Hello fellow lumberjocks this week I am writing to vent and to tell why I am so determined to make this business work!
This week started off with the usual pre shift meeting, well this is where my work partner and I got assigned more work that wasn’t getting done by anyone else Primarily BECAUSE THEIR LAZY AND DON’T WANT TO BE TIRED WHEN THE GET HOME FROM WORK. Boy did this show as a kick in the teeth as management let this happen. So on goes to Wednesday after trying to juggle the extra work my partner and I receive phone calls to come to the commons area the supervisor wanted us to do their work since it happened not to be done for three weeks and a review was up for the next day:( Thursday was quiet and so was Friday Thankfully thus begins my real beef——-
I have worked for this company almost four years and when I was hired told I could move up to different jobs when available :) well after applying 12 different, times only to be told no because I do not have reliable Transportation which had nothing to do with the job description in the first place!!!! I met all requirements on the job posting plus some, perfect attendance except for my surgery my first year and I came back to work three days later to boot. Nobody looked at this or this obviously don’t matter as I was replaced by a inexperienced 18 year old punk who’s daddy works in the same department as I was trying to get into !!!!
After the schedule changes and screwing up my outside life after work the company only gave me .20 raise this year, cutting out our Christmas bonus and making us buy our own uniforms this took the cake, for three years I only received .60 cents after taxes .35 cents coffee prices rose to .50 cents per cup! NOT EVEN ENOUGH TO BUY A CUP OF COFFEE!!!!!! the next thing completely blew the boat out the water .
I was reading our semi annual magazine when the following statement was made-
First off this week couldn’t have gotten any stupider than it did, Second it made me realize how much the company I work for really does not appreciate me.
We are not responsible for employee work \ life balance, in order for employees to succeed they must show initiative and work harder and sacrifice more for the company!!!
Well I guess getting injured trying to do your job, having perfect attendance, and risking your life coming home at 1:30 am ( I ride a 23 speed bike 10 miles home every morning), doing my job to almost perfection Is not enough for this company.
This week made for me to go to the bank and finally set up my business account and to finish writing my business plan to get a government grant loan to help my business as a woodworker and the bank’s branch manager agrees with my friends, co- workers, and business advisers that I don’t belong out there any more than I have to.
I am dead set to make this work and to get back my normal life and back into my other hobby of model trains I will be posting pics of this project later. Until then all the advice I can give to anybody in my situation if you are getting abused by an employer don’t take it look for other options as injuries, mismanagement, and lack of common courtesy toward mankind has no place in the workplace, And when I have employees at least I will do my best to help them in their personal life because believe this or not it has a lot to do with work performance and moral issues!! Next week I will let you know how I am launching an all out marketing effort along with some tips on getting low cost marketing solutions
Until next time
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