By SeriouslyEvery - United States - Truxton
Today, I woke up at 3:45 am, and got ready to leave my house before 5, since I needed to be at my new job for orientation at 6. When I got there, I realized they actually meant 6 pm. FML
SeriouslyEvery tells us more :
OP here. I assure you I follow directions very well. I asked and he told me AM, so I got ready until my brother, who also just started there, assured me it was PM
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  chrisbeaudoin  |  26

Lots of workplaces don't have time and have to fit meetings early in the morning.

  Brightbulb  |  39

I start at 0530 and work until 1815. Which has me up at 0300 to get ready and get to work. So it's not that early, or that difficult. It sucked at first but is very possible. I miss being a night owl though.

  tygerarmy  |  35

Thunder it's 24 Time.
The military uses it, almost everywhere that's not the US uses it, and most jobs where there is a swipe system for time use it.

  Colon_Man  |  17

Most everyone in this thread is going to work as I'm crawling into bed.

I love second shift, but I hate being pulled over near midnight and having some numb nuts cop asking if I "have a reason for being out this late".

Yeah, your mom couldn't fit me until just now.

  chrisbeaudoin  |  26

I'm pretty sure op did follow instructions. They were told 6, they showed up at 6, chances are nobody specified am or pm.

By  isera  |  7

Not sure if YDI, really depends on the job. If it's a bakery or finance for example, 6 am would entirely make sense, and they should've made it more clear which 6 they mean. For many other jobs, 6 am would be very unusual. For example, a retail store or bank that opens at 10 am would usually not ask you to come at 6 am, no one is ever going to be there that early.

  ThrottleJockey  |  34

I don't know about others here but I've worked every hour of the day and night for my employer by working 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and bridge shift. I've worked 8, 9, 10, 12, and 16 hour shifts on every day of the week and weekend. Not every place of business is a 9 to 5 place.


I work in retail and I promise you people get there WAY before we open. We have stockers work 4am to 1pm. Then there's the stocker cashier who works 6:30am-3:30pm. My team leads come in around 7:15 to count drawers. I'm not sure what time the administrator comes in but probably around the same time. Tons of other people come in hours before opening so that they can get shit together before we open. I normally only come in 10 minutes before opening so I can count my drawer and be ready for customers. But I normally come into a full store.

By  Tripartita  |  44

Be honest, OP, you woke up at 3:45, thinking you'd need to be there by 6, because you liked the way 3, 4, 5, and 6 were in chronological order. That's the real FML, but you don't have to hide from us, OP. We accept you. We understand you.

(Psst, grab the Sertraline. I'll pin them down!)