I got hired at a local applebees a little over a week ago. I told them before the hiring that I had to have three things happen:
a) I’m not working split shifts; my last two jobs were like that and I could never get my sleep cycle adjusted.
b) I need full time. I NEED it.
c) I need at least two days off per week, even if it has to be two non-consecutive days.
They agreed, and hired me.
I start there and within a few days I get my first schedule. It has split shifts and even after all the hours are added together, it’s not full time. I’m pissed when I realize that they pretty much backed out of 2 of the 3 things they told me would happen.
Then a couple days later, I look at my schedule, and noticed that, first weekend out, they took away one of my days off. Again, I was not pleased. They were now 0 for 3. I mean, I get that circumstances change when it comes to jobs, but this wasn’t change, this was them presenting one thing when it doesn’t match reality. I also asked around and was told that a lot of people there have been working 6 days a week for a long time, with no real end in sight, and yet no one’s making full time. I kept coming into work though because I needed the job, despite the fact that I’d be working just enough time to not have time for anything else while also not making enough money.
I came in today and was told “on fri/sat/sun you come in at 3:30 and stay for 5, 5 1/2 hours” I then asked “ok well how long do I have to work to qualify for a lunch break?” “6 hours, longer than you’ll be here those days” So yeah, on top of all that they backed out of, now I’d be working as long as I legally could without any real break 3 days a week. while working 6 days a week.
I quit tonight. Not even like rage quitting just more of a “I’ve thought about this every single way I can but I can’t get around the fact that If I can’t trust my employer, this isn’t going to work” feeling. I just said “I quit” and walked out. I’ve never done that at a job before, but I’ve never had an employer drop so many whoppers in my lap at a time they should be establishing trust.
But man I’m still pissed off about how this whole thing played out. IDK maybe I’m just a little bitch.