pilot kaz
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Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:51 am

Ok Guys time for another one of my rants  Smile

I Have Been working in a canteen for over a year now. Its my first job. Over the past year I have become quite good at my job.

In the past 5 with the Main chef I work with (chimmy) Has been away on holiday.

Now I have had trouble with him in the past. He is the type of person who would rather Sit down and watch TV then help someone out.

While he was away Our Shift increased by 50% which means a lot more customers to serve.

He Came back to work and I warned him about the increase ad that we was now serving more people, and there will be more washing up so he would have to help me if he wanted to go on time.

On time is not good enough for him, he must leave early every night and why? Because he is lazy.

So He is back, normal work starts, Im doing jobs that he does not like me doing because the more time I spend doing serving and food the less time I have to SCRUB stuff he has burnt onto trays from his cooking. So Friday I was making a pudding for someone because he was not around, he appears, pushes me out of the way and told me to wash up... Ok, My job is customer service just as much as his and if he is not around I don't just leave them do I?

Because he is not prepared with his food he falls behind... I told him that we needed more chips. He ignored this, we get a queue of 5 people, He is desperately try to cook the chips fast, brings them out of the fryer and said they was ready. Now im sorry as much as he is the chef and stuff these chips were NOT cooked. They were still a very pale color with oil dripping off them. I said to him they were not done, He gave me the dirty look shuved me out of the way and served them anyway. A customer later told me that the chips tasted horrible and they were frozen in the middle.

The past few nights he fails to see that I have more people to deal with than he has and I cant do it all on my own. Still he spends most of the night sitting down and leaving me to wash up all his cooking stuff, plates, the lot.

You ask, Why don't I go to my manager? Oh I have plenty of times! He thinks Chimmy is a great hard worker and the shift is fine and im just being lazy myself.. yea ok..

I don't get paid for overtime (which I am supposed to) so I choose not to stay a second longer to finish the job when I get no help or anything.

Tonight He crossed the Line, He started screaming at me for "serving wrong" all I did was give someone 2 burgers? If he had even bothered to tell me the portions tonight I would have known. so I gave the plate to him and told him to serve instead (I only served because he was sitting down). And walked away, He followed me screaming that he is in charge blah blah swinging his arms all over the plane and missed smacking me in the face by inches.

Im am Shaking with rage. So I walked into the Office, Took a Pen and Paper and gave in my 2 weeks notice.

He has not even been back a week and there is problem after problem. And quite frankly I have had enough.

Now I may have another Job sorted in administration but im still a bit worried about giving 2 Weeks notice without any over confirmed jobs...

Did I do the right thing?

Kaz x
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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:58 am

If you need the money, you didn't do the right thing. Apart from that, you did the right thing. In any case, I hope it works out for you if you end up indeed leaving this place, because it's annoying to be unemployed once you've gotten used to the money. If it makes you feel any better, I wouldn't have tolerated working with such a twat either. Has happened in the past. I always approach the person first. Most of the time that sorts things out. When it doesnt (like in your case) and you get a cocky reaction back, then going higher up is the only way to get your voice heard. Shame though that the manager is equally as stupid as the so-called "chef" you work with!

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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:58 am

I'm surprised you lasted as long as you did. If the establishment is hurting its customers, you definitely don't want to stick around. Karma will catch up with everyone involved eventually. Jump ship as soon as possible and find a job where you can be happy.
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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:02 am

Yes, you did the right thing. Letting some scumbag get over on you because the Manager thinks he is a delight is not right. I'm sure in no time you will have confirmation of another job and you will go on to better things. Nobody should have to deal with Aholes like Chimmy though. Plus, your manager might take some initiative and try and get you to stay and work through the problems, but from what you said, I'm not holding my breath on that one.
 
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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:06 am

Quoting Pilot kaz (Thread starter):
You ask, Why don't I go to my manager? Oh I have plenty of times! He thinks Chimmy is a great hard worker and the shift is fine and im just being lazy myself.. yea ok..

I would have said you acted too quickly, until I read that part.

It's too bad the manager doesn't appreciate your side of this. Since he doesn't - it's time to go.
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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:07 am

Thanks guys.

Funnily enough One of the head drivers who I serve has got me an interview to work in the office's at my company. They know me already so hopefully I should get in just keeping my fingers crossed.
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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:14 am

Hi Kaz.

Doubtless there are some people who would disagree with me, but in my humble opinion, you did the right thing.

You cannot work in circumstances like that. I've been there myself, where I had a job as mechanic in a truck workshop for a few weeks. I was actually hired for my skills as a forklift mechanic, because they were thinking of branching out to include forklifts, but until that would have happened I was stuck working on trucks, wich was fine by me.

Unfortunately the foreman, the guy I reported to, was a guy about my age and he was an absolute pig about it. Obviously one of those twits that were never popular at school and then got drunk on the little power he had as foreman. Within a week I was ready to kill him, and actually did grab him by the throat once and threatened to beat him to within an inch of his life. I also dared him to start disciplinary action against me for what I did, but he was so shaken up after the incident he merely said that we would not talk about it again.

The next day I resigned and worked my two weeks notice,and that was the best thing I ever could have done. One of the company directors asked me to stay, but I refused, saying that they would have to fire that pig first, something they obviously could not do without a valid reason to make it legal.

I used the chance to change careers. I went and did the A+ and N+ computer courses, and these days I work for myself, and am very happy to not be a mechanic anymore.

Something else will come up, I'm sure. Prepare yourself for some pretty serious mood swings. Sometimes you will feel happy and relieved for not having to work with this idiot anymore, and at other times you will feel that you should rather have kept your job, but being in a place that makes you miserable is just not worth it.

Best of luck to you.

Regards

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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:19 am

Kaz...I'd say, with the info you've given, that you did not have any really better alternatives.

Let them see what they have with the clown and make sure they have your number so they can call you and offer you a raise to come back when this idiot's true colors become obvious to his supervisors.

In the meanwhile hit the bricks and find something to pay the bills.

Good luck..

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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:28 am

For every crappy job out there, there is a great one as well. You did what you had to do. As Ian said, hit the bricks, and you will no doubt find something very soon. The fact is, you gave two weeks notice rather than just walking away on the spot as some might do in a lousy situation such as this. This was a good move on your part, and it will work to your advantage in the future.

Good luck, Kaz.
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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:36 am

I think you did the right think. When the gu who's supposed to work with you actually works against you and the manager doesn't get it, you'll probably be better off somewhere else.

Good luck!  Smile
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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:43 am

Almost nothing gets me more fired up then hearing these kinda stories, seems the less you make the more crap you have to put up with and the harder you have to work. I was in a similar situation a few years ago and I quit...was months before I found a new job, but I didn't regret it for a second.
 
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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:21 am

Quoting Pilot kaz (Thread starter):

You did the right thing. If you are not happy working where you are then its time to leave. I wouldn't take crap from anyone like Chimmy. Some people deal with it because they need money. I'm sure you will be able to find something better. Let Chimmy and the manager deal with the customers and work load.

I too was in a similiar situation just recently. I quit because I was given the job of a supervisor but without the title and pay. And some of the people I worked around were idiots. The day I had my evaluation I told them I was leaving in three weeks. That same day they gave me a crappy pay raise. Lets just say my piggy bank would have starved to death with that raise.

Kaz you will find something better. Everything will turn out for the better. Good luck!!!!!
 
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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:26 am

You did the right this Kaz. This guy seems to be a total p*ick: I'd of had him floored before my noticed was ready! Regardless of your position in a job hierarchy, every employee deserves the right to be treated equally.

Good on ya girl!  Wink

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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:33 am

Chefs *shudder*.

Never before have I come across a race of men so arrogant and self consumed.

My advice?


GET........OUT........OF..........HOSPITALITY!

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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:48 am

Kaz,

Sometimes leaving is the only way you can send a message. Even though you have left, they still might not get the message. That's OK. You've done your best.

My mother had to leave a job that she loved because her manager was treating her poorly. It wasn't until she gave her notice that the manager finally said something nice, and even then, it was the backhanded compliment, "You can't leave, we need you!" To which my mother replied, "I have to leave because you do need me, but you create poor working conditions."

Good luck with your interview.


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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 7:10 am

Hopefully this will work out for the best. You'll find a better position for more pay that you like more. Alternatively, they'll find out what a tosser he is, fire him, and beg you to come back with a pay rise.
 
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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 7:29 am

I think you did. It's obvious that this pasty-faced fool and the boss are in cohoots with one another. You're better off finding a better place to work, because things wil only get worse. You're not going to win if you go toe to toe with this moron or his little lapdog boss.
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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:26 am

If it's only your first job, and you are not wanting to make a career out of it, then you did the right thing. If it's only a crappy part time job whilst your still at school/college then don't worry about it as there are loads more part time jobs around that you could do instead.

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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:18 am

Kaz, go get another job.

I'm sure you'll be re-employed in no time  Smile


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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:40 am

Kazzie, you definately did the right thing!! And if I were you I'd be sure to put in a written report on the dam guy!!! Shit, no one should have to put up with that crap while working.

But honestly, you will be much happier and with the experience you now have you'll get another job.

Keep that chin up "You Go Girl"...

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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:52 am

Kaz,

You did the right thing. I know how you feel... im in the food business myself... i dont really like my job ( i do janitorial work and clean up after people) but i havent gotten treated like you have.

Hopefully when you find a new job, you'll be treated like you should be.
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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:05 am

Yes, once you're walking, you let your feet do the talkin' (sorry, could not resist.) Good for you! If you don't depend on this job, it is the right decision!
Later in life, if you have family and kids, it might be advisable to have a new job lined up, before you give notice, if you are not independently wealthy. One thing I have learned over the years: life is not fair!
 
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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:31 am

You did the right thing. Absolutely.
Don't feel so sure yet? Wait a little bit. You will have NO doubt in time!

BTW, at least on this side of the pond, when someone shoves you like that, he's REALLY crossed the line. And management's decision to ignore the matter would not look good for them in court. I'm just sayin'!
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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:50 am

Kaz, I've had to deal with someone like that before, and I can tell you that you did the RIGHT thing... He'll get what is coming to him soon.. When you're gone, he'll have to do that much more, and the boss will see who REALLY was the lazy one..  Smile

Best of luck!

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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:59 am

I've left two previous jobs for treatment similar to what you described. As mentioned above, you were more that justified in your actions.

Some day you will look back on this and laugh, because you'll have a much better job, with half the workload!
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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:00 am

Quoting Pilot kaz (Thread starter):
Im am Shaking with rage. So I walked into the Office, Took a Pen and Paper and gave in my 2 weeks notice.

In your notice, did you give the reasons why you were leaving? And if so, did you give specific examples as to why, and why things ran much smoother while this guy was away?

Either way, good job lady! Best of luck finding something new. You should have no problem whatsoever.
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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:25 am

Kaz,

I'm sorry I have been mostly dedicated to the Katrina thing, but in short you are doing the right thing no matter the financial consequences. I hope you get the new job and if you don't I'd be stunned that there are not SEVERAL a.nutters willing to let you crash at their flat if need be.

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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:59 am

So this Chimmy is the definition of 'bloody wanker'?

You did the right thing. No need to work in those conditions.

Now let's get an A.net posse rounded up and let's kick his ass!
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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 3:48 pm

I have heard you talk about this guy for a hwile, so im glad ur finally doing something.

I would have left ages ago
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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 3:57 pm

Go for it kaz. And don't forget to ensure that he and the manager know why you left.

At your age jobs are easier to get so I doubt someone with your intelligence will have a problem. Even my son managed to get a job so you'll have no trouble.

You might have to let up on the travelling for a bit though, until you get one Big grin

Oh, and while you are working your notice, make note of any insults, rudeness and bad practices this tosser comes up with. And, on your last day present it to the management.

Good luck

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pilot kaz
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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:35 pm

Thanks again Guys,

I had a call from my manager this morning accepting my notice, He even had the cheek to say he was coning in tonight to go over all my "faults" such as:

-Leaving the shift un-finished / If he paid me over time and chimmy helped out a bit so I wouldn't have to stay then maybe the shift would get finihed, Until then I will not be staying a second longer.

- Not doing as im told / Not doing all of mine and chimmys work...

- Not charging customers / Um hmm? Again When he was away we had a shift change so we had different people and chimmy wanted to charge them, I explained about 300 times that they have been at the company for years and have just changed shift.. Did he listen? No, He went right to the boss and said I was giving away free food, when all I was doing was giving the customer there allowance.

Sorry im out of there now. To be perfectly honest I need another job and fast.. My Mum is going mental at me for doing this because she wont get her money so if I dont get this job up in the office or a job else were... damn!

thanks for the support guys!
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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:04 pm

Hi Kaz,

If you dont mind me asking, what are you qualified in, or are u still studying.

Im sure you can get your self a better job than that.

Be more sure of yourself and get a better job where they treat you right and your happy to go to every day.

Oh and when you leave give a quick call to the health inspectors i'm sure they find something wrong with the joint you worked at.

gluck

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pilot kaz
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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:10 pm

Quoting 1aMLA (Reply 31):
If you dont mind me asking, what are you qualified in, or are u still studying.

I'm in Collage, Just finished and passed my ICT GNVQ course and doing another year on my A-Level.

Quoting 1aMLA (Reply 31):
Oh and when you leave give a quick call to the health inspectors I'm sure they find something wrong with the joint you worked at.


Off the top of my head I could report to them that the chef cooks meat (Burgers, Sausage etc) and sticks it in the hotplate 2 Hours before serving so he has more time to sit down  Wink

And how he works when he is ill and has the most disgusting splattering cough and does not even put his hand over his mouth.. Im sure about 10 people called in sick the following week  Wink
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pilot kaz
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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:16 pm

That Job up in Admin is looking extremely promising guys!

Ill Know If I have it by the morning.. But I have been told that I will get it no problem because its the same place as I am at now just in a totally different department, So One of the heads of transport said he was sorting me out with it  Smile,

So far he has got me an interview, Handed in my application form and Told me I should be there by next week..

But im still holding my breath on it... Its all down to 1 person (Louise who I serve) If I get up there or not and by what I hear she needs staff and is very interested in taking me on..

Maybe by this time next week ill have my own little cubicle office Big grin

Keep your fingers crossed! and thanks for the support!
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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:23 pm

Quoting Pilot kaz (Reply 33):

Yayyyy!!!!! Good luck!!!!
 
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RE: Did I Do The Right Thing?

Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:26 pm

Quoting Pilot kaz (Thread starter):
he appears, pushes me out of the way and told me to wash up... Ok, My job is customer service just as much as his and if he is not around I don't just leave them do I?

If that happened in the US perhaps you could sue him for physical harassment and win enough money to retire!

All joking aside, I would say that you did the right thing and wish you the best of luck in finding another job.
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