I know, I know, I’ve been neglecting my blog for a while now. Sorry. But things haven’t exactly been great as of late, and I haven’t really felt the motivation to write about how I got fired last week.
Yep. One minute I’m sitting having my annual Employee Review, telling the manager how a) threatening people with write-ups and dismissal isn’t a good way to get people to want to work, and b) that it’s hardly fair to expect some of us to go 9 hours without a break just because there aren’t enough staff trained in more than one area of the store. My suggestion to train some of the front store staff in the post office was met with “they don’t want to be”, and the one about having managers trained, so they’re able to provide a break? “It’s not my responsibility to work till”.
And so two days later, she fired me for my “attitude”. Still, since then I’ve heard one person there is taking stress leave because of her, another has chosen to write a letter of complaint instead of fill in the review form, another quit – and that everyone’s pretty mad at that place right now. Dan might be right, maybe it is a blessing in disguise – I never have to work in that environment again. And maybe Alex is right, at least I went down “sticking it to the man”! Nobody else was going to bloody say anything; who wants a bad review? Then again, who wants to be fired… but maybe now, they’ll do something. We’ll see. So if anyone is hiring, give me a call!
So that’s that. I’m not mad any more. I just wish I had the security of knowing I had a job…