she quit

United States
May 30, 2012 7:43pm CST
just as i was looking forward to having another weekend off, the girl quit. she didn't even have the courtesy to call and let us know. my boss called her to make sure she was coming in on fri for more training. she told my boss that she didn't need to work any more! aaaaarrrrrrgggggghhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! now i have to rush sat to take my son to a different high school so he can take his s.a.t. test (the school is 20 miles away) he has to be there by 8 am. i have to be at work by 9 am. hopefully i'll be finished by 1 pm so i can drive the 20 miles back to get him from school to drive back home. i'm so ready to give up! i don't want to work 7 days a week for 3 more months!!!!! if that happens, i'll be working this crazy shift for a year straight! i need a vacation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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6 responses
@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
31 May 12
Oooohh! That's just tough!! I think your company is way way under staffed. Why didn't she need to work anymore? Did she win the lottery? hahaha! Wow! Supermom to the rescue! I guess you'd have to be one to get through 3 more months! Can't your husband/partner or friend drive your kid for the SAT? Perhaps you could take some loads off my sharing responsibilities or perhaps asking others to at least help for just that weekend. Someone else could take him there then you can pick him up! :) Good luck! Have a great MyLot experience ahead!
• United States
31 May 12
i don't work for a company. i work for an individual. she would like to keep 4 caregivers to take care of her daughter. right now, there's only 3. the other 2 girls work the night shifts. i'm the only one that works the days, and the only one getting 40+ hours. i can't depend on any other parent in the house to help out. the FATHER can't get out of bed more than long enough to use the restroom. he's just that lazy, no medical reason. the STEPFATHER, that early in the morning, it's more of an inconvenience. since it'll be the start of his 3 day weekend, he'll still be in bed by the time i get home in the afternoon. :( must be nice to be able to spend the day in bed and not worry about responsibilities!!
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@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
31 May 12
Whoah! With men like these, I wonder why women still need them?!?!?! That's just awful. Hey, your son is getting the SATs, doesn't he have friends who are also getting them? Perhaps he could hitch the ride there? Oh I'm sorry if I am already bugging you, but I just think that there must be a way or something.
• United States
1 Jun 12
EXACTLY!! i keep asking myself why do i have them around! unfortunately, most of his friends have already taken their s.a.t. earlier this school year. those that haven't are waiting to do it next year. you're not bugging me. that's what i like about mylot. everyone keeps coming up with good ideas. i did get some good news, i'll be training a new girl starting tomorrow. so hopefully, she'll catch on quickly and i'll start having weekends off again. i just thank God i was able to have the time off to be with my daughter and celebrate her graduation from high school. :)
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
1 Jun 12
Wow! Are u working part time or full time? No matter what, u are entitled to your off days, u have a choice to reject your boss. I'm sure your company has more than just u and her working there right? If u have been working this crazy shift for one straight year, it's about time u leave. Your boss isn't understanding enough to let u rest for the whole year! Plus, if there are not enough candidates coming for interview, starting work, it must mean something is wrong with the company's system, right?
• United States
1 Jun 12
i am the only full time caregiver. i don't work for a company, but for an individual. so basically, i am the top dog (sort of speaking) the other two girls, work nights but don't get the same amount of hours as i do. since it's an individual, it's considered self employment, so i don't get paid overtime, vacation or sick time. i work the hours, i get paid. i keep reminding myself that my boss is really looking for a weekend replacement but when they hear the details or even make it to meeting me and see what we do, they cut and run. my client lets me know how bad she feels that i don't get any time off and lets me know how much i'm appreciated. but, there are days i just don't want to get out of bed or leave my house.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
1 Jun 12
There's no choice for u then It's really not easy being a care giver because u have to be on standby throughout 24hours, 7 days a week. It must be hard on u BUt is it really worth it to work such long hours, getting paid by the hour with no other allowances? What are the things that makes u stay on in this demanding job? Your passion to care?
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
31 May 12
Tell me about it. There was a lady, her husband pass away 2 months ago, and she has make a trip to her own country to bury her husband properly. Now, I am filling in for her about 2 months, and I have to work 7 days a week. I am tired, but I am making some money though. Hopefully, she can make it back on time, and I get some rest of myself.
• United States
31 May 12
i hope she does too! working 7 days for months on end, gets very tiring. good luck
@ryanong (9697)
• Vietnam
31 May 12
It is tough and i hope you can manage your time well to get your son from school on time. I know this time you have to work hard and have no weekend off since that woman quits her work. I hope you can pass this time soon and you can spend more free time with your family. Best wish for you!
@djbtol (5501)
• United States
31 May 12
It is certainly difficult to juggle work demands with other things. Often the problem is that work does not offer much flexibility, just like your situation. At the same time, transportation of our kids for school and activities are according to a schedule that is oblivious of the demands of work.
@celticeagle (113972)
• Boise, Idaho
31 May 12
I was hired at a job I really had wanted and was getting good hours. Then one of the girls on nights quit and because of seniority I was scheduled into nights. I was promised that I wouldn't have to work it very long but it seemed that they forgot to hire anyone else. So I kept working the night shift for months. I finally found another job because I got tired of promised that weren't kept. Seven days a week gets old real fast. I would start looking elsewhere and give your two weeks notice.