went back to IHOP.

Big mistake.

Within a few months, he was in bad shape again. By the time he got home from work, he could barely walk from the living room to the bathroom--and our place isn't really all that big. He had to leave the restaurant again. His previous employer didn't have any openings, so he signed on with another work from home company. And he did it without thoroughly checking them out first.

Again, big mistake. Huge.

It seemed like a good job at first. Full benefits, regular hours, no need for going out in bad weather to get to work. Then came the mandatory overtime. His supervisor is a jerk. And, to quote other employees' reviews at Indeed.com, supervisors are abusive and human resources alters between sadistic practices and planning for happy hour. 

This company is based in Sunnyvale, California--change the V to a D and you have Sunnydale, the location of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Makes sense now. Collin is working for a bunch of bloodsuckers!

Last week, he had to log off an hour early because our air conditioning went on the fritz and maintenance had to come in to repair it. The power had to be shut off during part of the repair process, but Collin's boss told him that was not an acceptable reason for logging off. Maybe in Sunnydale--I mean Sunnyvale--computers don't need electricity?

He had to take Friday off a couple of weeks ago to go with me to a doctor appointment after that nasty fall. There are two more coming up--this Friday and Thursday next week.  Next week won't be a problem (Collin is off on Thursdays), but this week's appointment was scheduled long before he started this job. He gave them plenty of advance notice--but late last week, they abruptly informed him he could not have the day off. I can't reschedule the appointment, and I can't go alone (doctor's orders). So Collin is taking the day off, with or without their approval--which, according to the comments made by other employees, means he will be terminated.

Anybody know of any job openings?

 

17 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry. At least you have a smart, caring son who knows his priorities. When people are unreasonable,it's time to move on.

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    1. From what I've seen of employee reviews, there's no real job security anyway. I've always told Collin he doesn't have to take abuse, verbal or otherwise, from anybody.

      It's their loss.

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  2. He should find something else, and leave the same sort of online review warning others about the organization. What a bunch of rotten blighters.

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    1. He put out some feelers and already got a call back on voicemail. We'll see.

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  4. This just makes me so mad !
    But then it is in California, they will not care. I hope he can find another job fast.

    Be well and safe
    cheers, parsnip

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    1. He's a good worker, and most of his customers really like him. I think he'll find another job soon.

      I'm so blessed to have him. He's always looking after me. Seems when the geezer fairy came for me, she came with a vengeance!

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  5. Some people in power are simply arrogant, bloodsucking snobs who think their s*** don't stink.
    I've been lucky in my job, and have a good boss who is willing to work with you. Good thing too, or I'd have been canned by now.
    Good luck to Collin in finding something. Hmmm, ever think of working as a closed captioner? The ones who do are terrible, from what I've seen. There's CaptionMax VITAC and some others I saw in Woman's World Magazine.

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    1. I'll tell him. He might really enjoy that.

      His boss at IHOP once told me he'd like to have a dozen like Collin. If it weren't for the long hours, Collin would have gone for a managerial position.

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  6. Nobody deserves to be treated like crud. Collin will find something better where he's treated well. Norma, your doctor appointment is a silver lining!

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    1. I think you're right, Lynn. From what I've read from other employees, past and present, he would have been fired at some point anyway.

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  7. Unbelievable Norma! This may be a blessing in disguise. Collin will find something better and they will regret their decision! I do agree with Intangible Hearts, he is a lovely man and knows what is important!

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    1. He turned out to be an exceptional man. I wish I could take credit for that, but he came that way. I always ask when the mothership is coming back for him!

      The only thing he got from me is the mouth. When he had to take time off from IHOP, we stopped one night to get his paycheck. I went in to get it. His boss asked how he was doing. "Come see for yourself," I told her. "I've got him tied up in the van."

      She laughed. "Now I know where he gets it."

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  8. Don't sell yourself short Norma, you can definitely take credit for Collin's caring ways, sounds like you have been the main influence in his life. I'm very happy to think about you looking after each other, some are not so lucky ✨

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    1. When I hear some parents worry about the direction their kids are heading, I thank God He gave me a good one

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  9. Ugh! Seems very unfair that in the 21st century we still have these kind of employers! Then again, look who's in charge of the country!

    Hope he finds a better job soon.

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