By thyella87 - 21/08/2010 19:20 - United States
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Wow, people really don't understand how that works... Okay, if you've never had that happen to you, you shouldn't comment on it, really people don't show your stupidity... Let's say you work for Krogers (which until I got a better job, I recently did) Krogers will work you the minimum 8 hrs a week, and they'll call you in any other day that they may need you. Now, it's not fair because if they need you they should schedule you anyway, but since you're in a union (which Krogers is) you get only the minimum allowed hours weekly at just a few cents above minimum wage. If you don't come in when they call you in, they won't schedule you for any extra hours beyond what they HAVE to give you. If you come in all the hours that they didn't schedule you but called you in, they'll continue to give you full time hours on a part time allowance. It's a scam a lot of grocery stores and other retailers do to keep themselves with a cashier and you with as little as they can give you and every other employee... Like I said, if you don't know any better, you probably shouldn't comment on things like this... FYL OP
If he didn't already have the other job why would they give notice at their first job? It would be incredibly stupid to quit before a new job was a definite. The other thing is I'm pretty sure the OP was supposed to be off because you usually only get "called in" when they need someone to replace an employee who is supposed to be there. That having been said, you don't usually need to fill your employers in on what you are doing on your day off, it's none of their business. However some jobs are annoying in that if you can't come in on your day off just because they decided they need you too, they will punish you for not being at their beck and call 24/7.
They were called in which only occurs when you aren't scheduled to be there, such as when another employee calls in sick and they need someone to cover that shift. The OP didn't bail on work, they just didn't change the plans they had already made to instantly accommodate them.
I think you're misreading the FML. "Getting called in" usually implies they weren't scheduled for a shift. I interpret this as OP was on the way to the interview (or would be shortly) when they got the call, and their workplace wanted them in within the hour or something. OP said they couldn't make the shift, so said workplace became annoyed, since they didn't get what they wanted. The way this FML is worded makes me wonder if they answered their phone DURING the interview and let the workplace who called know they were in an interview...
16- I think they just placed an inflection at the end of the sentence and assumed because of the inflection there should be a question mark there. Which makes them a dumbass. EDIT: No offense to Rileykins, but I just get annoyed when people include a question mark where there shouldn't be one.
You're all morons. He didn't get fired. His hours were cut from his original job (for example, he used to work 25 hours a week and now he's at 10 a week) and he didn't pass the interviewing process for the higher paying job. All he has is the original job, now with less hours. @23 - For sure, it's stupid to hold something like McDonalds sacred as a job. But it's a wise idea to look for another job while you still have the McDonalds, so you have something to fall back on in the event you don't get the other job.