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Okay so. you know how I said I kind of wanted to get fired because of the lousy pay, how I would be making more on JSA per month than I was at work?
[I mean SRSLY U GUYS. Who the hell can get by on £200 a month?! If I'm going to get that sort of ridiculous and insulting income I'd rather not have to wake up at 5:30 am to get it!]



Okay. I love love LOVE the people I worked with, and adored the customers. Usually I just tend to HATE. I hate people. Even in an unprofessional environment, you have to go to all sorts of lengths to prove to me that you are worth even aknowledging, let alone liking. I would have said that a job pertaining to customer service was "not my bag, baby", until I worked at the place I worked.

Even when something went wrong and someone had a complaint about the food, it was quickly and efficiently resolved and the person left satisfied rather than disgruntled. As a person who is extremely displeased with the service offered generally these days and often ends up leaving a place displeased, this made me feel REALLY good. I was in the kitchen once taking some dirty plates, when my manager came and gave me a personal note that some customer left behind because I wasn't there when they left. They had appreciated my service and how I cheered them up [although I thought that just generally being nice to people was nothing out of the ordinary it obviously made a difference, if someone took the time to write a note! Usually if people just make eye contact and say "thanks" when they leave, it makes my day, because the places I worked before... well. Nobody bothered to even do that.]

So... anyway. longer story kind-of-short, I was called up one day and told not to come into my next shifts for that week. Which was strange, as the manager had recently called us into the office and said there were a bunch of people coming for some rugby event the following week and it was gonna be hella busy. I got no further notice about my shifts and was ... har de har... shifted out.

This morning [okay, a few days ago by the time I get to the library to post this] I got a letter from them saying that I had an "unauthorized absence" and that they had the right to withhold my outstanding pay [which, I may add, I was relying on to get my ticket to the ever-prioritized and ultra-important 3 Wishes!] due to this. I went to a local Legal Advice Center [For you englandfaces: kind of a C.A.B.] and the guy there confirmed my original suspicions that they had NO RIGHT to keep any pay for work I had done, called up the woman and she was all "but we meant, Monkey wouldn't be paid for the time of absence" which, I mean, hello? what fucking loser of a dickface would expect to get paid for time they didn't even work?! This woman thought I would kick up a fuss over not getting paid for time I DIDN'T WORK. WTF?! I had been feeling all panicky, nervous and sick all goddamn day just because some petty office slave thought I was a chav or a scrounger?!?! And..WHAT THE HELL. FIRSTLY... The "unauthorized absence" thing, when I was specifically told to not come in to work? Unauthorized my ass!



I just hope that they actually do give me MY money and I end up with- at the VERY least- £150 by the middle of June, otherwise. Well. It'll be the first year since the 3 Wishes Faery Fest started, that I wouldn't have been able to attend. And the idea of that just makes me feel so sick. I don't even care if I can afford food or drink at the event, as long as I can be there, but now, because of these assholes, it looks like I may not be. The only time I get to proplerly see the people who mean the most to me in the world and who make me feel the most like myself, and it could be taken away? Hell to the no.

I won't find out until the last day of this month. If they don't pay me anything, it will suck hardcore but always looking on the bright side, I won't be able to buy any food so at least I will lose those extremely unwanted extra 20 lbs.

Inside yet apart from all of this, though, I have learned something I really didn't want to ever have to learn. I like to give things to people. I like to make or buy things for them. Giving things away is something... that just happens. It's arisen that there are people out there who will carelessly take advantage of another's generous nature, and while they are swanning about having nights out and holidays as if those were "normal" activities, not even THINKING of the person they stepped all over, the other party [in this instance, me] is sitting at home watching shitty reruns without so much as 20p to their name. I never give just to get things back, but when people blatantly take the piss, I just wish I could have been more selfish. Why should I have to change just because other people suck? I *like* being nice, but if this is where it gets you, you can keep it. :(

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minnaloushe
May. 24th, 2011 11:36 am (UTC)
Oh nooooooooooooooooo!!! D: Aaaarghhhh you have to coooome! I wish I could just pay for you, or at least lend you money, but considering how much money I already owe people that's not really possible. :((((( We must work this out!!!
minnaloushe
May. 24th, 2011 12:00 pm (UTC)
How much money is needed anywayz? Is it for the festival ticket and the bus?
purplethings
May. 24th, 2011 07:36 pm (UTC)
Just the ticket- I will find out on Tuesday... I'm going to save the bulk of my pissed-offness for if I find out I'm still broke :P

Thanks for wishing you could pay for me! I would never expect anyone to do that though! It will happen. I am determined!
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purplethings
May. 24th, 2011 07:40 pm (UTC)
HMMM! I'd like that and also not like it at the same time [you know me and my habit of roaming off haphazardly! :P]

If it comes to Tuesday and my bank is still megaminus, then I shall ask Karen. Thanks for the idea. PAWS CROSSED :D
faefawn
May. 24th, 2011 06:35 pm (UTC)
Argh, what fuckbags! They have to pay you for time you worked, otherwise isn't that unpaid labour? Sneaky fooks trying to turn it around like they only meant the time you weren't working.

I really hope you get to go to Faery Fest, you belong there!
purplethings
May. 24th, 2011 07:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, they were fuckbags about a lot of other things too [such as when I dyed my hair red- the kind that Irish people have naturally, not like a firetruck- they made me wear a wig to cover it up... ¬_¬]

Yeah. FOOKS! HAH! I hope so too, and thanks :D I will find a way to make it happen anyway. I have to!
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