Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Back to the Mums :(

Well, I started my new job yesterday and quit today. It wasn't a bad place to work but there were a few things that they should have made me aware of BEFORE I stared working. I went for orientation yesterday and found out that I have to pay for my own TB Test, a drug test, a physical from a dr, and my own CPR training and any continuing education classes I take - we are required 12 hours a year. They will pay for half of the drug test but if you quit within 6 months than anything that they pay for comes out of your final check. And that is only the beginning of it. The lady told me during my interview that she could get me $7 an hour - which isn't much but it's more than I make watering the mums - and when she called to offer me the job she said that she could only get me $6.75. I didn't say anything at the time but didn't think much of it either. When they hired me they said I would be working m-f 1:45 to 6:00 but when I went in there to work yesterday they said that they wouldn't be needing me until 3. So I also had my hours cut within my first few minutes of working. I wasn't happy. I decided to stay since I was already there but quickly found myself ALONE in a classroom full of 4 and 5 years olds, none of which I knew their names, and just having woke up from their naps, were having "free time". The girl that I was supposed to be working with kept leaving the room to check on her daughter who had just started there that morning and wasn't doing so well with the transition. I understand, I would have had just as hard a time had it been my child, but the least the could have done was send me someone to show me what I was supposed to be doing. It was all I could do to keep the peace! They also told me that they pretty much didn't want me to bring my kids with me. One of the big reasons that I took the job was because they seemed excited for me to be bringing them when I interviewed but then told me yesterday that they didn't really have a place to "put" them. Well, Bob will be gone by 3:00 EVERY day, if not early most days so I planned on bringing them with me most days. So, I just called and told them that I didn't think it was going to work out. They didn't seem to care why, didn't give me a chance for an explanation, just said, "thanks for calling, good buy" and hung up the phone. I guess if that's the way they are going to be than I really don't want to work for a company like that.

So, I'm back to watering the mums....at least Larry seemed happy to keep me there...now, if I can just get him to give me another raise...Ha! That'll be the day!!!

1 Comments For Risa:

Jodie said...

Wow Ris (had to fight the urge to call you cleatus) what a bunch of poo! I'm glad you quit. How can they get away with that? I'm mad for you.