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.
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?