Monday, February 18, 2008

It's one of those "I hate my job" days

Okay so here I am again today. Let's see if I can write in here daily!!! :)

Today I just had one of those I hate my job days!

It is all because of this story that took place Friday evening ...

Starting Thursday I starting feeling sick at payless (my second job).

It was that beginning feeling where you freeze even if it's hot and all your bones hurt in your body!

Well I ignored the feeling since I just thought maybe it was because I was exhausted from working so much and I needed sleep!

So I came home and went to sleep! I started burning up! I couldn't find my thermometer. I finally woke up a little after four and couldn't take it anymore, so I looked all over for the thermometer until i found it and my temperature was 102.4, I took Advil and went to sleep.

Started feeling better in the morning so I went to work again. Started my day at payless 9:45am-1:00pm then I started Piercing Pagoda at 1:30pm. I had a feeling the sickness was going to come back.

So I started calling people to see if they could cover my shift. I called my whole staff and 2 other stores staff. No one would come in!

I started getting really sick. When I stood up I started to shake, my face had NO color, my eyes were extremely bloodshot,my eyes would only open half way, I couldn't remember what happened 2 minutes prior, I had HORRIBLE coughing fits, runny/stuffy nose, while I talked I would start crying (not even like I wanted to, it just came on it's own), and one time I coughed so hard I threw up!

I KNEW my fever was back and there was NO way I could work the rest of my shift out, that had about 5 hours left!

I called my boss who argued with me about leaving. I told her I had no choice, I was physically UNABLE to work any longer and no one would cover my shift so I would have to close the store!

This is where she should have stepped in and took over my shift so I could go home. Instead she argued with me! I finally told her, "Look I don't know what to tell you! I know I'm not allowed to close the store early, nor do I want to but I HAVE to if NO ONE will come in! You will just have to write me up or fire me and if you do I'll be taking the company to court, cuz they can NOT force me to stay here while I am sick!"

I closed the store 1 1/2 hours early!

Went home and went to bed for 36 hours, I was only up to potty, drink, medicine, etc.

I did not eat for 72 hours, I was SO sick!

Not good I know. But I had no desire to even attempt to eat cuz everything hurt!

Well my whole point is, how am I supposed to feel working for a company and co-workers who obviously don't care about my health and illness?

3 comments:

z7snowflake said...

wow! im so sorry Theresa! that is just so uncalled for. I mean how can a person argue with you about leaving when your so sick you can hardly stand up straight...i mean dang I mean hasnt all your hard work and dedication proven that you respect and care about your job and would never take off unless absolutely neccesary. omg! that just pisses me off...but you know what Im not suprised at all. my job is the same, I was sick lastweekend and had to take a day off, I rarely if ever take a day off and when I do its cuz I really need to. And she had the nerve to make some backwards comment to me about it, but she didnt argue with me about stayin out....omg! no they dont care about you at all...I guess the only way it would have been ok for you to close the store is if u had dropped dead on the floor. that is just so wrong. i have alot of days where i hate my job...most days, because i have to work with and for ppl like that, who dont get a crap about nobody but themselves. screw them.

kaycarberry said...

Wow, that's bad! I recently took time off because I started taking new meds which made me throw up, dizzy, disorientated and confused. They called me up yesterday telling me to either come in or they would find someone else. I've told them to find someone else! Some companies just don't care. Hope you feel better now.

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therealslimemmy said...

oh how awful im so sorry you are so sick and im sorry that your boss was so rude
thats horrible
feel better
emily