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United States
March 1, 2016 5:10pm CST
I work three days this week. I went in on Sunday with the knowledge that I would be working Wednesday and Sunday of this week. My manager asked me to pick up another day as a co-worker will be out of town over the weekend. I also go the news that one person was moved to another department while another flat out quit. I told my manager (who is new to the store but not the company) that our stock team never lasts. There is four of us that have been with the store and the department the longest. Every other person who has come in over the past few years? Quits or gets transferred to another department or store. I am looking forward to the hours this week, it couldn't have come at a better time as I need to be looking for another laptop.
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@kevin1877uk (36976)
2 Mar 16
So with people leaving and being transferred does that mean your job is safe with more hours?
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• United States
2 Mar 16
Yes. I will retain the two days per week (The past three weeks have only been one day) and potentially be asked to work a third day.
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@kevin1877uk (36976)
2 Mar 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum Cooll that great news that you are getting an extra day YAY :)
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@teamfreak16 (41179)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 Mar 16
Extra hours are always nice. Unless, of course, when you just don't feel like it but have to come in anyway.
• United States
1 Mar 16
I have never really felt like not coming in. I work third shift, and so the only sounds are us talking to one another or stocking.
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@GardenGerty (99325)
• United States
2 Mar 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum I could not work third shift, but my brother just quit his state job and is stocking overnight at Wal Mart.
• United States
2 Mar 16
@GardenGerty It's definitely not for everyone. A lot of sacrifices have to be made and I don't see how my co-workers with young children can do it.
@DWDavis (10771)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
2 Mar 16
My wife works in the corporate world and has told me there seems to be a growing problem with younger workers these days staying at a job. Either the work takes more effort than they thought and they quit, or they jump at the first thing that comes along that looks better. They don't have the stick-to-it-a-tiveness to stay at a job if the slightest little thing doesn't go their way.
• United States
2 Mar 16
When it comes to the corporation and store I work for? I could say that 50 % of what you say is relevant to us. I work as a stock clerk, and it seems when the younger ones come in to work with us? They tend to not stay, they think the job will be easier than it is. One guy came in and by the second week was already telling me he was looking for something else. I can't say I blame him, but I was always taught to stick it out. However, we have had older workers who come in and don't stay because of the pay, or hours. When we have more people there is less hours (Our store manager LOVES to pick on our department hour wise) and while that suits me just fine (I have other sources to earn from) it isn't easy on everyone.
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@DWDavis (10771)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
2 Mar 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum I have no love for the corporate bureaucrats and executives, trust me. When I learn of some of the things being pulled by corporations these days for no reason other than to achieve short-term financial goals driven by maximizing the chief officers stock options I find myself wondering is a little Socialism would really be such a bad thing.
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• United States
1 Mar 16
So the thought that they might be trying to let you go is long gone?
• United States
1 Mar 16
Profits were down and with the addition of new people... Yeah the thought is gone. I have a tendency to over react and over worry. I have been quite frustrated with work over the past year though with having the past few weeks off (only working one day of the week)... I've had time to relax. I still can't see myself letting them use me as they did, but I'm more open / flexible with them.
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• United States
1 Mar 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum Yes, at least it must be clear that they do need you with people quitting and such my friend. It is good you don't have to worry too much now.
@GardenGerty (99325)
• United States
2 Mar 16
It does not hurt to give just a little, as long as it is your choice.
• United States
2 Mar 16
I gave and gave, or so it seemed. I won't be doing that, I will give in a little but I won't be working Saturdays anymore, flat out.
• Gainesville, Texas
2 Mar 16
It's great news that you get to work an extra day. I work from home only and laptops are my lively hood. Good luck on earning enough to get a new one.
@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Mar 16
Still say Dell is great. QVC and HSN have them all the time with good deals. Rent to Own is what I do.
@T_gray (7812)
• Salina, Kansas
2 Mar 16
Well that's great you are getting more hours. But I hope you don't get over worked...