As you all know, from my endless whining, I am less than thrilled with the treatment of employees at my current (second) job.
On Monday, when I scheduled the surgery, I thought the proper thing to do would be to let my supervisor know that I would be out for a day, possibly two, for an outpatient procedure. I was very polite, and my thinking was, that since they had a week and a half notice, they could shift work around to others wanting to pick up a little extra. (versus just calling in sick on the day of the procedure)
So, this morning I get the following email (the ONLY thing I changed was my name) :
OHN, re next weeks surgery, you dont have any vac time yet, therefore please plan on making up the anticipated missed hours (for that thurs) before that day. Do it as an extra 2 1/2 hours on that tues and wed.
Firstly...HUH? For a facility that is supposed to be accurate with grammar, punctuation, sentence structure etc, the way it was written, makes me think it was done as a text message, written by a 13 year old.
Secondly...HUH? I didn't tell her I was taking a vacation. I made it clear it was a medical procedure. My question to you is, since I have been self employed for so many years and am unaware of current labor rules, etc, are they allowed to A) make me use vacation time for a medical procedure (assuming I had vacation time available).. and.. B)tell me I need to work past my normal hours as a part-timer with no benefits?
They have no idea what my responsibilities are before I clock in or after I clock out.
Honestly, if these people were a little bit more employee friendly, I wouldn't hesitate to do whatever was expected, but their attitude (and this email is just the tip of the nastiness iceberg) really ticks me off.
If you think I am off base, please feel free to tell me. Maybe being self-employed for so many years as made my brain mushy and I am just not getting this whole 'we are wayy more important than you and you will be our slave' mentality.
On another note....this is a conversation I had with S2 this morning:
S2: Hi mom.
ME: Hi honey, what's up?
S2: Nothing. I am just sitting in my psych class. It doesn't start for 8 more minutes. It's really weird though, nobody else is here.
ME: That is a little strange. You told me that the flu was going around there, did they cancel class maybe?
S2: Oh. Shit. I forgot the professor canceled class for today..he told us on Tuesday he wouldn't be here.
ME: (Laughing). How long would you have sat there before remembering that?
S2: Shut up.
I know my S2. Believe me, he would still be sitting there :)
Go ahead and tell me what you think about my work....the job that I am sooo close to telling them to cram.