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Old 02-09-2005, 02:31 PM   #1
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Default So..anyone looking for some good help?...

I got into an argument with my managers/owners today over eating broken product that I bake and having a bottle of iced tea every once in a while...not every day, and nothing too outrageous...After them not paying me any overtime for the first few months, and I worked a LOT of overtime, I think It was only fair for me to take one every once in a while. The owners are also power hungry, and along with not knowing how to manage a store, they yell at the employees quite often over little things, bringing the morale down to stupifying levels, and then after firing people, they scream at you because you can't get stuff done on time, when your understaffed because THEY FIRED THE DAMN PEOPLE....

I'm handing in my resignation today after they gave me three options to the above situation:

1: They fire me
2: They file charges with the police..*sigh*
3: They threatened to take it out of my paycheck...(illegal)

SO, with that being said, I'm now looking for full-time work...something related to cars/vehicles would be great..

Anybody have any hook ups?
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Old 02-09-2005, 02:49 PM   #2
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I'm suprised you haven't quit a long time ago.
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Old 02-09-2005, 03:00 PM   #3
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I almost did, but had a change of heart for some stupid reason...

I've got enough money in the bank to last a bit, but I'll never get a car if I don't get another job, or two..
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Old 02-09-2005, 04:40 PM   #4
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Is that location run by a bitchy chinese woman?
She was an ass to me not too long ago.

Good luck Predwolf.
It's not that tough finding a job in the restaurant industry.
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Old 02-09-2005, 05:05 PM   #5
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Is that location run by a bitchy chinese woman?
She was an ass to me not too long ago.

Good luck Predwolf.
It's not that tough finding a job in the restaurant industry.

Technically it's not "run" by a bitchy chinese woman, but there is an assistant manager that is a total bitch..she's about 5'3, and while for the most part she's nice, she has moments...a lot of them.

And thanks I went and handed in my resignation just 10 minutes ago, they weren't in, so I stuck it to their door. Apparently after I left they tried to claim that I didn't mop, sweep or do cleanup...which EVERYONE saw me doing, INCLUDING THEM...I did it right infront of them..And they also have been blowing up at everyone today...looks like their getting on everyone's nerves...

I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.. Whoda' thought quitting your job could be so refreshing.
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Old 02-09-2005, 05:12 PM   #6
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Oh, and just to let people know, Those days where I offered the dozens of donuts free, I actually had payed for out of my pocket, so I wasn't stealing any product.

Can't wait untill they bring that day up...
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Old 02-09-2005, 05:22 PM   #7
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That's totally ridiculous. I hate tightassed employers. Don't people realise that when morale is high, workers are more productive. Everybody wins.

I was so tempted to come get doughnuts when you were working and made that offer. I used to work at a bakery for 5 years.
Anyways, good luck with the job search.

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Old 02-09-2005, 06:05 PM   #8
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Good for you. If an employer does not treat it's employees with respect and dignity they should not be in business at all. You made the right choice and i am sure with the work ethic you have you will have no problems getting another job. All the best
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Old 02-10-2005, 02:16 AM   #9
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What shop is this again? I'll make sure to not go there, and tell people I know not to go there. The internet is the best and worst friend of business

If you are interested in the restuarant biz still I guess getting a job with Earles or some other chain. It will be good experience and then you can go elsewhere after figuring it all out. I did it while I was in university.
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Old 02-10-2005, 02:45 AM   #10
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Automotive jobs, if you have no certificate or anything, you'll be shafted into working at Mr. Lube or somewhere stupid. If you have money, check out some courses at BCIT.

I used to work at McDonalds for a year. Got along with everybody at work and even hung out with them outside of work and shot some ball. We were all close. Then our head manager gets transfered and we get this crazy white guy. He made our drive-thru 24hrs and put ONLY chinese/filipinos on those shifts, so I quit. Then a week later, 10 of them quit. They hired all white people.
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Old 02-10-2005, 03:00 AM   #11
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You should have quit ages ago don't take uncessary heat. Tons of jobs out there right now that pay ok, esp full timers, since all the students are back on part-time.

I worked in the restaurant buisness for like almost 3 yrs I know how it is and I totally understand everything you're saying. After all that I just don't want to be in that industry like ever again except as a consumer.

Check out dealerships and such maybe land a position as a lot boy cleaning and parking cars. Most do not require any experience but if you're lucky a detailer or someone will teach you things. My brother started out as lot boy and later worked in a detailing shop.

Good luck with your job search
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Old 02-10-2005, 03:03 AM   #12
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One thing I recently learned...hypa told me a while back but never made sense until recently: No matter how much they pay you, you don't deserve to be treated like that. So true. So true.
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Old 02-10-2005, 03:38 AM   #13
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i'm in the same boat, worked at superstore for 2.5 years, a couple of supervisor's were power tripping biotches, even though the pay was okay but i decided to quit.

Felt pretty good to quit, but now the reality hits and im poor
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Old 02-10-2005, 02:14 PM   #14
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Wow..lots of replies

The plot thickens:
5:30am hits, and the 5:30 baker comes in..he tells me that Apparently they were asking around trying to find someone to cover my shift for tonight...I know exactly what's up. I go deliver the donuts extra slow, taking back roads and sipping apple cider.

I get back, and one of the managers is in the office..he's NEVER there that early (6:15). He calls me into the office around 7ish, and we go over what i've eaten and taken...I told him that after I approved of the ammount, that it would be ok if he took it out of my paycheck...so then around 8:45 rolls around..and I'm almost done cleanup, they call me into the office, and tell me i'm fired. I sign the sheet and they tell me that if I come into the store again, it's tresspassing...

I said my goodbyes to everyone, and a couple people(females), had to go into the back because they were teary eyed (***?)..that left a pretty big linup of pissed off customers..bwahahah.

The assistant managers said they'd give me refrences because I was an awesome worker..They also said to come back and visit them despite the rule..haha

I'm going in tonight to say goodbye to the overnight staff I worked with...despite the fact that I "could be arressted". Anyone wanna meet up and talk, without me slacking off

Thanks for the support guys..and Fuka, I plan on applying at BCIT sometime this year..maybe early next year...but for now I'd be happy being a lot boy or...I donno. I could work with cars all day and be happy...and not go home smelling like donuts and nastyness...ugh..
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Old 02-10-2005, 02:16 PM   #15
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i'm in the same boat, worked at superstore for 2.5 years, a couple of supervisor's were power tripping biotches, even though the pay was okay but i decided to quit.

Felt pretty good to quit, but now the reality hits and im poor
Bwahahahhaha..I know. I'm so happy now..I'm gonna take a couple days off, then apply at a couple places. Party time!!!..haha
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Old 02-10-2005, 02:33 PM   #16
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Anyone know the labour laws with regards to the "I quit", "No, we're firing you." scenario? Sounds totally bogus. If I coulod afford lawyers, I'd get some if that ever happened to me.
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Old 02-10-2005, 03:07 PM   #17
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If they fire you, they owe you 2 weeks of pay....or maybe its a month? They can have you work or give it as severence. Dunno what you signed but figure it out

If you quit, you must be availilble to work for 2 weeks.
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Old 02-10-2005, 04:10 PM   #18
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The sheet was pretty much "this was your last shift, you're banned form the store..blah blah"..I made sure it wasn't "we take you pay and rape your women!"..err..

Yeah..I *should* get 2 weeks pay...It would help..I did hand in my two weeks...ahh well..They couldn't even get someone to cover my shift when I was sick for 2 days...I had to work...Now imagine the trouble they're going through..

hahaha..I just remembered..I was the only baker that knew haow to clean and dismantle the oven...ouch..
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Old 02-10-2005, 04:34 PM   #19
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One thing I recently learned...hypa told me a while back but never made sense until recently: No matter how much they pay you, you don't deserve to be treated like that. So true. So true.
For sure. It's not about how much they're paying it's whether or not you're treated with respect. I mean it's alright to be serious about your work but I find more things get accomplished at work when you're having fun. I have to admit I don't enjoy working at all but when you have the perfect shift with your buddies, it makes it all worth while
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Old 02-10-2005, 05:57 PM   #20
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For sure. It's not about how much they're paying it's whether or not you're treated with respect. I mean it's alright to be serious about your work but I find more things get accomplished at work when you're having fun. I have to admit I don't enjoy working at all but when you have the perfect shift with your buddies, it makes it all worth while
Couldn't have said it better...
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